San Rafael Zoning Ordinance Revisions and Downtown Code

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Summary

SCH Number
2019039167
Lead Agency
City of San Rafael
Document Title
San Rafael Zoning Ordinance Revisions and Downtown Code
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/17/2021
Document Description
The City prepared a Downtown Precise Plan (Precise Plan) concurrently with its General Plan 2040. The Downtown Precise Plan will be implemented by a Form Based Zoning Code known as the Downtown Code, adopted concurrently with the Precise Plan. The Downtown Code amends the San Rafael Municipal Code Title 14, Zoning. It replaces existing zoning regulations for properties in the Downtown Precise Plan Area with the exception of the Latham Street area, which retains its Multifamily Residential District ([Medium Density] 2,500 square feet per dwelling unit [MR2.5]) zoning designation, and the existing open space and public facility zoning designations. The Downtown Code consists of new form-based zoning regulations organized into a coordinated set of articles and incorporated into the Zoning Ordinance by reference. The Downtown Code describes the types of uses that are allowed in each zone, which includes categories such as automotive, commercial, entertainment, food, lodging, medical offices, offices, public assembly, public and quasi-public, residential, temporary uses, transportation, and services. Uses that are not listed are not allowed unless the Community Development Director determines that the proposed use is similar to a listed use. Otherwise, these uses are either allowed by-right, through Administrative Use Permits, Conditional Use Permits, or through a Zoning Administrator. The proposed Downtown Code is intended to reduce regulatory barriers to development and facilitate development by removing abstract and uncoordinated regulations of the existing use-based Zoning Code.

Contact Information

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

Location

Cities
San Rafael
Counties
Marin
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
Citywide
Zip
94901
Total Acres
32,640
State Highways
101, 580
Railways
SMART
Airports
San Rafael Airport
Schools
San Rafael Elementary School, others
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 Avenue, 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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