Luiz Ranch Inc Rezoning (P2067)

Community Development Agency

Summary

Main Component of the Project

Lot Modification

Location

3001 Lucas Valley Road
San Rafael, CA 94946
Parcel Numbers:164-320-12, 164-320-16, 164-320-17 and 164-320-21

Status

Merits Review

Project Planner

Michelle Levenson
415-473-3615

Applicant

Scott Hochstrasser
415-459-6224

Project Description

The applicant is requesting approval to rezone approximately 1,000 acres of land located at 3001 Lucas Valley Road from RMP-0.1 (Residential, Multiple Planned District, one unit per 10 acres) to A-60 (Agriculture and Conservation District, 60 acre minimum lot size).

The land areas included in the proposed rezoning are subject to agricultural and open space conservation easements granted by the property owner to the Marin County Open Space District between 2002 and 2017 and subsequently transferred to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in February 2018 for long term monitoring and management.  The rezoning is being requested by the property owner to bring zoning of the easement areas into closer alignment with the intended use of the property for on-going agricultural use consistent with the MALT easement.

To ensure that the proposed rezoning is consistent with the Marin Countywide Plan (MCWP) land use designation for the parcels, the land use designation would be amended from the current designation of PR-Planned Residential, 1 unit per 1 to 10 acres, to A1-Agriculture 1, 1 dwelling unit per 31-60 acres. The property included in the proposed rezoning is shown in the table below and the attached site plan and material. Also included in the table are former APN numbers (at time of easement creation), parcel sizes, and easement names as used in Marin County and MALT easement documents.

Proposed Luiz Ranch Rezoning

Current APN Previous APN
(at creation of easement)
Size
(approximate)
Easement Name
164-320-07 (portion) Same 430 acres RH1 (created 2002)
164-320-16 164-320-14 (portion) 330 acres RH2 (created 2009)
164-320-12 and 164-320-17 164-320-12 and 164-320-15 240 acres RH3 (created 2017)

Rezoning of the subject properties may be considered pursuant to Chapter 22.116 of the Marin County Development Code.

Current Zoning: RMP-0.1 Residential, Multiple Planned, one unit per 10 acres
Proposed Zoning: A-60 Agriculture and Conservation District, 60 acre minimum lot size
Countywide Plan Designation: PR Planned Residential, one unit per 1-10 acres
Proposed Countywide Plan Designation: A1-Agriculture 1, 1 dwelling unit per 31-60 acres
Community Plan (if applicable): none

Most Recent Project Plans

Luiz Ranch Inc Plans Rev 082319

Public Hearings

TitleDateLocationDocuments
Board of Supervisors Public Hearing07/14/20
1:30 PM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing03/17/20
1:30 PM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903

Planning Commission Public Hearing12/9/19
1:00 PM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903