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.

 

PLN16-0352 3214 Central Avenue (Action Date 9-12-16)

 

The project consists of the replacement of eight (8) windows and the addition of one (1) window on the side and rear elevations of an existing residence. All new materials and windows will match the existing building. The property is located within the R-2 (Two-Family Residential) Zoning District. The property is listed on the Historical Building Study List with an “H” designation.

3214 Central Avenue Notice
3214 Central Avenue Plans

3214 Central Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0421 1641 Everett Street (Action Date 9-12-16)

 

The project consists of the addition of one (1) new window, the replacement of one (1) window, and the removal of one (1) window on the south (side) and north (side) elevations. All new materials and windows will be consistent with the existing building. The property is located within the NP-RD (North Park Street – Residential) zoning district. The property is listed on the Historical Building Study List with a “B” designation.

1641 Everett Street Notice
1641 Everett Street Plans

1641 Everett Street Approval

 

PLN16-0397 304 Haight Avenue (Action Date 9-12-16)

 

The project consists of the demolition of a detached garage structure built prior to 1942 and rear yard deck attached to the house, and the construction of one-story addition at the rear of a single family home and two smaller decks.  The existing driveway along the side of the house will remain and will provide for the required two off-street parking spaces.  The proposed single story addition is approximately 575 square feet in size and will feature one (1) new bedroom and one (1) new bathroom.  The addition will have a stucco finish, double hung windows and wood window trim and sill to match the existing house.  The property is located within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) Zoning District.

304 Haight Avenue Notice
304 Haight Avenue Plans

304 Haight Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0441 1351 Hansen Avenue (Action Date 9-12-16)

 

The project consists of removal of a 36”x 36” aluminum garden window located on the side elevation of a single family home, and the installation of a 48”x36” fiberglass horizontal sliding window in the same location.  The house was built in the 1950’s and horizontal sliding windows are original to its design and the design of other homes in the neighborhood.  The project is located in the R-1 (One-Family Residence) Zoning District.

1351 Hansen Avenue Notice
1351 Hansen Avenue Plans

1351 Hansen Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0349 1611 Lafayette Street (Action Date 9-12-16)

 

The project consists of a 45-square-foot addition to the first story and a new 664-square-foot second story addition to an existing one story single family residence. The overall building height will be approximately twenty three feet and five inches (23’-5”). 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 approximately thirty feet (30’). The existing stairs on the side elevation will be relocated to the rear elevation. The project consists of relocating two windows on the first floor south side elevation, adding eight new windows on new second floor, and one new skylight. The new windows on the second floor are off-set from the neighboring windows to minimize the loss of privacy. Pursuant to AMC 30-5.7 (k) and (l), the addition will continue an existing legal nonconforming setback of three feet and four inches (3’-4”) along the north side yard 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 E designation. The project is located within an R-5 (General Residential) zoning district.

1611 Lafayette Street Notice
1611 Lafayette Street Plans

1611 Layfayette Street Approval

 

PLN16-0427 415 Lincoln Avenue (Action Date 9-12-16)

This project consists of an interior kitchen remodel that will result in relocating an existing window and adding one new window on the west side elevation of an existing single family residence. The new windows will be single-hung to match the windows throughout the residence. The new window trim will also match the existing window trim throughout the residence. The project also consists of enclosing a 20-square-foot stair landing on the west side elevation to create a new storage space. The project is located within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) zoning district.

415 Lincoln Avenue Notice
415 Lincoln Avenue Plans

415 Lincoln Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0460 1020 Broadway (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

The project consists of the replacement of three (3) double-hung windows with two (2) double-hung windows on the side elevation of an existing residence. All new materials and windows will match the existing building. The property is located within the R-1 (One Family Residence) Zoning District.

1020 Broadway Notice
1020 Broadway Plans

1020 Broadway Approval

 

PLN16-0370 938 Buena Vista Avenue (Action Date 9-26-16) 

 

The project consists of the construction of an addition that will wrap around the rear and left (East) side of the building, excavation of an existing crawl space to create habitable space and new windows along the side elevation.  The addition will be approximately 474 square feet and raise the overall building height by two feet and three inches (2’3”).  The existing residence was damaged by a fire in 2015 and will be refurbished along with this proposed addition.  An existing non-conforming second driveway will be removed and the curb and sidewalk will be repaired to City standards.  The property is located within the R-2 (Two-Family Residence) Zoning District.

938 Buena Vista Avenue Notice
938 Buena Vista Avenue Plans

938 Buena Vista Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0381 453 Cola Ballena (Action Date 9-26-16

The project consists of enclosing an existing carport to create a second garage within an existing single family home. The project also consists of the replacement of five (5) windows and four (4) doors, and the addition of two (2) new windows, one new (1) door, and one (1) new garage door on the home. The project is located within the R-3-PD (Garden Residential) Zoning District.

453 Cola Ballena Notice
453 Cola Ballena Plans

453 Cola Ballena Approval

 

PLN16-0244 125 Garden Road (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

The project includes reconstruction of the roof, replacement and expansion of the side entry porch, addition of 140 sq. ft. of floor area at south (right) side of house, removal of rear access ramp and construction of a new 495 sq. ft. rear deck, replacement of exterior siding, and installation of new windows throughout.

125 Garden Road Notice
125 Garden Road Plans

125 Garden Road Approval


PLN16-0384 621 Larchmont Isle (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

The project consists of the replacement of one (1) front door with one (1) double front door and the addition of an approximately 504 square-foot attached patio structure located at the rear of an existing single-family home. All new materials will match the existing building. The project is located within the R-1 (One Family Residence) Zoning District.

621 Larchmont Isle Notice
621 Larchmont Isle Plans

621 Larchmont Isle Approval 


PLN16-0455 1003 Morton Street (Action Date 9-26-16) 

 

The project consists of the construction of five (5) new windows on the side and front elevation of an existing residence, the replacement of two (2) existing windows with windows of different style and dimensions – one on the front elevation and one on the north side elevation, and the removal of existing shingle siding to reveal the original horizontal wood siding (which will be repaired as needed) along the lower story on the front and north and south side elevation.  The property is located within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) Zoning District.

1003 Morton Street Notice
1003 Morton Street Plans

1003 Morton Street Approval

 

PLN16-0445 2966 Northwood Drive (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

The project consists of the construction of a second story addition located at the front of the existing second story, a new bay window at the rear of the existing second story, and the addition of a new single story sunroom at the rear of the existing home.  This second story addition will be setback approximately twenty-four feet (24’) from the front of the existing first floor of the building.  All new materials and windows will match the existing building. The property is located within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) Zoning District.

2966 Northwood Drive Notice
2966 Northwood Drive Plans

2966 Northwood Drive Approval

 

PLN16-0380 1553 Pacific Avenue (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

Construction of an enclosed stair to basement at rear of house, replacement of stair to front porch, installation of three new basement windows with window wells, and installation of a 3-foot tall wood fence at side property line. 

1553 Pacific Avenue Notice
1553 Pacific Avenue Plans

1553 Pacific Avenue Approval


PLN16-0415 1417 Santa Clara Avenue (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

The project consists of reconstructing a previously removed front porch on a single family dwelling, which entails replacing the gable roof over the front door and stairs leading to the entrance. The front door will be shifted to the left side of the front elevation to accommodate a new window on the front elevation. The project also involves adding a 432 square feet addition to the rear of home. The project also involves interior remodel that will result in the removal of three windows on the west side elevation and removing four windows on the east elevation. The project will add three new windows and a new door on the east side elevation. The roof will be restored with matching pitch and one inch eaves. The overall building height will remain the same. The project will replace the siding to match the existing siding. A new fireplace flue will be added on the west side of the roof. Pursuant to AMC 30-5.7 (k), the addition will continue an existing legal nonconforming setback of approximately 1’ on the west side in order to achieve a uniform design and compatibility with the existing structure. The project is located within an R-4 (Neighborhood Residential) zoning district. 

1417 Santa Clara Avenue Notice
1417 Santa Clara Avenue Plans

1417 Santa Clara Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0392 3278 Thompson Avenue (Action Date 9-26-16)

 

The project consists of the removal of an existing roof mounted chimney due to structural safety concerns on an existing single family home. The roof will be repaired and all new materials will match the existing home. The property is located within the R-1 (One Family Residence) Zoning District.

3278 Thompson Avenue Notice
3278 Thompson Avenue Plans

3278 Thompson Avenue Approval

 

PLN16-0403 1116 Buena Vista Avenue (Action Date 10-10-16)

 

The project consists of a 353-square-foot addition to the second story of an existing two-family dwelling unit. The second story addition will have a hipped roof and the overall height of the building will be twenty five (25’) feet. The addition will add six (6) new windows and new window trim will be added throughout the building. The project also involves adding a new front porch and a 26-square-foot addition at the first story entrance. The porch will feature decorative columns and a shed roof, which will extend across the garage as well. The new roof will use composite shingles to match the existing roof and new horizontal siding will be added to the second story. The project is located within the R-2 (Two-Family Residence) zoning district.

1116 Buena Vista Avenue Notice
1116 Buena Vista Avenue Plans

 

PLN16-0489 121 Creedon Circle (Action Date 10-10-16)

 

The project consists of the addition of one new casement window at the rear of the second floor. This project is a modification to a previously approved project. The window will match existing windows in the building. The property is located within the R-1-PD (One Family Residential Planned Development) zoning district.

121 Creedon Circle Notice
121 Creedon Circle Plans

 

PLN16-0465 2424 Encinal Avenue (Action Date 10-10-16)

 

The project consists of replacing the existing awnings with new metal louvered awnings over the existing transom windows throughout the building. The project also involves adding a new drive-through canopy and installing new light fixtures. The existing parapet coping will be repaired. The project is within the C-C-T (Community Commercial Theatre Combining District) zoning district.

2424 Encinal Avenue Notice
2424 Encinal Avenue Plans

 

PLN16-0500 2908 Marina Drive (Action Date 10-10-16)  

 

The project consists of replacing the existing steps on the front porch and the path in the front yard with an ADA accessible ramp in a single family residence. A portion of the front yard will be re-landscaped to accommodate the new ramp configuration. The property is within the R-1 (One-Family Residence) zoning district.

2908 Marina Drive Notice
2908 Marina Drive Plans

 

PLN16-0464 1210 Mound Street (Action Date 10-10-16)   

 

The project consists of a residential remodel and addition consisting of a rear addition of 426 sq.ft. at the main level and a basement conversion and addition of 839 sq.ft. at the lower level. Four windows will be removed, one window will be replaced, and 20 windows and 2 pair of French doors will be added. The addition will be clad in stucco to match the existing building. The new roof will match existing composition shingles. The property is located within the R-1 One Family Residential zoning district.

1210 Mound Street Notice
1210 Mound Street Plans


PLN16-0498 134 Norwich Road (Action Date 10-10-16)   

 

The project consists of fire damage repair including the replacement of nine (9) windows and four (4) doors on an existing single-family home. The project also consists of the enclosure of an atrium in the middle of the home, and the replacement of vertical siding with horizontal lap siding around the building. All new materials and windows will be consistent with the existing home. The property is located within the R-1-PD (One-Family Residence – Planned Development) Zoning District.

134 Norwich Road Notice
134 Norwich Road Plans

 

PLN16-0466 1941 Sandcreek Way (Action Date 10-10-16)    

 

The project consists of interior and exterior remodeling. Exterior changes will include the replacement of most windows and doors, including the garage door, new paint, stucco repair, and other minor cosmetic alterations. No new floor area will be added and there will be no change to the building footprint except the removal of a small shed at the rear of the building.  The property is located within the R-1 One Family Residential zoning district.

1941 Sandcreek Way Notice
1941 Sandcreek Way Plans