Davidson Middle School and Laurel Dell Elementary School Improvements

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Rafael City Schools
Document Title
Davidson Middle School and Laurel Dell Elementary School Improvements
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The Davidson and Laurel Dell campuses are within the City of San Rafael. The San Rafael General Plan land use designation for the Davidson campus is "Residential Low-Density Residential" and the designation for the Laurel Dell campus is "Residential - Medium Density". The zoning of the Davidson site is R5 - SIngle Family Residential and for the Laurel Dell site, zoning is MR2.5 - Multi Family Residential
Document Description
Renovations and new construction are proposed for both the Davidson Middle School and Laurel Dell Elementary School. At the Davidson campus, new learning spaces and environments would be constructed, while existing campus spaces would be converted from traditonal classrooms into 21st century learning spaces. A new science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center (15,560 gross squate feet (gsf) would be added adjacent to Woodland Avenue. Physical Education (PE) classrooms and offices would be added at the center of the campus near new locker rooms, and existing space for gym lockers would be increased (6,014 gsf). A total of 15 portable classroom buildings (15,809 gsf) would be removed. A new Multi-purpose Building (8,400 gsf) and new Music Building (3,500 gsf) would be added. The project would also include utility improvements and site work, including installation of three new bioretention areas, construction of new emergency access driveway off Woodland Ave, and landscaping.

Contact Information

Dan Zaich
Agency Name
San Rafael City Schools
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Rafael
Cross Streets
Woodland Avenue, Eva Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
013-123-05, 016-210-13
State Highways
U.S. 101
San Rafael Hs, Dominican University
San Rafael Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Educational (17,655 sq.ft. at Davidson; 6,250 sq.ft. at Laurel Dell)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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