The applicant has submitted a Coastal Permit, Use Permit and Variance application to construct a 2,517-square-foot fire station on a developed lot in Muir Beach.The proposed development would result in a floor area ratio of 15.3-percent on the 16,394-square-foot lot and would reach a maximum height of 22.83 feet above surrounding grade. The exterior walls of the proposed development would have the following setbacks: 33 feet 3 inches from the front, north property line; 36 feet from the south, rear property line; 42 feet, 7 inches from the east side property line; and 15 feet from the west side property line. In addition, the applicant proposes to install a new septic system. Other site improvements include the construction of retaining walls and a driveway, and the removal of 7 trees.
The following approvals are required for the project: (1) Use Permit approval is required because the development proposes a public service use in the C-RA-B4 zoning district (Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.88.010.2(I); (2) Variance approval is required because the project proposes improvements in a required setback and would exceed the maximum height requirements for the respective zoning district (Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.86.010(I)); and (3) Coastal Permit approval is required because the project involves the installation of a septic system and a Use Permit and Variance (Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.56.055(I)) and Marin County Interim Zoning Code Section 22.42.020(I) respectively).
Zoning: C-RA-B4 (Coastal, residential, agriculture, 1-acre minimum lot area)
Countywide Plan Designation: C-SF3 (Coastal, single family, 1 unit/1-5 acres)
Community Plan: Muir Beach Community Plan
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