Update from Kate - Notice of Planning Commission Hearing regarding Affordable Housing (AH) Combining District

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Update from Kate: A Planning Commission Hearing You May Wish to Attend

The Marin County Planning Commission has continued the public hearing on the Affordable Housing (AH) Combining District to Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Please feel welcome to attend and speak or submit a letter or e-mail message in advance of the hearing.

At the initial hearing held on May 28, 2015, the Commission considered a proposal to reduce the allowed density in the Affordable Housing (AH) Combining District from 30 dwelling units per acre to 20 dwelling units per acre, and to revise the applicability of the AH district on the three sites on which it applies (see table below). At the Board of Supervisors’ request on December 9, 2014, these changes were proposed to reflect the reduced default density of 20 units per acre allowed by Assembly Bill 1537 for lower income housing sites identified in the Housing Element. At the May 28 hearing, the Planning Commission directed that the hearing be continued to June 22, 2015 to allow for further discussion.

The AH Combining District currently applies to the following three sites:

Site Name


Assessor’s Parcel Number(s)

St. Vincent's/ Silveira

St. Vincent’s Drive, San Rafael


Marin City Community Development Corporation

441 Drake Ave, Sausalito
(Marin City)


Golden Gate Seminary

201 Seminary Drive, Mill Valley (Strawberry)


The hearing will be held in the Planning Chambers (Room 328, Administration Building), Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California 94903. The hearing agenda and staff report will be available one week prior to the hearing date and will also be posted on the Planning Commission hearing webpage. In addition, materials are available if you stop by in person at the Community Development Agency at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308, San Rafael, CA 94903 (open Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, closed Fridays).

If you have comments regarding this hearing item, please submit them in writing to Alisa Stevenson, Planner at astevenson@marincounty.org or to the address above by Wednesday, June 17, 2015. As always, please feel welcome to send a copy of your message to me as well at ksears@marincounty.org