A new affordable housing infill project has been approved for development at One Hamilton Drive in Mill Valley, Marin County. The project proposal includes the development of affordable multi-family rental housing.
The City of Mill Valley is the property owner, and EAH Housing is the project developer and future housing manager. Van Meter Williams Pollack is the project architect. Merrill Morris Partners is responsible for landscape architecture. Adobe Associates is the civil engineer.
The project site is a parcel spanning an area of 1.75 acres, part of a larger 13.3-acre swath of city-owned land. The scope of work includes the construction of up to 50 affordable rental housing units and approximately 63 residential parking spaces on the housing site. Unit sizes will vary with 17 one-bedrooms, 16 two-bedrooms, and 12 three-bedrooms. The 44 units will be deed restricted as affordable housing for 55 years, designated for residents earning very-low or low-income households.
The 52-foot tall structure will yield around 65,220 square feet, with 39,760 square feet for housing and 21,580 square feet for the 64-car ground-level garage. The project also includes relocating the existing 38 public parking spaces, one EV charging station with two ports, and restroom facilities currently located on the housing site to the adjacent PSB (Public Safety Building) parking lot by reconfiguring the PSB parking lol to provide secured private parking and storage for public safety employees, and up to approximately public parking spaces, EV charging and public restrooms.
The project also includes pedestrian facility safety upgrades to the three existing crosswalks across Hamilton Drive between the project site and Hauke Park, such as updated high-visibility crosswalk markings, advanced pavement warning markings, and reflective crossing warning signs.
Renderings reveal a facade expressed in concrete, perforated metal shading, horizontal siding, and shingle roofing. As reported previously, the project will also bring open-air amenities for residents and the public. The sidewalk along Hamilton Drive will be shaded with new tree planters, opening in to a larger residential entry lawn furnished with seating and a canopy. The podium-cap amenity deck will include a community room connected to a landscaped courtyard with turf grass and outdoor seating. The balcony faces west towardMount Tamalpais.
A study session was conducted with the city’s Planning Commission. The finished residence will be located on the east side of Hamilton Drive. The estimated cost and timeline for construction have yet to be established.