Novato 2035 General Plan Update Draft EIR

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Novato, City of (City of Novato)
Document Title
Novato 2035 General Plan Update Draft EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Project Applicant
Present Land Use
Multiple, Planning Area is Citywide

Document Description
The General Plan update identifies and prioritizes opportunities to preserve the character of the community, conserve natural resources, and direct land use policies that enable sustainable growth in Novato. Updates to the General Plan include changes to policies directing land use amendments, land use compatibility and development intensities, establishing impact thresholds for future development projects, and implementing programs focusing on the development of design guidelines and new zoning provisions. There are four focus areas that would result in land use and development intensity changes: Downtown, North Redwood Boulevard Corridor, North-North Redwood Boulevard Corridor, and the Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood. The update would also increasing the floor area ratio and maximum height available to biotechnology/life sciences campuses in the Hamilton and Ignacio Industrial Parks and update implementing ordinances addressing lighting, bee keeping, parking lot landscaping, tree replacement, wetland protection, solar facilities, and community gardens.

Contact Information
Steve Marshall
City of Novato
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945

Phone : (415) 899-8989


Citywide Northern California
Cross Streets
Multiple, Planning Area is Citywide
Total Acres
Parcel #
Multiple, Planning Area is Citywide
State Highways
101 and 37
SMART/Northwest Pacific Railway
Marin County Airport/Gnoss Field
Multiple, Planning Area is Citywide
Multiple, Planning Area is Citywide

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (General Plan Update,Master Plan Amendment, Zoning Code Amendment)
Local Action
General Plan Update Zoning Code Amendments and Master Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Education California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Transportation, District 4


Environmental Document
_Novato General Plan Draft EIR Feb 2020_no app   PDF 43601 K Appendices for Novato Gen Plan Draft EIR   PDF 10948 K Nvto GP EIR_NOA   PDF 672 K Nvto GP EIR_Summary Form   PDF 592 K
Nvto GP EIR_NOC_signed   PDF 660 K
State Comments
2016122043_CDFW Comment   PDF 386 K 2016122043_Novato General Plan_DEIR_Caltrans_comments   PDF 461 K

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