Casa Roseland, a MidPen Housing development, will bring 75 affordable apartments for families to Santa Rosa as part of Tierra de Rosas, a community-led effort to strengthen the Roseland neighborhood’s economic resiliency, expand housing choice, and improve community wellbeing.
When complete, Casa Roseland will feature 24 one-bedroom apartments, 30 two-bedroom apartments, and 20 three-bedroom apartments plus a manager’s unit. Rents will be affordable to families earning up to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI), currently $52,860 for an individual and $75,480 for a family of four; project-based vouchers will support eight apartments serving formerly homeless individuals and families.
The County and State have already committed critical infrastructure and sustainability dollars to Casa Roseland, which, pending final financing, could break ground in late 2024.
The County of Sonoma selected MidPen in 2016 to masterplan Tierra de Rosas on a 7.5-acre site owned by the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. As the entitlement process got under way, Mitote—a gathering place for food, music, and the arts—emerged as a vibrant, interim use for a portion of the site.
In addition to Casa Roseland, Tierra de Rosas is ultimately anticipated to include a one-acre public plaza, a Mercado Food Hall, and a civic-use building, along with 100 units of market-rate housing. Construction on the backbone infrastructure for Tierra de Rosas is expected to begin by the end of 2023 (see Sonoma County CDC press release).