July 11, 2023
City Hall - Council Chambers
26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
View or download the July 11, 2023 Planning Commission meeting agenda (PDF).
View or download the July 11, 2023 Planning Commission meeting agenda, staff reports, and supporting materials (LINK).
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. 761 E Blithedale Avenue – Conditional Use Permit – PL23-5176 (Johnson)
Conditional Use Permit application for a 2,584 sq. ft. Pilates Studio as conditionally permitted in the General Commercial (C-G) zone pursuant to Municipal Code Section 20.40.030(I). The proposed hours are 6 AM to 7 PM weekdays and 7 AM -12:30 PM weekends. No exterior building modifications are proposed. 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
2. 18 Heather Way – Variance Permit – PL23-5180 (Johnson)
A Variance Application to allow a retaining wall to encroach a maximum of 12’ into the required 15’ interior (rear) setback for a maximum 3’ setback and encroach a maximum of 13.5’ into the required 15’ interior (side) setback for a maximum 1.6’ setback. The wall varies in height from 3’-0” at the shortest to 7’-0” at the tallest point. 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.
This application has been withdrawn.
3. 1 Hamilton Drive – DR/STUDY SESSION – PL23-5167 (Ross)
A Design Review Study Session application to construct an affordable housing development on the northerly portion of the property at 1 Hamilton Drive. The project includes the construction of a four-story podium-style building with 45 affordable housing units, a ground floor parking garage with 65 residential parking spaces and an outdoor courtyard for the residents. The project also includes the replacement of the existing 38 public parking spaces and public restroom facilities on the site. The existing Public Safety Building (PSB) parking lot will be reconfigured to include up to 50 public parking spaces, public restrooms, and electric vehicle charging. Secured parking for police and fire vehicles will be provided in the rear of the PSB parking lot. A Tree Removal Permit is required to remove approximately 45 trees from the City-owned property. The project includes an amendment to the Zoning Map to change the zoning of the housing site from O-A (Open Area) to RM-B (Multifamily Residential – Bayfront). An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is being prepared for the project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Notice of Preparation of the EIR is available on the project web page.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None
PLANNING AND BUILDING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: