2008 Easton Point Residential Development Environmental Impact Report

Community Development Agency

Summary

Location

The 110 acre Easton Point property is wholly within unincorporated County of Marin and is located near the southeastern tip of the Tiburon peninsula, generally bounded by Paradise Drive to the east, residential neighborhoods within the Town of Tiburon to the south (Hill Haven Estates and Mar East), and public open space lands (Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve and the Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve) to the west.
Parcel Number: 059-251-05

Planning Project Page

Easton Point Master Plan and Rezoning page

Project Description

The Martha Company has submitted an application to the County of Marin Community Development Agency for approval of the proposed 2008 Easton Point Residential Development Project. The application has been filed with Marin County in reliance on a U.S. District Court decision resulting from a 1975 lawsuit that determined development of the project site with a minimum of 43-single family residential units on minimum one-half acre lots would be consistent with the goals of the Marin Countywide Plan. The applicant proposes to subdivide the 110-acre project site into a total of 43 single-family residential lots, 2 public open space parcels, and 1 Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) water tank parcel. The proposed residential lots range from 0.55 acres to 2.25 acres in size. Specific home designs have not been submitted as part of the application and, therefore, would be subject to future Design Review approval. However, the applicant has proposed Architectural and Landscape Design Guidelines (including maximum homes sizes of 5,500 to 8,750 square feet, and new building height standards) that would apply to development on the property.

Access to the proposed new residential lots would be provided by two new roadways/driveways off Paradise Drive (serving 13 lots) as well as extensions of existing roadways including Mountain View Drive (serving 3 lots) and Ridge Road (serving 27 lots). Proposed open space and public access improvements include the creation of 59.7 acres of dedicated public open space, a 0.32-acre open space lot (Marin dwarf flax preservation area), and access easements to provide pedestrian access through the project site to proposed and existing public open space areas.

A majority of the project site is zoned RMP-0.2 (Residential, Multiple Family Planned District, 1 unit per 5 acres) zoning, which would permit a maximum of up to 22 units on the 110-acre site. However, the application has been filed with the County in reliance on a U.S. District Court decision resulting from a 1975 lawsuit that determined a development of the subject property with a minimum of 43 single-family residential units on minimum one-half acre lots would be consistent with the goals of the Countywide Plan.

The subject parcel is within the Town of Tiburon’s Urban Service Area and Sphere of Influence. However, the applicant is not seeking annexation to the Town of Tiburon. As part of the project, the applicant will, however, apply for annexation into the service area of Sanitary District #5.

Public Notice

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