Ridgway Historic District (Santa Rosa, California)

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The Ridgway Historic District is a designated Preservation District and downtown neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California.[1] The district's boundaries are Ridgway Avenue to the north, Highway 101 to the west, College Avenue to the south, and Mendocino Avenue to the east. To the north is Santa Rosa High School and the Santa Rosa Junior College, to the east is the Junior College Neighborhood, to the southeast is the Cherry Street Historic District, and to the south is the St. Rose Historic District.

The geographic area of the Ridgway Historic District incorporates the Ridgway Historic Neighborhood Association (RHNA). The RHNA is an association of neighbors governed by established by laws, and elected board of directors, quarterly public meetings and annual activities. It was established Circa 1990 and has been consistently active since with verifying levels of activities and participation. The purpose of RHNA is to provide information and organize activities to benefit the neighborhood. Working together by consensus as a forum to address community needs, concerns and interests. It has been very active within public and city forums, instigating actions such as the preservation district designation and amended traffic control measures. Facilitated activities have included neighborhood wide annual garage sales, annual block parties, historic home and garden tours, holiday parties and organized, coordinated and common interaction and communications with the City regarding public health, policing, planning, zoning and the Cultural Heritage Board that oversees design issues within the preservation district.

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