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Posted on: November 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Housing Element and 1 Hamilton Update

2023-2031 Housing Element Update. The revised Housing Element adopted by City Council on October 16, 2023 has been submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  Staff anticipates receiving feedback on the revisions from HCD by the end of December and will then report the findings to the community and City Council. 

Multi-family Housing at 1 Hamilton Drive.  EAH Housing has partnered with the City of Mill Valley to build and manage the on-going operation of an affordable apartment complex with approximately on the northern portion of the city-owned parcel known as "1 Hamilton Drive." The apartment complex includes 45 total units, including one manager's unit and forty-four rental units affordable to lower-income households with annual household incomes ranging between $40,000 to $140,000 (depending on household size and affordability level).  For additional details about the project, see the 1 Hamilton project website (LINK)

The City of Mill Valley, as lead agency, has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with the housing proposal (also referred to as "the project"). Public comment period on the Draft EIR is November 1 through December 15, 2023.  

On November 28, 2023, the Planning Commission will host a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed project, Draft EIR, and planning application for full review and consideration. At the close of the public hearing, the Planning Commission will consider a series of resolutions providing its final recommendations to the City Council.

DEIR Public Comment Period: Nov. 1-December 15, 2023
Public Hearing (Draft EIR and Project): November 28, 2023 (6:30 pm), Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue

The City invites members of the community to comment on the project or Draft EIR. Comments on the Draft EIR should focus on the sufficiency of the draft document in discussing potential impacts on the physical environment and ways in which potential adverse effects might be minimized considering the Draft EIR’s purpose to provide useful and accurate information about such factors.

Please send written comments to:

Steven Ross, Senior Planner
City of Mill Valley
26 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Following the close of the public review period for the Draft EIR and receiving recommendations from Planning Commission on November 28, the Planning Department will prepare a Final EIR, incorporating and responding to all comments received during the public comment period. All comments received during the review period will be considered prior to finalizing the EIR and before the City Council decides on the Project, (hearing date to be determined).

City Planners are also collecting input on the name for the 1 Hamilton apartment complex. Take the survey (LINK) now through December 1, 2023. 

For more information on the above items: See the November Housing Update (LINK)