Plans for a new 39-room hotel in downtown Healdsburg will be unveiled Wednesday evening in a public informational meeting.

The developers of the Hotel Healdsburg and h2hotel will describe their plans for a third hotel to built on a parking lot just south of the plaza.

A proposal by the Kessler Group to build a 75-room, five-story hotel just across the street was withdrawn after concerns were raised over the project's height and density.

The Kessler proposal also stoked a debate over whether there should be a limit on the number of hotels downtown and whether Healdsburg's small town charm is threatened by too much tourism, traffic and scant parking.

Tonight's meeting from 5:30 to 7 will be held in the green room of h2hotel.

The architect and development team will give a presentation and answer questions.

School openings

Schools that resumed Monday:


Bennett Valley

Oak Grove

Roseland School District

Sonoma Valley District schools except for Dunbar, which is reopening today

Sonoma County alternative education classes at Amarosa Academy

Schools resuming today:

Rincon Valley

Schools resuming Wednesday:

Geyserville (tentatively)

Schools resuming Friday


Santa Rosa City Schools: Biella, Brook Hill, Burbank, Hidden Valley, Lehman, Lincoln, Monroe, Proctor Terrace and Steele Lane elementary schools; Rincon Valley middle and accelerated charter schools; Maria Carrillo and Piner high schools.

Schools Monday, Oct. 30:

Mark West

Piner Olivet Union

Santa Rosa City Schools: Comstock, Cook, Santa Rosa and Slater middle schools; Elsie Allen, Montgomery, Ridgway and Santa Rosa high schools; Santa Rosa French American and Arts charter schools; Cesar Chavez Language Academy; Lewis Preschool.