BioMarin and Whistlestop/Eden Housing Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Rafael
Document Title
BioMarin and Whistlestop/Eden Housing Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is currently vacant and at one time housed a gas manufacturing plant. The City's General Plan designation for the site is "Second/Third Mixed Use." The zoning of the site is "Second/Third Streets Mixed-Use East (2/3MUE)."
Document Description
The two components of the proposed project are the BioMarin project and the Whistlestop/Eden Housing project. Both would be located within the downtown San Rafael block bounded by 2nd Street on the south, 3rd Street on the north, Lindaro Street on the east, and Brooks Street on the west. The BioMarin portion of the project would be constructed in two phases as follows: Phase I would consist of constmction of Building A, which would be located on the north side of the project site and would include 77,000 square feet of office space and 33,000 square feet of amenities for employees and visitors of the overall BioMarin campus. The 33,000 square feet of amenities would be located on the ground floor and would include lobbies, conference rooms, a fitness center, dining space, and retail space. The retail space, consisting of about 3,500 square feet, would be open to the public. Additional public use space would be an adjacent landscaped plaza (approximately 6,000 square feet) that could be an outdoor public gathering area during daytime hours. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information

Sean Kennings
Agency Name
City of San Rafael
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Rafael
Cross Streets
3rd Street, 2nd Street, Lindaro Street, Brooks Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S. 101
Dominican University, Bahia Vista Elementary School
San Rafael Creek
Other Location Info
Schools: James Davidson Middle School, Laurel Dell School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), 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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 67, Acres 0.34), Office (Sq. Ft. 77,000, Acres 2.71, Employees 400), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 51,000, Employees 10), Other (Laboratory space: 97,000 sq. ft.; 140 employees)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Zoning Ordinance and Planned Developed amendments, Major Environmental/Design Review Permit, density bonus, sign program
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation


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