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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTE: This is not an agenda. The agenda will be posted/available the Friday before the meeting.

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., the Planning Commission of the City of Belvedere will hold a regular meeting at 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, California, to consider actions and reports including the following:

  1. Design Review, Exception to Total Floor Area and Revocable License applications for a new single family dwelling with attached garage and an extensive landscape plan for the property located at 12 Crest Road.  The project requires an Exception to Total Floor Area to exceed the allowable floor area permitted in the R-15 Zoning.   Applicant: Jeff Jungsten; Property Owner: Alta Vista 12 Trust
  2. Design Review and Exception to Total Floor Area for a remodel, addition, new decks and landscaping for the property located at 242 Beach Road.  The project requires an Exception to Total Floor Area to exceed the allowable floor area in the R-15 Zoning.  Applicant: Pacific Design Group; Property Owner: Barbara Malatesta.    
  3. Design Review, Exception to Total Floor Area, Variance and Revocable License applications for a remodel and addition to the property located at 10 Fern Avenue.  The project requires an Exception to Total Floor Area to exceed the allowable floor area in the R-15 Zoning. Applicant: Daniel Castor, Castor Architecture; Property Owner: Foley Family Trust
  4. Application regarding an interpretation of project approval including interpretation of a condition of approval that was part of an approved Design Review project for a new single family dwelling at 36 Cove Road. The project was approved on May 19, 2015 and has been constructed. The applicant is asking that the Planning Commission make a determination regarding Condition J from Planning Commission Resolution No. 2015-21 which reads: “Prior to the issuance of a Building Permit, a final landscape plan shall be submitted for the review and approval by the Planning Commission Chair and the City Planner. The final landscape plan shall address any changes to proposed landscaping, including but not limited to adjustments to landscaping proposed in the public right-of-way. The final landscape plan shall include screening for utilities. Proposed hedges and shrubs shall not exceed a height of six (6) feet unless agreed to in writing by adjacent property owners.” Applicant: Elizabeth Breckus; Property Owners: Robert & Connie Peirce.
  5. Retro-active Design Review and Exception to Total Floor Area for new floor area created at the basement level of the approved single family home located at 130 Bella Vista Avenue.  The project, currently under construction converted the approved crawl space into habitable floor area.  Project Applicants and Owners: Kurt and Carmen Steil.
  6. Consideration of Design Review, Conditional Use Permit for waterfront improvements at 121 Belvedere Avenue.  The proposal includes waterside improvements including a private pier, dock, boat lift, and platform lift.  The pier is approximately 876 square feet of new area over the water and avoids natural rock outcroppings. Applicant: LAK Associates, Sean Kennings; Property Owner: David McClosky.
  7. Consideration of a Resolution recommending City Council adoption of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance, Municipal Code Chapter 19.94.
  8. Design Review to paint the exterior of the existing residence and fencing at 209 San Rafael Avenue black. The project applicant/property owners are Sebastian Tokin & Jeffrey Christopher.
  9.  Discussion for the standardization of processes for the analysis of FEMA compliance for proposed construction projects located within the AE and VE flood zones.  The Planning Commission will take no formal action but may recommend staff return with further information and/or make a recommendation to the City Council for consideration.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that at the above time and place, all letters received will be noted, and all interested parties will be heard.  Please note that if you challenge in court any of the matters described above, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the above-referenced public hearing [Government Code Section 65009(b)(2)]. Correspondence will be received up to the start of the meeting. Please submit any correspondence by August 13, 2019 for inclusion in the staff report distributed to the Commission before the meeting. Items will not necessarily be heard in the above order or, because of possible changes or extenuating conditions, be on the actual agenda. For additional information, please contact City Hall. 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, CA 94920 (415) 435-3838                                  

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Posted on: July 31, 2019