The Hearn Community Hub Project - Community Engagement Phase

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The purpose of the Hearn Community Complex Project (Project)Community Engagement Phase is to reach out to the community to obtain input and to encourage public participation as we reimagine the possibilities of the Hearn Community Complex multi-use site. This phase of the Project will include a community needs assessment and engagement with community partners, public agencies, youth, and families to brainstorm and prioritize innovative and effective community investments that support positive, sustainable, and culturally relevant changes in the southwest Santa Rosa community. The Project will be led by staff from the City Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with the Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa Fire Department, Transportation and Public Works and Recreation and Parks.

Upon completion of the community needs assessment and engagement process, City staff will compile the input and data received for presentation to the City Council on possible uses at the site including a library, a multicultural community center, an aquatic center, and a community or neighborhood park. Additionally, there will be opportunities to provide community-led input on programs, services and resources needed to support the community.

How You Can Participate

In addition to participating in this interactive Project website, there are several in-person opportunities beginning August 20, 2022. Please view the Project Updates below for event and meeting fliers, as well as the Timeline on the right.

If you would like to participate in-person, please take a few moments to provide us with your contact information using the “Sign-Up to Participate” tool below. You can also ask City staff questions regarding this Project using the Q&A tool below.


Project Background

On January 12, 2022, the Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a six-acre site for the Hearn Avenue Complex. The addresses are 976, 980 and 1004 Hearn Avenue. They are on the south side of the intersection of Hearn Avenue and Dutton Avenue. The purchase of this property allows the City to move forward on plans for the future extension of Dutton Avenue and the Colgan Creek Multi-Use Path, and for multiple public uses, including but not limited to a fire station, a public library, a multicultural community center, a public pool and recreation center, and/or a neighborhood park. The property was selected in part due to its proximity to neighborhood schools and projected residential growth in the area. It will also provide flexibility to the participating organizations to grow and thrive with the community.

The purpose of the Hearn Community Complex Project (Project)Community Engagement Phase is to reach out to the community to obtain input and to encourage public participation as we reimagine the possibilities of the Hearn Community Complex multi-use site. This phase of the Project will include a community needs assessment and engagement with community partners, public agencies, youth, and families to brainstorm and prioritize innovative and effective community investments that support positive, sustainable, and culturally relevant changes in the southwest Santa Rosa community. The Project will be led by staff from the City Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with the Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa Fire Department, Transportation and Public Works and Recreation and Parks.

Upon completion of the community needs assessment and engagement process, City staff will compile the input and data received for presentation to the City Council on possible uses at the site including a library, a multicultural community center, an aquatic center, and a community or neighborhood park. Additionally, there will be opportunities to provide community-led input on programs, services and resources needed to support the community.

How You Can Participate

In addition to participating in this interactive Project website, there are several in-person opportunities beginning August 20, 2022. Please view the Project Updates below for event and meeting fliers, as well as the Timeline on the right.

If you would like to participate in-person, please take a few moments to provide us with your contact information using the “Sign-Up to Participate” tool below. You can also ask City staff questions regarding this Project using the Q&A tool below.


Project Background

On January 12, 2022, the Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a six-acre site for the Hearn Avenue Complex. The addresses are 976, 980 and 1004 Hearn Avenue. They are on the south side of the intersection of Hearn Avenue and Dutton Avenue. The purchase of this property allows the City to move forward on plans for the future extension of Dutton Avenue and the Colgan Creek Multi-Use Path, and for multiple public uses, including but not limited to a fire station, a public library, a multicultural community center, a public pool and recreation center, and/or a neighborhood park. The property was selected in part due to its proximity to neighborhood schools and projected residential growth in the area. It will also provide flexibility to the participating organizations to grow and thrive with the community.

  • Hearn Community Hub Video

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  • Community Workshop 2

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    Please join us for a meeting about southwest Santa Rosa's future Hearn Community Hub project. We will share a brief presentation, as we summarize the Community’s input and feedback on the future Hearn Community Hub.


    Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Utility Field Office | 35 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


    For more information about this event, please contact Magali Telles, Community Engagement Division Director at mtelles@srcity.org or 707-543-4634.

  • Community Workshop

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    Please join us for a meeting about southwest Santa Rosa's future Hearn Community Hub project. You will co-create a vision for this future community space.

    Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
    Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Elsie Allen High School | 599 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    For more information about this event, please contact Magali Telles, Community Engagement Division Director at mtelles@srcity.org(External link) or 707-543-4634.

  • Project Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2022

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    Please join us for a meeting about southwest Santa Rosa's future Hearn Community Hub project. You will co-create a vision for this future community space.

    Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Location: Sheppard Elementary School Cafeteria | 1777 West Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    For more information about this event, please contact Magali Telles, Community Engagement Division Director at mtelles@srcity.org or 707-543-4634.

  • Town Hall Meeting Saturday, 9/17

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    Join us at the Hearn Community Hub Town Hall meeting!

    Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Roseland Creek Elementary School, 1638 Burbank Avenue, Santa Rosa.

    The town hall will feature a short presentation followed by roundtable discussions and activity stations to brainstorm and prioritize what you’d like to see go into the Hearn Community Hub site.

    Bring a friend – share the attached event flyer with your family, friends and neighbors. Spanish translation will be provided.

    If you can’t make it and still want to provide your input, please visit the Hearn Community Hub Project website and take the survey and add your ideas to the virtual post-it board.

    For more information about this meeting, please contact Magali Telles at mtelles@srcity.org or Gustavo Mendoza at gmendoza@srcity.org.


  • Project Meeting: Thursday, 9/1

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    Please join us for a meeting about southwest Santa Rosa's future Hearn Community Hub project. You will co-create a vision for this future community space.

    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
    Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Location: Roseland Elementary School Cafeteria | 950 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa

    For more information about this event, please contact Magali Telles, Community Engagement Division Director at mtelles@srcity.org or 707-543-4634.



  • Join us for a Block Party!

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    Join us on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10am-12pm for a block party at Roseland University Prep (1921 Biwana Drive, Santa Rosa). You will co-create a vision for the future community site. This is the first step in a series of community conversations - please join us!

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