Fruin Coastal Permit / Design Review (P1681)

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Residential Addition/Accessory Structure


470 Pierce Point Road
Inverness, CA 94937
Parcel Number: 109-300-15



Project Planner

Megan Alton


Ernie Selander

Project Description

The applicant requests Coastal Permit and Design Review approval to construct a new 747 square foot accessory structure on developed lot located at 470 Pierce Point Road. The property is currently developed with a 2,110-square foot residence and detached 435 square foot garage. Construction of the proposed accessory structure, which is proposed to be utilized as an Accessory Dwelling Unit, would result in 3,292 square feet of building area and 2,859 square feet for a floor area, for a floor area ratio of 4.9 percent on the 58,203-square foot lot.

The proposed accessory structure would reach a maximum height of 12 feet above natural grade. The proposed setbacks, from the exterior walls of the proposed structure to the property lines, are as follows: 28 feet from the western front property line; more than 150 feet from the eastern rear property line; 10 feet from the southern side property line; and more than 150 feet from the northern side property line. The materials proposed to be utilized in construction of the new structure include redwood siding to match the existing residence, composition shingle roofing, and painted redwood trim.

The project also includes the following minimal site improvements a raised terrace on the southeast side of the accessory structure; installation of a new decomposed granite walking path from a newly proposed parking pad (adjacent to Pierce Point Road) to the new structure; and extension of utilities.

Coastal Permit approval is required because the project entails construction of a new accessory structure over 400 square feet in size. Coastal Permit approval is also required because the structure is proposed to be utilized as an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Design Review is required because the project is located in a planned zoning district.

Zoning: C-ARP-2 (Coastal, Agricultural, Residential, Planned, 1 unit per 2 acres)
Countywide Plan Designation: C-AG-3 (Coastal, Agricultural, 1 unit per 1-9 acres)
Community Plan (if applicable): The Inverness Ridge Communities Plan

Most Recent Project Plans

Fruin Plans 92617

Public Notice

View the Public Notice - This Public Notice is for the November 30, 2017 Deputy Zoning Administrator hearing.

Administrative Decisions

View the Administrative Decision - It is determined that the Fruin Coastal Permit and Design Review should be issued administratively and does not require a Public Hearing.

Public Hearings

Deputy Zoning Administrator Public Hearing11/30/17
09:00 AM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903