BELVEDERE PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 21, 2022, 6:30 PM
BELVEDERE CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS
450 SAN RAFAEL  AVENUE, BELVEDERE, CALIFORNIA


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. Draft Minutes of the May 17, 2022, regular meeting of the Planning Commission.

 

E. PUBLIC HEARINGS


 

2. 31 Alcatraz Avenue.

Design Review, Demolition, Variance and Exception to Total Floor Area applications for the property located at 31 Alcatraz Avenue.  The project proposes to demolish the existing garage and to construct a new one in a similar footprint as the existing.  The project requires an Exception to Total Floor Area to accommodate an elevator addition. A Variance is required for encroaching into the side yard setback. An interior remodel and landscape and hardscape improvements are also proposed. Applicant: Albert DeLima at Weir Anderson Architects. Property Owners: Mark and Alison Weinzierl. Staff recommends that the Commission approve the project proposal.  No Recusals.

 

3. 400 San Rafael Avenue.

Design Review (retroactive) & Variance for the property located at 400 San Rafael Avenue for the construction of batting cage.   A variance is required for encroachment into the setbacks.  The structure is already built.  Applicant/Property Owner:  Joe Miller & Ann Sheridan.  Staff recommends that the Commission deny the proposed project.  Commissioner Hart recused.

 

4. 310 Beach Road

Design Review, ADU, Variance, and Revocable License applications for the property located at 310 Beach Road. The project proposes a 795 sf ADU and retaining wall at the rear of the home. The proposal includes interior renovations and landscaping at the rear. The project would enclose 41 sf of area underneath the garage for storage. The project would convert 123 sf of floor space into a new rear deck on the upper level and extend two rear decks at the main and lower levels.  New wooden stairs would be placed on public property to access the residences existing dock. A new 6’ wood fence and gate would replace existing at the front of the home as well. Project Applicant: Steve Wisenbaker; Property Owner: Lovebird Family Trust.  Staff recommends that the Commission hear the proposed project, open public comment and provide direction to the applicants.  No Recusals.

 

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 $1026.00 (applicant) or $776.00 (non-applicant) 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.  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: 6/16/2022