Main Component of the Project
118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Parcel Number: 043-081-23
The applicant requests Design Review approval to upgrade the outdoor lighting fixtures on the existing tennis courts located at the corner of Belvedere Drive and Ricardo Road. The tennis courts are part of the Recreation District’s existing facility, which includes a playground, baseball field, recreation center, and outdoor swimming pools. The court lighting fixtures would be upgraded from low-efficiency high pressure sodium fixtures, to high efficiency LED fixtures. The light fixtures proposed to be installed on the new light standards would result in an average of 22.27 foot candles on the courts. Beyond the courts, the foot candles at Belvedere Drive would range from .5 to 3.6, and the foot candles at Ricardo Drive would range from .3 to 1.2. The tennis court lighting system will be controlled via adjustable locked controls, which would be built into each fixture. The lights will be set to operate from dusk until 10 PM daily. The lights will be equipped with motion sensors, with the lights programmed to shut off when the courts are not being utilized for a period of 15 minutes or more. The tennis courts are managed by District staff and open to the public for general recreational purposes.
Design Review approval is required because the project entails construction of new site improvements on the property.
Zoning: R1 (Residential Single Family, 7,500 square foot minimum lot area)
Countywide Plan Designation: PF- SF6 (Public Facilities, Single Family Residential, 4-7 units per acre)
Community Plan Area: Strawberry Community Plan