June 7, 2011
MacFarlane Moves...On 180 Units Across The Bridge
MacFarlane Partners has just acquired the 4.5-acre property at 195-205 Tamal Vista Blvd. on which the former WinCup manufacturing plant sits across the bridge in Corte Madera.
Having recently been approved for rezoning to allow for three and four-story multifamily development on the site, MacFarlane Partners plans to raze the manufacturing plant and build 180 apartments and 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail in its place.
As plugged-in people know, MacFarlane Partners also recently acquired the 1844 Market Street site on which a 113 residential units and retail is slated to quickly rise.
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First Published: June 7, 2011 12:45 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Way too big for the surrounding community. How with this large complex impact freeway exit, traffic. What is wrong with the Town of Corte Madera officials? This is not San Francisco...did you see what development has done to the City of San Rafael? Huge, Huge high rises, half empty, sprinkled around the city. This development is just too large for the surrounding residential area, will bring additional traffic conflicts, especially during peak usage on Tamal Vista; ie high school and local business commuter traffic...You can barely cross street in some nonsignaled areas without near misses from speeding motorists. Corte Madera wake up..its just too big, downsize this project footprint, please!
Posted by: Elizabeth Perez at November 2, 2011 3:20 PM
180 apartments is too big? I get that Marin County is basically the definition of NIMBYism, but get real. It's always about, I got mine, you can't have yours.
It should be bigger. 180 apartments does not make this San Francisco, and illogical hyperbole does not help your argument. This is a great start.
Posted by: sfrenegade at November 2, 2011 4:57 PM
Elizabeth - There are other solutions to accommodate the increased number of residents. Though they can't appear overnight they certainly can handle the increased density. Constraining transportation options to just car traffic 101 is the same as constraining infill development. And we need more infill and less sprawl going into the future.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at November 2, 2011 5:26 PM
Let's not forget the original BART plans had a stop in Corte Madera too. :)
Maybe it'll go in with the Starfleet BART stop and the Starfleet Academy BART stop in 2161.
Posted by: sfrenegade at November 3, 2011 1:12 PM
I've lived in Marin for 64 yrs. Between 195 Tamal Vista and the large development west of Redwood High School, you can kiss any small town feeling left of southern Marin goodbye for good.
Hello more congestion!
Posted by: Al Malone at June 23, 2013 4:13 PM