Strober Trust Coastal Permit, Use Permit, and Design Review Clearance (P3020 & P3147) - County of Marin

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project

Use Permit


11285 State Highway 1,
Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94941
Parcel Number: 119-226-01


Merits Review

Project Planner

Sabrina Cardoza
(415) 473-3607


Sheryl Cahill

Project Description

The applicant requests Coastal Permit and Use Permit, approval to relocate a restaurant (the Station House Café) to an existing building (previously the Osteria-Stellina restaurant and Station House Gift Shop) at 11285 State Highway 1, Pt. Reyes Station, further identified as Assessor Parcel 119-226-01. The proposal entails the interior renovation of the building and would maintain the existing 5,058 square feet of floor area and 22 feet in height above surrounding grade. The renovations include minor improvements to the roof for the replacement of mechanical equipment.
Proposed operational characteristics of the restaurant include the following:

(1) A maximum seating capacity of 82 seats.

(2) Restaurant hours of operation as follows:

Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

A reduction in hours may occur depending on seasonal demand.

(3) Alcoholic beverage service (the applicant’s existing Type-47 On Sale General license issued by the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control is proposed to be transferred to the subject property).

(4) Live entertainment.
Water service is proposed to be provided through the existing water meter located on the subject property serviced by the North Marin Water District. Sewage disposal would be provided through the existing commercial septic system proposed to be modified for restaurant use only, including kitchen operations and restrooms for patrons (three stalls) and employees (two restrooms).
Parking for the restaurant is proposed to utilize a remote private parking lot with 14 stalls located on Assessor’s Parcel 119-222-08 dedicated to the proposed restaurant located at 11285 State Highway 1, in addition to public on-street parking.
Coastal Permit approval is required pursuant to interim Marin County Code Interim Code Section 22.56.055I because the project entails improvements to a property located in a Coastal zoning district not otherwise exempt from Coastal Permit requirements. Use Permit approval is required pursuant to Marin County Interim Development Code Section 22.57.123.I.13 because the project entails the use of a restaurant exceeding a patronage of 40 patrons and includes alcoholic beverage service and live entertainment. Design Review approval is required pursuant to 22.82.020I because the project entails physical improvements for parking and loading areas.

Zoning:  C-VCR-B2 (Coastal, Village Commercial Residential, 10,000 square-foot minimum lot size)
Countywide Plan Designation:  C-NC (Coastal, Neighborhood Commercial/Mixed Use)
Community Plan (if applicable):  Point Reyes Station Community Plan

Public Notice

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Public Hearings

Deputy Zoning Administrator Public Hearing07/1/21
10:00 AM

3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903