North Coast Land Holdings, LLC. Environmental Impact Report

Community Development Agency

Summary

Location

201 Seminary Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Assessor Parcel Numbers: 043-261-25; 043-261-26; 043-262-03, 043-262-06; 043-401-05; 043-401-10; 043-401-16; 043-402-03; 043-402-06

Status

Environmental Review

Scoping Session Notice and Related Documents

Notice of Public Scoping Session

Scoping Session Agenda

Scoping Session Procedures Guide

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING SESSION AND EXTENSION OF THE NOTICE OF PREPARATION COMMENT PERIOD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a virtual scoping session on the North Coast Land Holdings LLC. planning application has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the Notice of Preparation comment period has been extended until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Marin County will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the North Coast Land Holdings, LLC. Community Plan Amendment, Master Plan, Design Review, Vesting Tentative Map, Master Use Permit, and Tree Removal Permit project. Marin County is the lead agency, pursuant to the State Guidelines for the California Environmental Quality Act (State CEQA Guidelines Section 15050) for the preparation of an EIR. This EIR is being prepared by Marin County in accordance with CEQA, the State of California CEQA Guidelines, and County Environmental Impact Review Guidelines. The property is located at 201 Seminary Drive, Mill Valley, (the former Golden Gate Baptist Seminary site) further identified as Assessor's Parcels 043-261-25 and -26; 043-262-03 and -06; 043-401-05, -10 and -16; and 043-402-03 and -06.

North Coast Land Holdings, LLC has submitted an application for development on the former Golden Gate Baptist Seminary property on the Strawberry Peninsula in Mill Valley. The proposed project includes construction of a new residential care facility with up to 100 independent and 50 assisted living and memory care apartments for senior citizens and 336 single- and multi-family residential units that would replace a majority of the existing residential housing. Fifty of the proposed residential units would be reserved as below market rate housing. In addition, a pre-school (3,000 square feet) and fitness center (17,000 square feet) that would both be open to the public are proposed, and an existing maintenance building would be replaced. More than 70 percent of the 127-acre campus would be preserved as open space, athletic fields, paths and plazas. No change to the scope of the existing use permit allowing up to a maximum of 1,000 students for higher educational use is being proposed. A 15,800 square foot addition is proposed as part of the renovation of the Administration Building, resulting in a 41,000 square foot building.

The EIR will evaluate the project with respect to all of the following topical issues, but will focus on some issues more than others. The topical areas that will be addressed in the EIR include:

  1. Aesthetics
  2. Agricultural and Forestry Resources
  3. Air Quality
  4. Biological Resources
  5. Cultural Resources
  6. Energy
  7. Geology and Soils
  8. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  9. Hazards and Hazardous Materials
  10. Hydrology and Water Quality
  11. Land Use and Planning
  12. Mandatory Findings of Significance
  13. Mineral Resources
  14. Noise
  15. Population and Housing
  16. Public Services
  17. Recreation
  18. Transportation
  19. Tribal Cultural Resources
  20. Utilities and Service Systems
  21. Wildfire

To ensure that the EIR for this project is thorough and adequate, and meets the needs of all agencies reviewing it, we are soliciting comments on specific issues to be included in the environmental review.  Public comments on the scope of issues to be evaluated in the EIR are encouraged.

In compliance with COVID-19 adaptive procedures, and as allowed by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, the scoping session will not be held in a physical location for the public to attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom, and members of the public may attend and participate in this scoping session online. To participate in the scoping session, the Zoom weblink and meeting information is as follows:

https://zoom.us/j/94160826487?pwd=UWhFbk1wM2R2c0xRSy9JV3M0NHloQT09

Webinar ID: 941 6082 6487

Passcode: 506440

Or by Telephone: (669) 900-6833

Webinar ID: 941 6082 6487

Passcode: 506440

During the virtual public scoping session, members of the public will have the opportunity to provide oral comments, which will be recorded and posted at a later date on the environmental webpage for this project. Those wishing to speak will need to indicate so during the course of the meeting by either using the "Raise Hand" button. If you choose to call in to the Zoom meeting, press *9 to inform the moderator that you would like to comment.

If you wish to comment during the extended Notice of Preparation and Scoping Session comment period, we will accept written comments about the scope of the environmental report until the close of the extended comment period at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Commenters are advised to mail written comments postmarked on or before May 25, 2021 to the attention of Rachel Reid, Environmental Planning Manager at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308, San Rafael, CA 94903. Comments can also be submitted by email to envplanning@marincounty.org before the end of the comment period deadline. If you have any questions, or need additional information about the project components, please contact Michelle Levenson, Senior Planner at (415) 473-3615.

If you challenge the decision on this application in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Community Development Agency, Planning Division during or prior to the public hearing. (Government Code Section 65009(b)(2).)

Planning Project Page

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Project Description

North Coast Land Holdings, LLC has submitted an application for development on the former Golden Gate Baptist Seminary property on the Strawberry Peninsula in Mill Valley. The proposed project includes construction of a new residential care facility with up to 100 independent and 50 assisted living and memory care apartments for senior citizens and 336 single- and multi-family residential units that would replace a majority of the existing residential housing. Fifty of the proposed residential units would be reserved as below market rate housing. In addition, a pre-school (3,000 square feet) and fitness center (17,000 square feet) that would both be open to the public are proposed, and an existing maintenance building would be replaced. More than 70 percent of the 127-acre campus would be preserved as open space, athletic fields, paths and plazas. No change to the scope of the existing use permit allowing up to a maximum of 1,000 students for higher educational use is being proposed. A 15,800 square foot addition is proposed as part of the renovation of the Administration Building, resulting in a 41,000 square foot building.

Zoning: RMP-2.47 & RMP-2.47-AH, Residential Multiple Planned
Countywide Plan Designation: MF2, Low Density Residential 
Community Plan: Strawberry 

Environmental Review Documents

Notice of Preparation Documents

Notice of Preparation postcard

Revised Notice of Preparation and Comment Period Extension

 

Previous Public Hearing

Title Date Location Documents
Board of Supervisors Public Hearing 11/10/20
1:30 PM

3501 Civic Center Drive#328
San Rafael, CA 94903