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.
PLN15-0557 757 Pacific Avenue (Action Date Pending)
The project consists of the construction of a new two-story single family home on a 8,030 square foot lot that currently has a one-story single family home. The proposed home will be 2,572 square feet and will have an attached two-car garage. The total overall building height of the structure will be twenty-six feet (26’) from grade to top of the ridgeline of the roof. The new single family residence will feature building materials and design elements from the existing single family residence, such as horizontal wood siding, single-hung windows and a hipped roof. The project is located within the R-2 (Two-Family Residence) Zoning District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.