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Design Review Committee Meeting

May 5, 2021 at 1:30 PM

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Committee Member

Derik Michaelson, Chair
Don MacNair
Jim Henderson

Staff Members

Elaine Murillo, Secretary
Gary Helfrich

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1:30 PM Chair Introduction

Design Review Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:35 PM or after
File Number: DRH21-0003
Applicant: ShelterCo / Kelsey Sheofsky
Staff: Gary Helfrich
Env Doc:



Request for a Design Review with Hearing application for a new camping resort (approved through UPE11-0034), which will be open to the public for overnight stays for up to 80 guests. The proposed project is located on the former home of J's Amusements and Camp Outback. All structures have been demolished and removed. New construction will include three new structures: a snack bar, restroom/shower facilities, and a proposed check-in/store area. Other associated improvements include two new driveway/parking areas, a gravel courtyard, and four pools. The pool area, camp store, and snack bar will be open from 10 am- 6 pm daily. The campground will be open 24 hours/day with a camp office staffed from 9 am- 8 pm. Special events (10 events per calendar year) will conclude by 10 pm. Campground will only operate seasonally, from April 15th to October 31st. The project is located on an 11.55-acre parcel.


16101 Neeley Road, Guerneville



District: 5

K, F2 LG/116 LG/RRC RC50/25 SR VOH

DR Level:Final Review
Public Hearing:Yes

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 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 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.

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