On May 5, 2017, the Planning Division approved Design Review P1484, allowing for the construction of a new two-story 5,313 square foot residence, with a 668-square foot garage, and the remodel an existing guest house. Various site improvements included installation of a new pool, two equipment storage structures, and landscaping. The development was approved for 7,000 square-feet of total building area and 6,460 square-feet of total floor area, which would result in a floor area ratio of 14.8 percent on the 43,560 square-foot lot. The residence was approved to reach a maximum height of approximately 25 feet 2 inches above existing grade, and the equipment storage structures would reach a maximum height of 6 feet 4 inches above existing grade. The residence was approved to be located the following distance from the property lines as measured from the exterior walls: 30 feet from the northwestern front property line; 17 feet 4 inches from the northeastern side property line; 23 feet 4 inches from the southwestern side property line; more than 100 feet from the southeastern rear property line.
This application is a proposal to amendment the previous Design Review application. These changes include in an overall increase in size and a change in the siting of the residence on the property. The amended development would consist of 7,826 square-feet of total building area and 7,172 square-feet of total floor area, representing an increase of 826 square feet of building area. The floor area ratio would be 16 percent on the 43,560 square-foot lot. The amended residence would reach a maximum height of 25 feet 8 inches above surrounding grade representing an increase of 6 inches. The amended residence would have the following setbacks from the property lines: 34 feet from the northwestern front property line; 15 feet from the northeastern side property line; 22 feet 11 inches from the southwestern side property line; and more than 100 feet from the southeastern rear property line.
Design Review amendment approval is required because the project is a substantial modification of what was approved in the previous Design Review.
Zoning: RSP-1 (Residential, Single Family Planned, 1 unit/acre)
Countywide Plan Designation: SF3 (Single-family, 1 unit/1-5 acre)
Community Plan (if applicable): Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Plan