More Open Space for Petaluma or 63 Luxury Mansions at the Scott Ranch Property? Aqus Meeting 5:15 pm Today

The rolling hills of the Scott Ranch property at Windsor Drive and D Street could soon be home to dozens of mansions valued in the millions of dollars, if luxury home builder Davidon has its way.

Petalumans for Responsible Planning would like to remind us that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed Davidon/Scott Ranch development is now available for public review at the City of Petaluma’s major projects site. It is also the subject of a meeting today at 5:15 pm at Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma. 

Scott Hess image, via Petalumans for Responsible Planning

Public comments on the DEIR are due no later than 5 pm on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Send your comments to:

Alicia Giudice, Senior Planner, City of Petaluma, 11 English Street, Petaluma CA 94952, or email to

The Subject line of email or caption at the top of your letter should state:  “Comments on Davidon Homes Draft EIR”.

PRP has an excellent list of helpful tips and sample comments available here.


More information on the Davidon plans from PRP:


What are the plans?

  • 63 two-story and split level homes scattered on the valley and hills
  • Four traffic circles (one at Windsor and D)
  • Removal of 119+ trees
  • Four landslide areas excavated and replaced with engineered fill
  • Upsizing the D Street sewer from Grossland Way to 10th Street
  • Construction activities from 7am-6 pm M-F and 9 am-5 pm on weekends and holidays

What are the implications?

  • Significant and permanent increase of traffic, pollution and noise on D Street, Windsor St. and nearby areas
  • Disturbance of ecosystem, flow and water quality of Kelly Creek and surrounding hills
  • Loss of open space, destruction of natural habitat
  • Substantial adverse effects on special-status species, including the California red-legged frog, nesting birds, and roosting bats
  • Increased demand on Petaluma’s water supply, roads and services

Thanks to Pam Torliatt for keeping us informed on this issue.

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