Cerri Site (Purity Building) Adaptive Reuse Project

Cerri Building

The City purchased the Cerri Site (pronounced "cherry" like the fruit) in the 2000's with the intent to redevelop the property. The economic downturn and subsequent dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies by the State of California stalled work on the project. (Read more about the history of the site here.)
In 2015, City Council authorized $1.57 million in funding to begin the adaptive reuse/redevelopment of the property as part of the City's Capital Improvement Program.

In the summer of 2015, the City retained the services of TLCD Architects of Santa Rosa with local representation from Alan Cohen Architect to lead the design process. As part of the design process the City completed environmental testing of the site with the firm EBA Engineering out of Santa Rosa in the fall and early winter of 2015-2016. Finally, in late 2016 the City added Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects out of San Francisco to the design team to assist with site design.

Concept Design: July 2016-August 2016

The first step in moving this project forward was developing concepts based on City Council's direction in 2015. This process involved a number of different design approaches and significant public input. The concept design process was completed in August of 2016 when City Council provided direction and moved the project into the schematic design stage. 

Schematic Design: September 2016-May 2017 (anticipated)

The project is currently in the schematic design stage where a single proposed design will be presented to the public that adheres to City Council's direction from August 2016.   

Future Steps

Design/Environmental Review: Once the schematic design is approved by City Council, the project will move into the design review and environmental review process. This work is expected to start in late spring 2017 and take most of the year to complete.

Plans and Specifications: Following design review and environmental, plans and specifications will be developed for construction. This work is anticipated to start in early 2018.

Bidding and Construction: The final phase will be bidding and constructing, potentially starting in the second half of 2018.

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