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Design Review Committee Meeting

October 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Meeting Documentation


Committee Members
Don MacNair
Jim Henderson
Derik Michaelsonr

Staff Members
Elaine Murillo, Secretary
Marina Herrera
Ross Markey

The October 21, 2020 Design Review meeting will be facilitated virtually through Zoom. In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the October 21, 2020 Design Review Meeting will be held virtually.

Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:
Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Go to:
Password: 827685

Call-in and listen to the meeting:
Dial 1(669) 900-9128
Enter meeting ID: 989 5778 8297
Enter password: 827685

Public Comments Prior to the Meeting: Public Comment may be submitted via email.

Email Public Comment: To 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.

Public Comment 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, will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or when calling in press *9 to raise and lower your hand

Email Public Comment: Members of the public may also email public comment to throughout the meeting. Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. All emailed public comments will be forwarded to all Committee Members.

Disability Accomodation: 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 by 12pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Materials: related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Design Review Committee after distribution of the Agenda packet are normally available at Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 are now available digitally through the project planner.

Public Copies are Digital Item 1, Go to:

Design Review Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:35 PM
File Number: UPE19-0083
Applicant: Maria Kim of Complete Wireless Consulting Inc., dba AT&T Mobility
Staff: Marina Herrera
Con’t from:N/A
Env Doc:



Use Permit for an Intermediate Freestanding Commercial Telecommunications Facility, the applicant has prepared four designs of the proposed facility which range in height from 87 to 96 feet, associated ground equipment for all designs will include the following, a 30 KW diesel generator, and 190 gallon diesel fuel tank for the purpose of backup emergency power, located within a 1,600 square foot lease area, enclosed by a 6 foot fence, located on a ±21 acre parcel.


4515 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa



District: 3

Diverse Agriculture (DA) residential density of 1 unit per 20 acres and combining zones Riparian Corridor (RC50/25, 50 foot structural setback, 25 foot agricultural setback), Scenic Corridor (SR), and Valley Oak Habitat (VOH).

DR Level:Preliminary
Public Hearing:Yes

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:
Item Number: 2
Time:1:35 PM
File Number: PLP19-0050
Applicant: Daniel J Strening
Staff: Ross Markey
Con’t from:N/A
Env Doc:



Request for a Use Permit and Design Review to allow a new 3,342 square foot brandy distillery producing a maximum of 20 barrels per year, with a 1,200 square foot outdoor covered work area, on an 8.13 acre parcel.


1900 & 1920 High School Road, Sebastopol



District: 5

DA (Diverse Agriculture) B6 10-acres per dwelling unit, F2 (Floodplain) SR (Scenic Resource/Scenic Landscape Unit) VOH (Valley Oak Habitat).

DR Level:Preliminary
Public Hearing:Yes

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

ADA Accessibility: The County of Sonoma does not discriminate on the basis of disability and no person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or  activities.  This hearing is located in an accessible facility. If you wish to request a copy  of  the Agenda in an alternative format, or if you would like to attend this meeting and will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact Elaine Murillo at Elaine.Murillo@sonoma-county.orgat least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Design Review Committee after distribution of the Agenda packet is available for public inspection at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.

If you wish to speak on an item under discussion by the Design Review Committee which appears on this Agenda, you may do so upon receiving recognition from the Chair. Please step up to the rostrum located in the center of the room. State your name and address for the record before making your presentation. All hearings are recorded. Time limitations on public testimony may be imposed at the discretion of the Design Review Committee.

Applicants/Developers: When the Chair announces your item please come forward and be seated at the conference table and sign the attendance sheet. The Chair will first request a staff report. Next the Chair will ask you to make a brief presentation. Speak into the microphone, as all meetings are recorded.

Other Interested Persons: For projects which require public hearings pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act, the Chair will announce the opening of the public hearing. Upon recognition by the Chair, step forward to the podium, state your name, sign the attendance sheet and speak into the microphone as all meetings are recorded.

Committee Actions: At the conclusion of the developer’s presentation or applicable public hearing, the Committee will discuss the matter and the Chair will announce the Committee’s action.

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Permit & Resource Management Department
County of Sonoma
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