Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Permanent Homeless Shelter Zoning has been established at Marinwood Village and Big Rock Deli

Permanent Homeless Shelter Zoning has been established at Marinwood Village and Big Rock Deli
 
From LeeLee Thomas, Principal Planner Marin County Development Department  to me on 12/18/2013

" Effective January 1, 2008, SB 2 (Chapter 633, Statutes of 2007) required every California city and county to engage in a detailed analysis of emergency shelters and transitional and supportive housing in their next Housing Element revision, regulates zoning for these facilities, and broadens the scope of the Housing Accountability Act to include emergency shelters as well as supportive and transitional housing. As part of this bill we are required to establish a zone or zoning districts were a homeless shelter is a principally permitted use. Planned Commercial (CP) and Retail Business  (C1) were selected during the Planning Commissions hearings and were adopted by the Board in January 2012 as part of a package of development code changes. "


Note that Marinwood Village and Big Rock Deli are two locations that are now zoned for Homeless Shelters.

Given that San Rafael Mayor has stated that he wants the homeless out of downtown and housed in the county areas,  we should be very concerned that we may find ourselves with several large homeless facilities in our neighborhood.

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