Laurel – Under Construction | Santa Rosa, CA

New Opportunities for Multi-Generational Community


Laurel at the 3575 Mendocino Avenue site location is within a Priority Development Area, with access to ample transit service, supports the designation of the 13.3 acre site as Transit Village, and provides for a variety of medium density housing opportunities within a walkable pedestrian and transit-oriented community. The development is planned for up to 532 new homes, including 162 affordable senior apartments, with the rest of the community being developed with up to 370 market rate apartments; filling a need for rental apartments within the community.


This new multi-generational community will offer affordable housing opportunities to prior Journey’s End residents displaced by the fires as well as others in the community. The affordable housing will connect seniors with an affordable home as well as amenities and services that improve their everyday lives. The market-rate homes will help increase the housing stock which was significantly reduced by the loss of homes during the 2017 fires.

Project Requirement

To develop a safe haven for residents and a more resilient community for the future.


  • Pedestrian-oriented streets that encourage walking and biking to the central park and nearby transit
  • Communal park provides gathering areas and activities for all ages, income levels, and interests
  • The network of streets, driveways, walkways and open spaces will connect the community internally and externally to the wider community


  • Amenities include: large indoor community room, media room, exercise room, computer/library room, laundry, and activity room

Project Details

  • Related California and Burbank Housing
  • Building size/acres: 13.3 acres for master-plan, 2.5 acres for housing
  • Units: 162 affordable senior units, 370 market-rate units

Green Features

  • The roof will be designed to maximize solar energy production
  • Stormwater management will be a feature of the landscaping and integrated into the overall master plan
  • Shading and orientation to reduce heat gain loads

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP