Station Area Planning Grant Information

What is SMART?
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a planned 70-mile commuter rail line and multi-use path stretching from Cloverdale (Sonoma County) to Larkspur at Larkspur Landing. The rail line and the multi-use path are intended to provide alternative transportation options to Highway 101, which is often congested during peak morning and evening commute hours. The Larkspur SMART Station will be located in Larkspur Landing, directly east of Highway 101 and adjacent to the Cal Park Hill Tunnel multi-use pathway.

Station Area Planning Grant
In May 2011, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments awarded a station area planning grant to the City of Larkspur to develop a Station Area Plan. The goals of this grant program are to promote transit ridership, reduce vehicle usage, increase housing supply (particularly affordable housing) near station areas, increase jobs near transit corridors and locate key services and retail within station areas throughout the Bay Area.

The Larkspur SMART Station Area Plan will address preferred land uses and multi-modal circulation in the area immediately surrounding the planned Larkspur SMART station, referred to as the station area. A Program Environmental Impact Report will analyze the Plan's environmental impacts.

Planning Grant Documents