April 28, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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:  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.
City of Belvedere is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: SPECIAL Meeting of the Belvedere Planning Commission
Time: April 28, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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The City encourages that comments be submitted in advance of the meeting.  However, for members of the public using the Zoom video conference function, those who wish to comment on an agenda item should write “I wish to make a public comment” in the chat section of the remote meeting platform.  At the appropriate time, the Meeting Host will allow oral public comment through the remote meeting platform. Any member of the public who needs special accommodations to access the public meeting should email the Director of Planning and Building, who will use her best efforts to provide assistance.

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.





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.



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.




1. Objective Design and Development Standards (ODDS).

Planning Commission presentation and discussion regarding Objective Design and Development Standards (ODDS).  The City of Belvedere applied with the County of Marin and other local Marin jurisdictions for a SB 2 (Atkins) Building Jobs and Homes Act planning grant to facilitate Housing Element programs.  The County and other local jurisdictions are working together to ensure that design guidelines for multifamily housing developments maintain a high quality and will be context sensitive.  An effort is underway to prepare Objective Design and Development Standards (ODDS) that will result in a toolkit of standards that, when adopted, will provide a clear review and approval process.  This will also ensure that design and aesthetic of developments address topics such as architectural style while accommodating current and future legislation requirements. The consultants for the project will be presenting the “draft” plan for Belvedere.  No formal action will be taken.





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)].

Staff reports and other writings distributed to the Planning Commission are available for public inspection at the following locations:
  • Online at
  • 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.

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: 4/22/2021