Item No.: 1
Time: 3:00 pm
Applicant: Lowell Sheldon
Staff: Derik Michaelson
Env. Doc: Not applicable
Proposal: Request for Design Review with Hearing to the Landmarks Commission to allow for exterior alterations to the Freestone Hotel located within a Historic District combining zone. No new buildings at the site are proposed.
Location: 306 Bohemian Highway, Sebastopol
Zoning: CR (Commercial Rural District), HD (Historic District), SR (Scenic Resources) and VOH (Valley Oak Habitat).
Action: Not applicable. Conceptual review only.
Vote: Not Applicable
Item No.: 2
Time: 3:30 pm
File: Freestone Flat Road Bridge
Applicant: Dept. Transportation and Public Works
Staff: John Leong, DTPW
Env. Doc: Negative Declaration
Proposal: Sonoma County Department of Transportation & Public Works (DTPW) proposes to replace the existing Freestone Flat Road Bridge over Salmon Creek, in the southwest portion of the County. The existing bridge would be replaced with a two-lane, cast-in-place prestressed concrete box-girder bridge supported on cast-in drilled hole piles at the abutments. The new bridge would be located parallel to and southeast of the exiting bridge-which would remain in service until the new bridge is complete, then disassembled and removed from the site.
Location: Freestone Flat Road
APN: Near 073-100-016, -088 & -065
Zoning: RRD (Resources and Rural Development), B6 40 Acre Density, HD (Historic District), SR (Scenic Resource) and RC 200/25 (Riparian Corridor 200 ft/25 ft set back).
Action: Commissioner McAllister motioned to recommend that the applicant explore alternatives to the standard 26 foot-wide bridge and consider the prayer brick location to better fit in with the local rural character. Seconded by Commission Much and passed with a 3-0-1-0 vote.
Commissioner Cullinan Aye
Commissioner McAllister Aye
Commissioner Much Aye
Commissioner Watts Absent
1. Reports – Commissioners
2. Report – Staff
3. Process Improvements
4. HRC request for joint update to “Researching the History of your Sonoma County Building” pamphlet.
5. Mark West Family Burying Ground Historic Site discussion. (Carol Eber)