June 13, 2023
City Hall - Council Chambers
26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
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CALL TO ORDER
PUBLIC OPEN TIME: Time for comments from members of the public on issues not on this Planning Commission agenda. (Limited to 3 minutes per person)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
CONSENT CALENDAR: The following item(s) listed on the Consent Calendar are considered routine and are approved by a single motion without discussion. The Chair or any member of the Planning Commission or the public may request that any item listed under the Consent Calendar be removed and action taken separately. In the event that an item is removed from the Consent Calendar, it shall be considered in its numerical order.
PUBLIC HEARING: For each of the following items, the public will be given an opportunity to speak. After a staff report, the Chair will open the public hearing and invite the applicant or applicant’s representative to make any comments. Members of the public will be invited to provide testimony to the Commission following the applicant. Speakers should state their name for the record and can address the Commission for three minutes. After all public comments have been received, the public hearing will be closed, and the Commission will discuss the item and take appropriate action(s).
DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS: Prior to a project hearing Planning Commission Members must disclose any communications they have had on any quasi-judicial agenda items. This includes, but is not limited to, Design Reviews, Tentative Subdivision Maps, Parcel Maps, Variances, and Conditional Use Permits. This does not disqualify the Planning Commission Member from participating and voting on the matter but gives the public and applicant an opportunity to comment on the ex parte communication.
1. 15 Helens Lane – Design Review – PL23-5155 (Allen)
Design Review application to demolish an existing one-story, 832-square foot single-family home and construct a two-story, 2,118-square foot single-family home and attached 536-square foot two-car garage. The project also includes front and rear patios, retaining walls, fencing, trees and landscaping. The proposed project has been determined to be exempt from further environmental review under Section 15303 (Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.
2. 459 Miller Avenue – Conditional Use Permit – PL23-5162 (Johnson)
Conditional Use Permit application for a 1,900 sq. ft. Pilates Studio as conditionally permitted in the Neighborhood Commercial (C-N) zone pursuant to Municipal Code Section 20.40.030(I). The proposed hours are 6 AM to 7 PM weekdays and 7 AM -11 PM weekends. The proposed project has been determined to be exempt from further environmental review under Section 15301(a) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.
This item is continued to the June 27, 2023, Planning Commission meeting.
3. 7 Robertson Terrace – Variance – PL23-5168 (Johnson)
A Variance Application to allow a deck landing and stairs to extend 3’ into the required 15’ exterior (rear) setback for a 12’ setback and a patio cover to extend 10’ into the required 15’ exterior (rear) setback for a 5’ setback. The proposed project has been determined to be exempt from further environmental review under Section 15303 (New Construction of Small Structures) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.
4. 11 Mountain View – Design Review and Tree Removal– PL22-5135 (Weiss)
A Design Review and Tree Removal Permit application to demolish the existing 990 square foot single-family house and 118 square foot accessory structure, and construct a new two-story 2,185 square foot home with a 512 square foot garage, new swimming pool with spa, deck and new landscaping on a 6,250 square foot lot in the RS-6 District. A Tree Removal Permit is requested for the removal of six protected trees due to the building footprint and redevelopment of the property. The proposed project has been determined to be exempt from further environmental review under Section 15303(a) (New Construction) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None
PLANNING AND BUILDING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: