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Posted on: June 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Public Hearing Related to Housing Element & Safety Element Updates

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Since the Summer of 2021, the Town of Corte Madera had been working on updating its Housing Element. As part of the update, the Town needs to plan for the construction of more than 700 new homes. 

The Corte Madera Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 6:30 PM for the consideration and possible approval of General Plan amendments, including updates to the Housing Element and Safety Element. The Town is updating its existing Housing Element as required by state law for the 6th Cycle planning period covering 2023 – 2031. The Housing Element is required to be updated every eight years to address existing and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the Town. The Safety Element Update includes changes to Chapter 7 (Flooding & Flood Plain Management) and Chapter 8 (Public Safety & Hazards) of the 2009 General Plan. The changes are intended to comply with recently adopted State law requirements for integrating information and programs related to new wildfire, evacuation routes, and climate adaptation and resilience requirements.

In January 2023, the Town Council adopted a zoning ordinance amendment to implement the rezoning of the identified ten housing opportunity sites (comprised of 18 parcels) associated with the update to the Town of Corte Madera Housing Element (6th Cycle). The Town Council also adopted amendments to the Land Use Element of the General Plan and certified the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIR) prepared for the project. 

How to attend, participate, and provide comment at the Town Council Meeting: 


Additional information on the Housing Element Update, including the draft Housing Element submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and recordings from all past workshops and meetings, is available on the Town’s housing webpage ( The staff report will be available for review on Friday, June 16 and will be posted to the Town’s housing webpage.

If you have any questions about this hearing or the updates to the Housing Element and Safety Element, please contact Martha Battaglia at 415-927-5791 or via email at  

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