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The VMA Seismic Retrofit project total approved budget is $6.85M.  Of this total, $5.13M is expected to be reimbursed by a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant. The County also allocated $10 million in one-time funding in June 2023 to address other building needs beyond the seismic retrofit. This funding will cover the cost of the health/safety...

Although the VMA remains closed for the near future, performances, events, and activities are still vibrant at the Marin Center in the Showcase Theater, Exhibit Hall, Bartolini Gallery, and fairgrounds. Some arts organizations have found alternative performance venues to sustain them until the VMA is reopened.    

During this time of construction, we are exploring the possibility of some of Front of House improvements which have been identified as priorities for our producers. These improvements include updated seats and seating configuration, improved restrooms, and addressing the acoustics in the auditorium, to name a few. We do not yet know if the project budget...

The current project is seismically retrofitting the Marin Center VMA to mitigate risks to the occupants of the facility in the event of a major seismic incident at the site. The improvements are designed to elevate the structural seismic performance to a level that meets the current code standards for life and safety. Project scope...

The Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium (VMA) will require more construction upgrades than originally scheduled during its current renovation because of recently discovered concerns. The earliest anticipated reopening date is fall 2025 as the Department of Cultural Services and the Department of Public Works collaborate on the project. 

Renovation of the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired 2,000-seat Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium (VMA) began in July 2023 to conduct necessary seismic and code improvements. Having an opportunity created by the building being dark for this seismic work, investigative studies were conducted to evaluate the rest of the VMA structure.  While inspections determined that the perimeter foundation and elements...

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Description Overview Storms caused two separate slip outs along Sir Francis Drake Blvd at milepost 20.97 on the eastbound lane, located between Highway 1 and Platform Bridge Road (close to the Bolinas Ridge Trailhead). The County proposes to install two new retaining walls to shore up the roadway shoulder. The County is coordinating with the...

Description Overview Storms caused an embankment failure immediately below the existing retaining wall on Marshall Petaluma Road at milepost 8.24, approximately half a mile south of Walker Creek Ranch. The County proposes to install a rip rap buttress along the slope starting from the bottom of the existing retaining wall to the slope of the...

Description Overview Storms caused a slip out adjacent to the existing retaining wall in front of 7299 Lucas Valley Road. The County proposes to install a new retaining wall along the stretch with a rock buttress to stabilize the site and prevent future erosion. Funding The engineer’s estimate is $720,000 and will be funded through...

Description Overview Due to the age and condition of the roof, the project will entail the complete replacement of the roof, including gutters and downspouts. Funding The estimated $132,000 project is funded under the County General Fund. Public impacts None Timeline February to March 2024 Construction phase

For Immediate Release - Marin County, CA - A single lane of traffic control will be in place at milepost 2.26 for about 2-3 months   UPDATE: Due to the storm, the closure of one lane of Panoramic Hwy has been postponed. Based on the current weather forecast, it's likely that the project will not...

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