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Note that the Planning Commission may, at its discretion, consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed. The public may comment on any item on the agenda that has not previously been subject to public comment. Items listed under “Consent Calendar” have all been subject to prior public comment and may be acted upon by the Planning Commission without further comment. To
give everyone an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of different points of view, the Commission requests that members of the audience who speak: 1) Always address the Chair; 2) State his or her name and address; 3) State views succinctly, and; 4) Limit presentations to three minutes.

For information on how to obtain the Planning Commission meeting agenda and agenda packets, please see the last page of this agenda.

For information concerning reasonable accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), please see the last page of this agenda.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION DOES NOT REVIEW WRITTEN COMMENTS AFTER THE PRODUCTION OF THEIR AGENDA PACKET

CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL: 6:30 P.M.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
a. 33 Miller Avenue
b. 817 Bridgeway
c. 2008 Meeting Calendar


PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA


PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS: This is the time for the Planning Commission to hear from citizens regarding matters that are not on the agenda. Comments on matters that are on the agenda shall be made at the time the Commission considers those matters. Except in very limited situations, State law precludes the Commission from taking action on or engaging in discussions concerning items of business that are not on the agenda. However, the Commission may refer matters not on the agenda to City staff or direct that the subject be “agendized” for a future meeting. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes each.

CONSENT CALENDAR

REMOVAL OF ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR: Matters listed under CONSENT CALENDAR are considered routine and non-controversial, require no discussion, are expected to have unanimous Commission support, and may be enacted by the Commission in one motion in the form listed below. There will be no separate discussion of Consent Calendar items. However, before the Commission votes on a motion to adopt the Consent Calendar items, Commissioners, City staff, or the public may request that specific items be removed from Consent Calendar for separate action. Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be discussed later on the agenda, when public comment will be heard on any such item.

1. 40 PRINCESS STREET (APN: 065-131-15) Staff: Sierra Russell
Helmut Wautischer (Applicant)

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS

PROJECT: Applicant Helmut Wautischer requests Planning Commission approval of a Sign Permit for the retail store Arlecchina located on the first floor of the building at 40 Princess Street. The application is for two, wall-mounted, painted wood signs that consist of a total of 12.07 square feet to be maintained in their current location. One sign is proposed to be mounted to a window box, where a previous sign was installed, and the other will be mounted on the building wall facing west towards the uphill portion of Princess Street.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Draft Resolution of Approval subject to conditions.

CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. 591 SAUSALITO BOULEVARD (APN 65-193-30) Staff: Debra Lutske
Daniel Drown (Property Owner & Applicant)

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS

PROJECT: Applicant and property owner Daniel Drown requests Planning Commission approval of a Design Review permit to construct a new single-family residence. The proposed home would be approximately 1,800 square feet and would include an attached two car garage. The home is located in the R-1-6 Zoning District.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Draft Resolution of Approval subject to conditions.

3. 2 ALEXANDER AVENUE (APN 065-303-05/065-303-20) Staff: Sierra Russell
Ed Fotsch (Property Owner & Applicant)

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS

PROJECT: Applicant, Donald Olsen, on behalf of property owner Ed Fotsch, requests Planning Commission approval to amend previously approved Design Review and Variance applications (VA/DR 03-26 and DRM 06-070) for a development project at 2 Alexander Avenue. The previously approved project included enlarging the existing garage to a four-car garage, adding a new exterior entry stairway, and adding an under floor area with a living room and den. The project required Planning Commission approval of a Variance for projections into the side yard and special front yard setbacks and an Encroachment Permit for improvements in the public right-of-way. The proposed amendment to the Variance and Design Review permits would allow the exterior stairway to project an additional one (1) foot into the side-yard setback in order to legalize the constructed structure. The as-built dimensions of the constructed structure increase the site’s building coverage and floor area by 0.5% and 0.9% respectively to 43% and 49.8%. The other modification is to add a bathroom in the previously approved under floor area.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Draft Resolution of Approval subject to conditions.

NEW PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. 103 BONITA STREET (APN 065-082-04) Staff: Debra Lutske
Michal Staninec (Property Owner)
Don Olsen (Applicant)

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS

PROJECT: Applicant, Don Olsen, on behalf of property owner, Michal Staninec, is requesting a Design Review Permit and Variance for a proposed stairway room addition and deck partially within a required setback area. The Variance would allow the reduction in required side and rear yard setbacks for the addition and garage. The proposal is to add 506 square feet of floor area and 435 square feet of building coverage and impervious surface, connecting the home and the detached garage. The proposal requires Heightened Review for the additional building coverage.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Draft Resolution of Denial.

ADJOURNMENT
No later than 10:00 p.m.


PROCEDURE TO FILE APPEAL: To appeal any action by the Planning Commission, a WRITTEN LETTER OF APPEAL THAT STATES THE REASONS FOR THE APPEAL and the required APPEAL FEE must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS from the date of the decision. If you challenge a decision of the Planning Commission in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the hearing and on appeal to the City Council.In compliance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department at 289-4112. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [29 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title 11]

(THE PLANNING COMMISSION MAY AT THEIR DISCRETION CONSIDER AGENDA ITEMS OUT OF THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE LISTED.)

HOW TO OBTAIN PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDAS:

Posted agendas:
Posted the Friday prior to the Planning Commission meeting date at the entrance to City Hall at 420 Litho Street.

Community Development Department Office:
Go to City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, and ask for a copy at the CDD counter.

Planning Commission Meetings:
Agendas are available at the Planning Commission meeting.

HOW TO OBTAIN PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA PACKET MATERIALS:

Community Development Dept. Office or the Library:
A copy of the complete agenda packet is available for public review on the Friday prior to the Planning Commission meeting, at the Community Development Dept. counter and the Library, at 420 Litho Street, Sausalito.

Planning Commission Meetings:
A complete agenda packet is available for review at the Planning Commission meeting.

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