Bolinas Community Land Trust Coastal Permit/Design Review/Use Permit (P2835)

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Multi-family Residential/Mixed Use


31 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
Parcel Number(s):193-061-03



Project Planner

Michelle Levenson


John Lum Architecture

Project Description

The proposed project consists of the construction of a 10,288-square-foot mixed used development consisting of 8,649 square feet of affordable housing units (a total of 8 units) and 1,639 square feet of commercial area in Bolinas. The proposed project would result in a floor area ratio of 16.5-percent on the 101,150-square-foot lot and would reach a maximum height of 29 feet. The proposed development would maintain the following setbacks: over 100 feet from the north rear property line, 7 feet from the south front property line, 0 feet from the west side access easement and 0 feet from the east side property line. Other site improvements are proposed including 6,934 square feet of on-site, project-related parking.

The following approvals are required for the project: (1) Use Permit approval is required because the development proposes multi-residential housing in the C-VCR zoning district, in accordance with Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.57.123I(1); (2) Design Review approval is required because the project proposes new structures on a vacant site, pursuant to Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.82.020(I); and (3) Coastal Permit  approval is required because the project requires Design Review and Use Permit approval, pursuant to Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.42.020(I).

Zoning:  C-VCR (Visitor-serving, commercial, residential)-southern portion of the site; C-RA-B2- (Residential, agricultural)-northern portion of the site
Countywide Plan Designation:  C-NC (Neighborhood commercial)-southern portion of the site; C-SF5 (Single family)-northern portion of the site
Community Plan: Bolinas Community Plan