Northgate Mall Redevelopment Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Rafael
Document Title
Northgate Mall Redevelopment Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Indoor regional shopping mall; Zoning: General Commercial; General Plan Land Use Designation: Community Commercial Mixed Use
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 217,520 square feet of commercial uses and up to 1,422 residential units, of which 10.5 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 144,432 square feet of the main building, and construction of approximately 44,380 square feet of new commercial space and up to 922 residential units. Phase 2 (also referred to as the 2040 Vision Plan) would generally include the demolition of the 254,015 square foot Macy’s building and 79,051 square foot Kohl’s building and the construction of up to approximately 55,440 square feet of new commercial space and up to 500 residential units.

Contact Information

April Talley
Agency Name
City of San Rafael
Job Title
Project Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Theresa Wallace
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

David Geiser
Agency Name
Merlone Geier Partners, LLC
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area, Statewide
Cross Streets
Las Gallinas Avenue/Northgate Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
175-060-12, -40, -59, -61, -66, -67
State Highways
US 101
San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), 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 Transportation, District 4 (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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Residential (Units 1422, Acres 44.76), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 217520, Acres 44.76, Employees 621)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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