BioMarin and Whistlestop/Eden Housing Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Rafael, City of (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
City of San Rafael
1400 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone : (415) 533-2111


37°58'"N 122°30'27"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (67 Units, 0.34 Acres) Office (77,000 Sq. Ft., 2.71 Acres, 400 Employees) Commercial (51,000 Sq. Ft., 10 Employees) Other (Laboratory space: 97,000 sq. ft.; 140 employees)
Local Action
General Plan Update Site Plan Rezone Use Permit Subdivision Zoning Ordinance and Planned Developed amendments, Major Environmental/Design Review Permit, density bonus, sign program
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Caltrans, District 4


Environmental Document
BioMarin_EIR_with Appendices   PDF 72737 K Summary Form   PDF 826 K
NOC   PDF 1627 K
State Comments
2019029046_Caltrans_04-MRN-2019-00140-BioMarin-EIR-   PDF 148 K
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