Molesworth-Siedman Coastal Permit (P3266)

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Coastal Permit


440 Birch Road
Bolinas, CA
Parcel Number: 192-091-32


Initial Review

Project Planner

Immanuel Bereket


Andrew Alexander Green

Project Description

The applicant requests Coastal Permit approvals to: (1) construct a 588-square-foot first floor addition; (2) construct a 681-square-foot second-story addition (two bedrooms); (3) demolish 126-square-foot at the ground level; and (4) a roof deck to an existing 1,214-square-foot residence. The proposed addition, in combination with existing development on the site, would result in a floor area ratio (FAR) of 6 percent on the 48,200-square-foot lot. The proposed addition would reach a maximum height of 25 feet, three inches above surrounding grade, and the exterior walls of the addition would have the following setbacks: 25 feet from the front (west) property line; 44 feet from the rear (east) property line; and over 50 feet from all other property lines. Other improvements entailed in the proposed development include construction of a new septic system, an interior remodel, demolition of decks, site grading and other improvement.

Coastal Permit approval is required pursuant to Section 22.56.055.B of Marin County Development Interim Code because the project involves construction of a new septic system.

Zoning: C-RA:B2 (Coastal, Residential Agricultural, Combined District)
Countywide Plan Designation: C-SF5 Rural Residential Coastal Zone
Community Plan: Bolinas Plan