If you remember, a couple of years ago — in January 2022, to be precise — the city of Eureka traded a couple of its downtown parking lots (including the one in front of City Hall) to Redwood Capital Bank. In return, the bank acquired rights to a few parcels up by Winco and signed those over to the city. Thus did the city seek to calm the first wave of people panicking over the conversion of downtown parking lots to affordable housing.

It didn’t work, but that’s another story.

The story today is that the city is returning to the subject of “Sunset Heights,” which is what it has taken to calling the 80-unit housing complex it’s looking to get built up there above Broadway, between Harris and Henderson streets. 

Do you have concerns? What are they? What would you like the buildings to look like — should they blend into the community or should they stand out? 

These are just some of the questions that the city would like your answers to. To that end there’ll be a public meeting specifically on the question on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Eureka City Hall (531 K Street). Representatives from the city and the developer will be there, and they’ve scheduled a presentation and a Q&A session.

Also, the city would like to get your feedback on the project via this online poll. Click it! It’s quick and fun.

Press release from the City of Eureka follows:

The City of Eureka and Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation (RCHDC) are seeking public input on the design of an upcoming multi-family housing development at 1200 West Harris Avenue (Sunset Heights). Please join the City and RCHDC for a public meeting on the project on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 531 K Street.

Also, please visit eurekaca.gov/sunset-heights for meeting details including how to participate via Zoom, a link to an online survey, and information on how to join the project mailing list.

For further questions please contact Development Services – Planning at planning@eurekaca.gov or (707) 441-4160.