19 Oct Santa Rosa Downtown Area Station Plan (City of Santa Rosa)
In 2020 the City of Santa Rosa adopted a Specific Plan covering the downtown and SMART station areas, updating the previous Specific Plan for the areas adopted in 2008. W-Trans served as the transportation engineering specialists on the team of consultants chosen to prepare the Plan and EIR. The project’s EIR was the first in the City to use a VMT metric in the transportation analysis. W-Trans worked with staff to develop appropriate VMT thresholds, with an eye toward streamlining CEQA needs for future development projects occurring within the Plan boundaries. W-Trans also worked extensively with SCTA to prepare custom model runs for the Plan, including efforts to “troubleshoot” the model to improve its long-term utility for evaluating VMT impacts in the City and throughout the County.