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* 1. Do you live in the Terra Linda neighborhood?

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* 2. Are you submitting this survey on behalf of a neighborhood association or organized group?

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* 3. What do you like most about the Terra Linda neighborhood?


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* 4. What are your biggest concerns about the Terra Linda neighborhood?

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* 5. As you visualize the neighborhood in 20 years, what major changes or improvements would you like to see?

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* 6. Please review the text below, which was drafted in 2001-2003 by the City of San Rafael to describe the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Terra Linda, one of the larger neighborhoods in San Rafael, is developed primarily with single-family homes. Condominiums and apartments are located at the end of Freitas Parkway and along Nova Albion and Los Gamos Road. Architectural styles vary throughout the neighborhood, primarily developed with Eichler, Kenny, or “ranch” style homes. There are three senior housing facilities: Villa Marin, Maria B. Freitas and the Nazareth House.

The Terra Linda Recreation Center, Santa Margarita and Freitas Parks, and sports fields and playgrounds at private and public schools offer recreational opportunities for residents. Kaiser Hospital and Terra Linda Shopping Center are also located within the neighborhood. Traffic in the area is generated by the hospital, the schools, and by Highway 101 diversions. The Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Open Space Preserve, located in a semi-circle around the Santa Margarita Valley, provides a community separator between San Rafael, San Anselmo and Lucas Valley. “Pocket” parks are located along Freitas Parkway.

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* 7. Please review the “Vision for 2020,” which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

In November 1997, the City Council received Vision North San Rafael. The Vision is the result of a community-wide effort to describe the future of the northern half of San Rafael. In addition to goals and actions, the document includes a list of implementation strategies to make the vision a reality. Terra Linda is a neighborhood in north San Rafael, and covers much of the area of the Vision.

The Vision identifies needed improvements to the Terra Linda Shopping Center and encourages the construction of the North San Rafael Promenade, both located within the neighborhood boundary. The Vision establishes top priorities and goals for residential neighborhoods in the Design, Beautification and Maintenance, Homes for a Variety of People, Community Services, and Gathering Places sections of the document. Implementation of the Vision will continue to be a requirement for all new development projects in the North San Rafael neighborhoods.

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* 8. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Preserve the design character of Eichler homes.

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* 9. Please review the General Plan program below, which was adopted in 2004 to implement the Policy shown in Question 8:

Program: Consider preparation of design guidelines and/or zoning regulations to preserve Eichler Homes.

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* 10. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: These steep, highly visible parcels above the YMCA and office building (hillside parcels along Los Gamos Drive) have limited access. Development shall be clustered to retain community-wide visible hillside resources. Access to the northern parcel is very difficult and should be considered through the adjacent southern parcel.

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* 11. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Prepare a neighborhood plan for Santa Margarita to address neighborhood concerns.

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* 12. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Support implementation of the North San Rafael Promenade.

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* 13. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Support and seek funding to underground utilities along Freitas Parkway.

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* 14. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy:  Encourage improvements to Terra Linda Shopping Center. Incorporate improvements for the North San Rafael Promenade into upgrades at the shopping center. Examples include:
(a) Coordinated design and colors at the Terra Linda Shopping Center;
(b) Tenant identification signs for Terra Linda Shopping Center consistent with the center’s appearance;
(c) Pedestrian friendly plaza in front of Scotty’s Market and entry signage at Freitas and Del Ganado; and
(d) Housing when possible, thereby adding to the vitality of this area and facilitating the use of public transit.

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* 15. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Retain uses at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and seek ways to improve traffic and parking.

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* 16. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Encourage safe places for the young people in the North San Rafael Community to gather and to explore and pursue their interests.

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* 17. Please review the General Plan program below, which was adopted in 2004 to implement the Policy shown in Question 16:

Program:  Through the development review process, require, as needed, improvements consistent with this policy. Provide and maintain additional recreation facilities in North San Rafael, including a teen center and skate park.

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* 18. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Improve the appearance of the Santa Margarita Creek on Del Ganado Road while maintaining storm drain capabilities.

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* 19. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Terra Linda neighborhood:

Policy: Encourage library services west of Highway 101.

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* 20. Please use the space below to list any new long-range planning policies or action programs you would like to see considered for the Terra Linda neighborhood.

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* 21. (Optional) Please provide your name and contact information below, in the event we need to contact you to discuss your responses:

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