City of San Rafael General Plan 2040 and Downtown Precise Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Rafael
Document Title
City of San Rafael General Plan 2040 and Downtown Precise Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The City of San Rafael has prepared a Draft General Plan 2040 (Update) to comply with State law to guide land use and development in the City of San Rafael; Additionally, a Draft Downtown Precise Plan has been prepared to revitalize and enhance the Downtown Area. The project encompasses the San Rafael Planning Area, which includes all land within the city limits, adjacent land in the Sphere of Influence (SOI) boundary, and land beyond the SOI that is commonly perceived as greater San Rafael. The Downtown Precise Plan area encompasses 265 acres located in downtown San Rafael. The intent of the Downtown Precise Plan is to facilitate housing production, placemaking, economic vitality, innovative transportation solutions, and community engagement with an emphasis on sustainable, transit-oriented development; no construction is proposed as part of the project. Development under the proposed General Plan 2040 would consist of up to 2,260 new residential units, 5,340 residents, and 2,095 employees. Development under the proposed Downtown Precise Plan would consist of up to 2,200 new residential units, 3,570 residents, and 2,020 employees.

Contact Information

Alicia Giudice
Agency Name
City of San Rafael
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of San Rafael
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Rafael
Citywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 580
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit
San Rafael Airport
San Rafael Elementary School District, San Rafael High School Di
San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Precise Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Social, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife, GHG-Energy-Wildfire


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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