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Design Review Committee Meeting

March 3, 2021 at 1:30 PM

The Design Review Committee (DRC) reviews and approves the design of significant new development projects, such as new commercial development. The Committee considers building and site design, architecture, colors, lighting, signs, landscaping and other design-related issues. The Design Review Committee has three members appointed by the Director of PRMD. There is an architect, a landscape architect and one PRMD staff member. Design Review meetings are open to the public, and certain projects are reviewed at a noticed public hearing. Some decisions of the DRC can be appealed to the Planning Commission.

The Design Review Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (and as needed).

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Committee Members

  • Don MacNair
  • Jim Henderson
  • Derik Michaelson

    Staff Members

    • Elaine Murillo, Secretary
    • Katrina Braehmer

    Disabled Accommodation

    If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Design Review Committee at   DesignReview@sonoma-county.org by 12:00 PM Tuesday, the day before the hearing to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

    Materials

    Hearing materials for items on this agenda normally available at Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 are now available digitally through the link in the Agenda. You can also email  DesignReview@sonoma-county.org or the project planner to request materials

    Agenda

    County Regular Calendar

    View documents digitally for all items listed:
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    1:30 Pm Chair Introduction

    Item Number: 1
    Time:1:35 PM
    File Number: DRH19-0014
    Applicant: Alex Diaz Santana
    Staff: Katrina Braehmer
    Env Doc:

    Not applicable

    Proposal:

    The project is a request for Design Review of a 50-unit multifamily housing project (12 one-bedroom units, 38 two-bedroom units) located on a 2.49 acre parcel to be served by public sewer and water. Development will consist of seven two-story buildings, a community room, a children's play area, community garden, 113 parking spaces (50 covered), and 24 bicycle parking spaces. The applicant requests a 20% density bonus.

    Location:

    3496 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa

    APN:

    134-132-015

    District: 3
    Zoning:

    R3 (High Density Residential) B6 13 DU (13 dwelling units per acre density), RC100/25 (Riparian Corridor 100-foot/25-foot setback) VOH (Valley Oak Habitat).

    DR Level:Final Design
    Public Hearing:Yes
    Action:

    Appeal Deadline:
    Resolution No:

    Public Comment

    Prior to the Meeting

    Email Public Comment: Submit an emailed public comment to the Design Review Committee please email DesignReview@sonoma-county.org. Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all committee members and staff.

    Written Public Comments: Submit letters prior to the hearing by mail addressed to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and include the project number. Please note, due to the office closure under the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma receives mail once a week leading to longer than usual processing times for mailed in items

    During the Meeting

    Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, may give a public comment when the Chair opens the public hearing for your item of interest. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it’s your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person).

    Email Public Comment: Please email DesignReview@sonoma-county.org to submit public comment. Provide your name, the project number, and your comment.  Please note, it is advised to mail or email public comments in advance of the hearing date to give the commissioners and staff time to review. Emailed comments received during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners and staff, but are not read out loud into the record. All public comments received prior to, during, and after the hearing are saved to the project file.

    Contact Information

    Elaine Murillo

    Permit & Resource Management Department
    County of Sonoma
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