Tomales Bay Friend Conditional Use Permit, Design Review and Sign Permit (P3324 and P3323)

Community Development Agency


Main Component of the Project



20215 State Route 1, Marshall
Assessor's Parcel: 119-060-33



Project Planner

Michelle Levenson


Friend LLC

Project Description

The applicant requests Conditional Use Permit, Design Review and Sign Review approval for the following: (1) Conditional Use Permit Amendment: modify the existing Conditional Use Permit (88-011) to expand the number of staff from 8 to 20 staff members; amend the days and hours of operation of retail sales of oysters to include the day prior to and after the following holidays: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The applicant no longer proposes educational tours; (2) Design Review: authorize, after-the-fact, retaining walls, a 128-square-foot detached accessory structure (covered work area), trellis, sheds, trash and recycling enclosures, public restroom and portable restrooms; and (3) Sign Review: authorize, after-the-fact, a 5-foot-in-diameter sign reading, “Tomales Bay Oyster Company”.


The detached accessory structure would maintain the following setbacks: 78 feet from the south side property line and over 100 feet from the east front, west rear and north side property lines.

In accordance with the Marin County Development Code Section 22.42.020(A), the proposed project involves improvements otherwise not exempt from the requirement to obtain Design Review approval and proposes a use and modifications to existing conditional uses pursuant to Marin County Development Code Section 22.08.030 that require Conditional Use Permit approval, pursuant to Marin County Development Code Section 22.48.020. Sign Review is required pursuant to Marin County Development Code Section 22.60.020.

Zoning: C-ARP (Agriculture, residential, planned)
Countywide Plan Designation: C-AG3 (Coastal, agricultural)
Community Plan (if applicable): Eastshore Plan Area