Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fwd: 36K sq. ft at Tam Junction Hearing!!

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Date: May 26, 2016 10:45 AM
Subject: 36K sq. ft at Tam Junction Hearing!!
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Please circulate
See Below

Hey folks:   

 Heads up on the Public Hearing at the Tam Valley Community Center.  See below.   
This should be an exciting event - not to be missed.
Do they not want us to have social lives? Something of this magnitude with a weeks notice   minus a  Memorial day weekend? So.... basically we are looking at 4 days notification.....  Traffic not bad enough?

Who writes this stuff? Hollywood?  Wait no..... its a company from the East Bay trying to get their hands on Marin's money bag and demographic - aging population...... they did the stats.   1 in 3 seniors  are going to wind up with alzheimers/dementia. 

They have hatched a really great plan for what?  A MEMORY CARE CENTER AT TAM JUNCTION.  40 feet high. 72 beds.  Extensive fencing around the property. 

Wait .... there is more....... scores of  service workers,   from Richmond, Oakland, Santa Rosa.....hundreds of visitors per day at one of the most traffic and environmentally challenged spots in Marin - Flood, Fire, Liquifaction. 
 24/7  3 shifts OF CARE and SERVICE  WORKERS, hospice, dentist, doctors, nurses, barbers, beauticians, drivers of transportaion vehicles for appointments and outings, occupational, therapists ...... All employees will have to sign  waivers against being land locked there.  Add more folks to the Richmond bridge and Highway 101....

Let's not forget the construction trucks and years of building the noise, proximity to sea level rise flood areas..... no exit in an emergency because both Miller Ave. and Highway one that flood now several times a year soon to be several times a month.  In fact I remember days recently  they told folks to not get in their cars and drive through that area. 

People unable to be evacuated in an emergency in high fire danger  area and with the Muir Woods, Highway One jams.

In the new flood scenarios, workers won't be able to get to the place....  

BTW - No decrease in visitors to Muir Woods with the new res system, just spread out over a greater amount of time.... but add this to the mix when first responders are already freaking about a real emergency and now add  people wandering who don't know up from down.     
 The upland transition tidal zone will be impacted - further limiting adaptation. Its all about the money.  These places charge 90 to 120,000 per year. Depending on the type of  care/ a la carte prices can run it higher. 
times 72 equals  about 7.2 million per year income and up.   

This is the wrong place for this.   Please show up. 


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From: "Supervisor Kate Sears" 
Date: May 25, 2016 3:58:00 PM PDT
Subject: Update from Kate - Tam Design Review Board review Peace Lutheran Church Tentative Map/Design Review

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Item of Interest to Residents of Tam Valley
Public Hearing at Tamalpais Design Review Board
Wednesday, June 1st 7:00 p.m.
Tamalpais Valley Community Center
Supervisor Kate Sears would like you to know about an upcoming meeting regarding a proposal by Peace Lutheran Church to build an assisted living/memory care facility on property at 205 Tennessee Valley Road in Tam Valley.
The Tamalpais Design Review Board will be reviewing this project, the Peace Lutheran Church Tentative Map/Design Review, and hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Tam Valley Community Center at 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley.
The proposed project entails construction of a new 72 bed, 35,880 square-foot memory care/assisted living facility behind the existing church (in the location of the existing parsonage building, which would be demolished).
You are welcome to attend the Tamalpais Design Review Board meeting to hear about this proposal and to ask questions and offer comments. If you are unable to attend, you may also submit comments to County planner Jocelyn Drake at (415) 473-6245 or
Please visit the Peace Lutheran Church project page for further information about this application and sign up to stay informed. By signing up, you will receive notice of any further meetings that may be held about the Peace Lutheran Church proposal.
Feel free to share this message with others who may be interested.  And, as always, feel free to send me your questions and comments at or (415) 473-7331.
Not all events are sponsored by the County of Marin. County of Marin sponsored events are required to be accessible. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County sponsored event, please call (415) 473-4381 (voice), (415) 473-3232 (TTY), or dial 711 for CRS or email Disability Access at least five work days in advance. Documents in alternative formats are available upon request.

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