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THE VALHALLA RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS – 201 BRIDGEWAY
Staff reports are available at the respective meetings listed at http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/index.aspx?page=43&showpast=1

Initial Environmental Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
• Final Draft - June 18, 2014
• Public Review Draft - April 1, 2014 
     • Part 1 - Introduction and Determination 
     • Part 2 - Project Description 
     • Part 3 - Environmental Analysis, Mitigation Monitoring Plan 
     • Appendix A - Application Documents 
     • Appendix B - Stormwater Control Plan 
     • Appendix C - Lighting Plan 
     • Appendix D - AQ & GHG Modeling 
     • Appendix E - Construction HRA 
     • Appendix F - Operational HRA 
     • Appendix G - Cultural Resources 
     • Appendix H - Geotechnical Evaluation 
     • Appendix I - Noise 
     • Appendix J - Traffic

PowerPoint Presentations
• July 2, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting
• June 18, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting
• May 28, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting
• May 14, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting 
• April 16, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting

 

THE WOODROW RETAINING WALL — 9 EDWARDS. The Woodrow Retaining Wall Initial Environmental Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IES/MND). The IES/MND analyzes the potential environmental impacts of an after-the-fact Design Review Permit and two Variances for a 10-foot high retaining wall and patio constructed without permits in the side yard setback and an after-the-fact Tree Removal Permit at 9 Edwards Avenue (APN 065-302-74). The IES/MND was released for public review on June 11, 2014. The public comment period is scheduled to conclude on July 9, 2014.

 

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) REGULATIONS. The City Council has adopted new rules regarding ADUs. An ADU, also known as a "mother-in-law" or "granny" unit, is an additional living unit that has separate kitchen, sleeping, and bathroom facilities. An ADU may be attached to or detached from the primary residential unit on a lot. As of January 2013 ADUs will be allowed in all residential neighborhoods under certain conditions. In addition, existing ADUs which were installed without permits may be granted amnesty and legalized by the City until March 31, 2014. After the amnesty period is closed, all unpermitted ADUs which have not been granted amnesty will be subject to code enforcement. To view Ordinance No. 1209, which regulates ADUs, please click here.

For information on how to apply for a planning permit for a NEW unit, please download the New ADU Permit Brochure, which explains the permitting process, submittal requirements and standards the ADU must meet. You can find the application form for a New Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit and the fee schedule here.

For information on how to apply for a planning permit for AMNESTY for an existing unpermitted unit, please download the Amnesty ADU Permit Brochure, which explains the permitting process, submittal requirements and standards the amnesty ADU must meet. You can find the application form for an Amnesty Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit and the fee schedule here.

Calls/emails/inquires about the ADU process, particularly related to amnesty will be confidential and anonymous. Contact Lilly Schinsing, Associate Planner, at (415) 289-4134 or LSchinsing@ci.sausalito.ca.us with any questions.

 

UPDATED STANDARDS FOR MULTI-FAMILY ZONED PROPERTIES.
The City is drafting an Ordinance which would affect parcels in R-2-2.5 and R-3 Zoning Districts the following ways (paraphrased, see the most recent draft of the Ordinance for exact language):

  1. Reduces the allowable floor area, building coverage and impervious surfaces of any single unit on a parcel in the R-2-2.5 (Two Family) and R-3 (Multi-Family) Zoning Districts to more closely conform to the standards for single units in the R-1-6 (Single Family) Zoning District. As the total allowed floor area, building coverage and impervious surfaces in the R-2-2.5 and R-3 Zoning Districts would not be reduced, the remaining development potential would be held in reserve for an additional unit(s).

a. An exception from the new standards with a Conditional Use Permit is contemplated. The exception would allow the Planning Commission to approve projects over the new lower threshold for any single unit if the applicant can show physical site constraints that preclude the property from being restricted to the development standards limitations.
b. A 200 square foot one-time bonus for existing single family residences is contemplated.

2- Adds two new required Design Review Permit findings to demonstrate that a project shows the practicality/impracticality to construct the maximum number of units allowed on the project site in the future and that the project has been designed to ensure on-site structures do not crowd or overwhelm structures on neighboring properties (applicable to all projects that require a Design Review Permit, regardless of zoning).

3- Adds a submittal requirement for Design Review Permits to require a conceptual site diagram that demonstrates the feasibility to construct the maximum number of dwelling units allowed on the project site by illustrating their possible location on the parcel as well as required on-site parking and access or why the maximum number of units on the site cannot be practically accommodated in the future.

4- Removes the requirement for a Conditional Use Permit for tandem parking spaces.

5- Reduces the parking requirement for units under 700 square feet from two parking spaces to one parking space.

The listed objectives of the draft ordinance are the following:

1- To discourage the development of large single family residences located in the Two Family and Multiple Family Residential Zoning Districts which leave no further development potential for future dwelling units.
2- To discourage the conversion of existing two and multi-family housing to single family housing.
3- To benefit homeowners in a variety of ways, such as by providing flexibility on sites and within structures; to provide additional revenue from adding a rental unit; to provide smaller units for residents seeking to downsize in their existing neighborhood; to help extended family members who wish to live in close proximity to each other.
4- To ensure the compatibility of infill development in the context of Sausalito’s historic resources.

For more information, see the City Council staff reports dated July 9, 2013 and September 10, 2013 or contact Administrative Analyst Lilly Schinsing at (415) 289-4134 or LSchinsing@ci.sausalito.ca.us. 

Legislative Committee Meetings on the Updated Standards for Multi-Family Zoned Properties
December 9, 2013: agenda - agenda item - agenda item - agenda item - Draft Ordinance
December 2, 2013: agenda
November 18, 2013: agenda
October 28, 2013:  agenda  agenda item  agenda item
September 30, 2013: agenda  agenda item
August 21, 2013:   agenda  -  agenda item

Planning Commission Meetings
draft excerpt of June 26 minutes
•  June 12, 2013
December 15, 2010 
December 1, 2010 

Community Workshop
Draft Ordinance for May 20, 2013 Community Workshop
Slide Presentation for May 20, 2013 Community Workshop

Subcommittee Meetings 
• September 30, 2013
May 6, 2013 
    • Attachment A 
    • Attachment B
April 22, 2013
March 25, 2013 
    • Attachment A
February 11, 2013 
    • Attachment A 
    • Attachment B 
    • Attachment C 
August 29, 2011  
    • Attachment A 
    • Attachment B
August 15, 2011  
    • Attachment A 
    • Attachment B
July 28, 2011  
    • Attachment A 
    • Attachment B 
    • Attachment C     
    • Attachment D
May 3, 2011  
    • Attachment A 
    • Attachment B 
    • Attachment C
April 4, 2011 
January 31, 2011 
January 19, 2011    

 

SMOKING REGULATIONS
Smoking Regulations Adopted - July 31, 2012 
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation - May 30, 2012 

 

MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS. Since the adoption of the Zoning Ordinance in 2003, staff has compiled a list of issues that would benefit from clarification. The list includes issues raised by residents, architects and other interested community members. Staff brought the list of issues to the City Council on July 12, 2011 and recommended they be split into two categories: (1) those issues that are ready for immediate review ("Minor Amendments") and (2) those issues that require additional staff work and review by the Legislative Committee ("Policy Amendments"). The Minor Amendments were approved by the City Council on February 28, 2012 and became effective on March 29, 2012. 

Minor Amendments - Past Events and Materials 
Adopted Municipal Code Amendments Replacement Pages - April 11, 2012 
Minor Amendments, adopted - February 28, 2012
• City Council Hearing, Second Reading of the Amendments - February 28, 2012
• City Council Hearing, Second Reading of the Amendments - January 10, 2012
• City Council Hearing, First Reading of the Amendments - December 6, 2011
Planning Commission Public Hearing - November 9, 2011
Planning Commission Study Session - October 12, 2011
Planning Commission Study Session - September 21, 2011 
Planning Commission Study Session - September 7, 2011  

Policy Amendments - Past Events and Materials 
Legislative Committee Discussion Item - January 19, 2012
Legislative Committee Discussion Item - December 13, 2011 
Legislative Committee Discussion Item - November 17, 2011 
Legislative Committee Discussion Item - October 13, 2011 
Legislative Committee Discussion Item - September 9, 2011  

 

300 LOCUST STREET
Mallya Warehouse Initial Evironmental Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Mallya Warehouse Appendices A-F Reduced

 

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