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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing

Houses on the water

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 17, 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. Extension of previous approvals granted for Demolition, Design Review, Exception to Total Floor Area, two Variance(s), Lot Merger, Use Permit & Accessory Dwelling Unit (2nd Unit) and Revocable License applications to demolish the existing single family home and other existing associated site improvements in order to construct a new residence, accessory dwelling unit (2nd unit) and other new associated site improvements (i.e., pool, sunken fire pit & seating area & BBQ areas) and a new dock/pier and boat lift on an adjacent County of Marin tide lot located at 135 Belvedere Avenue. Property Owner(s)/Applicant: Amalfi Belvedere 135 LLC – Lowell Strauss.
  2. Retroactive Design Review & Variances (for encroachment into side & rear yard setbacks & for exceeding the allowable lot coverage) for a workshop/storage area constructed at the rear of the property located at 329 San Rafael Avenue.  A Revocable License is also required for existing improvements in the City right-of-way.  Property Owner: Marty Wickenheiser.  Applicant: Hank Bruce (architect) & Keith Walker.
  3. Design Review & Variance (for encroachment into the setbacks) to extend and change the orientation of the existing garage located at 105 Golden Gate Avenue to allow for safer ingress/egress from the property.  Additionally a new fenced in trash area is proposed north of the garage and a new entrance gate & fence are proposed to accommodate the new driveway. Applicant: David Kotzebue (architect).  Property Owner: Tozzi Family Trust.
  4. Design Review for an addition & remodel of the existing residence and other associated site improvements for the subject property located at 431 Golden Gate Avenue. A portion of application is for Retroactive Design Review for some fencing and other site improvements that were started prior to design review approval.  An Exception to Floor Area to exceed the allowable floor area and a Variance for encroachment into the setback (side yard) is required for the proposed project. A Conditional Use Permit for an Accessory Dwelling Unit proposed to be located on lower level of residence is requested and a Revocable License is required for existing improvements in the City right-of-way. Property Owner(s)/Applicants: Linda Applewhite & Marshall Miller.
  5.  Demolition, Design Review and Exception to Floor Area to exceed the allowable floor area to demolish the existing single family residence and to construct a new residence & garage, pool house & pool and other associated site improvements for the subject property located at 1 Blanding Lane (corner of Blanding Lane & Belvedere Avenue). A Revocable License is required for improvements in the City right-of-way.  Property Owner:  Chris Henry.  Applicant: David Kozebue (architect).
  6. Variance application for the deck to encroach into the side yard setback for the property located at 242 Beach Road. A larger Design Review and Exception to Total Floor Area project was approved at the August 20, 2019 Planning Commission hearing and it was determined that a Variance was required for the deck.  Applicant: Pacific Design Group; Property Owner: Barbara Malatesta. 
  7.  Design Review, Exception to Total Floor Area and a Variance application to demolish the existing garage and replace it with a new garage and second story addition for the property located at 17 Cove Road.  The project requires an Exception to Total Floor Area to exceed the allowable floor area and a Variance to encroach into the rear yard setback.  Applicant: Michael Heckmann; Property Owner: Rettke Family Trust.

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 September 10, 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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