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Upcoming Public Meeting: Northgate Town Square Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Session

Posted on January 7, 2022


Rendering Northgate Town Square

Come Participate!
Northgate Town Square
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Session

San Rafael Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday January 11th, 2022  |  7:00 p.m. 

Participate in the meeting online  (Zoom)  |  Watch the meeting (Youtube) 


About the Meeting

The Northgate Town Square Project involves the redevelopment of the existing Northgate mall including approximately 225,100 sq. ft. of commercial space and up to 1,443 residential units. 

The purpose of this scoping meeting is to provide an opportunity for public comments on the scope of environmental issues and alternatives to be addressed in the project Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR will address the proposed project’s potential impacts to the following environmental topics: 

  • Aesthetics 
  • Agricultural and Forestry Resources 
  • Air Quality 
  • Biological Resources 
  • Cultural Resources 
  • Energy 
  • Geology and Soils 
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
  • Hazards and Hazardous Materials 
  • Hydrology and Water Quality 
  • Land Use and Planning 
  • Mineral Resources 
  • Noise 
  • Population and Housing 
  • Public Services 
  • Recreation 
  • Transportation 
  • Tribal Cultural Resources 
  • Utilities and Service Systems 
  • Wildfire 


If you cannot attend, send comments to: 
PlanningPublicComment@cityofsanrafael.org 

Tuesday’s meeting will be held on Zoom (for login instructions see Planning Commission webpage: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/planning-commission-meetings/ ) and streamed live to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/cityofsanrafael 


More Information 

Visit the Project website for more information about the proposed Northgate Town Square.


Next Steps and Future Opportunities for Participation 

(Estimated timeline): 

July 2022: Design Review Board review of project design 

August 2022: Planning Commission hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report 

December 2022: Planning Commission project hearing with recommendation to City Council 

February 2023: City Council project hearing and decision. 

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