Fall Update - architecture, accessibility planning and engineering!

The Neighborhood Design series this summer gave our team great input that affirmed our project’s values and provided input into community needs. Check out this one-page summary of what we heard.

Here are just a few things that our team has been up to this fall.

·      Accessibility planning. The original 36 townhomes are not accessible by a person in a wheelchair. Our team is redesigning some of the two-, and three-bedroom townhomes into accessible one-level flats. ADA accessible homes will be on the ground floor and homes on the second floor will be accessed by new exterior stairs. Parking and pathways are also being redesigned to improve accessibility.

·      Apartment building design. The old dormitory has been conceptually redesigned as 15 one-bedroom apartments for seniors. Apartments will also be accessible.

·      Refining the community asset concept. We’ve received your feedback about priorities for community spaces within the project. Many of the priorities can be implemented! CLAM is developing a concept that complies with the zoning standards in the updated Local Coastal Plan. These include spaces for nature enjoyment, teaching and learning. Stay tuned – more information coming soon!

What’s coming up this winter and spring?  We will continue to work on site planning, including septic system design. Our schedule shows we will start environmental review in the Spring of 2022. These are some of the tasks we will be working on before that: 

·      Renewable energy. Our team has grown to include Sage Energy Consulting, led by Inverness resident Brent Johnson. Sage’s role is to evaluate and recommend potential solar PV, battery energy storage systems, and microgrid controls, as well as evaluate costs and financing strategies.

·      Building science. Our team is getting down to details with energy modeling, structural improvement specifications, electrical engineering, and water management planning. 

·      Sewer lines. The condition of the existing sewer lines needs to be evaluated. To do that, the lines and connections will be inspected via video.

Repurposing this site will take some time. After the project is reviewed and approved by Marin County, we will seek low income housing tax credits and other funding in 2023. Of course CLAM will continue to fundraise throughout! We intend construction to start in 2024 and residents can move in in 2025. We thank you for your patience, input and support along the way.

Thank You & Next Steps!

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who participated in last Saturday’s final design gathering! And special thanks to the ongoing participation of so many volunteers throughout the three-meeting series!

All of us at CLAM are deeply grateful for how this community showed up for this process, with interest, enthusiasm, commitment. One attendee reflected that, in a time when the future feels uncertain, it is truly healing to be together once again and to be invited to imagine and help shape the future of our community. Now, we’re one step closer to this neighborhood becoming a reality!

Here are some common themes we have heard so far:

·       Community

·       Inclusion

·       Access to nature

·       Community garden

·       Multi-purpose room

·       Childcare

·       Safety

·       Paths & trails

·       Resilience

·       Accessibility

·       Less car-centric

·       Senior services

·       Community kitchen

·       Renewable energy

·       Art & murals

Our big takeaways from the gatherings?

·       This neighborhood is an entreyway to talk about larger community issues like sustainability, resilience, resource-sharing, and inclusion.

·       Our community is incredibly knowledgeable, committed, and excited about this new neighborhood.

·       People encouraged flexibility. When presented with two options, they asked, “Why not both?” or “Why not a combination of the two?”

What comes next?

·       The architects are reviewing community input, which will feed directly into a proposal that CLAM and Eden Housing will submit to the County in September. The project proposal must go through a permitting process that is expected to last 12-16 months.

·       CLAM is coming up with a process to name the neighborhood with community input. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, go to the Feedback Section to give your suggestions.

·       We’ll keep you updated on this site and in the CLAM newsletters. Feel free to reach out to CLAM at 415-663-1005 with specific questions.

Want to see event materials? Go to the Info tab and scroll down to Information & Plans - to see site diagrams and packet from the final design gathering.


This Saturday's Final Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Gathering!

 Join us this Saturday for the Final Design Conversation at the Coast Guard Neighborhood!

We hope you'll join us this Saturday for the Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Share & Feedback. At this third and final gathering of the community planning process, the team of architects will share their design plans for the neighborhood. Join us to review, discuss and give feedback on the designs!


Saturday, August 14th

3:30 - 4:00pm  Light Food & Self-Guided Tours

4:00 - 6:00pm  Design Share & Feedback

6:00 - 6:30pm  Reception with Food & Music

Location: Former Coast Guard Property,

100 Commodore Webster Drive, Point Reyes Station

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors!

Masks strongly recommended.

 RSVP Here: Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Gatherings – Attend All 3! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


What comes after the gathering on Saturday, 8/14?

Architects will finalize design plans after hearing the community's input on 8/14, then CLAM/Eden will submit plans to the County to begin the entitlements/permitting process.


Questions about the work-to-date and plans for the future? Click here to access the FAQ section of this site: Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal Official Site | Point Reyes Station, CA - coUrbanize

 

Want to give feedback online? We still want your feedback! Click here for this site's feedback section: Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal Official Site | Point Reyes Station, CA - coUrbanize



This Sunday's Design Conversation!


Join the Design Conversation!

This Sunday, 7/25 from 4:00 – 6:00pm is the key opportunity to participate in the design of this neighborhood’s next chapter. Small focus-group discussions will help community members share ideas, and listen to one another – as architects take it all in to draft a site plan.

 3pm - 4pm: Food & self-guided tour

4pm - 6pm: Program and small group discussions

 Conversations will be organized into three topic areas. Choose the one most interesting to you:

  • What should the housing part of the neighborhood look and feel like for its future residents?
  • What should the community-serving area of the neighborhood look and feel like, so that it supports community needs and is integrated with the town?
  • What should the landscape and natural environment look and feel like, so that that sustainable, regenerative practices are incorporated, along with space for things like trails and community gardens?

 Come and share your ideas!

Register Here: Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Gatherings – Attend All 3! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite Registration is not required, just helpful.

 

What comes after the gathering on Sunday, 7/25?

Architects will create site designs based on the community's input, and present them for further discussion on Saturday, 8/14, from 4:00 - 6:00pm. Stay tuned!


Questions about the work-to-date and plans for the future? Click here to access the FAQ section of this site: Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal Official Site | Point Reyes Station, CA - coUrbanize

 

Want to give feedback online? Click here for this site's feedback section: Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal Official Site | Point Reyes Station, CA - coUrbanize


We've begun! Here's what's next!

We've begun the 3-step community planning process to repurpose the Coast Guard neighborhood!

Last Sunday, about 140 community members attended the first Neighborhood Design gathering to see the Coast Guard property first-hand and hear plans for this new neighborhood. Were you unable to make it? Here’s two opportunities to catch what was said:

·       Join Tuesday’s 7/20 Zoom Recap from 5:30 – 7:00pm to learn about the plans, and ask questions.

Register Here: Meeting Registration - Zoom

·       Go to the FAQ’s on this site: Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal Official Site | Point Reyes Station, CA - coUrbanize


This Sunday, 7/25 from 4:00 – 6:00pm is a special opportunity to participate in the design of this neighborhood’s next chapter. Join the conversation! Small focus-group discussions will help community members share ideas, and listen to one another – as architects take it all in to draft a site plan.

Conversations will be organized into three topic areas. Choose the one most interesting to you:

  • What should the housing part of the neighborhood look and feel like for its future residents?


  • What should the community-serving area of the neighborhood look and feel like, so that it supports community needs and is integrated with the town?


  • What should the landscape and natural environment look and feel like, so that that sustainable, regenerative practices are incorporated, along with space for things like trails and community gardens?


Come and share your ideas! Come before 4pm to enjoy food & take a self-guided tour. Program begins at 4pm.

Register Here: Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Gatherings – Attend All 3! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


What comes after the gathering on Sunday, 7/25?

Architects will create site maps based on the community's input, and present them for further discussion on Saturday, 8/14, from 4:00 - 6:00pm. Stay tuned!


Join us! Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Gatherings

Coast Guard Neighborhood Design Gatherings – provide your perspective to renew this neighborhood for Point Reyes Station and the community!

RSVP through Eventbrite so we can anticipate how many people will attend.

CLAM, Eden Housing and the Point Reyes Station Village Association will host 3 Neighborhood Design gatherings. This is a 3-step community planning process, so please plan on attending all three gatherings. And bring your West Marin friends and family!

Gathering 1: Sunday, July 18 from 4-6pm - Orientation and Tour - Open at 3pm for music, tours and food

Learn about what’s happening and the process to rehab the property, ask questions, and see the place for yourself with a tour.

*For those who are not yet ready to gather in-person, there will be a Zoom recap of the first Gathering on Tuesday, July 20th at 5:30pm. Click here to register.

Gathering 2: Sunday, July 25 from 4-6pm - Small Group Design Input

Contribute your perspective in a small group discussion about the design of the housing, community, and landscaping aspects of the neighborhood. Listen to the views of community members.

Gathering 3: Saturday, August 14 from 4-6pm - Design Summary and Feedback

See architects’ design ideas based on community input. Gather for discussion and feedback.

This meeting series is your opportunity to come onto the Coast Guard property, experience this neighborhood for yourself, learn more about the project, and give your input and feedback.

  • All meetings will be held outdoors at the former Coast Guard property, 100 Commodore Webster Dr. in Point Reyes Station.
  • All gatherings (except for the Zoom recap) will be bilingual English & Spanish.
  • Social distancing will be required to ensure the safety of all.
  • Please bring a mask and water bottle.

RSVP through Eventbrite, so we can anticipate how many people will attend. Thank you!

Welcome to the Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal outreach site!

Thanks for visiting our new website. We're using this interface to help you follow and participate in the renewal process for the Coast Guard neighborhood in Point Reyes Station.

We're excited about the Neighborhood Design meeting series that will begin in July 2021. Here are the dates:

Spanish-language Orientation, Sunday, 6/27, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Orientation & Tour, Sunday, 7/18, 4:00 - 6:00pm (bilingual) - come on over to the property at 3pm to reunite with friends, family, and enjoy food and music before the program starts.

Design Input from Community, Sunday, 7/25, 4:00 - 6:00pm (bilingual)

Design Summary & Feedback, 8/14, Saturday, 4:00 - 6:00pm (bilingual)


These three meetings from 7/18 to 8/14 all build on one another, so plan to come to all three!

Bring your water bottle & mask.

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