Hot Topics


Want to know more about what is happening in Novato?  This is your guide to Hot Topics in Novato--check back for regular updates on topics you want to know more about. The City will continue to address many topics and explore new opportunities that affect your quality of life.

PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is working with customers and the City of Novato to help ensure safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency. This important safety work involves reviewing structures, trees and brush located near the gas pipeline that could block emergency access for first responders or damage the pipeline.

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SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)

Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) is coming to Novato in 2016 with two stations--one at San Marin/Atherton and the other at Hamilton. The City of Novato is coordinating efforts with Smart as they make improvements to their facilities to allow for passenger trains.

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Redwood & Grant Transit Improvement Project

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project is a proposed redesign and reconstruction of the bus facility that lies within the median on Redwood Boulevard between Grant and DeLong Avenues. This facility serves as a critical bus transfer facility in Marin County as well as a they gateway to Downtown Novato.

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Hamilton Fields Sports Complex

Hamilton Fields is a private development proposal submitted to the City for a 55-acre commercial recreation complex including four baseball fields, a tournament baseball field with bleacher seating for up to 1,000 spectators, two multi-use fields, a 50,000 square foot indoor sports training center, parking and other site amenities. In addition, the project proposes a 12-acre neighborhood park including a youth baseball field, a youth multi-purpose field, dog park, water play feature, play structures, sports courts, and picnic facilities.

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Hamilton Square (Main Gate) Townhomes

Thompson Development, Inc. has proposed a 31 unit townhome project at 970 "C" Street, which is the northwest corner of Main Gate and "C" Street in the Hamilton Neighborhood in Novato.

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