Central Healdsburg Avenue Special Study Area Committee

  • 1 City Council Member
  • 2 Planning Commissioners
  • 2 community members at large
The Central Healdsburg Avenue Special Study Area Committee was created by the City Council to implement a significant program of the 2030 Healdsburg General Plan: prepare an Area Plan for the unique area of Healdsburg Avenue extending north from the US 101 Central Healdsburg Avenue exit to the 5-way intersection of Healdsburg Avenue, Mill Street, and Vine Street.
Special Study Area
The Central Healdsburg Entry Plan should:
  • Develop streetscape design guidelines that will provide an attractive gateway to the community, including landscaping, street trees, lighting and utility undergrounding
  • Identify street improvements needed to safely accommodate pedestrians and cyclists
  • Develop building design guidelines that promote an urban character along this corridor and de-emphasize automobiles
  • Identify opportunities for visual and physical access to Foss Creek and its enhancement
  • Consider the placement of city identification and directional signs
  • Consider the construction of a roundabout at the 5-way intersection to improve traffic flow and safety, and enhance its appearance with landscaping
  • Consider the reclassification of area industrial properties that are likely to redevelop to an appropriate land use designation
    • The study area also includes future expansion of the US 101 interchange at Mill Street / Westside Road and possibly the historic train depot area