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* 1. Do you live in the Civic Center 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 Civic Center neighborhood?

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* 4. What are your biggest concerns about the Civic Center 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 Civic Center neighborhood:

Home to the historic Marin County Civic Center complex designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the neighborhood is developed with single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, offices and commercial uses, a hotel, a dog park, and a post office. The Civic Center complex includes county offices, courts, jail, exhibit hall, auditorium, and a lagoon park. The Marin County Farmer’s Market and Marin County Fair are also held on Civic Center grounds.

Traffic congestion near the Civic Center was recently improved with the construction of a new intersection at North San Pedro Road and Civic Center Road, featuring two left-turn lanes onto Civic Center Drive.

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

The Civic Center Master Plan identifies additional office space and more cultural and entertainment facilities, including a museum. A future transit station with parking is planned on the vacant property located adjacent to Highway 101, across from McInnis Parkway. The area also provides an excellent opportunity for the construction of approximately 200 affordable units. The salt marsh and riparian corridors along branches of Gallinas Creek should be protected, improved, and include public viewing areas where appropriate.

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* 8. Please review the General Plan Policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood

Policy: Design Considerations for Development in the Vicinity of the Civic Center.
a.  Require urban design analysis to assure compatibility of materials, color and building masses with Civic Center.
b.  Require functional inter-connection with Civic Center.
c.   Design to complement Civic Center architecture rather than compete.
d.  Site design should retain vistas where feasible to Mt. Tamalpais.
e.  Encourage retention of existing historic structures.
f.   Encourage the County to enhance the Civic Center Drive area with safe and pleasant walkways.
g.  Encourage the County to have proposals go through Design Review process, and involve North San Rafael community in evaluation of design, etc.
h.  Implement the recommendations identified in the Civic Center Station Area Plan completed in 2011.

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

Program: Monitor, review and comment on County development related to its properties surrounding and including the Civic Center. Encourage the County to involve the North San Rafael community in the evaluation and review of proposed changes at the Civic Center. Request that the County provide sufficient opportunity for review of major development proposals at the Civic Center by the Design Review Board, Planning Commission and City Council. Implement the recommendations prescribed in the Civic Center Station Area Plan completed in 2011.

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* 10. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood:

Policy: Review and comment on plans for future Civic Center expansion projects, including but not limited to, office space and residential units. Support renovations and additions to cultural and entertainment facilities at the Civic Center.

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* 11. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood:

Policy: Support construction of a Civic Center SMART station. Encourage a plan that provides high density housing, bus transit connections, a parking lot, and incorporates pedestrian facilities and bicycle access (including bike storage facilities) consistent with the San Rafael Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.

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* 12. Please review the General Plan programs below, which were adopted in 2004 to implement the policy shown in Question 11:

Program A:  Work with SMART, Marin County, Golden Gate Bridge Transit District and other transit providers to prepare a site-specific design for a transit-oriented development with housing in the vicinity of the rail station.

Program B:  Encourage the provision of lighting and sidewalks to ensure safe and attractive walkways and bikeways from the transit center, on both sides of Civic Center Drive, to the Northgate area.

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* 13. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood:

Policy: Provide a continuous walkway from the Civic Center to McInnis Park along the railroad, consistent with the San Rafael Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.

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* 14. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood:

Policy: Improve the safety for transit riders walking and biking to the bus pads on Highway 101 at Freitas Interchange.

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* 15. Please review the General Plan program below, which was adopted in 2004 to implement the policy shown in Question 14:

Program: Work with Golden Gate Transit to provide for safer bus pad locations and design.

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* 16. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood:

Policy: Create a bike path between Dominican/Black Canyon and the Civic Center, from Villa Avenue to San Pablo Avenue, along Highway 101.

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* 17. Please review the General Plan policy below, which was adopted in 2004 for the Civic Center neighborhood:

Policy:  Support construction of the terminus of the Promenade to Civic Center Drive as described in the North San Rafael Vision Promenade Conceptual Plan.

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

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* 19. (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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