Main Component of the Project
New Single Family Residence
Vacant Lot on Laurel Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
Parcel Number: 157-125-37
James and Lamona Wood
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