BELVEDERE PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 15, 2021, 6:30 PM
REMOTE MEETING



COVID-19 ADVISORY NOTICE
Due to COVID concerns and consistent with State Executive Orders No. 25-20 and No. 29-20, the meeting will not be physically open to the public.  Members of the Planning Commission and staff will participate in this meeting remotely.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate remotely via Zoom or telephone pursuant to the information and link below.  Public comment will be accepted during the meeting.  The public may also submit comments in advance of the meeting by emailing the Director of Planning and Building at: iborba@cityofbelvedere.org  Please write “Public Comment” in the subject line.  Comments submitted one hour prior to the commencement of the meeting will be presented to the Planning Commission and included in the public record for the meeting.  Those received after this time will be added to the record and shared with Planning Commission member after the meeting.

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HEARING PROCEDURE:

The Planning Commission will follow the following procedure for all listed public hearing items:
1) The Chair will ask for presentation of the staff report;
2) The Commissioner will have the opportunity to question staff in order to clarify any specific points;
3) The applicant and project representative will be allowed to make a presentation, not to exceed 10 minutes for large, or 5 minutes for small, projects, as total for the applicant’s design team;
4) The public hearing will be opened;
5) Members of the audience in favor or against the proposal will be allowed to speak, for a maximum of 3 minutes per speaker;
6) The applicant will be given an opportunity to respond to comments made by the audience, for a maximum of 5 minutes total for the applicant’s design team;
7) The public hearing will be closed; and
8) Discussion of the proposal will return to the Commission with formal action taken to approve, conditionally approve, deny or continue review of the application.








 

A. CALL TO ORDER OF REGULAR MEETING

 

B. OPEN FORUM

This is an opportunity for any citizen to briefly address the Planning Commission on any matter that does not appear on this agenda.  Upon being recognized by the Chair, please state your name, address, and limit your oral statement to no more than three minutes.  Matters that appear to warrant a more lengthy presentation or Commission consideration will be agendized for further discussion at a later meeting.


 

C. REPORTS

The Reports agenda item consists of any oral reports from standing Planning Commission committees (if any), an individual member of the Planning Commission, and staff.

 

D. CONSENT CALENDAR

The Consent Calendar consists of items that the Planning Commission considers to be non-controversial.  Unless any item is specifically removed by any member of the Planning Commission, staff, or audience, the Consent Calendar will be adopted by one motion.  Items removed will be considered in the sequence as they appear below.  If any member of the audience wishes to have an item removed, follow the remote meeting procedures referenced above, state your name in the “chat” section of the remote meeting platform, and indicate the item.  If you do not have access to the Zoom meeting platform, please email the Director of Planning and Building, Irene Borba at iborba@cityofbelvedere.org and indicate that you would like to remove a consent calendar item and identify the item.  After removing the item, the City will call for comment at the appropriate time.

 

1. Minutes of May 18, 2021

Draft Minutes of the May 18, 2021, regular meeting of the Planning Commission.
 

2. 11 Leeward Road

Design Review to paint the exterior of the existing home at 11 Leeward Road a shade of white.  Property Owners:  Watson Family Trust UDT.  Applicants: Marshall Schneider (architect).
Staff recommends approval of the requested application.


 

3. 28 Windward Road

Variance application for a rear yard addition located at 28 Windward Road.  The proposed roof eve will encroach 2.5 feet into the right-side yard setback.  Applicant: Mohamad Sadrieh; Property Owners: Fernando and Gloria Cruz. Staff recommends approval of the requested applications.
 

4. 29 Windward Road

Design Review for a addition/remodel & other site improvements including a hot tub and landscaping at 29 Windward Road.  A Revocable License is required for improvements in the city right-of-way.  Applicant:  Hachman Construction. Property Owners: Michael & Renee Child- Trustees of Child Family Trust.  Staff recommends approval of the requested applications.
 

5. 78 Bayview Avenue

Design Review and Exception to Total Floor Area for an addition to the existing home located at 78 Bayview Avenue. Applicant: John Ware, Ware Associates; Property Owners: Ari and Nicole Klionsky.  Staff recommends approval of the requested applications.
 

6. 21 Oak Place

Design Review and Exception to Total Floor Area for a carport located at 21 Oak Place.  The project consists of construction of a carport over the existing driveway and a new hot tub and bike storage. Applicant: Holscher Architects; Property Owner: Rob Rieders. Staff recommends approval of the requested applications. 
 

E. PUBLIC HEARINGS


 

7. 12 West Shore Road

Design Review application for a boat lift for the property located at 12 West Shore Road. The boat lift would be located adjacent to the existing floating dock.  Applicant: Tim Murison  (Clausen Engineers).  Property Owner: Nick Ahmadi. (Recused Commissioner Johnson). Staff recommends approval of the requested applications.

 

8. 129 Bayview Avenue

Design Review for an addition and remodel to the existing home at 129 Bayview Avenue. The project proposal includes an update to all doors and windows, a main level interior remodel, new stairs and new lower floor addition for new bedrooms and bathroom.  The project proposal includes an Exception to Total Floor Area and Variances for encroachments into the setback, lot coverage and for parking. Additionally, a Revocable License is required for improvements into the city right-of-way.  Applicant: Holscher Architects.  Property Owners: William Newland. Staff recommends approval of the requested applications.
 

9. 49-51 Alcatraz Avenue

Design Review and Variance applications for a new car deck located at 49-51 Alcatraz Avenue.  Applicant: Hank Bruce Architects; Property Owners: Alan and Bonnie Steier.  Staff recommends approval of the requested applications.
 

ADJOURNMENT


APPEALS: The Belvedere Municipal Code provides that the applicant or any interested person may appeal the action of the Planning Commission on any application. The appeal must be in writing and submitted with a fee of $523.00 not later than ten (10) calendar days following the date of the Planning Commission action. Appeals received by City staff via mail after the tenth day will not be accepted. For purposes of filing an appeal, if the final day to appeal falls on a City Hall observed holiday or a day when City hall is closed, the final day to appeal shall be extended to the next day City Hall is open for public business. 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 above, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the above- referenced public hearing [Government Code Section 65009(b)(2)].
  

NOTICE: WHERE TO VIEW AGENDA MATERIALS
Staff reports and other writings distributed to the Planning Commission are available for public inspection at the following locations:
  • Online at www.cityofbelvedere.org
  • Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere  (Writings distributed to the Planning Commission after the posting date of this agenda are available for public inspection at this location only.)
  • Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon.
  • To request automatic mailing of agenda materials, please contact the City Clerk at (415) 435-8913.

NOTICE: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The following accommodations will be provided, upon request, to persons with a disability:  agendas and/or agenda packet materials in alternate formats and special assistance needed to attend or participate in this meeting. Please make your request at the Office of the Planning Department or by calling (415) 435-3838.  Whenever possible, please make your request four working days in advance of the meeting.

Items will not necessarily be heard in the above order, nor, because of possible changes or extenuating conditions, be heard.  For additional information, please contact City Hall,
450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, CA 94920  (415) 435-3838
Posted: 6/10/2021