January 10, 2023
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Please Note: This meeting will be at the Mill Valley Community Center
View or download the January 10, 2022 Planning Commission meeting agenda (PDF)
View or download the January 10, 2022 Planning Commission meeting agenda, staff report, and supporting materials (LINK)
PLANNING COMISSION AGENDA
CALL TO ORDER
PUBLIC OPEN TIME: Time for comments from members of the public on issues not on this Planning Commission agenda. (Limited to 3 minutes per person)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
CONSENT CALENDAR: The following item(s) listed on the Consent Calendar are considered routine and are approved by a single motion without discussion. The Chair or any member of the Planning Commission or the public may request that any item listed under the Consent Calendar be removed and action taken separately. In the event that an item is removed from the Consent Calendar, it shall be considered in its numerical order.
PUBLIC HEARING: For each of the following items, the public will be given an opportunity to speak. After a staff report, the Chair will open the public hearing and invite the applicant or applicant’s representative to make any comments. Members of the public will be invited to provide testimony to the Commission following the applicant. Speakers should state their name for the record and can address the Commission for three minutes. After all public comments have been received, the public hearing will be closed, and the Commission will discuss the item and take appropriate action(s).
DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS: Prior to a project hearing Planning Commission Members must disclose any communications they have had on any quasi-judicial agenda items. This includes, but is not limited to, Design Reviews, Tentative Subdivision Maps, Parcel Maps, Variances, and Conditional Use Permits. This does not disqualify the Planning Commission Member from participating and voting on the matter but gives the public and applicant an opportunity to comment on the ex parte communication.
1. 575 E Blithedale Avenue – Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, Tree Removal Permit and Tentative Map– PL20-4916 (CONTINUED FROM THE NOVEMBER 17, 2022 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING): A mixed-use project consisting of 25 multi-family residential units and one 2,240 sq. ft. commercial space. The project includes 51 on-site parking spaces and associated landscaping. The project proposes removal of 22 non-Heritage Trees and one Heritage Coast Live Oak Tree and the planting of 68 new trees. The project is on a 51,605 sq. ft. site in the Limited Commercial (C-L) Zoning District. The Initial Study prepared for the project provides substantial evidence that supports the conclusion that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA as an Infill Development pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 and that the project qualifies as a “project consistent with a Community Plan or Zoning” pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15183. Phil Richardson, Applicant/Owner – APN: 030-021-47.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: November 22, 2022 and December 13, 2022
PLANNING AND BUILDING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: