Mc Caffrey Design Review (P3683) - County of Marin

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Residential Addition/Accessory Structure


1617 Indian Valley Rd., Novato
Assessor's Parcel 146-302-01



Project Planner

Erin Yattaw


Ryan Mc Caffrey

Project Description

The applicant requests Design Review approval to construct new 609 square foot garage and workshop on a lot developed with a single-family dwelling in Novato. The 609 square feet of proposed development would result in a floor area ratio of 12 percent on the 16,988 square foot lot. The proposed building would reach a maximum height of 19 feet, 4 inches above surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: 5 feet from the northwestern front property line; 13 feet from the northeastern side property line; over 100 feet from the southwestern side property line; 24 feet from the southeastern rear property line.

Design Review approval is required pursuant to Marin County Code Section 22.42.020.B because the project entails constructing an accessory structure that exceeds 16 feet in height. Additionally, Design Review approval is required pursuant to Marin County Code Section 22.20.090.C.1.b because the proposed accessory structure would encroach into the minimum setback.

Zoning:  A2-B4 (Agriculture Limited, minimum lot size 1 acre)
Countywide Plan Designation: RVL (Very Low Density Residential), SF3 (Rural/Residential)
Community Plan: Indian Valley

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