Pennisi Design Review (P3830) - County of Marin

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Residential Addition/Accessory Structure


127 Athena Street, San Rafael
Assessor's Parcel Number: 179-240-07


Merits Review

Project Planner

Megan Alton


Lauren and Joseph Pennisi

Project Description

The applicant requests Design Review approval to construct a new 333 square foot garage addition onto an existing residence in San Rafael. The existing floor area and building area is 1,182 square feet. The proposed floor area is 1,182 square feet and the proposed building area is 1,515 square feet. Therefore, the proposed development would result in a floor area ratio of 14 percent on the 8,123 square foot lot. The proposed addition would reach a maximum height of 13 feet 4 inches above surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: 36 feet 4 inches from the northern front property line; 0 feet from the western side property line; 38 feet 3 inches from the eastern side property line; 86 feet 10 inches from the southwestern rear property line.

Design Review approval is required because the project is in a Planned Zoning District.

Design Review approval is required because the project includes a detached accessory structure within the setback and includes an overall floor area over 3,500 square feet. Variance approval is required because the project include an addition onto the main residence with the side setback.

Zoning: RMP-6
Countywide Plan Designation: MF3
Community Plan (if applicable): n/a


Most Recent Project Plans

Pennisi Garage PLANS 4.4.23

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