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Address Where Document is Available for Public Review: The draft IS/MND and supporting documents are available for review at: Mill Valley City Hall 26 Corte Madera Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941

Copies of the report are also available for review: Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Avenue Mill Valley, CA 9494 Posted on the City’s website: and available for direct download here.

Contact Person: Scott Schneider, Mill Valley Department of Public Works (415) 384-4800

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Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan Draft Environmental Study Available for Review

Posted Date: 9/18/2015 12:30 PM

Public Review of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Environmental Study has been extended to November 16th. The Mill Valley City Council will be considering public comments at the November 16th meeting

After years of planning, budgeting and engineering, the City of Mill Valley is set to embark in early 2016 on the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project , a complete overhaul of one of our town’s two primary arteries. The $14.2 million project is far and away the biggest road renovation the City has undertaken in decades: an overhaul of approximately two miles of Miller Avenue, one of Mill Valley’s two main arteries. The project stretches from Almonte Boulevard near Tamalpais High all the way to Sunnyside Avenue near downtown.

In 2011 the Mill Valley City Council adopted the Miller Avenue Streetscape Master Plan with the goal of improving multi-modal transportation, preserving and enhancing ecology and landscape, recognizing cultural features and character, and repairing infrastructure.

At an upcoming City Council meeting, the City Council will review a number of major components of the project, including a design proposal, funding strategy and the final design catalog, a list of the project’s components like plantings, streetlights, medians, paving and crosswalk materials and street furnishings like benches, bike racks and trash bins.

The City Council will also be adopting the environmental document for the project, a “Mitigated Negative Declaration” that describes the environmental impacts of the project and mitigations to either avoid or reduce the impacts to a level of insignificance.

The Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review at City Hall and the Library, as well as on the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project page on the City’s website -

The environmental document review period extends through November 16th. You may submit any comments in writing that you have about the Mitigated Negative Declaration to the Department of Public Works. The project is built around the "Complete Streets" principles of design, addressing safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, providing better transit access and improving motorist safety, all while retaining and enhancing Miller Avenue’s current character.

It provides continuous bike lanes, improves sidewalks, enhances crosswalks and also repairs pavement, storm drains, and sanitary sewers along Miller Avenue.

Proposed Project: Miller Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project

Project Location: The proposed project would be located along Miller Avenue in the City of Mill Valley, Marin County, California. The City of Mill Valley is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge and west of U.S. 101. The project alignment would extend approximately 2 miles, commencing at Almonte Boulevard and ending downtown at Sunnyside Avenue.

Project Description: The City of Mill Valley proposes to complete streetscape and infrastructure improvements along a two-mile segment of Miller Avenue. Proposed streetscape improvements would occur within existing City right-of-way and would include inbound and outbound vehicle and bicycle travel lanes, sidewalks, and medians. The proposed project would provide continuous bicycle lanes, improve sidewalks, enhance crosswalks and repair pavement, storm drains, and sanitary sewers along Miller Avenue.

Significant Effects on the Environment: An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15070 – 15073. The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration finds that the proposed project would result in “potentially significant” or “potentially significant unless mitigated” environmental impacts related to air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, hazards and hazardous materials, noise, transportation/circulation, and recreation. Although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, implementation of feasible mitigation measures would either avoid or reduce to a level of insignificance identified environmental impacts.

Public Review Period – Starting and Ending Dates: The 30-day public review period will start on September 18, 2015 and end on November 16, 2015. Please submit any comments in writing that you may have on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration by November 16, 2015, to the following address:

City of Mill Valley Department of Public Works Mill Valley City Hall 26 Corte Madera Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941