Projects considered by the Zoning Administrator
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Pending and Recently Approved Design Review Applications
The following planning applications were recently received by the City Planner. Actions by the City Planner may be appealed within 10 days of the decision date or Called for Review by the Planning Board.
PLN14-0365 2485 Shoreline Drive (To be renoticed)
Status as of 10/16/2014: Staff is waiting for the applicant to submit revisions to the project plans. The project will be renoticed.
The project consists of façade improvements for a 56 unit waterfront apartment building including new doors and windows, new finish materials for walls, fireplaces, balcony rails, a new entry canopy, and new drought-tolerant landscaping. The project is located within an R-6 (Hotel Residential) zoning district.
PLN14-0153 2905 Madison Street (Action Date 10-8-14)
On August 25, 2014, the Planning Board held a public hearing on the proposed single-family house and gave direction to Planning staff and the project applicant to revise the design to achieve neighborhood compatibility. Per this direction, the plans were revised to reduce the size of the second story, provide a single-width tandem garage, align the front porch setback with adjacent homes, and incorporate a hip roof design to lower the building height from 30 feet to 26 feet. The revised plans also show smaller windows on the second story. Because the revised design appears consistent with the Planning Board’s direction and the findings for Design Review approval set forth in AMC Section 30-37.5, staff will consider all public comments submitted to the City on this application, and make a decision on the application no earlier than Monday, October 6, 2014.
Description of work (Revised): The project consists of a new two-story single-family house that is approximately 2,520 square feet and approximately twenty-six feet (26’) in height. The house includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a stucco exterior façade, and an attached tandem garage and porch on the front elevation. The project also consists of a patio and deck on the rear elevation. The project is located within an R-1 (One Family Residential) zoning district.
PLN14-0563 230 Sweet Road (Action Date 10-13-14)
The project consists of the replacement of an approximately 110 sq. ft. second story deck with an approximately 345 sq. ft. second story deck. The project also consists of the replacement of windows and doors on the first and second floors with French doors and a glass folding door. The project is located within an R-1 (One Family Residential) zoning district.
PLN14-0583 2905 Sea View Parkway (Action Date 10-13-14)
The project consists of an interior remodeling to an existing two story single family residence, including the replacement of 2 doors and 2 windows on the first and second story of the rear elevation. The proposal will also install 2 new windows on the first floor of the west elevation.
PLN14-0562 1001 MeCartney Road (Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal) (Action Date 10-13-14)
The project is a renovation of the existing ferry terminal. The proposed work includes improving ferry access on the ferry dock and renovation of the terminal building. Two existing access ramps above the ferry dock will be removed and replaced with six new ramps (three on each side). A wheelchair-accessible curb cut will be installed at the parking lot interface. The ferry terminal building will undergo a renovation to repair, refinish, and repaint existing exterior surfaces and fixtures. The project also includes other routine repair and replacement of the existing facility.
PLN14-0581 1605-B Bay Street (Action Date 10-20-14)
The project consists of raising an existing residence by seven and one half inches (7 1/2”). The project also consists of additional siding to match the existing materials. The project is located within an R-2 (Two-Family Residential) zoning district. The residence is listed on the Historical Building Study List.
PLN14-0584 1821 Broadway (Action Date 10-20-14)
The project consists of replacing the front doors on an existing detached garage with French doors. The project also consists of adding new French doors with an extended roof cover to the side (south) elevation of the detached garage. The project will also remove an existing shed in the rear yard. The project is located within an RD (Residential) zoning district.
PLN14-0510 1615 Cornell Drive (Action Date Pending)
The project will remove an existing casement window on the north elevation and replace with a new custom wood build French door that will lead out to a new three foot two inch (3’2”) tall deck landing that connects to a one foot eleven inch (1’11”) tall deck. Also associated with this project is a new six (6) foot tall fence with an additional two (2) feet of open lattice, for a total height of eight (8) feet along the north side property line, and a three (3) foot tall fence with a one (1) foot tall lattice for a total of four (4) feet tall, to be located within the required front yard along the north property line. The project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301, Existing Facilities. The project is located within an R-1 (Single Family Residential) zoning district.
PLN14-0394 214 Beach Road (Action Date 10-28-14)
The project consists of a 1,320 square foot two story rear addition to an existing single-family residence. The addition would increase the height of the house at the addition to 23feet 9 inches where thirty (30) feet is allowed. The addition would have a stucco finish to match the existing house. New roof materials would also match the existing roof. Because the proposal includes an addition to the existing single-family dwelling, a finding must be made pursuant to AMC 30-5.7 (l) that no adverse effects such as shading, or view blockage would occur on an adjoining property. The project is located within an R-1 (One Family Residence) zoning district.
PLN14-0621 1201 Lafayette Street (Action Date 10-28-14)
The project consists of reconfiguring a four-unit residence and converting the existing attic and basement into habitable space. No new units will be created. The project also includes restoration of windows to its original style (e.g. replace horizontal sliding windows with single hung windows), repair of moldings and siding, and other in-kind repair of exterior ornamentation. Both the front and rear staircases, which are not consistent with the original style of the building, will be replaced with new stairs compatible with the original. Five new window wells will be located at the basement level with details compatible with the original style. The property is listed on the Historical Buildings Study List and is located within an R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district.
PLN14-0644 2913 Madison Street (Action Date 10-28-14)
The project consists of the replacement of a window with French doors and an approximately 68 sq. ft. deck on the rear elevation of an existing single-family residence. The project also consists of interior changes, the relocation of an existing window, and removal of an existing window. The project is located within an R-1 (One-Family Residence) zoning district.
PLN14-0623 1051 Pacific Marina (Action Date 10-28-14)
The project consists of revisions to a previously approved Design Review application for the renovation of an existing restaurant/office building. The revisions primarily consist of increasing kitchen and storage capacity by reconfiguring interior spaces and relocating seating areas to the upper mezzanine level. The reconfiguration also includes enclosing an existing outdoor seating patio, elevating the mezzanine roof by three feet to create a 9’ ceiling height, and adding a 476-square-foot walk-in cooler in the interior yard. Other revisions include substituting the approved commercial glass entrance with a crafted wood arched entrance with rustic-wood doors and installing matching wood and smooth stucco siding around the building. The project is located within a M-X, Mixed Use Planned Development District. The project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301, Existing Facilities.
PLN14-0516 1515 Santa Clara Avenue (Action Date 10-28-14)
The project consists of modification of an existing telecommunications facility. The proposed modifications will include replacement of three panel antennae with three new antennae; replacement of supporting equipment including six RRUS; associated cables and surge suppression unit. All equipment is concealed behind existing screening. The project is located within an R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district. The project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301, Existing Facilities.
PLN14-0639 2314 Santa Clara Avenue (Action Date 10-28-14)
The project consists of the replacement of two existing Wells Fargo ATM machines with two new machines in a decorative aluminum fascia cover that is flush with the surrounding exterior wall. A new horizontal downlight will be installed over the ATM machines for security lighting. The project is located within a C-C-T Community Commercial Theater Overlay District. The project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301, Existing Facilities.