Fort Ord Area Issues & Actions:
Marina Downtown Vitalization Specific Plan
At build out, the Marina Downtown Vitalization Specific Plan would allow 380,150 new square feet of multiple use, office/research, retail service and public facilities. It would also permit 2,400 new dwelling units with over 90% of them multi-family residential.
LandWatch Position: Provided Comments
Project Status: Awaiting Draft EIR
The project applicant is City of Marina.
The project expands the space for multiple use, office/research and retail, and permits 2,400 new units.
The City of Marina is the lead agency.
This project is governed by City of Marina General Plan from 2000.
There is a working draft of the Plan (31.8M PDF file) available as of March 2011.
The comment period was March 2010.
- The Notice of Preparation was complete in 2009.
Project Location Map
This map shows the boundaries of the Marina Downtown Specific Plan.
Resources At Risk
Language on Reclaimed Water is Unclear
In 2005, a plan was established to supplement the City’s water supply with a desalination plant. Upon completion, the desalination plan[t] is expected to supply 1,500 acre feet of water per year.” It is unclear if this document is referring to this exist plan or a different one.
Poor Evaluation of Water Supply Needs
The document does not adequately review impacts from developments in Marina Heights, Cypress Village, Marina Station or the Dunes.
LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.
Letter: Comments on the Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (102K PDF file)
LandWatch's comments focus on water, the cumulative impacts analysis, and air quality. (04.07.11)