San Rafael General Plan 2040 and Downtown Precise Plan EIR

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Summary

SCH Number
2019039167
Lead Agency
City of San Rafael
Document Title
San Rafael General Plan 2040 and Downtown Precise Plan EIR
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/5/2021
Document Description
General plans are required by State law to guide land use and development, typically within a 20-year horizon. General plans must be periodically updated to respond to new state laws, changing conditions, and emerging issues and opportunities. San Rafael’s previous General Plan was prepared in 1999-2003 and was adopted in 2004, with a horizon year of 2020. Since the horizon year has passed, the City has updated its plan to extend the planning period to 2040. The San Rafael General Plan 2040 (General Plan 2040) builds off the current General Plan 2020 and provides a framework for land use, transportation, and conservation decisions through the year 2040. Several new elements have been added, while other elements have been consolidated. The Land Use Map is largely unchanged, although several categories have been merged. The City also prepared a Downtown Precise Plan (Precise Plan) concurrently with the General Plan 2040. The Precise Plan was funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The intent of the Precise Plan is to facilitate housing production, placemaking, economic vitality, innovative transportation solutions, and community engagement with an emphasis on sustainable, transit-oriented development. Both the General Plan 2040 and Downtown Precise Plan will direct future growth within the study area and address vulnerability to environmental challenges such as sea level rise, wildland fires, and other hazards. Both plans are intended to respond to local and regional housing needs, foster economic growth and local job creation, enhance civic identity and placemaking, and protect sensitive natural resources. The Downtown Precise Plan will be implemented by a Form Based Zoning Code adopted concurrently with the Plan itself. This is to advise that the City of San Rafael acting as the Lead Agency has approved the above-described project on August 2, 2021 and has made the following determinations regarding the above described project. 1. The project will have a significant effect on the environment. 2. An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA. 3. Mitigation measures were made a condition of the approval of the project. 4. A Mitigation Reporting or Monitoring Plan was adopted for this project. 5. A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project. 6. Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.

Contact Information

Name
Barry Miller
Agency Name
City of San Rafael
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
San Rafael
Counties
Marin
Regions
Citywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Citywide
Zip
94901
Parcel #
Citywide
State Highways
101, 580
Railways
SMART
Airports
San Rafael Airport
Schools
San Rafael City Schools
Waterways
San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of San Rafael
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Marin
Final Environmental Document Available at
1400 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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