San Rafael Planning Commission
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
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2. 1215 Second Street
Request for a Use Permit and an Environmental and Design Review Permit to allow 1) the increase in the height of the existing structure on the site to accommodate a new ground floor residence; 2) the construction of a new third floor office area; 3) the addition of a new staircase and elevator tower at the rear of the existing structure; and 4) the construction of a new detached structure at the rear of the site with two new residential units above garage parking on a 5,000 sq. ft. Downtown parcel; APN: 012-075-03; Second/Third Mixed Use West (2/3 MUW) Zoning District; A. Blanco, Owner; Heidi Richardson for Richardson Pribuss Architects, Applicant;
Case No.: UP20-011 and ED20-021.
Project Planner: Steve Stafford
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution approving project
3. Public Hearing on Chapters 10-14 of Draft San Rafael General Plan 2040
(Continued from 10/27/20)
The Planning Commission will conduct its third public hearing on the Draft General Plan 2040, as a follow up to the comments and questions raised during the first two hearings on review of the Draft Plan (October 27 and November 12, 2020). The Draft Plan is available for review at www.sanrafael2040.org. Prior hearings on the General Plan 2040 took place on October 27 and November 12, 2020. The purpose of each hearing is to receive initial public comments on the Draft Plan. Opportunites for public comment will continue at future hearings to be properly noticed convened in early 2021, concurrently with review of the Downtown Precise Plan and a Draft Environmental Impact Report covering both projects. The Commission is tentatively scheduled to take action on the 2040 General Plan in March 2021.
Case Nos.: GPA16-001 and P16-013.
Project Planner: Barry Miller
Recommended Action – Accept report and provide comments
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