|Current Status: Construction documents are now approved, including an arborist report and tree protection plan for existing redwood trees. Current project information can be found on the Marin Transit website.|
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 De Long Avenues. The facility serves as a critical bus transfer facility in Marin County as well as the gateway to Downtown Novato. The purpose of the proposed renovation to this facility is to create better operational improvements for the transit service providers--Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit, enhance passenger safety and security, and improve the surrounding area for pedestrian and bicycle access to this facility. Marin Transit is the project lead and is working with Golden Gate Transit and the City of Novato on this project in Downtown Novato.
There are currently 15 redwood trees at the project site, none of which are planned for removal.
For additional information on this project, please see the project factsheet and the Crossover Design factsheet. You can also visit the website that Marin Transit has prepared for this project at www.redwoodandgrant.org.
A joint letter from Marin Transit and Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District with a summary of the project development is available here.
UPDATE: On August 25, 2015 at their regular meeting, the City Council approved the design of the bus facility, a CEQA exemption, and for the City Manager to negotiate an encroachment permit agreement. (Video of the meeting and PowerPoint Presentation.)
Landscape and Tree Preservation Plan: Marin Transit presented their landscape and tree preservation plan in detail at the City Council meeting on February 2, 2016. This meeting addressed an appeal filed regarding the City's Design Review Commission's approval of final design elements including landscaping and shelter building materials. Tree Fact Sheet >>