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City of Belvedere Planning Department News

Posted on: June 22, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Meeting Wrap-Up


A reception was held for retiring Planning Commission Chairman Michael Lasky - well wishers came from throughout the community to congratulate him for his decade of service to Belvedere on the Planning Commission. Beginning July 1, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission rotate and the Commission selected Vice Chair Maureen Johnson to serve as incoming Chair and Commission Lou Lenzen to serve as the new Vice Chair. Both will begin their roles July 1. Congratulations to all!

After approval of the May 17 minutes, the Commission heard various public hearings. The first was consideration of a Retroactive Design Review Penalty for the completed project at 2 Britton Avenue. After debate the Commission settled on a penalty of $5,000. The property owners have 7 days to appeal the penalty to the City Council. The second item was consideration of modification to an existing approval at 250 Bayview Avenue for deck work. The Commission voted unanimously for the item's approval. The third hearing was consideration of design review, second unit, and exception to floor area at 14 Pelican Point. After discussion, the Commission felt there was a need for more clarity and additional information on the project. The project was continued to allow the applicant to submit additional detail. The last item for consideration was amendments to the Belvedere Municipal Code - some clean-up language as well as amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to 2nd units, State care facilities, and emergency shelters. Most of the debate here centered around what the State law required, what ability the City had to modify those requirements, where emergency shelters needed to be allowed (Recreation Zone or Commercial Zone), and whether there had been work done to discuss regional shelter projects. In the end, the Commission voted unanimously to recommend the changes for City Council consideration.

Meeting audio and the Agenda with staff reports can be found in the City's Archive Center.

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