Drewry-Verduin et al., Design Review and Tree Removal Permit (P3528)

Community Development Agency

Summary

Main Component of the Project

New Single Family Residence

Location

Vacant – Juniper Ave., San Geronimo
Assessor's Parcel 169-331-16

Status

Incomplete

Project Planner

Joshua Bertain
415 473 3171

Applicant

Peter Moeck
415-845-9032

Project Description

The applicant requests Design Review approval to construct a new 2,431 square foot residence with an attached garage and associated retaining walls on a vacant property in the unincorporated community of San Geronimo. The 2,431 square feet of the proposed development would result in a floor area ratio of 0.02 percent on the 118,064 square foot lot.

The proposed single-family residence would reach a maximum height of 26 feet, 6 inches above the surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: 84 feet, four inches to the northern front property line; 45 feet, 1 inch to the eastern side property line; 128 feet, 5 inches to the western side property line; and 194 feet, 5 inches to the southern rear property line. The proposed retaining walls would reach a maximum height of 8 feet, 8 inches above the surrounding grade, and would maintain varying setbacks as the proposed retaining walls would primarily be located along the proposed driveway and in the rear yard of the proposed residence. Various site improvements would also be entailed in the proposed development, including a new deck, patio, driveway, and turnaround area. 

Design Review approval is required pursuant to Section 22.42.020.A of the Marin County Code because the project entails the development of a new single-family residence and associated improvements on a vacant lot that are not otherwise exempt from discretionary review.

The applicant requests Tree Removal Permit approval to remove a total of nine trees, including five trees that are of a protected size, and four trees that are of a heritage size as determined by the measurement of each tree’s Diameter at Breast Height (DBH). The trees proposed for removal and that require a Tree Removal Permit are listed in the table below.

 

Common Name

Scientific Name

Health

Observed DBH (in.)

Protected (P) Size DBH (in.)

Heritage (H) Size DBH (in.)

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Good

54 in. (H)

10 in.

30 in.

Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

Good

27 in. (P)

Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

Good

20 in. (P)

Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

Good

17.5 in. (P)

Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

Good

19 in. (P)

Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

Good

18.5 in. (P)

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Fair-Good

55 in. (H)

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Good

34 in. (H)

Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

Good

51 in. (H)

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

Zoning:  RSP-0.13 (Residential Single Family Planned)
Countywide Plan Designation: SF2 (Very Low Density Residential)
Community Plan (if applicable): San Geronimo Valley

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