Pacini Variance (P1857)

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Residential Addition/Accessory Structure


236 Almenar Drive
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Parcel Number: 070-095-03


Merits Review

Project Planner

Sabrina Sihakom


Polsky-Perlstein Architects

Project Description

The applicant is requesting Variance approval to construct 787 square feet of new additions to an existing single-family residence in Greenbrae. The proposed development would result in a building area of 3,376 square feet and a floor area of 2,911 square feet which would result in a floor area ratio of 29 percent on the 10,032 square-foot lot (the floor area ratio calculated per the Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Plan would be 33.6 percent). The proposed additions would reach a maximum height of 23 feet, 9 inches above surrounding grade and is proposed to be located approximately 9 feet, 11 inches from the western front property line (where a setback of 25 feet would otherwise be required); 12 feet, 1 inch from the southern side property line; 42 feet, 9 inches from the northern side property line, and 66 feet from the eastern rear property line. The project also includes new site drainage systems (bio-retention basin) and landscaping, a new trellis and patio area, new siding and windows, retaining walls ranging in height from 0 to five feet, and a new circular yard area in the rear yard. The project includes 170 cubic yards of earthwork and would result in 150 cubic yards of off-haul.

Variance approval is required because a portion of the proposed addition of the project encroaches into the required 25-foot front yard setback.

Zoning: R1-B2 (Residential, Single-Family; 10,000 square-foot minimum lot size)
Countywide Plan Designation: SF5 (Single Family, 2-4 units/acre)
Community Plan (if applicable): Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Plan

Most Recent Project Plans

Pacini Plans 010218

Public Notice

View the Public Notice - This is the Notice and Referral of Planning Application.

Design Review Board Meetings

Kentfield Planning Advisory Board12/13/17
7:00 PM

835 College Avenue #108
Kenfield, CA 94904