The Sausalito City Council has confirmed that the Cypress Ridge Open Space will not be considered for potential housing sites as part of the housing element update process currently underway.

The 15-acre preserve was purchased by the city in 1977, after voters approved a $560,000 bond measure.

The parcels that make up Cypress Ridge Open Space were identified by city officials as candidate vacant parcels during preparations for the previous Housing Element update. However, they were not included as potential housing sites in the 2015-2023 Housing Element approved by the City Council.

At a future council meeting, the city will consider alternatives for adding additional protections to the Cypress Ridge Open Space, including the creation of a conservation easement.