Sunday, March 30, 2014

A positive view of development at Marinwood Plaza.

Oxbow Public Market in Napa, CA could be a model for a "Farm to Table Market" at Marinwood Plaza.
Marinwood Plaza does not have to be a "down in the heels" strip mall hidden by trees and broken glass.  It also doesn't have to be a high density low income development that pays little taxes, burdens our schools, police and fire services.  

The location is Marinwood-Lucas valley's ONLY COMMERCIALLY VIABLE site for a successful retail market to serve the vital needs of our community.  It is located along the 101 freeway with easy access.  It is minutes by car from anywhere in Marin AND is on the main tourist artery to Sonoma and Napa County popular tourist spots.  Lucas Valley road is the best way to reach West Marin cheese road, Point Reyes, farms and wineries.  A market promoting local produce will stimulate West Marin and local tourism and serve all of Marin every day of the week..

With improvements to parking and freeway visability, Marinwood Plaza could come back to life as successful retail center bringing us quality food, jobs and a place to meet our neighbors.  Marinwood Market could serve as an anchor tenant other tenants may include wineries, local cheese makers, wineries, restaurants.  Associated  retail could include a regional bicycle shop, tourist information, cooking supply, etc. 

Here is how they describe the Oxbow Public Market in Napa:

Showcasing an impressive mix of aesthetics, functional layout, natural lighting and ventilation is the Oxbow Public Market - a locally-owned specialty food and wine store located in the heart of downtown Napa, California. In addition to offering many fine wines and cuisine, the market also hosts events featuring music and dancing.

See more at : Oxbow Public Market

We can have the community we want.  We can save our Marinwood-Lucas Valley future. Help us bring our community to life by endorsing positive retail development at Marinwood Plaza.

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