Phase 2: Cerri Site Schematic Design

On August 15, 2016, Healdsburg City Council directed staff to develop a schematic design plan that:
  • Maximizes parking

  • Preserves the façade and a portion of the building

  • Includes bathrooms and a kitchen

  • Can be implemented in phases

  • Uses an ecologically friendly surface for the parking lot surface

In addition, the City Council has directed that the site needs to function as the permanent home of the Healdsburg Farmer's Market. 

Schematic Design Overview

The design team evaluated different approaches to meet City Council's direction. As part of this work the team analyzed how best to maximize parking on the site, considered the advantages/disadvantages of preserving the front verses the rear portion of the structure, discussed where the façade should be placed, and evaluated whether some of the more prominent architectural elements of the structure could be repurposed. The outcome of this work is displayed below as the proposed schematic design. Elements of the design include:
  • 55 parking spaces
  • Repurposing the existing structure to include approximately 5,200 square feet of covered space for events and activities, with an additional 6,100 square feet of multi-purpose parking and "open air" event space
  • A catering kitchen and restrooms
  • Secondary unloading and loading area on the west side of the site for staging events and activities
  • Single vehicle entry point to minimize potential pedestrian/vehicle conflicts
  • Emergency vehicle access to Foss Street

Upcoming Public Input

May 15: City Council, 6:00pm at City Hall (tentative)
City Council is expected to consider the proposed schematic design. Check back for updates.

Past Events

April 12: Parks and Recreation Commission

The City's Parks and Recreation Commission considered the propose schematic design at their April meeting and recommended approval of the design to City Council. Download a copy of the meeting agenda and packet here, and a copy of the meeting presentation here.

March 27: Schematic Design Public Open House

The City held a public open house on Monday, March 27. The evening consisted of a self-guided walk through of the existing structure from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, followed by a presentation and Q & A on the schematic design at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. More information is available here.

Site Layout

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Aerial Site View

Birds Eye View

Side View

Side view

Front Facade

Front Entry

Interior View

Interior Out

Precedent Images

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