Marin Jewish Community Campus Rezoning and Master Plan Preapplication (P1962)

Community Development Agency

Summary

Main Component of the Project

Master Plan

Location

170, 180, 200, and 210 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
Parcel Numbers: 180-281-12, -20, -21, -25, -34, and -35

Status

Merits Review

Project Planner

Christine Gimmler
415-473-6285

Applicant

Marin Jewish Community Campus
415-459-6224

Project Description

As described in the attached material, the Marin Jewish Community Campus is requesting pre-application review for a Rezoning and Master Plan application proposing long term campus development including new or expanded educational, religious, and residential uses on the approximately 13 acre subject property. Development is proposed to occur in two phases over the next 20 years as follows:

Phase One (1 to 5 years):
Congregation Rodef Sholom – Replacement of the exising 14,357 square foot synagogue with a new 22,000 square foot two-story structure (Sheets A3-A5). Expansion of Congregation Rodef Sholom is expected to increase the number of household memberships (currently 1,100) by approximately 10 percent.

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center – Construction of a new 10,560 square foot indoor/outdoor pool facility east of the existing outdoor lap pool (Sheets A6-A8) and renovations and minor expansion (700 square feet) of the exising Early Childhood Education (ECE) Building (Sheet A10). Enlargement of the ECE Building would create one additional classroom accommodating 14 students and 2 teachers.

Phase Two (6 to 20 years):
Brandeis Marin – Construction of a 2,090 square foot second floor addition to the existing K-8 school and construction of a new 14,200 square foot two story middle school behind existing playfields (Sheets A11-A-13). Enlargement of the existing school would accommodate an increase in enrollment from 178 students (current enrollment) to approximately 250 students. Future construction of a new middle school would further increase the number of students, teachers and other employees by approximately 200.

Senior Living – Construction of 30 to 45 senior apartments (including 9 below market units) with associated community rooms (totaling 48,000 to 69,000 square feet) and 118 on-site parking spaces on the easternmost boundary of the existing campus (“JCC Annex” property at 210 N. San Pedro Road).

Traffic and Parking Management
The submitted material provides a detailed summary of existing traffic and parking management tools utilized by Marin JCC to address their traffic and parking impacts. These include van, carpool, and ride share programs, use of off-site classrooms, a designated Facilities and Traffic Operations Management (FTOM) staff person, programs to encourage bike and transit use, parking improvements, and participation in the Safe Routes to School program. Please note that the preapplication material also includes information regarding daily usage and special events (see Exhibit B).

Zoning and Countywide Plan Land Use Designations
The subject property consists of six Assessor’s Parcels which are governed by several primarily residential zoning districts and Countywide Plan designations as shown below. Educational, religious, institutional, and recreational uses such as those currently existing on the Marin Jewish Community Campus are generally permitted in the existing zoning districts subject to Use Permit approval. However, as noted in the pre-application material, the mix of zoning districts and their associated development standards is not conducive to comprehensive planning of the entire property and does not facilitate phased development such as that currently proposed. For this reason, the applicant is requesting that the entire property be rezoned to an appropriate “Planned District” that would allow continuation of the existing uses as well as consideration of expanded religious and educational uses and new residential development over time.

Existing Zoning and Countywide Plan Land Use Designations*

Assessor’s Parcel Size
(acres)
Existing Zoning Existing CWP
180-281-12 0.41 A-2:B-2
(Single Family/Limited Agriculture, 10,000 sq ft min. lot size)
SF5
(Single Family, 2-4 units/acre)
180-281-20 3.59 RMP-1
(Single or Multi-family, 1 unit/acre)
PR/RUG
(Planned Residential, 1 unit/1 to 10 acres w/Ridge & Upland Greenbelt Overlay)
180-281-21 2.40 R-A and A-2:B-2 (Single Family, 7,500 sqft. min. lot size, Single Family/Limited Agriculture, 10,000 sqft. min. lot size) SF5 and SF6
(Single Family, 2-4 units/acre, Single Family, 4-7 units/acre)
180-281-25 1.67 AP
(Administrative and Professional)
OC
(Office Comm./Mixed Use, 35% maximum floor area ratio)
180-281-34 2.94 R-A and A-2:B-2 (split zoning)
(Single Family, 7,500 sqft. min. lot size, Single Family/Limited Agriculture, 10,000 sqft. min. lot size)
SF5 and SF6
(Single Family, 2-4 units/acre, Single Family, 4-7 units/acre)
180-281-35 1.98 R-A and A-2:B-2 (split zoning)
(Single Family, 7,500 sqft. min. lot size, Single Family/Limited Agriculture, 10,000 sqft. min. lot size)
SF5 and SF6
(Single Family, 2-4 units/acre, Single Family, 4-7 units/acre)
Total 12.99  
*Note: Zoning designations indicated in preapplication materials contain errors. Please refer to table above for correct zoning and Countywide Plan designations.

Applicant's Forms and Narratives

JCC Preapp