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City Council to Consider Vision Statement for the Marinship

Post Date:11/08/2019 3:00 PM

The future of Sausalito's Marinship district will be a topic of discussion at the Tuesday, November 12 meeting of the City Council. At the meeting, the Council will consider a draft vision statement that was created and refined by consultants from M-Group and the members of the City's General Plan Advisory Committee based on input from the public at a September 7 workshop.

Articulating a long-term vision for the Marinship is one component of a General Plan Update process now underway in Sausalito. The new General Plan will provide direction on a range of issues that will affect the City for the next 20 years and beyond. 

The following is the draft vision statement that will be considered by the City Council on November 12, as presented in a memo to the Council from M-Group:
  • The Marinship is a working waterfront maritime and industrial neighborhood that is planned and developed with innovative solutions to sea level rise combined with regional and global sea level rise reduction and management programs
  • The Marinship welcomes residents of houseboats and liveaboards while providing safe and convenient public access to transit, the shore, and to parks with a low-impact and functional vehicular and pedestrian circulation network
  • The neighborhood is supported by updated infrastructure, has unique local neighborhood-serving services and amenities, and is home to a thriving community of artists and innovators
  • The Marinship neighborhood respects and protects water-dependent uses as well as the neighborhood's historical maritime and industrial nature and character
In the memo, M-Group and the General Plan Advisory Committee also ask the City Council for recommendations on the following issues related to the future of the Marinship:
  • Should an economic sustainability statement be included in the vision statement for the Marinship?
  • For planning purposes, should the Marinship be considered as having subareas?
  • Should housing, such as senior and/or affordable housing, be included in any particular part of the Marinship?
  • Should the waterfront path that generally (but not entirely) follows the shoreline be improved or expanded, or is the existing condition appropriate?
  • Should remediating potential toxicity and/or similar environmental goals be included in the Marinship vision?
  • Should infrastructure improvements, specifically regarding stormwater and wastewater, be included in the Marinship vision?
The discussion of a vision for the Marinship is item 6A on the agenda for the City Council meeting on November 12. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at 420 Litho Street. The Marinship item will have a public comment period, and residents and other interested parties are encouraged to participate.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
READ THE MEMO FROM M-GROUP FOR THE NOVEMBER 12 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
VIEW MAPS OF THE MARINSHIP DISTRICT [4 MB]
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