The applicant is requesting Coastal Permit and Design Review approval to construct a new 751 square foot accessory structure on lot located at 470 Pierce Point Road, in the community of Inverness. The property is currently developed with a 2,631 square foot residence and detached 713 square foot garage. Construction of the proposed accessory structure, which is proposed to be utilized as an Accessory Dwelling Unit, would result in 4,095 square feet of building area and 3,305 square feet for a floor area, for a floor area ratio of 6 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.
Minimal site improvements are proposed as part of the project, including a raised terrace on the southeast side of the new accessory structure, installation of a new decomposed granite walking path, which would lead 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 structure with plumbing over 400 square feet. 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