Public Comment for Affordable Housing in Point Reyes Station, Marin County

100 Commodore Webster Drive, rendering by Seigel & Strain Architects100 Commodore Webster Drive, rendering by Seigel & Strain Architects

Public comment has started on repurposing a former United States Coast Guard site at 100 Commodore Webster Drive into affordable housing in Point Reyes Station, an unincorporated town in Marin County. The project will bring new life to the county-owned property next to the local population center, which includes two grocery stores, restaurants, and the West Marin Elementary School. Eden Housing and the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin are jointly responsible for the development.

The county is seeking public comments from last week through May 22nd as part of the environmental review process. For more information about how to share input, visit the city website here.

The development will provide a minor expansion of 1,300 square feet across the proposed 57,800 square feet renovated campus. Apartment sizes will vary, with 15 one-bedroom units, five two-bedroom units, 27 three-bedroom units, and seven four-bedroom units. The site work will include demolishing a storage building and excavating areas for utility and infrastructure improvements.

100 Commodore Webster Drive existing condition, image via Google Satellite

100 Commodore Webster Drive existing condition, image via Google Satellite

The ten two-story buildings will be converted into 36 townhome-style residences. The Barracks structure, i.e., Building 50, will be rehabilitated and turned into 15 apartments. The former mechanical shop and maintenance area will be repurposed for a workshop and storage. The existing kitchen and alley will be renovated and expanded for residential services and community space. Lastly, the playground will be rebuilt.

Emeryville-based Seigel & Strain Architects is responsible for the design, and Bay Tree Design will consult for landscape architecture. Updated plans will bring new trees, pathways, outdoor furniture, and built-in seating. The project will maintain a similar lot coverage from its existing condition, with housing and paving covering just 12.8% of the 32.6-acre parcel.

The timeline shared by CLAM expects to start the rehabilitation process next year, with move-ins by 2027.

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2 Comments on "Public Comment for Affordable Housing in Point Reyes Station, Marin County"

  1. Sprawl.

    • It’s existing (formerly US Coast Guard) and currently unoccupied housing. There’s a local demand for more housing, partly due to increased use of existing housing stock for short term rentals. This site is located on the periphery of downtown Point Reyes Station, which is nearly as urban as it gets in West Marin. (I presume that this project therefore isn’t really sprawl.)

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