Design Review Board
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:00 P.M.
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Telephone: (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 835-3174-3214#
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVISORY NOTICE
In response to Executive Order N-29-20, the City of San Rafael will no longer offer an in-person meeting location for the public to attend. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.
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CALL TO ORDER
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APPROVAL OR REVISION OF ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS
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Remarks are limited to three minutes per person and may be on anything within the subject matter jurisdiction of the body. Remarks on non-agenda items will be heard first, remarks on agenda items will be heard at the time the item is discussed.
The Consent Calendar allows the Board to take action, without discussion, on Agenda items for which there are no persons present who wish to speak, and no Board members who wish to discuss.
1. Approval of the Design Review Board Meeting Minutes of October 5, 2021
Recommended Action – Approve minutes as submitted
2. 1580 Lincoln Avenue (San Rafael Inn)
ED21-008; EX21-011; SE21-004; UP21-003; V21-002 for demolition of a non-operational garden center and construction of a new, four-story, 46-room boutique hotel with 38 parking spaces, and guest amenities including a café located at the intersection of Lincoln Ave/Grand Ave. The project is requesting Variances to reduce the minimum front and street side setbacks, reduce the minimum landscaping requirements, and reduce parking stall dimensions. In addition, the project requests an Exception to exceed the maximum lot coverage, and a Sign Exception to exceed the maximum allowable sign area; APN: 011-075-13; Multi-Family Residential (HR1) Zone; Robert Sauvageau of RYS Architects, Inc., Applicant; 1580 Lincoln, LLC, Owner; Lincoln/San Rafael Hill Neighborhood.
Project Planner: Krystle Rizzi, Consulting Planner
Recommended Action – Review and recommend approval of site and building design
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