Philip Richardson has applied to the City of Mill Valley for approval of a General Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map, Design Review and a Tree Removal Permit to construct “Blithedale Terrace”: 20 attached residential units on an approximately 1.2-acre site northwest of the intersection of East Blithedale Avenue and Camino Alto, identified as Marin County Assessor’s Parcel Number 030-021-47. The subject property is currently zoned PA (Professional Administrative Office).
In February of 2010, the City of Mill Valley released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Blithedale Terrace Project for public review and comment. To review the DEIR please click here.
The purpose of the DEIR was to evaluate the environmental impacts of this project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The City of Mill Valley Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report in May of 2010. During the public comment period, the City received over 100 written comments; more than 40 people (including individual Planning Commissioners) commented at the public hearing.
The Final EIR for Blithedale Terrace contains all comments received by the City on the Draft EIR and also includes responses to those comments, together with necessary changes or revisions to the text of the Draft EIR. The City of Mill Valley has prepared this Final EIR pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15132, which specifies that a Final EIR shall consist of:
· The Draft EIR or a revision of that Draft;
· A list of persons, organizations, and public agencies commenting on the Draft EIR;
· Comments and recommendations received on the Draft EIR (either verbatim or in a summary);
· The response of the Lead Agency (the City of Mill Valley) to significant environmental points raised in the review process; and
· Any other information deemed necessary by the Lead Agency.
Due to its length, the text of the Draft EIR and its Appendices (which include the June 2006 NOP and Initial Study) are not included with this Final EIR, but are incorporated by reference as part of the Final EIR.
Final Environmental Impact Report
Final EIR Cover
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - List of Comment Letters & Speakers
Chapter 3 - Master Responses to Comments
Chapter 4 - Individual Responses to Comments
Chapter 5 - Revisions to Draft EIR
Chapter 6 - Other Alternatives