Dean and Krystel Harvey Family Trust Design Review and Tree Removal (P3571) - County of Marin

Community Development Agency

Summary

Main Component of the Project

Residential Addition/Accessory Structure

Location

153 S. Ridgewood Rd., Kentfield
Assessor's Parcel 075-091-08

Status

Incomplete

Project Planner

Joshua Bertain
415-473-3171

Applicant

Michael Matsuura, Architect - Michael Rex Architects
415-331-1400

Project Description

The applicant requests Coastal Permit Design Review approval to construct 1,275 square feet of additions to an existing single-family residence in Kentfield. The 1,275 square feet of proposed development would result in a floor area ratio of 12.8 percent on the 40,596 square foot lot. The proposed additions would reach a maximum height of 29 feet, 7 inches above the surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: 15 feet, 1 inch from the western front property line; 20 feet, 3 inches from the northern side property line; 98 feet, 6 inches from the southern side property line; and, 51 feet, 9 inches from the eastern rear property line. Various site improvements would also be entailed in the proposed development including tree removal, an attached accessory dwelling unit, a new trash enclosure, pool, patio, associated retaining walls, and landscaping.

Design Review approval is required pursuant to Section 22.42.020.A of the Marin County Development Code because the property is located in a planned zoning district and the scope of work is not qualify for an exemption from Design Review.

The applicant requests Tree Removal Permit approval to remove seven trees that are of a protected size based on the measurement of the tree’s Diameter at Breast Height (DBH). The trees proposed for removal are listed in the table below.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed DBH (in.)

Protected (P) Size DBH (in.)

Heritage (H) Size DBH (in.)

California bay

Umbellularia californica

12 in. (P)

10 in.

30 in.

California bay

Umbellularia californica

12 in. (P)

10 in.

30 in.

California bay

Umbellularia californica

14 in. (P)

10 in.

30 in.

California bay

Umbellularia californica

16 in. (P)

10 in.

30 in.

California black oak

Quercus kelloggii

14 in. (P)

6 in.

18 in.

Coast live oak

Quercus agrifolia

14 in. (P)

6 in.

18 in.

Coast live oak

Quercus agrifolia

14 in. (P)

6 in.

18 in.

Tree Removal Permit approval is required pursuant to Chapter 22.62 of the Marin County Code because the project entails the removal of more than two trees that are of a protected size. 

Zoning:  RSP-1 (Residential Single Family Planned)
Countywide Plan Designation: SF3 (Rural/Residential)
Community Plan (if applicable): Kentfield/Greenbrae