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Planning Commission Meeting

May 23, 2023 | 6.30pm | City Hall

This is your chance to voice your reaction to the Hamilton compound, as pictured in the City’s rendering above. 

Please attend if you can, and send comments in advance to

Story Poles Viewing

May 18-24, 2023

Story poles may be viewed from May 18 through May 24, 2023 to provide a visual representation of the proposed building envelope and to provide context prior to the study session hearing.

City Council Meeting

May 15, 2023 | 5.30pm | City Hall

The City plans to approve its Housing Element Update at this meeting.  With this vote, the City will also rezone Hamilton from Open Area to Multi-Family Residential and push through a corresponding land use amendment.  This is being done without the benefit of a project-specific EIR, as promised.

Please attend if you can, and send comments in advance to  


March 1, 2023 | 6-8pm | Hauke Park South | Register here

Join the Mill Valley Public Library and Marin Stargazers for a night of stargazing in Hauke Park South! Come test out the library's brand new Orion Starblast 4.5 inch reflector telescope along with some telescopes provided by Marin Stargazers volunteers. On March 1st, 2023, Venus and Jupiter will both be visible next to each other in the western sky in an astronomical event known as a conjunction. Weather permitting, we'll aim the telescopes at the conjunction as well as the moon and some other interesting starry sights.

Feel free to park by the public restrooms at 1 Hamilton Drive, next to the police station. The telescopes will be set up in Hauke Park South, a few steps from the parking lot. All ages are welcome at our star party. Make sure to dress warm!

Following the star party, the library's new telescope will be added to the collection, so stargazers can check out a telescope from the library and explore the night sky from anywhere.

Planning Commission Meeting to Discuss the Housing Element and DSEIR

February 28, 2023 | 6.30pm | City Hall (in person) or watch online

The Planning Commission will host a public hearing to collect comments on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR), which evaluates the potential environmental impacts of implementing the goals, policies and programs contained in the Draft Housing Element. The DSEIR is available for public comment and review through March 3, 2023.

The Planning Commission will also consider a resolution recommending that City Council certify the SEIR prepared for the Project and adopt the 2023-2031 Housing Element Update and related General Plan Amendments, including changes to the Land Use Element and Land Use Map which are required to implement Housing Element. The revised Draft Housing Element and the DSEIR are available to download on the project website. Additional supporting materials, such as the staff report, will also be posted to the project website prior to the meeting.

Submit written comments to Senior Planner, Danielle Staude:

1 Hamilton Environmental Scoping Meeting

NEW DATE! January 12, 2023 | 6.30pm |  Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley

A scoping meeting will be held to provide the opportunity for public comments and questions regarding the proposed project description and scope of the environmental review, as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Check City website for Notice of Preparation (yet to be posted at time of publishing).

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting to Discuss Housing at 1 Hamilton and the Housing Element 

November 30, 2022  6:30pm at the Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA

The agenda includes project updates and a discussion of next steps for building approximately 40-50 affordable rental housing units at 1 Hamilton Drive and responding to responding to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) comments on the Draft Housing Element. City Staff anticipates receiving comments from HCD by November 21, 2022. 

The meeting will not be live-streamed due to the venue. Written comments may be submitted to Danielle Staude prior to the meeting via email at via postal mail at 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting

November 2, 2022 | 6:30pm  | Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto

City staff will present preliminary site planning and conceptual design options discussed at the October 13, 2022 Community Open House. At this meeting, City Council and Planning Commission will have the opportunity to discuss the conceptual designs and determine if there are feasible housing opportunities that should be fully evaluated, including environmental review.

City Council Meeting

September 19, 2022 | 6.30pm | City Hall

Agenda Item 6: The City Council will review Preliminary Site Planning Work conducted to date and approve the recommended approaches.

Supporting Materials

City Council Meeting

August 1, 2022 | 6:30 pm

Mill Valley City Council will discuss the draft Housing Element, including public comments and next steps in finalizing the initial draft to send to HCD for their initial review. The meeting will be held in person at Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley. You can also watch the meeting remotely online (LINK).

May Events

Hamilton Project Community Open House

May 3, 2022 | 6:30pm

Mill Valley Community Center, Cascade Room

Open house to gather input on preliminary design features, massing and site planning work, including relocation of public parking and restrooms currently located on site. 

We ask that all concerned neighbors to please make a strong showing.  Please be prepared to come to this meeting and continue to focus on issues like site selection, development height and density.  Register to attend. 

Parks and Rec Commission Meeting

May 4, 2002 | 6.30pm

City Hall - Council Chambers

Write to  and/or attend this meeting to share your views (during Public Open Time) with the new members of the commission on the Hamilton Project.

Enchanted Knolls NRG Meeting 

May 10, 2022 | 6pm 

Hauke Park 

This informal meeting with Fire Chief Welch will help Enchanted Knolls residents understand what a NRG looks like, why it's important, share ideas and resources, and be better prepared for the next disaster.  All Enchanted Knolls residents welcome! 

Housing Advisory Committee Meeting

May 17, 2022 | 6pm


This meeting will focus on reviewing housing programs of interest from the community and further discussing those Housing programs that should be included as part of the Housing Element Update.  Register to attend.

Mill Valley Public Library Pop Up Storytime for Kids @ Hauke Park

Fridays 4/29, 5/13, 5/27 | 10:15am

(Weather permitting)

Storytime is coming to the park! Join Mill Valley Librarians on Fridays at 10:15am for Pop-Up Storytime. This high-energy, early literacy storytime is just right for toddlers and their caregivers. Together we’ll read books, sing songs, and have so much fun!

April Events

Enchanted Knolls only - EAH

April 11, 6.30pm | MV Community Center Cascade Room

Eucalyptus Knolls HOA only - EAH

April 13, 6pm | pool area

FOHP Social  - All Friends Welcome!

April 22, 5pm | Hauke Park

EAH Community Outreach: 1 Hamilton

Information Gathering Meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6.30pm

Register at

Marin IJ Article 10/19/2021: Dick Spotswood "In the Big Apple, there are lessons for the Bay Area".

Community Catalysts for Local Control is hosting a Zoom call on

Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:00 - 6:30 PM to discuss Marin's unrealistic housing mandates.  Registration required.

More info @

Mill Valley Housing Element Update 9/23/21 | 6.30-8pm | Zoom

NEW DATE! FRI 10/22/2021, 5PM


Marin IJ article 6/22/2021 - a mischaracterization of FOHP's position  

Mill Valley City Council Votes Yes to proceed with RFQ, despite overhwelming objection.

The City confirmed yesterday (6/17/2021) that the entire site at 1 Hamilton is under consideration for the proposed high density development, and that includes the Public Safety Buildings.

Not "just" the parking lots.

Mill Valley City Council Meeting 6/21/2021 @6.30pm.  Agenda & Zoom Registration

We've surpassed our initial goal of 500 signatures in just 3 days.  Thank you!  

Keep getting the message out to everyone and let the Mill Valley City Council know we support preserving open space at Hauke Park, and other city parks.

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Dick Spotswood: Certain Marin disputes are overdue for some mediation

excerpt from Marin IJ, Jan 16, 2022

• Mill Valley, like all Marin communities, struggles to build new housing to meet state mandates. The hot issue is proposed multiunit apartments on Hamilton Drive across from Hauke Park.

The city’s consultant recommends 40 units be built. The neighbors are outraged but, significantly, most of them will accept “some new housing.” When the question isn’t just yes or  no but how many units, their size and affordability, mediation is the obvious route to dispute resolution.

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