Community Open House & Review of the Mill Valley Historic

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018
Mill Valley City Council Chambers, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley

Open House: 6:00 PM

Planning Commission Review: 7:00 PM


You are invited to learn more about the Mill Valley Historic Context Statement (HCS) at the June 26th Open House at 6:00 PM, which will be followed by the Planning Commission’s Public Hearing on the HCS at 7:00 PM.


The Draft HCS is available for review at the Planning Department, 26 Corte Madera Avenue; at the Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue; and on the City’s website:


Background Information:

In 2017, the City of Mill Valley hired Page and Turnbull, a San Francisco historic architecture and planning firm, to research and survey the City’s history and historic resources. The consultants have prepared a Draft Historic Context Statement (HCS) in coordination with City staff and an Advisory Committee. The HCS is a specialized historic study that focuses on the physical development of the city.  The HCS identifies significant themes, patterns, and property types in Mill Valley from pre-history until 1980. This information provides a framework and tool to assist homeowners, architects, City staff and decision makers to understand the process for identification and evaluation of historic resources.


In addition to preparing the HCS, Page and Turnbull conducted field evaluations of the structures on the City’s “Partial List of Historic Structures” (from 1998) and Historic Overlay Zone (from 1980) plus other structures that the Advisory Committee and City staff identified as having potential historic significance. The purpose of the Survey Update is to determine the present day value of these structures as historic resources. This work is nearing completion and will be presented at a future public forum.


For more information:

Lisa Newman, Senior Planner, at (415) 388-4033 or