|PROJECT NAME:||REVISED TOWN HALL PROJECT|
|APPLICABILITY: ||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA|
|TIME AND PLACE: ||6:30 P.M., VIDEO CONFERENCE (SEE BELOW REGARDING HOW TO ACCESS THE MEETING)|
|MEETING DATE:||TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021|
|SUBJECT:||CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE REVISED TOWN HALL PROJECT AND PROPOSED ADDENDUM TO THE INITIAL STUDY AND MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION |
|APPLICANT:||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA|
|PROJECT CONTACTS: ||PHIL BOYLE, SENIOR PLANNER, PBOYLE@TCMMAIL.ORG (415) 927-5067 AND JARED BARRILLEAUX, SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER (415) 927-5120, JBARRILLEAUX@TCMMAIL.ORG|
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30pm via video conference, the Corte Madera Town Council will hold a public meeting to review information, receive public comments, and consider accepting the Revised Town Project Report, approving modifications to the Town Hall Project and the proposed addendum to the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. The new design includes the complete removal of the existing Town Hall building and construction of a new facility in the same location.
The original Town Hall Remodel and Addition Project was unanimously approved by the Town Council on February 2, 2021. That initial project included remodeling the existing building, adding a public plaza and a two-story ~7,500 sq. ft. addition consisting of a Town Council Chambers and offices. Following that approval the Town investigated the option of demolishing the existing building entirely and building a completely new Town Hall. With the old building removed, the design team was able to maximize the efficiency of the floor plans and not be encumbered by the existing structure. The overall size of the New Town Hall will be slightly smaller by about 400 square feet compared to the scope of work originally included in the original Town Hall Remodel and Addition Project.
The architecture of the revised project is very similar to the original with the exception that the flat roof on the original building is now a gable roof matching the new council chambers. The design is still centered on the public plaza and the three iconic redwood trees. The maximum height of the revised project is the same as the previous design – approximately 33 feet from the parking lot in the back and approximately 25 feet from the sidewalk on Tamalpais Dr. There are no significant proposed changes to the site plan.
The new, fully ADA compliant Town Hall, will be approximately 11,500 sq. ft., and will include a new public permitting center, a new council chamber/flex space with seating capacity for approximately 95 people, new offices/workspaces, and an outdoor plaza built around the existing redwood trees. The New Town Hall will contain offices for the departments of Building and Planning, Public Works Engineering, Code Enforcement, Administration and Finance, all in one building accessible from both Tamalpais Drive and the reconfigured parking lot. A central circulation corridor including an elevator, stairway, lobby and restrooms will be accessible from the public plaza as well as the lower level. When completed, the project is intended to create a more resilient, functional, and inviting community asset that will serve the Town for the next 50-100 years.
HOW TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE AND PROVIDE COMMENT AT THE MAY 4, 2021 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING:
- The meeting will be held via video conference. To access the guidelines for viewing and participating in the video conference go to: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/910/Town-Council-Meetings
- You may also submit written comments prior to the public meeting by contacting the project contact (listed above).
- Staff reports are usually available by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained from the project contact (listed above).
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning Division at 415-927-5064. Notification two business days (the Friday before the meeting) prior to the meeting will enable the Town to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. I do hereby certify that the foregoing Notice of Public Meeting was duly processed according to the California Government Code and the Corte Madera Municipal Code.