Commons at Mt. Burdell Development San Marin Meeting – 12/4, Novato

The benefit of being an active member of the neighborhood San Marin Improvement Association; we are always invited in the discussion of local developments.

Two important neighborhood development meetings I have attended this year are 200 San Marin Drive (Across from San Marin Plaze (South East corner of San Marin Drive and San Andrea Drive), and the new ‘Commons at Mt. Burdell’ development (sited at Fireman’s Fund site – see BLOG Below for details)

As a follow-up to the meeting, and as development on the project advances, we are also invited to another neighborhood meeting hosted by Mr. John Chamberlain, CEO of the American Assets.

Please make sure you attend the meeting to find out what progress has been made and what the future plans are for the site.

See Invitation Below.

The Commons at Mount Burdell Update by John Chamberlain, CEO, American Assets

November 2008

I have appreciated everyone’s comments and input with regards to the redevelopment project at the Fireman’s Fund property, now known as The Commons at Mount Burdell. The name was selected from the meaning “commons” which translates to a tract of land belonging to a whole community. In addition it defines the landmark proximity of Mount Burdell. I also want to share some exciting updates from our journey towards creating one of the nation’s largest completely sustainable, carbon-neutral mixed use developments.

Our application submittal to the city in June 2008 initiated an approximate 12-month process where we’re engaging the city, community stakeholders and the project’s immediate neighbors in an ongoing outreach and design consultation process prior to the Design Review Committee, Planning Commission and City Council review in 2009.

While the feedback from the many consultants working on the project has taken longer than originally anticipated, we are exceedingly pleased with the positive input coming in…including word from our sustainability engineers, Timmons Design Engineers, in July that our plans show that carbon-neutrality could be achieved in less than 10 years; exceeding the performance targets of the 2030 Challenge.

Earlier this month the Novato Planning Department had inboxes full of documents for The Commons at Mount Burdell including:

  • Master Plan/Precise Development Plan
  • Sustainability Master Plan
  • Historical Resources Survey
  • Visual & Scenic Resource Evaluation
  • Biological Resources Survey
  • Air Quality Analysis
  • Noise Quality Analysis
  • Geotechnical Review
  • Drainage Study & Storm Water Control Plan
  • Transportation Impact Analysis Report

The first calendared meeting to review the project will be held at The Novato Unified School District, 1015 7th Street, on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm. This will be a public outreach meeting, which is a statutory requirement. Many of you will receive public notice of the meeting due to your proximity to the project. If you are not on that notice list, we hope you will mark your calendar and attend as your continued input is important to us.

I look forward to sharing the continued progress of this development with you and, again, we appreciate your support and feedback.

Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Luxury Real Estate
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors

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