Latitude 38  Publishes Article on Sausalito's Working Waterfront

"The Future of the Marinship"

Tuesday Jan 14th, 6pm, Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting

Location moved to IDESST Portuguese Hall, 511 Caledonia Street

What is in our future?

A visitor destination complete with tourist shops, hotels, bars and restaurants and all the traffic that goes with it?  This option will enrich certain property owners and developers to the detriment of residents that will be left to deal with the our new "quality" of life.


A Marinship that is uniquely positioned to become a world class innovation zone for sea-level rise mitigation, climate change and high technology fabricators that attracts expert micro-manufactures and maritime services with a community arts and makers space?

Can certain city council members be convinced that we do not want to become the next Pier 39?  Perhaps the Planning Commission can help....come on Tuesday and find out.

Movie at Spaulding tonight!


(A Documentary Film)

Friday, September 20th 

6:30PM to 8:30PM


At Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito  


Is your seafood caught with slave labor?


Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world's insatiable appetite for seafood. 


Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these "lost" men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima's fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world.


Please join the Spaulding folks for a screening of this groundbreaking film, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. 

Marinship Visioning
Tuesday September 24,  City Council Meeting 
Agenda Item 7C - Marinship Vision Alternatives will be discussed
M-Group reported their summary of the Saturday Sep 7th Workshop to GPAC last Tuesday.  GPAC provided revisions and discussion.  A Vision is emerging that preserves and enhances maritime, light industrial and artist character of the Marinship.  The challenges of including live/work or senior housing are also being addressed.  Now City Council will opine on the Vision.
Agenda Item 7C.  Monthly General Plan Progress Report/Marinship Workshop Overview and General Plan Advisory Committee Considerations - 8:35pm
Below is the link to the M-Group summary

Congratulation to all who showed up to the Marinship Community Meeting on Saturday, Set 7th!

Your voices were loud and clear: 

  • Protect and enhance the working waterfront. (Protect with new floating foundations and other technologies, not development) enhance with more of the same existing uses (maritime, light-industry and art).

  • No significant advocacy for increased office FAR or additional uses.

  • Another Galilee Harbor type affordable housing area for Marinship workers.  

  • Focus on expanding Marinship's tradition of innovation in fabrication, technology and sea-level rise technologies utilizing the facilities and expertise of Marinship businesses to attract new complementary businesses.

  • No seawalls.  Daylight creeks in the Marinship.

  • Better more holistic land use planning.


What is Ordinance 1022, The Fair Traffic Initiative?

 "The people of the City of Sausalito hereby find that it is in the best interests of the present and future residents of the City to reduce the increase in automobile traffic generated by new development in the City’s commercial and industrial zones and to preserve the maritime character of those areas by reducing permissible density in commercial and industrial areas.

This reduction is necessary to protect property rights and to ensure orderly development in commercial and industrial zones in the City in a manner that will not generate excessive traffic, air or noise pollution, nor diminish the public health and welfare."

What is the General Intent of the Marinship Specific Plan?

 "1.  To promote the waterfront area and promote water-dependent uses."

 "2.  To promote the development of other lands in the Marinship with industrial uses and uses compatible with an industrial area"

The Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition would like to thank our past residents and city leaders for having the vision to put in place these two regulatory frameworks.

Without these,  the artists, artisans, craftsmen and women, maritime workers and technology innovators would have been priced out of their work spaces, unable to service our boating and houseboat community and instead Marinship would be filled with even more sterile office parks than there are today.

Marinship - A Legacy of Innovation

Marinship Corporation Wartime Operations Documentary


City Hall

The new Work Plan for the General Plan Update process has significantly reduced the input from the Committee.  M-Group Consultants will work with less with representative of the residents and more with city staff.  Only 2 GPAC meetings are scheduled for 2020, one in March and one in May. We are cautious as less resident input is rarely a good idea. 


Tuesday, Jan 14, 7pm

Joint Panning Commission/City Council Meeting

Closed Session starts at 6pm, Open meeting follows

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