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Design Review Committee Meeting

Date: April 03, 2024

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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In-Person Meeting Information

Members of the public can attend in person at the following location:

Permit Sonoma Front Conference Room
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Registration Required: No

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The Design Review Committee (DRC) reviews and approves the design of significant new development projects, such as new commercial development. The Committee considers building and site design, architecture, colors, lighting, signs, landscaping and other design-related issues.

The Design Review Committee has three members appointed by the Director of PRMD. There is an architect, a landscape architect and one PRMD staff member. Design Review meetings are open to the public, and certain projects are reviewed at a noticed public hearing. Some decisions of the DRC can be appealed to the Planning Commission.

The Design Review Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (and as needed).


Committee Members

Derik Michaelson, Staff
Gary Helfrich, Staff

Staff Members

Liz Goebel, Secretary
Jen Chard, Project Planner

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1:30 p.m. Chair Introduction

County Regular Item

Item No:



1:35 PM

File No.:



Jen Chard


Final Winery and Tasting Room Designs


Request for:

  1. A Lot Line Adjustment between a 24.28+/- acre parcel (APN 057-070- 049) and a 108.82+/- acre parcel (APNs 057-070-047/-050) resulting in a 24.08+/- acre parcel and a 109.01+/- acre parcel;
  2. A Use Permit and Design Review for a new 4,530-square foot tasting room (Nunes Farm) with up to 20 events per year (16 promotional, 4 industry) with a maximum of 200 attendees on the resulting 24.08 +/- acre parcel; and
  3. A Use Permit and Design Review for a new winery (Saralee's Vineyard) including a tasting room, a winery building used for production, storage, and administration with an annual production of 95,000 cases and up to 20 events (16 promotional, 4 industry) per year with a maximum of 200 attendees, and marketing accommodations within an existing building on the resulting 109.01+/- acre parcel.


Tony Korman


3400 Slusser Rd., Windsor


057-070-047, 057-070-049, 057-070-050




Land Intensive Agriculture (LIA) Frozen Lot (B7) with combining districts for Biotic Habitat (BH), Floodplain (F2), Riparian Corridor with 50 ft and 100 ft setbacks (RC50/25, RC100/50), Scenic Corridor and Scenic Landscape Unit (SR), and Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)

DRC Level:


Public Hearing:


Last Review:

Preliminary Review on July 20, 2022


Staff recommends that the Design Review Committee approve the final winery and tasting room designs for the two use permits under project file PLP20-0007.

CEQA Review:

Mitigated Negative Declaration

Disabled Accommodation

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Design Review Committee at by 12:00 PM Tuesday, the day before the hearing to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Public Comment

Please follow the instructions below to submit a public comment in writing, email, or in person via the hearing room. The DRC invites interested persons to submit comments which are entered into the permanent record. Written comments received prior to and during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners, staff, and are available to the public via the public copies link in the calendar section of this agenda. Written comments received after the package is made public may be read into the record.

Email Public Comment

You may email to submit public comment. Provide your name, the project number, and your comment. Please note, it is advised to mail or email public comments in advance of the hearing date to give the commissioners and staff time to review. Emailed comments received during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners and staff but are not read out loud into the record. All public comments received prior to, during, and after the hearing are saved to the project file.

Written Public Comments

Submit letters prior to the hearing by mail addressed to:

Permit Sonoma
ATTN: Design Review Committee Secretary
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Please make sure to reference the project number in your written comment.

Public Comments Using Zoom

Comments are not accepted through Zoom at this time. If you wish to provide comments, please follow the instructions provided on this page for mail, email, or in-person comment.

Speaking In-Person on an Agenda Item

DRC hearings begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be recorded. Agenda items begin on or after their designated time. After a county staff project presentation and committee questions, the public hearing is then opened. At that time, the applicant may give a 10-minute project presentation followed by public comments. The time limit for public comments is at the Chair’s discretion and is typically three minutes per speaker. Please state your name for the record when you are called upon. Questions raised by the public may be answered after all public comments are given. The Committee may request staff or the applicant to answer questions, and the applicant is given the opportunity to respond to any public comments. The public hearing is then closed, and no further public comments are received. The Committee will discuss the project and make a decision by motion and roll call vote.

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