May 13, 2013 by Mark
A retail, housing and hotel development that was recently proposed to the City of Petaluma could bring over 2,500 jobs to the area.
The development, proposed by Basin Street Properties and referred to as ‘Riverfront’, would be constructed beside the Petaluma River. The proposed project would add approximately 520 full-time jobs with its various offices, restaurants, hotel, retail stores and apartments. The construction of the project would create almost 2,000 temporary jobs as well.
In a meeting early this month, labor leaders and Petaluma City Council members advised Basin Street Properties to guarantee that those jobs will all be filled locally. Carl Sanchez of the Local 104 Sheet Metal Workers, urged:
“Seek guarantees that those jobs stay here and are at area-standard wages.”
Bill White, company chairman for Basin Street Properties, responded:
“I hear what’s been said here tonight. We have always prided ourselves on using a lot of local labor, and intend to continue doing that.”
When large developments such as the Riverfront project occur in an area, a large number of printing services are likely to be needed from local print companies once businesses move into the area. Catalog printing, business card printing and stationery printing are just a couple of services likely to be required.
The Riverfront Development includes a commercial area of 90,000 square feet, 273 residential properties, a hotel with 120 units, and vacant property spanning seven acres located between Highway 101 and the river on Hopper Street.
April 8, 2013 by Mark
Ricky Watts, a native artist of Petaluma, is opening up an art gallery in the downtown area.
The 32-year-old artisan, who had [Read more]
March 18, 2013 by Mark
Amy’s Kitchen, a producer of natural frozen foods, is preparing to open its second manufacturing facility in Santa Rosa, which is approximately 18 miles northwest of Petaluma.
As one of the largest processors of frozen natural foods in [Read more]
February 5, 2013 by Mark
Pacifica Companies, a development company based in San Diego, has purchased three acres of Vacant land in Petaluma. The lots are located at 215 Weller Street and the area is located near the city’s future train station downtown and [Read more]
January 22, 2013 by Mark
A new 7-Eleven store opened up this month in Petaluma next door to 76 Unocal on East Washington and North McDowell, marking the fifth 7-Eleven convenience store for the city of Petaluma.
Two of the other four stores are [Read more]
December 19, 2012 by James
Firefighters in Santa Rosa, which is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Petaluma, are asking the public to make toy donations to their annual campaign that helps put toys under the Christmas trees of [Read more]
November 27, 2012 by Sarah
The Annual Holiday Open House in Petaluma kicks off at 11:00 am this Saturday, December 1 in the historic downtown area of the city. Fun activities and events will take place throughout the day until 5:00 pm. Participating merchants will [Read more]
October 16, 2012 by James
September 25, 2012 by Sarah
Approximately 100 Petaluma community members showed up on Saturday, September 15 for the yearly Petaluma Watershed Trash Cleanup. The event, which is held as part of Coastal Cleanup Day, was sponsored by [Read more]
August 19, 2012 by Sarah