Newport Beach developer seeking to buy Sonoma County’s Chanate Road property quiet about development plans

The Southern California company at the center of Sonoma County’s latest effort to sell its former hospital site along Chanate Road specializes in multipurpose development, and brings a group of real estate heavy hitters with a track record of major builds.

Sonoma County supervisors on Oct. 13 selected Newport Beach-based Village Partners’ $7.8 million bid to buy the county’s 72-acre Chanate Road property, setting in motion a 60-day period to review the details. Barring unforeseen circumstances, both sides have circled Dec. 31 as the date to close the deal for the property to finally change ownership.

However, for a county that has faltered amid negotiations to offload the property to three previous potential buyers, the deal seems far from done, especially, some local leaders said, given Village Partners’ unfamiliarity with the problematic property.

This costly site to maintain in northeast Santa Rosa largely has been abandoned and one that county

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Sept. 13

One hundred and thirty-eight single-family homes were sold in Sonoma County during the week of Sept. 13 ranging in price from $155,000 to $5.8 million

Topping our list of real estate transactions for the week was 2046 & 2050 Hale Road in Sonoma which sold for $5.8 million on September 19. The two address property included a contemporary one bedroom guest house, studio apartment, award-winning vineyard and infrastructure for a larger main residence in the future.

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Bodega Bay

21128 Hummingbird Court, $908,000

470 Swan Drive, $1,650,000


19230 Fort Ross Road, $220,000


304 Icaria Court, $275,000

437 Muscat Drive, $287,500


8543 Loretto Ave., $685,000

279 Valparaiso Ave., $710,000


11140 Ice Box Canyon Road, $365,000

10985 Terrace Drive, $438,000

10707 Forest Hills Road, $670,000


19026 Hidden Valley Road, $503,000

13779 Guerne Hill Road, $550,000

17910 Highway 116, $600,000


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Fire weather watch for 38,000 Sonoma County homes and businesses could lose power as North Bay upgraded to red-flag warning

More than 38,000 homes and businesses in Sonoma County could lose power as the strongest winds of the 2020 fire season are forecast to rip over the Bay Area beginning Sunday, prompting Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to consider turning off electricity to more than 466,000 customers throughout the state.

The preemptive power shutoff, done so the utility can prevent its equipment from sparking new fires during gusty weather, would be the most widespread of the year so far if the utility decides to pull the trigger, PG&E spokeswoman Mayra Tostado said.

Expected gusts of 70 mph in the hills and up to 50 mph on the Santa Rosa Plain, paired with an ongoing dry spell, prompted the National Weather Service on Friday to issue a pair of red flag warnings for both the Bay Area hills and lower-lying areas.

“The really strong, critical time for winds will be Sunday

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Sept. 6

Eighty-seven single-family homes sold in Sonoma County during the week of Sept. 6 ranging in price from $285,000 to $7.6 million.

Topping our list of real estate transactions for the week was 720 Shiloh Terrace in Santa Rosa which sold for $7,630,000 on Sept. 8. This seven bedroom, eight bathroom, 8,138-square-foot Mediterranean villa featured a tennis/sport court, a 4,100 indoor pool and a fitness pavilion.

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Bodega Bay

20700 Wren Court, $1,500,000


5860 Sharp Road, $1,550,000


8656 Mirabel Road, $330,000

8344 Trenton Road, $675,000


16431 Watson Road, $535,000


220 Fir Circle, $575,000

863 Limerick Lane, $935,000

849 Dry Creek Road, $1,220,000

620 Dry Creek Road, $1,520,000

Monte Rio

22926 Conifer Drive, $599,000

19475 Redwood Drive, $760,000


1713 Clairmont Court, $295,455

143 W. Payran St., $595,000

222 White Oak Circle, $600,000

2036 Clydesdale Way, $685,000

833 Western Ave., $715,000

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Sonoma County Selects Buyer For 71-Acre Chanate Road Property

SONOMA COUNTY, CA— A buyer has been found for 71-acre Chanate Road Campus property, the former home of Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to select Newport Beach-based Village Partners, LLC, as the high bidder to purchase the property for nearly $7.8 million.

In a deal expected to close escrow Dec. 31, Village Partners, a real estate development company, offered $7,795,000 for the property as-is, including all existing buildings and without entitlements.

“I’m thrilled that the board is moving forward with this bid by Village Partners,” said Susan Gorin, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “We believe that we have secured the best deal possible for Sonoma County taxpayers, and while our Board is only approving a land sale and not the development, we do hope to see this property used to address Sonoma County’s housing shortage.”

The sale of this surplus land

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