Sonoma County has a rich heritage of plazas. Sonoma Plaza (laid out by the Law of the Indies Plan) and Healdsburg (laid out by a business man) are successful plazas. Courthouse Square was very popular and commercially successful until it was bisected by a major road and shops lost the parking that they needed in front of the stores. That square is now finally reunited.
Newer plazas in Rohnert Park, Cloverdale, Windsor and Sebastopol function at a lower level than Healdsburg and Sonoma’s plazas.