Loch Lomond Marina: Pre-August 2007 Archive

The Loch Lomond Marina Committee (LLMC) was originally chartered to deal with the development of General Plan 2020 focusing on sections that related to the proposed development plans for the Loch Lomond Marina property and examining the impact of those development plans on the environment, on the residential areas surrounding the marina and on the recreational uses of the property. Once the final plans were approved by the City of San Rafael on August 6, 2007, the LLMC was then re-oriented to assure that the development followed the approved plan and that the impact of the construction process was minimized for the surrounding neighborhoods. This archive of the documents related to the original LLMC activities is provided for historical reference.

ITEM
DESCRIPTION
GP2020Link to the City of San Rafael website documenting General Plan 2020 (GP2020)
Land Use MapMap from GP2020 showing the zoning use for the Loch Lomond Marina property
Section NH-118Excerpt from GP2020, Section NH-118, dealing with the Loch Lomond Marina
List of GP2020 ConflictsAn extensive list of conflicts produced by the committee between the proposed development plans for the Village at Loch Lomond Marina and GP2020
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
February 25, 2005Bay Conservation
and Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board (DRB) response to the Loch Lomond Marina developers on a hearing held on January
10. 2005 at which the design for the proposed development was reviewed
San Rafael City Council
August 6, 2007Coalition letter to the City Council urging their consideration of several issues regarding the pending Marina project
San Rafael Parks and Recreation Department
May 18, 2006Marin Audubon Society's letter to the Parks and Recreation Department voicing strong concerns regarding the recreational and environmental aspects of the project
March 16, 2006Minutes of the Parks and Recreation Commission hearing on the Loch Lomond Marina project
March 16, 2006Presentation by the committee at the San Rafael Parks and Recreation Commission hearing on the proposed development
February 17, 2005Letter from S.R. Department of Parks and Recreation to the Loch Lomond Marina developers regarding their findings at a hearing held on this date
San Rafael Planning Commission and Design Review Board (DRB)
April 26, 2006 Committee letter to the Planning Commission requesting a revision and recirculation of the draft EIR

April 11, 2006

Committee presentation to the Planning Commission hearing on the draft Environmental Impact Report
(PDF document)
March 21, 2006Presentation by the committee at the Design Review Board hearing on the proposed development
November 5, 2004Letter from the committee to the S.R. Planning Commission on design inadequacies
September 8, 2004 Summary prepared by the committee of a combined meeting of the S.R. Planning Commission and Design Review Board on this date
Revised Notice of Preparation of an EIROfficial notice of preparation of an EIR by the S.R. Planning Commission on March 23, 2005 in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and CEQA Guidelines
DATE
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION
August 6, 2007After 6 years and 100 meetings, Loch Lomond project OK'd

By Tad Whitaker

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: regarding the approval of the project by the City Council at their August 6, 2007 meeting
July 10, 2007There's still [time] to save Loch Lomond project with good planning

Marin IJ
MARIN VOICE: Bonnie Marmor, Sara Jensen and Tymber Cavasian cite major flaws in the current plan being considered by the City Council and asserting that San Rafael still has a chance to modify this plan to one that allows all the functions to work successfully
June 19, 2007Controversial Loch Lomond project aired

By Jennifer Upshaw

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: describes the City Council hearing on the project on June 18, 2007
May 9, 2007Loch Lomond project foe vows a battle

By Tad Whitaker

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: describing the results of the May8 , 2007 Planning Commission vote in favor of the project as well as an interview with David Law of the Loch Lomond Homeowners Association
April 24, 2007Both sides far apart over Loch Lomond project

By Tad Whitaker

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: describing the Planning Commission hearing on April 24, 2007
March 24, 2007Contested Loch Lomond plan advances

By Jennifer Upshaw

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: about the approval by the Design Review Board of the mitigated plans for the Village at Loch Lomond Marina project
August 19, 2006City 'infill housing' mistake

Marin IJ
LETTER: Mark J. O'Toole decries the planned development for violating good sense as to what makes a proper infill housing candidate
August 4. 2006The Loch Lomond monster

By Bill Meagher and Peter Seidman

Pacific Sun
ARTICLE: summarizes the issues surrounding the planned development at Loch Lomond Marina
July 18, 2006San Rafael planning needs a fix
Marin IJ
MARIN VOICE: Robert Dobrin writes on the state of the San Rafael planning process
June 20, 2006

Loch Lomond store needed
Marin IJ

LETTER: Bonnie Marmor writes in support of a full-service market at the Marina site
June 16, 2006Loch Lomond must be protected
Marin IJ
LETTER: David Tattersall and Bonnie Marmor write on the environmental and neighborhood impact of the proposed development
June 2006Loch Lomond Village Development Project

By Barbara Salzman

The Clapper Rail
ARTICLE: on the environmental impact of the proposed development at the Loch Lomond Marina (“The Clapper Rail" is a publication of the Marin Audubon Society)
April 12, 2006Marina project triggers fears over traffic
by Tad Whitaker

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: on the Planning Commission April 11, 2006 hearing on the Marina project
March 24, 2006Residents reject Loch Lomond project proposal
By Tad Whitaker

Marin IJ
ARTICLE: on the Design Review Board March 21, 2006 hearing
March 16, 2006Loch Lomond must be protected
Marin IJ
LETTER: David Tattersall and Bonnie Marmor rebut the March 2, 2006 Marin IJ article titled "Smooth sailing for San Rafael marina revamp"