Wood Design Review / Tree Removal Permit (P1638) / Appeal to PC (P1822) / Appeal to BOS (P1885)

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

New Single Family Residence


Vacant Lot on Laurel Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
Parcel Number: 157-125-37


Under Appeal

Project Planner

Megan Alton


James and Lamona Wood

Project Description

The applicant requests Design Review and Tree Removal permit approval to construct a new 2-story 2,268 square foot residence with 480 square foot attached garage on a vacant lot in Novato. The new residence would consist of 2,748 square-feet of total building area and 2,268 square-feet of total floor area, which would result in a floor area ratio of 23 percent on the 10,000 square-foot lot. The proposed building would reach a maximum height of 29 feet 6 inches above surrounding grade and would have the following setbacks from the exterior walls: 17 feet from the eastern front property line; 5 feet from the northern side property line; 5 feet from the southern side property line; and more than 100 feet from the western rear property line. Six trees classified as “protected” per the Marin County Development Code, are proposed to be removed to accommodate construction of the residence and associated site improvements.

Design Review approval is required pursuant to Marin County Code Section 22.42.020 because the property is less than 50 percent of the required lot size. A Tree Removal Permit is required because more than one “protected” tree is proposed to be removed.

Zoning: A2 (Limited Agriculture; 2 acre minimum lot area)
Countywide Plan Designation: AG3 (Agricultural, 1 unit/1-9 acres)
Community Plan (if applicable): Blackpoint Community Plan

Most Recent Project Plans

Wood Plans 62917

Public Notice

View the Public Notice - This Public Notice is for the January 30, 2018 Board of Supervisors public hearing.

Administrative Decisions

View the Administrative Decision

Public Hearings

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing01/30/18
01:00 PM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903

  • Public Notice
  • Agenda
  • Board Letter with Attachments
  • Supplemental Board Letter
  • Final Resolution
  • Minutes
Planning Commission Public Hearing12/11/17
02:00 PM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903