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San Rafael Improvement Plan Transportation and Urban Design Studio UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Winter 2016 Cat Callaghan | Shikha Jain | Michael Janusek | Chris Marks


Table of Contents

Table of Contents Project Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goals, Policies and Expected Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Illustrative Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulating Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table A: Transect Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Form and Character by Transect Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................ Additional Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Project Area

San Rafael is a located in Marin County, California, about 20 minutes north of San Francisco. It has a number of notable landmarks and historic resources including: Mission San Rafael Archangel, the Frank Loyd Wright designed Marin Count Civic Center Building and numerous small historic homes and businesses dating back to the founding of the town. Expected to be completed in 2016, The Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART) line will connect San Rafael with Santa Rosa to the north and the Larkspur Ferry to 3rd and 4th streets, including the SMART station, and a portion of San Rafael Creek.

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Project Area

Project Area & Typologies A

B

E F

C

D

Project Area & Typologies Demographics Median Income

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Project Area

Bike and Transit Vehicle ADT Accidents Parking

Existing Parking

isting Parking

0 125 250

500 Feet

°

0 125 250

500 Feet

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Project Area

Lot Size Land Use Centers, Corridors, Walksheds, Districts Walk Score & Development

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Project Area

Centers Connectivity

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Community Needs

Boyd Park

Mixed Neighborhood

Downtown Mixed Neighborhood

TOD Waterfront

Waterfront

San Rafael needs new centers and revitalization of the exsisting downtown to bring in greater activity and vibrancy to the region. With the SMART station being developed and bringing greater connectivity to the surrounding cities, San Rafael has an opportunity to attract economic activity and become a regional center. To accomplish this goal, we call for dense housing near transit, safe, walkable roads, and better connections between centers of activity. Additionally, we integrate open space into the urban form.

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Goals, Policies and Expected Outcomes

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Revitalize and create new centers

Increase active transit safety and integrate open space into the urban form

Increase connectivity and organize city along corridors

Revitalized Centers: Boyd Park Downtown New Centers: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Waterfront Area

Road Diet: 4th Street Side Streets

New and Revitalized Connections: Boyd Park - Downtown Downtown - TOD TOD - Mixed Neighborhoods TOD - Waterfront Development Under the Freeway

TOD Area New Active Transit Areas: Waterfront

Policies and Expected Outcomes: In order to achieve our goals, this code defragments the urban form of San Rafael. The code allows for greater density and inviting streetscapes along 4th Street. Parking structures are provided within short diets and engaging building frontages create an inviting public realm, making access to centers and points of interest a pleasant experience. Pedestrian streets, such as Ritter Street, are closed to cars, and connect downtown to a revitalized waterfront park. One-way free streets are maintained for expedient vehicle access in and out of town, while other streets are closed to cars completely, facilitating transit and park access.

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Illustrative Plan: The Community Vision

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Illustrative Plan: The Community Vision

Pedestrian Alley

SMART Transit Center

Just off the 4th Street entertainment district, a secluded pedestrian street is proposed with ample shade and seating.

The historic rail station on Tamalpias Ave. will be restoried and supported with dense housing and walkable commercial retail.

Revitalized Creekfront

A new parkway, with connections to transit, downtwon, and the neighborhoods, winds along San Rafael Creek south of 2nd Steet.

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Regulating Plan: Implementation of the Community Vision through Transect Zones

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Regulating Plan: Implementation of the Community Vision through Transect Zones

T4 Neighborhood

T4 Main Street

T5

T5 Flex

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Table A: Transect Overview

Less Urban T4 Neighborhood

T4 Main Street

Zone(s)

Zone(s)

T4 Neighborhood

T4 Main Street

Desired Form

Desired Form

Detached or Attached

Attached

Narrow-to-Medium Lot Width

Narrow-to-Medium Lot Width

Small-to-Medium Footprint

Small-to-Medium Footprint

Small Setbacks or close to right of way (ROW)

Buildings close to ROW; at or close to ROW at corners

Small Side Setback or none at all

No Side Setbacks

2-4 Stories

3-4 Stories

Ground Floor at or above Sidewalk

Ground Floor at or above Sidewalk

Primarily Stoops, Porches, Shopfronts and Terraces

Primarily Shopfronts

General Use

General Use

A mix of residential and neighborhood-supporting uses in ancillary buildings and at some corners.

light industrial (work-live) on upper stories

Intent

Intent

Walkable and mixed-use. An inviting urban neighborhood that provides a variety of housing and commerical choices. Development at a human scale with small-to-medium footprint buidlings within short walking distance of neighborhood-serving services.

Vibrant and walkable. It is the extension of western 4th street serving surrounding neighborhoods with commerical, retail, and entertainment uses. Small-tomedium footprint, moderate-to-high intensity main street buildings.

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Table A: Transect Overview

More Urban T5

T5 Flex

Zone(s)

Zone(s)

T5

T5 Flex

Desired Form

Desired Form

Attached

Detached or Attached

Medium-to-Large Lot Width

Medium-to-Large Lot Width

Medium-to-Large Footprint

Medium-to-Large Footprint

Simple wall plane at or setback from the street

Simple wall plane at or setback from the street

Small-to-Medium front setbacks

Small-to-Medium front setbacks

Small-to-Medium side setbacks

Small-to-Medium side setbacks

Up to 8 stories

Up to 4 stories

Primarily Shopfronts, Gallerys, Arcades, Stoops

Primarily Shopfronts, Stoops, Forecourts, Gallerys,

General Use

General Use

Intent

Intent

A walkable urban neighborhood with medium-to-large footprint buildings, moderate to high intensity midrise housing, and live/work buildings supporting and within short walking distance to neighborhood serving retail and services.

A walkable urban street serving the San Rafael community and the region with commerical, retail, entertainment, civic uses, public transportation and medium to large footprint and moderate to high intensity mid rise housing choices

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Form and Character by Transect Zone Use Type

T4N

T4MS

T5

T5 Flex

Buildings and Stories Carriage House

1.5

Detached House: Compact

1.5

Detached House: Medium

2

Duplex

2

Multiplex Small

3

Multiplex Large

4 4

Rowhouse Building

3

4

Courtyard Building

3

3

Stacked Flats Building

4

4

1

Live/Work Building

4

8

Flex Building Main Street Building

4 4

2

4

Mid-Rise Building

8

4

P

P

Tower

Frontages Front Yard

P

Porch: Projecting

P

Porch: Engaged

P

Stoop

P

P

Forecourt

P

P

Dooryard

P

Terrace

P

Maker Shopfront

P

P

P

P

Shopfront

P

P

P

P

Gallery

P

P

Landscape

P

P

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Form and Character by Transect Zone Use Type

T4N

T4MS

T5

T5 Flex

P

P P

Signage Sidewalk

P

Yard / Porch

P

Window

P

P

P

Wall Mural

P

P

P

Wall

P

Awning/Canopy

P

Projecting

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Roof

Key P

Permitted Use

MUP

Minor Use Permit Required

CUP

Conditional Use Permit Required

—

Use Not Allowed

End Notes 1 Only

allowed on corner lots with a retail or service

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Use Types by Transect Zone Use Type

T4N

T4MS

T5

T5 Flex

Use Type

T4N

T4MS

T5

T5 Flex

P

P

P

P

Services

Residential P

P

P

Animal Services, except

Dwelling

P

Accessory Dwelling

P

Home Occupation

P

P

P

P

Boarding

MUP CUP

MUP

P

P

P

P

Pet day care

MUP CUP

MUP

with the following features:

Retail General Retail, except with

P

P

P

P

Alcoholic Beverage Sales

CUP

CUP

CUP

CUP

Drive-Through Services

MUP

any of the following:

Floor Area over 10,000 sf CUP

CUP

P

P

Automatic Teller Machine

P

P

P

P

Day Care Center

P

P

P

P

Adult

P

MUP

P

P

7 - 12 Children

P

P

P

P

1 - 8 Children

P

P

P

P

Day Care Home:

Lodging:

Operating between: 1am-7am

CUP MUP

CUP

CUP

Bed & Breakfast Inn

MUP MUP

MUP

MUP

11pm-1am

CUP

CUP

CUP

Hotel

MUP MUP

MUP

MUP

CUP

Medical Services:

Eating or Drinking Establishment, except with

P

P

P

P

Clinic

any of the following: Alcoholic Beverage Sales MUP MUP Drive-Through Services

MUP

MUP Personal Services

CUP

Floor Area over 10,000 sf

P

P

Operating between:

MUP MUP

MUP

MUP MUP

MUP

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Recreation, Education, Public Assembly Cultural Institution

P

P

P

P

1am-7am

CUP MUP

MUP

MUP

Meeting Facilities

P

P

P

P

11pm-1am

MUP MUP

MUP

MUP

Neighborhood Square

P

P

P

P

Outdoor Entertainment

MUP MUP

MUP

MUP

Pocket Park

P

P

Street Vendor/Food truck

MUP MUP

MUP

MUP

Playground

P

P

Public Safety Facility

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Indoor > 5,000 sf

P

P

P

P

Outdoor

P

P

P

Religious Assembly

P

P

P

School: Public or Private

P

P

P

Studio: Art, Music, Dance

P

P

P

Recreational Facility:

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P

P

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Use Types by Transect Zone Use Type

T4N

T4MS

T5

P

P

T5 Flex

Industry, Manufacturing & Processing Artisan Production

P

Agriculture Urban Agriculture/Crop Production Community Garden

P P

P

Transportation, Communications, Infrastructure Infrastructure and Utility

P

Wireless Telecommunications: P MUP Facility

MUP

Accessory Accessory Building/ Structure

MUP

Key P

Permitted Use

MUP

Minor Use Permit Required

CUP

Conditional Use Permit Required

—

Use Not Allowed

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500 Feet

Street Upgrades and Changes Mission Ave.

2nd Street

Free

Lindaro St.

Local Slow Yield Pedestrian

°

0 125 250

500 Feet

Transit Center

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Hetherton St.

Court St.

3rd Street Ritt er S t.

2nd Street

ath Bike P Creek

Tamalpais St.

Cijos St.

Lootens Pl.

Commerical Pl.

Lincoln St.

One-Way, Free

Ritt er S t.

5th Street

Lindaro St.

Street Type

Lincoln St.

Brooks St.

3rd Street

A St. Tamalpais St.

Commerical Pl.

Cijos St.

4th Street Lootens Pl.

A St.

4th Street

Brooks St.

Court St.

5th Street

Hetherton St.

Mission Ave.

e Path

Bik Creek

Waterfront Intersection

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Pedestrian Street Court Street Commercial Street Ritter Street

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Yield Street Brooks Street Lootens Place Cijos Street Tamalapais Street

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Slow Street A Street Mission Ave

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Local Street 4th Street

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Free Street 5th Street Lincoln Street Lindaro Street

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Free Street, One Way 3rd Street 2nd Street

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Additional Improvements

Planned Parking Existing Parking

500 Feet

°

0 125 250

500 Feet

Stoop Shopfront Terrace Unique

Feet

°

0

250

Feet

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Additional Improvements

New Civic Space

pace

Existing Civic Space

c Space

50

500 Feet

0 125 250

500 Feet

Building Height

t

50

°

No Building 1 Story 2 Stories 3-4 Stories 4-6 Stories 6-8 Stories

500 Feet

°

0 125 250

500 Feet

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Illustrative Plan: The Community Vision

T4 MS

T5

T4 N

T5 F

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Goals, Policies and Expected Outcomes

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Revitalize and Create New Centers

Increase Active transit safety and Integrate open space into the urban form

Increase Connectivity and Organize City along corridors

Revitalized Centers: Boyd Park Downtown New Centers: Transit Oriented Development Waterfront Area

Road Diet: 4th Street Side Streets

New and Revitalized Connections: Boyd Park - Downtown Downtown - TOD TOD - Mixed Neighborhoods TOD - Waterfront Development Under the Freeway

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TOD Area New Active Transit Areas: Waterfront

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San Rafael Improvement Plan  

Proposed form based code plan for downtown San Rafael

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