Northgate Mall Redevelopment Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021120187
Lead Agency
City of San Rafael
Document Title
Northgate Mall Redevelopment Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
The approximately 44.76-acre project site consists of the Northgate Mall, which is located within the San Rafael Town Center in the northern portion of the city. The mall, which originally opened in 1965, is generally oriented on a north-south axis, with the main building located in the center of the project site surrounded by surface parking and standalone buildings and structures. Current major tenants within the mall include Century Theatre, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Rite Aid, and HomeGoods. A total of 2,908 parking spaces are provided on the project site. Vegetation on the site consists of ornamental landscaping, including landscaped strips along the boundaries of the site that contain street trees and shrubs, planters with trees within the surface parking lot, and some mature trees located adjacent to the existing buildings.
Document Description
The proposed project would result in the redevelopment of the existing mall through demolition, renovation, and new construction with a mix of commercial and residential land uses. The proposed project would be developed in two phases, and at full buildout is currently proposed to include a total of approximately 225,100 square feet of commercial uses and up to 1,443 residential units, of which 10 percent would be restricted to a minimum of low-income households. Phase 1 (also referred to as the 2025 Master Plan) would generally include the demolition of the RH Outlet, HomeGoods, and approximately 140,932 square feet of the main building and construction of approximately 1,013 residential units. Phase 1 would also include the construction of a town square near the center of the project site. Phase 2 (also referred to as the 2040 Vision Plan) would generally include the demolition of the Macy’s and Kohl’s buildings and the construction of 430 residential units.

Contact Information

Name
Tricia Stevens
Agency Name
City of San Rafael
Job Title
Consulting Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
San Rafael
Counties
Marin
Regions
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Las Gallinas Avenue/Northgate Drive
Zip
94903
Total Acres
44.76
Parcel #
175-060-12, -40, -59, -61, -66, -67
State Highways
US 101
Railways
UPRR
Airports
Several
Schools
Several
Waterways
San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay
Other Location Info
The project site is located west of US Highway 101 (US 101), in the City of San Rafael, Marin County. The approximately 44.76-acre project site consists of the Northgate Mall, which is located within the San Rafael Town Center in the northern portion of the city.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), 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 Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1443, Acres 44.76), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 225100, Acres 44.76, Employees 1)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit
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, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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