Marinship Currentz: MAY 1, 2021

Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition

In this issue:

  • Pacific Sun Article on Gentrification of the Marinship

  • ICB Open Studios Returns

  • Newly formed Marinship Business Guild meets in the Marinship

  • Mandatory Drought Restrictions

Sausalito Working Waterfront in the Pacific Sun

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

Marin Open Studios is back at ICB!

Sausalito's tradition of art and artists are back stronger than ever. Along Gate 5 road, Arques Shipyard, Galilee and Liberty Ship way are all active! And now, this weekend and next, Marin Open Studios is back!!!

MARIN OPEN STUDIOS AT THE ICB IN SAUSALITO!

May 1st and 2nd and May 8th and 9th 11am - 6pm


Marinship Business Guild Formed The Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition salutes the recent formation of the Marinship Business Guild. The Guild was formed to advocate for the Marinship maritime, industrial businesses and artists many of whom are at risk from gentrification and potential zoning changes. The first meeting for maritime and industrial businesses was held last week with dozens of participants who were engaged and enthusiastic. Vice Mayor Janelle Kellman stopped by to say a few words and was warmly received for her commitment to help Marinship industrial and waterfront businesses cope with the growing threat of gentrification. Another goal of the group is to promote cooperation between businesses. And that worked! One of the biggest takeaways from this meeting was that the majority of the businesses present were looking to hire interns or employees in 2021 and expand their space! But these positive plans are threatened by the rapid rise of industrial lease rates which have followed signals that a slim majority of Sausalito City Council members intend to to re-zone industrial land to allow more lucrative uses. The same Council majority has also failed to enforce existing zoning laws in the Marinship Plan that were designed to protect waterfront and industrial businesses. Without meaningful enforcement, illegal uses are growing along with higher lease rates. More to come.

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Mandatory water restrictions imposed by the Marin Municipal Water District

Read more here


Do you see a disconnect between water restrictions and 14,210 new homes mandated in Marin, including 740 in Sausalito? In the Drought Water Restrictions story, add: The drought is real and future years are likely to include more of them - along with sea level rise, salt water intrusion and other problems that make Marinship the worst possible site in Sausalito for housing. Let’s build more affordable floating homes and legal live-aboard Dock spaces to protect the Marinship from gentrification - and because both solutions also use far less water than most land-based housing. Let’s also use existing City-owned land that is ideal for affordable housing that Sausalito needs for local workers and families.

Links below to information on increasing manufacturing activity and U.S. boat sales: