The Sid Commons Development would pave over a section of the Petaluma river wetlands which act as the lungs of the river
What is Sid Commons?
- Sid Commons is a recently approved 180-unit apartment development, located on the northern stretch of the Petaluma wetlands.
- Only 18 units (10%) are designated as low income, which falls below the 50% mandate by the City.
- This project has concerned citizens due to its outdated environmental impact report which does not factor in recent flooding and future impacts from climate change, making it a dangerous threat to our City and wildlife.
- This project will destroy roughly 19 acres of vital wetlands which FEMA designated as a floodway/ floodplain area that should never be developed.
- This irreplaceable wetland is home to endangered Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout, and absorbs the river’s overflow during seasonal heavy rains and rising tides.
- Due to all of these factors, concerned neighbors and Petalumans were forced to bring a civil lawsuit against the development.
- Funding is needed to support the lawsuit – please consider making a contribution here