As you may know, Costco is proposing to build a new, approximately 147,000 square-foot warehouse center, including a warehouse, tire center, and fueling station to replace the Sears building at Northgate Mall. Costco is at a “Pre-Application” stage. The purpose of the Pre-Application is for an applicant to receive: 1) preliminary feedback from the City, including code requirements, 2) capacity review from utility providers, and 3) roadmap for any subsequent permits or processes required by the City to process the formal application. In addition, the Conceptual Design Review is a process required by the City for major projects to have preliminary design level plans reviewed by the City’s Design Review Board (DRB) before they are developed too far. The purpose is for the City through a public process to provide preliminary feedback on the proposed design direction. The City’s Planning Commission will review the preliminary application on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. In addition, the DRB meeting is Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Both meetings are open to the public and will take place at San Rafael City Hall in the Council Chambers. If you’re interested in learning more about this project, I encourage you to come by. You can also find more information, including news updates, contact information, and Frequently Asked Questions, on our website.