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SDC Virtual Community Specific Plan


Tuesday April 28th 2020 - to

SDC Specific Plan (Dyett & Bhatia) will be holding a Virtual Community Kick-Off for the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) Specific Plan project next week! Test your knowledge of the SDC site with a quiz about its history and context, take a virtual walking tour of the site, join us for live webinars to ask your questions to our team of expert panelists, and share your vision for SDCs future!

We hope you will join us for this event to kick off the Specific Plan for the future of this very special place! Please visit to participate, learn more about the project, and to get started with the virtual "walking tour!"

Pre-registration for the Live Webinars:

Please join us for the live interactive webinars! Expert panelists will give their unique perspectives on the history, opportunities, and challenges of the Sonoma Developmental site and project, then we will open the floor for your questions! If you canít make it to the live webinars, you will be able to view recordings of them afterwards at

Register to participate in any of these events here.

SDC Community Outreach

Thursday, April 30, from 1:00 to 1:45 pm
Linda Blong, Senior Consultant, Public Dialogue Consortium
John McCaull, Land Acquisition Program Manager, Sonoma Land Trust

SDC Market Conditions

Thursday, April 30, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm
Kevin Feeney, Principal, Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.
Robert Upton, / Principal, Campus Properties; Real estate Development and Consulting
Kelso Barnett, Real Estate Development and Brokerage Consulting

SDC Site Ecology

Friday, May 1 from 1:00-1:45 pm
John Baas, Senior Open Space Planner, WRA, Inc.
Richard Dale, Executive Director, Sonoma Ecology Center

SDC Historic Preservation

Friday, May 1 from 2:00 to 2:45pm
Ruth Todd, Principal, Page & Turnbull
Gregg Montgomery, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Glen Ellen Historical Society
Teresa Murphy, Glen Ellen Historical Society, 45-year State of California employee and former Administrator of the Sonoma Developmental Center facility
Charlie Mikulik, Glen Ellen Historical Society Board of Directors and Cultural Resources Specialist

Community Calendar

SDC community outreach
Charmian Kittredge London biography book release
GE Fair Quilt drawing