SAVE HAUKE PARK 
FROM HIGH-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT

Why this impacts you

[ Update 6/21/21 ]

Over 1000+ online supporters, 60+% meeting participants did not support the city in moving forward with its RFQ exploration.

The city ultimately chose to disregard our collective voice and pushed forward with what was very clearly a predetermined vote, spurred on by nation-wide special interest groups.

It was not surprising, given the constantly changing information provided to FOHP by the city, that the site boundary and footprint were again moved tonight...for the 3rd time in a month.  The City has confirmed this will continue to shift as the selected developer sees fit.

We question the integrity of the selection process, leading up to the RFQ vote.  By its own admission, HAC deliberately dismissed the consultant's choice of the ideal site for development, for fear of community objections; and ultimately picked the site adjacent to Hauke Park.

We hope to count on your continued support as we search for alternative ways to protect the open space around Hauke Park from high density development.

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The City of Mill Valley has selected a site right in front of Hauke Park for a high-density housing development.  The site is where the parking lot and bathrooms are currently situated. 

No plans are made to replace these facilities. 

Current zoning and building codes will have to be changed to accommodate the developer's plans.


The City has justified this site selection with the patronizing view that low-income residents will have fewer cars than other Mill Valley residents, and will therefore walk everywhere.  This is an unrealistic representation of how people go about their daily lives.  The neighborhood's current walkability score is 39 (Car-Dependent: Most errands require a car).

The City-endorsed consultant's report is completely silent on traffic problems that will be caused for Park users, 600+ households in surrounding neighborhoods, and emergency vehicles.  People who access and rely on Hauke Park understand the surrounding roads are not equipped to take on additional traffic.

The report summarily concludes that the project will pass environmental challenge, despite adjacent wetlands and protected wildlife habitats.

This proposal was rushed along during the pandemic lock-down and without any input from park users and neighboring residents. There are serious concerns about representation of this neighborhood in City government.

Read on for more in-depth discussion of the issues, and see "Ways To Help" to Save Hauke Park from High Density Development!

 
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TRAFFIC & PARKING

Preserving a vibrant community’s high quality of life

The parking “plan” in the consultant’s report simply assumes that the parking requirements which exist throughout Mill Valley, of 2.0 spaces per unit (with an additional .25 space per unit for guest parking) would be waived in favor of a 25% reduction in required parking (to 1.5 spaces per unit) with no provisions for guests. 

This in a part of the City which is already inundated with parking problems due to the heavy utilization of the Hauke/Bayfront Park areas for athletes, bicyclists, joggers, families, birdwatchers and folks just looking for some blue sky. 

Increased traffic over the years has turned Kipling and Roque Moraes into alternate bypasses.  The surrounding roads are not equipped to handle additional traffic.

If you live in this neighborhood, or simply come to enjoy the recreational opportunities here, you will see immediately that the current traffic issues are not addressed in the consultant's report.  There are 600+ households in the immediate vicinity of Hauke Park, hundreds of recreational Park users during sports season, and scores of school children who criss-cross the Park area to get to school.  

Impacted neighborhoods are not just  limited to Enchanted Knolls, Eucalyptus Knolls, Shelter Ridge, Shelter Bay, and Sunrise Pointe.  All of Mill Valley will be impacted by traffic congestion!   


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