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File #: 2019-7379   
Type: Staff Communications
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 10/28/2019
Title: Planning, Building and Transportation Department Recent Actions and Decisions

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Planning, Building and Transportation Department Recent Actions and Decisions 

 

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To:                                          Honorable President and

                                          Members of the Planning Board

 

From:                                          Andrew Thomas, AICP                                                                                    

                                          Planning, Building and Transportation Director

Date:                                           October 28, 2019

 

Since the last regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting, the following applications have been reviewed by staff, and public notices have been sent to solicit neighborhood input.  Decisions on these applications will be made on the dates noted below.  Staff will provide an update at the Planning Board meeting during Staff Communications if changes to the status of any project occur. 

 

Decisions become final unless a member of the public files an appeal during the 10-day appeal period immediately following the decision date, or the Planning Board or City Council call for review a Zoning Administrator or Community Development Department decision during this appeal period.  All appeals and call for reviews will be heard at a public hearing before the Planning Board.

 

How to Access Project Files:

We encourage the use of Building Eye for direct access to current Planning applications, real time status, and plan drawings:

 

1.                      Click or go to: <https://alameda.buildingeye.com/planning>

2.                      Enter project address in search box.

3.                      Click on the Map Marker (i.e. dot on the map) to display the project summary sidebar. 

4.                      To view the project file, click on the “More details” button.  A new window will appear.

5.                      In the new window that opens, click on “Record Info” tab and then click “Project Documents” in the drop down menu.  A list of project documents will display.

 

If you experience any trouble accessing the files electronically, please contact Planning staff for assistance 510-747-6805 or visit the Permit Center to view the files in person.

 

Zoning Administrator

 

October 21, 2019

 

PLN18-0562 -- Administrative Use Permit - 2331 North Loop Road - Applicant:  John L. Lipp on behalf of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Public hearing to consider a use permit to allow the operation of an animal shelter which will include indoor boarding for up to 34 animals, a supervised outdoor animal run, administrative offices, and community events, in a new 12,000 square foot building on a 0.45 acre parcel.  A Final Development Plan and Design Review for the proposed building was approved by the Planning Board on June 10, 2019.  Pursuant to Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-4.10.c, indoor animal shelters with supervised outdoor animal runs require the approval of a Use Permit when located within 200 feet of residential properties.  This project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 - Infill Development.  On a separate and independent basis this project is also exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 (projects consistent with General Plan and Zoning).

Planning, Building and Transportation Department Decisions for October 10, 2019

 

1419 Caroline Street, PLN19-0444 (Action Date 10-21-2019)

DESIGN REVIEW - The project consists of the demolition of a rear deck and the construction of a 350 square foot one-story addition at the rear of an existing two-story single family residence.  The proposed one-story addition will have a second floor deck on its roof that will have the same finished floor height of six feet nine inches (6’9”) above grade as the existing deck to be removed.  The project will increase the total floor area of the residence from 1,100 square feet to a 1,450 square feet.  All new materials will match the existing materials of the home.  General Plan: Medium Density Residential Zoning: R-4 (Neighborhood) Zoning District.  Environmental Determination: Exempt, Section 15301 - Existing Facilities. Project Planner:  David Sablan, (510) 747-6873, dsablan@alamedaca.gov

 

1525 St. Charles Street, PLN19-0451 (Action Date 10-21-2019)

DESIGN REVIEW - The project consists of the demolition of an existing rear deck and the construction of a new 418 square foot deck, which includes a 224 square foot pergola cover, at the rear of an existing two-story duplex.  The proposed deck will have finished floor height of three feet six inches (3’6”) above grade and will be made of wood.  General Plan: Medium Density Residential Zoning: R-4 (Neighborhood) Zoning District.  Environmental Determination: Exempt, Section 15301 - Existing Facilities. Project Planner:  David Sablan, (510) 747-6873, dsablan@alamedaca.gov <mailto:dsablan@alamedaca.gov>

 

2501 Otis Drive, PLN19-0432 (Action Date 10-21-2019)

DESIGN REVIEW - The project consists of an approximately 360-square-foot one-story addition located at the rear of an existing 1,788-square-foot single-family home.  The project also consists new windows and doors as part of the addition, and relocating an existing driveway to the rear of the property.  General Plan: Low Density Residential Zoning: R-1 (One-Family Residence) Zoning District.  Environmental Determination: Exempt, Section 15301 - Existing Facilities. Project Planner:  Henry Dong, (510) 747-6871, hdong@alamedaca.gov

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends that the Planning Board accept this report.

 

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