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* 1. Do you live in the Fairhills neighborhood?

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

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

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

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* 5. As you visualize the Fairhills 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 Fairhills neighborhood:

The Fairhills neighborhood, located in central San Rafael, is primarily developed with large, single-family homes on hillside lots. The Neighborhood 13/14 Plan was adopted for Fairhills and Sun Valley in 1980 and became the precursor for the City’s Hillside Design Guidelines that were adopted in 1991. Other features of the neighborhood include the Red Rock Quarry, a visually significant topographic feature, and the Marin Academy, a major and historic feature of the neighborhood. Boyd Park provides recreational opportunities for residents of the neighborhood.

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* 7. Please review the "Vision for 2020," which was adopted in 2004 for the Fairhills neighborhood:

Vision.  This neighborhood, essentially built-out, may see the future development of single-family homes on the few vacant hillside lots. Marin Academy will continue to upgrade its facilities.

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* 8. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Fairhills neighborhood:

Policy: Retain the existing character of the neighborhood, including both historic homes and the natural setting, by:
(a)  Maintaining the authentic historic value and ambiance of the neighborhood’s older housing,
(b)  Assuring that new development and significant remodeling respect and enhance the character of surrounding housing, and
(c)  Protecting hillside areas by clustering new development where appropriate to maximize open space preservation and by carefully evaluating the location, size and height of new structures, road design and adequacy for safety vehicles, grading, structural foundations, surface and sub-soil drainage, excavation, earthfills, and other operations, in order to avoid buildings which are excessively visible or out of scale, soil erosion, scarring of the natural landscape, obstruction of scenic vistas from public vantage points, or loss of natural vegetation and wildlife habitat.

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* 9. Please review the Program below, which was adopted in 2004 to implement the General Plan policy shown in the previous question:

Program: Through the development review process, apply the Hillside Design Guidelines to the design of new housing.

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

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* 11. (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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