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Sausalitans Tour the Marinship and Share Thoughts on Its Future

Post Date:11/03/2017 2:30 p.m.
On Friday, October 27, thirty-eight people attended a walking tour and workshop on the past, present, and future of Sausalito's Marinship District. The events gave community members an opportunity to learn about the Marinship and share their thoughts on the future of the area as part of the City's General Plan Update process.

The Marinship Walking Tour started at Galilee Harbor at the south end of the Marinship and proceeded north. The tour covered Schoonmaker Beach, Schoonmaker Point Marina, the Bay Model, the old Record Plant recording studio, Marinship Park, the Sausalito Shipyard, the Clipper Yacht Harbor, Heath Ceramics, the limited mixed-use residential area known as Varda Landing, and office buildings in the central and northern sections of the Marinship. Information at stops along the route was provided by local "ambassadors," such as property managers and representatives of harbors and marinas. For those who didn't get a chance to participate in the walking tour, a self-guided audio tour will be posted on the General Plan Update website soon.

A Marinship Pop-Up Workshop was set up in front of Mollie Stone's Market after the walking tour on October 27, providing an opportunity for tour participants and other interested community members to share observations and ideas for the future of the Marinship. Attendees were invited to study maps of the area, ask questions, and share feedback. The comments and ideas collected by City staff will help inform the General Plan Update as it relates to the Marinship.

On Saturday, November 4, the Sausalito community will have an opportunity to get better acquainted with the Sausalito waterfront outside of the Marinship. The Waterfront Walking Tour will depart from Yee Tock Chee Park at 639 Bridgeway at 10:00 a.m. and end at noon. The tour will take place rain or shine. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to info@sausalitogeneralplan.org.

A General Plan is a city's blueprint for the community's vision of future growth. It establishes the framework of objectives and policies that guide decisions on the city's development. State law requires each city to prepare a General Plan, which lays out a comprehensive and long-term plan for the city and covers a variety of topics such as land use, housing, circulation, open space, conservation, noise, and safety.

Sausalito's current General Plan dates to 1995. The General Plan Update is a three-year process that provides the community with an opportunity to reexamine the old plan and make updates to reflect the opportunities and challenges that have emerged in the interim. The outcome of this project will be a user-friendly and coherent policy document that contains the vision for Sausalito and the policies that will support that vision. 
 
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