Northgate Walk

1005 & 1010 Northgate Dr.

Address: 1005, 1010, 1020 and 1025 Northgate Drive

Project No.:  ED16-038, UP16-018, S16-001,

                             LLA16-003,  PTA 16-001

Applicant: Peter Stackpole, LCA Architects
                         590 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Suite 310
                         Walnut Creek, CA 94596
                         (925) 944-1626

Project Planner: Steve Stafford

                                      (415) 458-5048

                                     steve.stafford@cityofsanrafael.org 

 

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Project Description

The City has received an application proposing to redevelop and subdivide two contiguous parcels, currently developed with an existing commercial building and gas station use (1005 Northgate Dr.; APN: 178-240-17) and an existing multi-room hotel building (4 Point Sheraton at 1010 Northgate Dr.; APN: 178-240-21).

The project proposes to demolish the existing commercial building and gas station and construct a new 4-story, 30-unit, residential condominium building on that portion of the site.

The project also proposes to demolish the existing hotel ‘amenities’ (restaurant, meeting rooms, etc.) building and construct two (2) new 4-story, residential condominium buildings with 48 and 58 units, respectively.

Total units proposed on both sites is 136 units; 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units, and 30 ‘senior’ units.

Current Status

On April 15, 2016, formal applications were submitted to the City for the proposed new development. At this point, the City is reviewing the project plans and studies to review and understand the project scope and determine completeness of the application.

A Neighborhood Meeting was scheduled and occurred on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6pm. The purpose of this meeting was for the applicant to present the project to the community and answer questions and solicit feedback on the application. This neighborhood meeting was conducted at the Four Points Sheraton, Marin Ballroom, at 1010 Northgate Dr. This was not a city sponsored meeting, but rather a meeting the City requires that applicants for large development proposals conduct to present their project to the community, answer questions and solicit feedback. The City was in attendance to take notes on the comments. Approximately 200 persons were in attendance and the general feedback was opposition and concern with the development, primarily related to the scale and mass of the proposed development and potential impacts on traffic and schools.

On October 23, 2018, the Planning Commission will provide initial review and feedback on specific topic areas associated with the project, as requested by staff, including: 1) land use; 2) density; 3) scale; and 4) environmental findings. Staff seeks only direction from the Commission. No action (approval or denial) is requested or will be taken at this hearing. Staff and the applicant will take comments provided by the Commission to modify the project, as necessary.

Technical/Supporting Studies

These following documents are available for review at the Planning Division offices

  • Preliminary Title Report for 1005 Northgate Drive, Commonwealth Land Title Company; issued June 12, 2014
  • ALTA Title Report for 1010 Northgate Dr., Stewart Title Guaranty Co., issued October 9, 2012
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