Loch Lomond Marina: Marina News Archive

[NOTE: News articles published prior to August 2007 can be found on the Pre-August 2007 page in the Library/Archives]

Posted 8/26/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday August 21, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 7/25/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday July 17, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 7/4/17: Andy's Market Closing Today Pending Move

Andy's Market will close today (July 4) at 5pm in preparation for the move to the new market location at the other end of the Loch Lomond Marina property. Andy plans to open the new market on July 15. [Read More...]

Posted 6/24/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday June 19, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 5/19/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday May 15, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 4/21/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday April 17, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 4/20/17: Drug Activity at Loch Lomond Marina

There have been recent postings on Nextdoor as well as observations by the Marina Committee of drug activity in the public areas of the Loch Lomond Marina. This has been noted at the playground spit in the form of discarded needles found there. The co-chairs of the Coalition's Marina Committee ... [Read More...]

Posted 3/18/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday March 6, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 3/9/17: Year 1 Loch Lomond Marina Wetlands Monitoring Rpt.

One of the conditions of the permits for The Village at Loch Lomond was an annual analysis of the wetlands restoration portion of that project for the first five years. The first year's analysis is below. Not surprising given this year's wet winter conditions, the wetlands appear to be thriving. [Read More...]

Posted 1/26/17: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday January 23, 2017, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 12/5/16: Summary of Coalition 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals

The Coalition’s 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals The Coalition and its various committees have been very active this past year on issues of interest and concern to our residents. These activities will continue throughout 2017. This Coalition website is an excellent source of in-depth as well as current information on ... [Read More...]

Posted 11/23/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday November 21, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 11/15/16: Marina Construction Schedule Updated

The Marina development's construction schedule on this website has very recently been updated to reflect the current understanding by the City and our Coalition of what is expected over the next couple of years. This will continue to be updated as that understanding evolves. Select Loch Lomond Marina under In-Depth ... [Read More...]

Posted 10/21/16: BCDC Enforcement Committee Hearing on Loch Lomond Marina

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission's (BCDC) Enforcement Committee held a public hearing on a proposed agreement to rectify some 24 violations of BCDC regulations and permits related to the Loch Lomond Marina development. The agreement, called the Stipulated Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty ... [Read More...]

Posted 10/20/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday October 17, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department (CDD) and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka “The Strand”). The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) also participated by ... [Read More...]

Posted 10/13/16: BCDC Hearing on Loch Lomond Marina Development Violations

On Thursday October 20, BCDC will be holding a hearing on a stipulated resolution of several violations of BCDC regulations and permits by the developer of the Loch Lomond Marina property (known as The Strand at Loch Lomond Marina). The logistics of this hearing are: October 20, 9:30 a.m. to ... [Read More...]

Posted 9/29/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday September 19, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina (aka "The Strand"). The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using ... [Read More...]

Posted 9/12/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday August 15, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina ... [Read More...]

Posted 7/23/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday July 18, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina ... [Read More...]

Posted 6/22/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday June 20, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the ... [Read More...]

Posted 6/20/16: Marina Landscape Design Review Board Hearing

There will be a review of part of the landscape plan for the Loch Loch Lomond Marina on July 6. The San Rafael Design Review Board will review the final landscape plan for the commercial/marina area west of Loch Lomond Drive. The meeting will be held in City Hall Chambers ... [Read More...]

Posted 6/3/16: Pt. San Pedro Road Trenching Work

The Marina Committee has been informed that PG&E will be doing some work related to The Strand in June, possibly as early as June 6. It will involve an area on Lochinvar Road and Pt. San Pedro Road east of its intersection with Lochinvar. This work includes a trench in the roadway from the intersection ... [Read More...]

Posted 4/27/16: Loch Lomond Marina Fuel Dock Update

The Loch Lomond Marina Committee met today with John Arvin, VP Woodridge Capital Partners, to discuss the status of the marina fuel dock among other items. It was a productive and informative meeting. Mr. Arvin stressed that there is every intention to re-open the fuel dock, and any rumors to the contrary ... [Read More...]

Posted 4/21/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday April 18, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina Committee form to ... [Read More...]

Posted 3/30/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday March 21, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina Committee form to ... [Read More...]

Posted 3/9/16: Dean Allison: In Memoriam

On Friday March 4, the City of San Rafael’s Department of Public Works Director, Dean Allison, died unexpectedly. His death is not only a tragic loss for his family but also for all the residents of San Rafael. In his unfortunately brief tenure as DPW Director, Dean impressed all who ... [Read More...]

Posted 2/21/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Tuesday February 16, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina Committee form to raise any issues ... [Read More...]

Posted 1/29/16: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday January 25, 2016, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The December meeting was cancelled due to holiday conflicts. The public is encouraged to communicate with ... [Read More...]

Posted 1/15/16: Traffic Signal Work at Loch Lomond Marina

The following was received by the Coalition today from the S.R. Public Works Department: I received a schedule from the contractor for the traffic signal work at the intersection with Point San Pedro Road [at Lochinvar and Loch Lomond Drive]. There will be lane closures while loops are installed. During the ... [Read More...]

Posted 1/8/2016: Model Grand Opening at The Strand

For those who are interested (or merely curious), the developers have announced a grand opening for the residential models. It will be held on Saturday, January 23rd, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. RSVP information was sent to those who signed up on The Strand website using the Stay Informed link on ... [Read More...]

Posted 11/26/15: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday November 16, 2015, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. The public is encouraged to communicate with the Marina Committee using the Contact the Marina Committee form to raise any issues ... [Read More...]

Posted 10/23/15: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday October 19, 2015, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department and S.R. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. Attending this review with the Marina Committee were Paul Jensen (Director of Community Development, ... [Read More...]

Posted 10/3/15: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday September 21, 2015, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. Attending this review were all the members of the Marina Committee, Paul Jensen (Community Development Director) and Josh Minshall (civil engineer) and Chris ... [Read More...]

Posted 9/26/15: Loch Lomond Marina Update

On Monday August 17, 2015, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. Attending this review were all the members of the Marina Committee, Paul Jensen (Community Development Director) and Josh Minshall (civil engineer) and Chris ... [Read More...]

August 12, 2015: Marin IJ Article on the Village at Loch Lomond Marina Development

In case you missed the article on the front page of the August 12, 2015 Marin Independent Journal, it is posted here. It is titled "Loch Lomond Long Wait Ends" by Stephanie Weldy, and describes the current status of the development as well as the Coalition's involvement in representing our ... [Read More...]

August 5, 2015: Marina's West Jetty Remediation Plan

The fuel dock facility on the west jetty at the Loch Lomond Marina was closed on September 2, 2014 for mitigation work as defined in the Corrective Action Plan (CAP). However, this mitigation work was delayed and is now scheduled to begin early-August 2015 and take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Details ... [Read More...]

July 30, 2015: S.R. Design Review Board Meeting on Marina Lighting & Residential Landscaping Plans

At the previous DRB meeting, the proposed exterior lighting plan and the residential landscaping and irrigation plan presented by the developers was reviewed. As a result, several suggestions for changes were proposed by the DRB members as well as by citizens (including the Coalition) during the public portion of the ... [Read More...]

July 27, 2015: Marina Green Lawn Installation

The S.R. Community Development Department has been receiving several contacts regarding the lawn currently being installed at the Village at Loch Lomond in the area called the "Marina Green". This is the area bordering the boardwalk along the marina, between the boardwalk and the parking area. The concerns being voiced relate ... [Read More...]

July 23, 2015: Marina Update

On Monday July 20, 2015, the Coalition’s Marina Committee met with the S.R. Community Development Department for our regular monthly review of the developments at The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. Attending this review were all the members of the Marina Committee, Paul Jensen (Community Development Director) and two members of ... [Read More...]

June 25, 2015: Marina Update

On Monday June 15, 2015, the Coalition’s Marina Committee had the first of what will become monthly Marina development reviews with the S.R. Community Development and Public Works Departments (“The City”). These reviews will held on a regular monthly basis with the next review meeting to be held on Monday ... [Read More...]

June 13, 2015: Summary of DRB Meeting on 6/2/15

The S.R. Design Review Board held a hearing on aspects of The Village at Loch Lomond Marina on Tuesday evening, June 2, 2015. The items on the agenda included the lighting plan, the landscaping plan for the residential portion (called The Strand at Loch Lomond Marina) and some aspects of ... [Read More...]

June 8, 2015: Marina Wetlands Restoration Work

The developers are starting the Wetland restoration portion of the project today. Their environmental consultant has flagged the edge of the wetland plants so they can remove the non-native plants from outside the wetland area. They will be replanting the area with native vegetation. The removal of the non-native plants is standard procedure for ... [Read More...]

June 7, 2015: Marina Breakwater Path Material

Just a note that we are still awaiting a response on this matter from BCDC. They have acknowledged receipt of our letter but not provided a response as of this date. It was recently brought to the Loch Lomond Marina Committee's attention that the path on the breakwater surrounding the ... [Read More...]

May 4, 2015: Dredging at Marina Starting June 1

Loch Lomond Marina will be performing maintenance dredging of the marina area starting around June 1, 2015.  Salt River Construction will be performing the work. Loch Lomond has all their permits to perform the work from Regional Board, Corp of Engineers, and the City. This is standard maintenance dredging. The S.R. ... [Read More...]

May 2, 2015: Loch Lomond Marina Update

The Coalition recently asked several questions of the developer and of the S.R. Community Development Department. These are the responses from the developer:
  • When will the main road and permanent parking area within the development be completed? Loch Lomond Dr. and the parking along the Marina should open up in ...
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April 9, 2015: Marina Development Lighting Update

The following was provided by the S.R. Community Development Department as an update on the lighting plan for the Loch Lomond Marina development. Once the Design Review Board meeting is scheduled, we will post that information: There are two remaining design items that will require a review by the City’s Design ... [Read More...]

March 28, 2015: Marina Lighting & Wetlands - Updated

The  lights that were initially installed for the temporary parking area were night time construction lights operated by gas powered generators. We complained about these and requested the lights be placed on main power (to eliminate the generator noise at night), the level and intensity of the lights be reduced ... [Read More...]

March 14, 2015: Marina Parking Lot Closure and Wetlands Access

Due to construction, the parking lot from Dock G to Dock J (see image below) was closed on Monday, March 9, in order to rebuild the parking lot and install new drainage and utilities.  The parking lot will be reopened as soon as possible, hopefully by April 24. There is a temporary parking area established on ... [Read More...]

February 28, 2015: Loch Lomond Marina Update

Over the past several months, work has continued on the Village at Loch Lomond Marina. This update contains information provided by the developer, BCDC and the S.R. Public Works and Community Development departments. Name: You might have noticed the signs on the property advertising "The Strand". The name of this development ... [Read More...]

February 13, 2015: City Council Mtg 2/17/15 to Discuss Loch Lomond Marina

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday Feb 17 (7pm, City Hall), the Public Works Department will present a resolution approving the Subdivision Map and the Subdivision Improvement Agreement for the Village at Loch Lomond Marina (now called The Strand at Loch Lomond Marina) - Phase 2. They also plan ... [Read More...]

February 12, 2015: FEMA Requirement Raises Lots at Loch Lomond Marina

New FEMA specifications will require the elevation of several lots in the Village at Loch Lomond Marina (now being called The Strand at Loch Lomond Marina), some by as much as 16 inches.... On Monday, January 26, 2015 two members of the Pt. San Pedro Road Coalition Board met with ... [Read More...]

January 17, 2015: Marina Boardwalk Reopens

The boardwalk along the Loch Lomond Marina has been closed for some time. This was due to damage caused during earlier construction work that made a section of the boardwalk unsafe to use and part of it slid into the Bay. That section of the boardwalk has now been repaired ... [Read More...]

December 17, 2014: Marina Update

The construction for the Village at Loch Lomond Marina continues more or less according to the schedule we have posted on the website under Construction Schedule. The surcharge dirt has been moved from the Phase 1 area to the Phase 2 area (Phase 2, Step 3). However, additional surcharge material ... [Read More...]

October 14, 2014: Marina Wetlands Breach by Contractor

At some point in the past couple of days, the contractor at the Loch Lomond Marina project moved the roadway behind Andy's Market so that it bordered the wetlands at the Bay end of that roadway. This was to accommodate removing the old roadway leading to the Marina parking at ... [Read More...]

October 3, 2014: Repair Work on Andy's Market Parking

Tomorrow, Saturday October 4, 2014, Andy's Market will be having some repair work and a slurry coat applied to the parking lot in preparation for winter. This is not part of the Marina Construction project and can be done by City regulations (SRMC Chapter 8.13- Noise) on Saturday between 9am and ... [Read More...]

September 28, 1014: Marina Boardwalk Damaged (UPDATE)

UPDATE to the original posting: The boardwalk in the area where it was heaved up and broken has been removed .  A sign has been posted by the Marina saying that repairs will take a minimum of 30-90 days to complete.  The sign also offers to help relocate boats to another slip ... [Read More...]

September 24, 2014: Excavations in Pt. San Pedro Road

Those of you who travel past the construction site at the Loch Lomond Marina have undoubtedly noticed that excavations have been done recently in the newly-paved Pt. San Pedro Road at the entrance to the Marina and Loch Lomond. For reference, the street that enters the Loch Lomond subdivision is ... [Read More...]

August 28, 2014: Loch Lomond Marina Fuel Dock to Close for 3 Months

Notices have been posted around the Marina dock entrances announcing that the Fuel Dock will be closed for 3 months starting September 2. The fuel lines servicing the pumps have to be replaced as they are corroding, so significant upgrading is necessary. No alternate fueling options are being considered so ... [Read More...]

July 16, 2014: Loch Lomond Marina Updates

  • The contractor is expected to begin work in the next two weeks on the infrastructure improvements on Loch Lomond Drive. A temporary entrance will be created to access the dry cleaners, professional building and other services. Then trenching and related work will begin to put in sewer, water, electrical conduit, ...
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June 30, 2014: Entrance to Andy's Repaved

As part of the Pt. San Pedro Road repaving project, going to Andy's Market has just become smoother and safer with the installation of new paving at the entry/exit point near the store. [Read More...]

May 28, 2014: Demolition of Dry Cleaners Building

Demolition permits have been issued for the destruction of the building on the Loch Lomond Marina property that had housed the dry cleaners and yacht sales. It is the building immediately adjacent to Andy's Market. Demolition is expected to begin within the next two weeks. The developer is still hoping ... [Read More...]

April 16, 2014: Loch Lomond Marina Update

  • Temporary power polls have been placed. The poles will also support temporary lighting for the Marina Boardwalk. Pole and lighting will remain in place until approximately August when the new underground power will be operational and the new bollard lighting for the Boardwalk will be in place.
  • PG&E is going ...
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February 27, 2014: Loch Lomond Marina Wetlands Update

A construction fence has been erected along the parimeter of the wetlands area on the west end of the construction site to protect the wetlands from the construction work. [Read More...]

February 24, 2014: Loch Lomond Marina Update

Weather permitting, the following is to start in a week or so: 1) The excavation of 100 cu yds of dirt from the gas station site. 2) Excavation of 2 small areas of contaminated dirt from the rear of the dry cleaners. 3) installation of a propane tank to serve ... [Read More...]

December 10, 2013: Loch Lomond Marina Update

While the surcharge soil and wicking have been mostly completed on the Middle Section of the property, other work in Phase 1 has been delayed for several reasons (see Nov 15, 2013 below for the delay in the gas station remediation). The work on the infrastructure (gas, sewer, utility, Loch ... [Read More...]

August 30, 2013: Marin IJ Article

Early work under way to develop San Rafael's Loch Lomond Marina By Megan Hansen Marin Independent Journal POSTED: 08/30/2013 06:06:18 PM PDT Six years after the San Rafael City Council approved a mixed-use development at Loch Lomond Marina, a new developer has started work to make the plans a reality. ... [Read More...]

March 22, 2013: Marin IJ Article

San Rafael's Loch Lomond Marina sold to Los Angeles developer

By Nels Johnson Marin Independent Journal Posted: 03/22/2013 02:54:29 PM PDT

Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael was sold this week to Woodridge Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based real estate development and investment company that last year bought San Francisco's ... [Read More...]

July 30, 2010: Marin IJ Article

Loch Lomond development in San Rafael still without a buyer by Jessica Bernstein-Wax Marin IJ 7/30/2010 Three years after the San Rafael City Council approved a mixed-use development at Loch Lomond Marina, a developer still has yet to buy the land and rights to build there. But Los Angeles-based owner ... [Read More...]

October 15, 2007: Marin IJ Article

Santa Rafael's newly approved Loch Lomond development for sale by Jennifer Upshaw Marin IJ 10/15/07 The land and rights to build at Loch Lomond Marina are for sale, a residential developer involved with the East San Rafael property said Monday. Bruce Dorfman, principal of Mill Valley-based developer Thompson Dorfman Partners ... [Read More...]

August 15, 2007: Marin IJ Article

Trees cut to make way for Loch Lomond development by Mark Prado Marin IJ 10/15/07 The first work on the redevelopment of San Rafael's Loch Lomond Marina started this week, with workers axing 71 trees to make way for the project. The Village at Loch Lomond Marina will include 81 ... [Read More...]

August 14, 2007: Marin IJ Article

Lessons from Loch Lomond saga by David Law Marin IJ Marin Voice 8/14/07 AFTER SIX YEARS and 100 meetings, the Loch Lomond Marina project has been approved by the San Rafael City Council (IJ, Aug. 7). Sadly, the decision follows a long series of compromises that delivers a result that ... [Read More...]

August 10, 2007: Marin IJ Article

Loch Lomond vote a shame Marin IJ Readers’ Forum 8/10/07 As a result of Monday night’s unanimous approval by the City Council, San Rafael will soon have its own version of “The Projects” – The Village at Loch Lomond Marina. It is difficult to fathom how the City Council could ... [Read More...]

August 9, 2007: Marin IJ Editorial

Loch Lomond survives process Marin IJ Editorial 8/9/07 THE LOCH LOMOND Marina project in San Rafael is an example of how painfully long the planning process can be in Marin. But it also is proof that it can work. The project, which has been in the works for five years ... [Read More...]