A G E N D A
REGULAR MEETING OF THE ZONING
CITY OF SANTA MONICA
TUESDAY, December 14, 2004
1685 MAIN STREET
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ROOM 213
1. CALL TO
PUBLIC HEARINGS: Continued Hearings
04-008, 869 Woodacres Road. The applicant requests approval of a variance
to allow the construction of a 700 square foot second story addition to an
existing single family residence. The addition would be located 15 feet from
the eastern side property line instead of the required 31 feet. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.20.10.030, the
applicant may request a variance to allow the modification of yard setbacks on
non-rectilinear parcels. The subject property is irregularly shaped and
therefore meets the applicability requirements to request a variance.
Consideration of this application was continued at the applicant’s request from
the August 10, 2004 hearing. [Planner: Bruce Leach] APPLICANT: Daren Laureano. PROPERTY OWNER: Jeff Wilson.
3-B. VARIANCE 04-012, 636
Ashland Avenue. The
applicant requests variance approval to allow an additional story to an
existing residential structure in the Ocean Park (OP2) District. The overall height of the proposed addition
will not exceed the height limit for the district. Pursuant to the Santa Monica
Municipal Code, the applicant may request a variance to allow an additional
story which would otherwise not be permitted for an existing residential
structure provided certain criteria are met including an existing first floor
level that is more than three feet above theoretical grade [SMMC
9.04.20.10.030(k)(1-5)]. The subject
property has a first floor line which is 4.5 - 6.5 feet above theoretical
grade. Consideration of this application was continued from the November 9,
2004 Zoning Administrator hearing. The applicant has made revisions to the
project in response to the Zoning Administrator’s comments at that hearing.
[Planner: Gina Szilak] APPLICANT: Daren Laureano. PROPERTY OWNER: Tim and Jennifer Miller .
3-C. VARIANCE 04-013, 2448 Fourth Street. The applicant requests variance approval to encroach
10-feet into the required 15-foot rear yard setback in the Ocean Park (OP2)
zoning District. The existing structure
on the property is listed as 5D1 on the City’s Historic Resources Inventory as
a contributor to a potential historic district. The variance is in conjunction
with the development of an additional unit proposed at the rear of the
property. Pursuant to the Santa Monica Municipal Code,
the applicant may request a variance to allow the modification of required yard
setbacks when the parcel has a grade differential of twelve and one-half feet
or more per SMMC 9.04.20.10.030(d)(3).
The subject property has a grade differential of 12.7 feet from front to
rear parcel lines. Consideration of this application was continued from the
November 9, 2004 Zoning Administrator hearing. The applicant has made the
following project revisions: (1) lowered building height which eliminates
previous height variance request; and (2) increased rearyard setack at second
story and loft levels. [Planner: Gina
Szilak] APPLICANT: Peter Schechter. PROPERTY OWNER: Dominic Gomez .
4. PUBLIC HEARING:
4-A. Variance 04-015, 1309
Arizona Avenue. The applicant requests approval to
construct an eight (8) foot fence in the front yard setback, extend a kitchen
addition to within thirteen (13) feet of the front yard property line, exceed
allowable parcel coverage, and replace an existing non-conforming awning in the
required frontyard setback. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.20.10.030(d)(1), the
applicant may request a variance to allow the modification of yard setbacks and
parcel coverage on parcels having a depth of ninety feet or less or a width of
thirty-nine feet or less. The subject
parcel has a lot depth of 50 feet and a lot width of 50 feet. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.20.10.030(c),
the applicant may request a variance to allow the modification of fence
heights. And pursuant to SMMC
9.04.20.10.030(l), the applicant may request a variance to allow the
replacement of features that provide shelter and which are located at the
exterior of the building such as an awning. [Planner: Dennis
Brian Murphy. PROPERTY OWNER: Ronald D. Fricker Jr. and Christine C. Arruda.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR HEARING POLICIES
Any person wishing to address the Zoning Administrator
on any of the regularly scheduled items should fill out and submit a request
to speak form (“chit”), which is located at the Clerk’s desk at the front of
the Council Chambers. Members of the public are permitted to speak for three
A decision on the Zoning Administrator request(s) will not
be rendered during the public hearing.
Following the public hearing, the Zoning Administrator shall prepare a
written decision to approve or deny the request(s). A copy of the written determination shall
be made available to all persons that submitted a request to speak form
during the public hearing or wrote a letter regarding the variance(s).
Copies of determinations are also available on the City’s website: www.santa-monica.org Go to
Government/Planning and Community Development/Zoning Administrator.
All decisions of the Zoning Administrator are
appealable to the Planning Commission during a fourteen (14) calendar day
appeal period following the decision date.
Appeal forms are available at the City Planning Public Counter. The appeal filing fee is $211.96.
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