Minor Projects

Information on this page is intended to provide greater public outreach to neighboring residents and are intended to be used for review purposes only. Note: It may take up to seven (7) days for the project plans to be uploaded to the City's website. Prior to this, plans may be reviewed at the City of Alameda Permit Center. For questions, please call 510-747-6805.

 

In order to provide better service to the community, we encourage greater use of the Building Eye website. Building Eye will give you a map view of all recent Planning applications, project status in real time, and quicker access to project plans. 

 

To access project information, including plans where appropriate, please follow the steps below to access our permit database.

1. Go to: https://alameda.buildingeye.com/planning

2. Enter project address in search box.

3. Click on the map marker (i.e. dot) and a sidebar on the right hand side will open that lists projects for the address. Here is where you will find a basic project summary. If no symbol shows on the map, there is no active project associated with the address.

4. Project Plans (and other documents): To view the project's plans, scroll to and select the “More details” button listed for the respective project in the sidebar.

5. In the new window that opens, click on the “Record Info” tab and select “Project Documents.” A list of available documents will be shown.

 

Projects considered by the Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administrator hearings are held as needed. Check the calendar for current meetings. Please note that you must choose the appropriate time frames and boards/commissions from the drop-down menus.

 

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.

 

PLN16-0317 1251 Bay Street (Action Date 7-11-16)

The project consists of the construction of a single story addition at the front of an existing single family residence. The addition will be 259 square feet and extend the existing living room eleven feet seven inches (11’7”) towards the front property line, maintaining a twenty foot five inch (20’5”) front yard setback, consistent with the existing two-car garage. The proposed addition will feature a twelve foot by six foot eight inch (12’x6’8”) four panel accordion-style door. The addition will match the existing buildings siding and roof material.

1251 Bay Street Notice
1251 Bay Street Plans

1251 Bay Street Approval

 

PLN16-0026 1427 Bay Street (Action Date 7-11-16)

The project was reviewed by the Planning Board on June 13, 2016. The Planning Board gave the applicant direction on the size and design of the proposed addition and remanded the application back to staff for approval. The project consists of a three-story addition at the rear of an existing two-story residence, and will raise the overall building height from twenty feet (20’) to twenty-nine feet and two inches (29’2”). The project will add a total of 725.5 square feet of floor area. The property is located within an R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district.

1427 Bay Street Notice
1427 Bay Street Plans

1427 Bay Street Approval

 

PLN16-0285 2125 Buena Vista Avenue (Action Date 7-11-16)

The project consists of ground excavation within an existing two-story duplex to increase the ceiling height within an existing ground floor dwelling unit. The project also consist of the addition of three new windows, the replacement of five windows, and removal of one door and one window around the home. The project is located in the R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district. The property is listed on the Historical Building Study List with an “S” designation.

2125 Buena Vista Avenue Notice
2125 Buena Vista Avenue Plans

2125 Buena Vista Avenue Photos

2125 Buena Vista Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0280 2804 Central Avenue (Action Date 7-11-16)

The project consists of an approximately 223 sq. ft. second story addition located at the rear of an existing two-story single family residence. The project also consists of three new windows and one replacement window located on the sides and rear of the home. All new materials and windows will match the existing structure. The property is located within the R-1 (One Family Residence) zoning district.

2804 Central Avenue Notice
2804 Central Avenue Plans

2804 Central Avenue Approval


PLN16-0300 2025 Clinton Avenue #C (Action Date 7-11-16)

The project consists of the installation of a new window on the second story of the side elevation (West) of an existing dwelling unit. The proposed window will be a vinyl casement window, with dimensions of 47.5”x47.5”. The current interior space is an office loft that will be enclosed to create a bedroom, the proposed window is required to provide emergency egress. The property is located within the R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district.

2025 Clinton Avenue #C Notice
2025 Clinton Avenue #C Plans

2025 Clinton Avenue #C Approval

 

PLN16-0322 2947 Gibbons Drive (Action Date 7-11-16)

This project consists of removing a sliding kitchen window on the west side of the home and replacing it with a garden window. The new window will be replaced in the same opening as the existing window. The project is within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) zoning district.

2947 Gibbons Drive Notice
2947 Gibbons Drive Plans

2947 Gibbons Drive Approval

 

PLN16-0308 1835 Nason Street (Action Date 7-11-16)

In conjunction with remodeling the kitchen, the applicant proposes to remove one pantry window on the north side of the residence, at the rear. The window will be filled in and finished with siding to match existing.

1835 Nason Street Notice
1835 Nason Street Plans

1835 Nason Street Approval

 

PLN16-0302 1621 Oak Street (Action Date 7-11-16)

The proposal is to replace the existing handicap ramp leading to the front entry with a new handicap ramp that would be located to the left of the entry door. The ramp and railings would be constructed of wood. The ramp would extend to 2 ft. 3 in. in height and the railings to 5 ft. 3 in. in height.

1621 Oak Street Notice
1621 Oak Street Plans

1621 Oak Street Approval

 

PLN16-0279 1360 Pearl Street (Action Date 7-11-16)

The project consists of revisions to the previously approved Design Review Approval No. PLN15-0259 for an approximately 139 sq. ft. first story addition, an approximately 321 sq. ft. second story addition, and a 436 sq. ft. deck at the rear of an existing single family home. The proposal also consists of the addition and replacement of twenty windows and one door on the sides and rear of the home. New materials proposed for the addition will match the existing building. The project is located within an R-1 (One Family Residential) zoning district. The property is listed on the Historical Buildings Study List with a (S) designation.

1360 Pearl Street Notice
1360 Pearl Street Plans

1360 Pearl Street Approval

 

PLN16-0266 1545 Benton Street (Action Date 7-25-16)

The project involves a two story addition of 692-square-feet at the rear of an existing two story, three unit residence. The addition will be to unit C. The overall height of the addition will be twenty six feet and four inches (26’-4”). The addition will include a terrace on second floor of the south side elevation. The project involves adding fourteen new windows with trim to match the existing. Pursuant to AMC 30-5.7 (k) and (l) if applicable, the addition will continue an existing legal nonconforming setback of four feet and eight inches 4’-8” in order to achieve a uniform design and compatibility with the existing structure. The property is listed on the Historical Buildings Study List with an S designation.

1545 Benton Street Notice
1545 Benton Street Plans

1545 Benton Street Approval

 

PLN16-0246 1024 Buena Vista Avenue (Action Date 7-25-16)

This project consists of a new one-story single family residence at the rear of an existing one-story single family residence. The new second unit will be 587-square-feet with an overall height of sixteen feet and one inch (16’-1”). The second unit will incorporate architectural features to match the existing main residence, including a gable roof with wood braces and exposed rafter tails, a covered porch and wide wood siding to match the existing residence. The project will include nine (9) new windows with wood trim to match the existing main residence. The project will add two new parking spaces for a total of four off-street parking spaces. The project is located within the R-2 (Two-Family Residence) zoning district.

1024 Buena Vista Avenue Notice
1024 Buena Vista Avenue Plans

1024 Buena Vista Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0258 2625 Buena Vista Avenue (Action Date 7-25-16)

The project consists of an approximately 89 square foot second story addition and an approximately 283 square foot first-story deck located at the rear of an existing single-family residence. The proposal also includes the removal of two windows and the addition of seven windows around the home. All new materials and windows will match the existing building. The property is located within the R-2, Two-Family Residence zoning district. The property is listed on the Historical Building Study List with a “B” designation.

2625 Buena Vista Avenue Notice
2625 Buena Vista Avenue Plans

2625 Buena Vista Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0303 2070 Clinton Avenue (Action Date 7-25-16)
The project involves modification of an existing T-Mobile telecommunications facility on the roof of Alameda Hospital. Changes include installation of three new antennas up to 8 feet in height, replacement of existing equipment cabinets, and minor modification to cables and other small equipment. Because this application is to replace equipment on an existing cellular antenna tower, by Federal law the City must approve the application.

2070 Clinton Avenue Notice
2070 Clinton Avenue Plans

2070 Clinton Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0318 1533 Gibbons Drive (Action Date 7-25-16)
The project involves the addition of a dormer in the rear of the second story to accommodate a new bathroom. Also included are replacement of a second-story casement window in the front and replacement of an attic vent with a new casement window in the rear. There will be no change to the building height or footprint. A total of 13 square feet will be converted from attic space to accommodate the new bathroom.

1533 Gibbons Drive Notice
1533 Gibbons Drive Plans

1533 Gibbons Drive Approval

 

PLN16-0341 234 Beach Road (Action Date 8-8-16)

The project consists of the legalization of a 304 square foot single story addition on the rear of an existing residence, and the demolition of a single car detached garage built prior to 1942. The existing rear addition had been built at an unknown date without permits, and the new property owner has applied for building permits to legalize the structure. It will have horizontal wood siding to match the existing structure. The property will maintain the required two off-street parking spaces after the demolition of the detached garage.

234 Beach Road Notice
234 Beach Road Plans

 

PLN16-0365 1642 Broadway (Action Date 8-8-16)

The project consists of replacing an approximately 23.5” X 35” single-hung window with a 17” X 24.5” awning window with grids to match the existing home. All new materials will match the existing home. The property is located within the R-4, Neighborhood Residential zoning district. The property is listed on the Historical Building Study List with a “B” designation.

1642 Broadway Notice
1642 Broadway Plans

 

PLN16-0366 121 Creedon Circle (Action Date 8-8-16)

The project consists of replacing one 24” X 30” casement window with one 40” X 36” awning window, and one 30” X 30” slider window with one 74” X 66” fixed window on the front and south elevations. All new materials and windows will match the existing building. The property is located within the R-1-PD, One Family Residence – Planned Development zoning district.

121 Creedon Circle Notice
121 Creedon Circle Plans

 

PLN16-0286 3322 Fernside Blvd. (Action Date 8-8-16)

This project involves remodeling and addition to an existing single family home, including an addition of approximately 414 square feet of floor area at the rear of the building, restoration of a preexisting garage, installation of replacement and new windows to match existing style, and reconfiguration of rear deck and patio.

3322 Fernside Blvd. Notice
3322 Fernside Blvd. Plans

 

PLN16-0347 114 Fundy Bay (Action Date 8-8-16)

The project consists of relocating two existing first story windows on the rear elevation of a single family home. The windows will be relocated to the second story by raising them by three feet and six inches (3’-6”) to accommodate a floor plan modification. The property is located within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) zoning district.

114 Fundy Bay Notice
114 Fundy Bay Plans

 

PLN16-0349 1611 Lafayette Street (Action Date 8-8-16)

The project consists of a 45-square-foot addition to the first story and a new 588-square-foot second story addition to an existing one story single family residence. The overall building height will be twenty two feet and nine inches (22’-9”). The new second story is located on the rear twenty five feet (25’) of the home and is set back from the existing first floor front elevation by thirty feet (30’). The existing stairs on the side elevation will be relocated to the rear elevation. The project consists of replacing two windows on the first floor and adding nine new windows to the home. The property is listed on the Historical Buildings Study List with an E designation. The project is located within an R-5 (General Residential) zoning district.

1611 Lafayette Street Notice
1611 Lafayette Street Plans


PLN16-0343 612 Taylor Avenue (Action Date 8-8-16)

The project consists of repairing and replacing the front stairs and porch of an existing single family residence. The rise and run of the stairs will be reconstructed to meet the current building code requirements. The property is listed on the Historical Buildings Study List with an S designation. The project is located within an R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district.

612 Taylor Avenue Notice
612 Taylor Avenue Plans