Valley Oaks Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Novato
Document Title
Valley Oaks Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Use: Business and Processional Office; Mostly vacant land with underground gas pipelies.
Document Description
The proposed Valley Oaks project is a residential development that includes 61 attached and detached single-family residences with 45 attached junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs) and 20 townhome-style condominium units for a total of 126 residential units on a 38.1-acre site. Approximately 20 acres of the 38-acre site would be designated as open space area. Townhomes would be located on the southeast portion of the site (Valley Oaks South) and the attached (duets) and detached single-family residences would be located in the northern portion of the site (Valley Oaks North). Sewer service is provided by the Novato Sanitary District and water is provided by the North Marin Water District. Entitlements include a general plan map and text amendment, master plan, precise development plan, design review, and a vesting tentative map.

Contact Information

Brett Walker
Agency Name
City of Novato Community Development Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Redwood Boulevard; Verandah Ave, Pinkston Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
125-580-34, 125-580-37
State Highways
US 101, CA 37
Gnoss Field
Olive Elementary
Rush Creek, Basalt Creek, Black John Slough, Novato Creek, Simmons Creek
Other Location Info
Located on the west side of Redwood Boulevard, approximately 1/2 mile north of San Marin Drive.

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 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 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 25 (SWRCB), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (20 multi-family; 61 single-family; 45 JADU units)(Units 126, Acres 18), Other (Open Space - 20 acres)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Master Plan, Planned Unit Development, Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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