Downtown Cotati Specific Plan
Location: Cotati, CA. Small historic city in Somoma Co., Ca.
Established in 1963 and dating from 1877, the 7,500 person city of Cotati is revitalizing its downtown through a charrette-led Specific Plan and form-based code that articulates historically-sensitive restoration and new development into its 54-acre, 28-block downtown. A total of 350,000 square feet of commercial space and 530 dwellings are enabled through the four-zone plan which employs nine different building types, eight street types and four open space types. Central to this effort is the reclaiming of La Plaza Park. This historic public space will be transformed from its current role as primarily a regional traffic device back into the substantial and noticeable community focus it was intended to be, serving to regenerate the public realm long ago lost to the automobile. The reconfigured Plaza Park will appropriately become the centerpiece of Cotati as the active and people-oriented place that links the historic core to the south and the new uptown area to the north along Old Redwood Highway.
Transect Zone(s): T3 sub-urban.
Project or Plan's Scale: Corridor
Features: Affordable/subsidized housing, Bus transit, Live/work, Mixed uses, Sustainable infrastructure.
Land area (in acres): 54
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 265000
Office area (in sq. ft.): 50000
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
Number of hotel units:
Number of residential units (include live/work): 455
Parks & green space (in acres):
Residential types: Low-rise flats, Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette, Semi-detached, Small lot detached, Live/work.
Project team designers: Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides, Jose Antonio Perez
Project team developers: City of Cotati
Previous site status:
Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: -