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Planning & Building

Posted on: October 20, 2022

City Hosts 1 Hamilton Open House

Collage of images from an open house - people seated watching presentation and looking at diagrams On October 13, 2022, the City of Mill Valley and EAH Housing hosted a community Open House to discuss building approximately 40-50 affordable rental apartments on the northern portion of the city-owned parcel at 1 Hamilton Drive. The main topics at the Open House included preliminary design and building concepts based on input, Council direction, and financial feasibility. We thank the many community members that attended and shared their feedback with the planning team.

Open House materials included:

The conceptual designs presented at the Open House identify specific features such as unit count, building height, building location(s), driveway locations, number of parking spaces and relocation of existing facilities on the site. These details are required for the City to fully evaluate building housing on the site, including design review and environmental review.  

Project website:

Answers to recent questions asked are available on the 1 Hamilton project website (LINK).

Other City-related work:

The City of Mill Valley is also updating its Housing Element and has identified a program (#10) in the Draft Housing Element Update to rezone and amend the General Plan land use designation for the northern portion of 1 Hamilton. The land use designation for the site will be revised to “multi-family residential” in order to effectuate the Housing Element Update. 

The Housing Element is one of the required elements of the General Plan, and adoption of the Housing Amendment amends the General Plan. In order to maintain internal consistency within the General Plan, the City Council will amend the land use designations in the General Plan Land Use Element at the time of Housing Element adoption to revise the land use designation for the 1 Hamilton site to “multi-family residential.” This will occur concurrently with the adoption of the Housing Element. See, Government Code Section 65302(a). 

Identification and evaluation of other city-owned sites will also continue as part of the housing program. 

For more information about the Housing Element Update, click here

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