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Central Garden

Santa Rosa Creek Commons

Multi-generational, Urban
887 Sonoma Avenue

Santa Rosa, 95404
  • Move in year :
  • 1982
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • 2-5 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • N/A


Santa Rosa Creek Commons is a special place. We enjoy a unique combination of opportunities for fellowship blended with the privacy of our own homes.

Our Property
Santa Rosa Creek Commons in downtown Santa Rosa, California, includes three two-story apartment buildings and two converted houses that collectively host 27 units. That breaks down to three studios, 11 one-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units, and two three-bedroom units. On our wooded grounds, we also have a community room, workshop, laundry, tool and bike sheds surrounded by year-round gardens and a peaceful floodplain along Santa Rosa Creek.

How We Work
Each shareholder resident is a member of the Board of Directors, which meets once a month on the second Saturday for approximately two hours; these meetings are mandatory. We use consensus to make decisions, and we value the voice of every member. All members have agreed to the following values:
• Consensus decision-making
• Non-violent conflict resolution
• Concern for the natural environment

Members buy a share into the entire co-op, and the price is based on the square footage of their unit. These shares range in price from approximately $10,000 for a studio up to $30,000 for a three-bedroom unit (returnable upon leaving).

There is also a monthly charge to cover water, garbage, insurance, etc. Check our website for current charges.

Our Committees
We are able to keep our monthly fees low by managing our own property. Each member contributes eight hours of work every month and serves on at least two committees (meetings last for one to two hours, on average):
• Buildings & Grounds
• Landscape & Garden
• Membership & Marketing
• Education
• Finance
• Documents
• Nominating

Committees also make decisions based on consensus. Naturally, disagreements and interpersonal problems arise, but through mutual deliberation and open communication, we strive to achieve an increased understanding of one another.

Our Neighborhood
Shops and restaurants in downtown Santa Rosa are just a short walk away, as are nearby services such as the main post office and library, government offices (including City Hall, state and federal buildings), and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Not to mention close-by pharmacies, gas stations, banks, movie theaters, and the Santa Rosa Mall. The city’s main police and fire stations are just up the street, with two of Santa Rosa’s largest parks only blocks away. Luther Burbank Gardens, the Prince Memorial Greenway, and Courthouse Square are also nearby.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Community Garden
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
  • Some units accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Consensus
  • N/A
Meal Participation
  • N/A
  • Other
Contact Information
Last modified August 30, 2023


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