Marin County (exclusive of incorporated cities within the County) will plan for 3,569* new housing units across all household income levels for the eight-year period of 2023 to 2031. The goal is to establish the planning capacity — via zoning and policies — to allow at least 3,569 new homes to be constructed.
Approximately 150 sites, referred to as Candidate Housing Sites, have been identified as potential sites to accommodate new housing, based on existing uses and site and environmental constraints (e.g., slopes, access, hazards, infrastructure, biological resources). Most candidate housing sites are vacant or sparsely developed and are zoned for residential, commercial, or mixed-use development.
This Map Atlas is intended to help community members identify the most appropriate sites for new housing when taking into consideration environmental conditions, together with fair housing and equity objectives, understanding that the County has an obligation to plan for 3,569 new homes for people of all income levels.
Explore the maps to learn about the Candidate Housing Sites and the physical and community infrastructure, hazards, natural resources, and fair housing and equity considerations in Marin County communities that influence planning decisions.
* The 3,569 housing units is the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) allocated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) as part of the State’s goal to spur housing production.