The Hearn Community Hub Project - Community Engagement Phase

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For 2023 project information, visit the Hearn Community Hub Multicultural Center project on the City's website.

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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.

For 2023 project information, visit the Hearn Community Hub Multicultural Center project on the City's website.

_______________________________________________________________________

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.