Springs Community Alliance Meeting; Thursday, February 15, 7:00 pm

The public is invited to the next monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, February 15, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs. The February agenda will feature a presentation by Tim Sloat, Real Estate Development Manager for KS Mattson Partners LP, who will be presenting a conceptual design for the Boyes Food Center parcels on Highway 12 in the Springs. The proposal is for a complete redevelopment of the entire 1.26 acre site in three phases: first replacing the dilapidated cottages on site with new town homes, then constructing an all-new mixed-use building with highway-facing retail and apartments above (including some affordable units), and finally refurbishing the existing mixed-use Food Center building.

Prior to the feature presentation described above there will be discussion on the issues of homelessness, drug use and mental illness in the Springs and Sonoma Valley. A representative from the county department of Health and Human Services will be present to answer questions. A panel discussion is currently being planned for an upcoming SCA meeting to focus on this issue.

The SCA Executive Committee will also be providing updates on some of their projects including traffic calming and a Springs library.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone with an interest in the Springs is welcome to attend and weigh in on issues that matter to them. Translation services will provided. SCA’s mission is to serve as a hub of communication and information affecting the interests and well-being of all people who live in, serve, or conduct business within the “Springs” neighborhoods of El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Agua Client. The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health; community outreach and hospitality. Regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at La Luz from 7:00PM-8:30PM.