Mt. Tamalpais School Use Permit and Design Review Amendment (P3700)

Community Development Agency

Summary

Main Component of the Project

Site Improvements

Location

Mt. Tamalpais Primary School
100 Harvard Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Parcel Number: 051-034-01

Status

Incomplete

Project Planner

Immanuel Bereket
415-473-2755

Applicant

Michael Heacock
(415) 845-5326

Project Description

The applicant requests Use Permit and Design Review Amendment approvals to amend an existing Use Permit (93-028), initially approved in 1993 via Board of Supervisor Resolution No. 93-112. The proposed amendments are listed below:

  • Use Permit Amendment: The Use Permit Amendment would authorize the following: (1) increase student enrollment from 240 students to a maximum of 295 students; (2) Extend kindergarten hours of operation from half day (7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) to all day hours of operation during the hours the school is open for regular business hours; and (3) Increase maximum faculty and staff from 29 up to 58. No other use related changes are proposed, including limitations related to special events, after school activities, use of school field, play-structure, etc.
  • Design Review Amendment: The Design Review Amendment would authorize the following: (1) Remodel and construct an approximately 950 square foot addition to the existing administrative building; and (2) construction an approximately 4,300 square foot building that would accommodate classrooms, office spaces and bathrooms.

The proposed 5,550 square feet addition, in combination with the existing development, would result in a floor area ratio of 6.5 percent on the 229,385 (5.27-acre) square foot lot. The proposed addition to the administrative building would reach a maximum height of 17 feet, four inches above the surrounding grade, and the exterior walls of the proposed addition have the following setbacks: approximately 80 feet from the south front property line; and over 100 feet from all other property lines. The proposed classroom building would reach a maximum height of 17 feet, seven inches above the surrounding grade, and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: approximately 77 feet, nine inches from the west side property line; approximately 88 feet, four inches from the north rear property line; and over 100 feet from all other property lines. Various other improvements would also be entailed in the proposed development, including interior and exterior renovations, landscaping, and general site grading to accommodate the proposed addition.

Under the Marin County Code Section 22.48.050(B), a Use Permit Amendment is required because the application proposes significant amendments to Use Permit No. 93-028, and Design Review under Section 22.42.020(A) is required because the project proposes construction of non-residential structures on a Planned Zoning District.

Zoning: BFC-RSP-7.26 (Bay Front Conservation, Residential, Single-family Planned)
Countywide Plan Designation: PF-SF5 (Public Facility, Res. Single-family, 2-4 du/ 1 acre)
Community Plan: Tamalpais Community Plan

Design Review Board Meetings

TitleDateLocationDocuments
Tamalpais Design Review Board08/17/22
7:00 PM