Over those two years, the property at 500 Miller has seen minimal activity, beyond being home to Mill Valley’s most inviting would-be rock climbing wall. Maxemin never went back to the city with another proposal because he already inherited an approved nine-unit project with zero below market units. That project was approved by the city in 2011 and grandfathered in under state law.
At the time, Maxemin told city officials, “We have an already approved project that I inherited, that I will build if I have to. But we think we can do a lot better for this community in terms the quality of the project and the number of units that we’ll have for workforce housing.”
Fast forward two years, and Maxemin has sold the property and the project, and the new owners are going before the Planning Commission on Sept. 9 for approval of a new color scheme for the approved project.