Spirit Rock Meditation Center Master Plan Amendment

Community Development Agency



5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973
Parcel Number: 172-350-35

Project Description

The project sponsor proposes minor amendments to the Master Plan granted for the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 1988. Following preparation of an Initial Study and adoption of a Negative Declaration, the 1988 Master Plan was approved to establish a development area envelope and provided a framework governing the uses, the intensity of uses, and the development of the site. The proposed Master Plan Amendment is described as “Phase 4” of the project (supplementing, and in some cases modifying, the 1988 Master Plan and its implementing Precise Development Plans, Phases 1, 2, and 3). The sponsor expresses two main goals that the Master Plan Amendment is intended to accomplish:

  1. To relocate approved buildings away from environmentally sensitive areas and adjust the development area boundary to exclude sensitive habitats and to include disturbed areas already served by infrastructure while providing for development of a limited number of new facilities. (Refer to Section VIII.B.1, Adjustment of Development Site Boundaries, below for proposal to exchange sensitive land areas with disturbed areas with the Marin County Parks and Open Space District.)
  2. To control land use and attendance, the project proposes to replace existing population limits established by conditions of the Master Plan approval with implementation of a “Resource Protection Plan” to address population related issues through property management practices.

Environmental Review Documents