Planning Administrative Projects

Public noticing has been distributed for the projects listed below. Noticing is distributed at least 10 days in advance of a decision on the project by the Community Development Director. An appeal of the Director's decision may be submitted in writing and filed with the City Clerk on a City application form within 14 days of the date of the decision. The appeal shall state the pertinent facts, the basis for the appeal, and the relief sought by the appellant. The appeal shall be addressed to the review authority as identified in Section 24.070(B). If no appeal is made within the time limits, the decision shall be final.

Appeals

The applicant, or any other interested party, may appeal any part of the administrative decision to the Planning Commission. Such appeal must be filed in writing with the City Clerk no later than fourteen (14) days following the date of the decision. The appeal shall state specifically the grounds for the appeal and the relief sought by the appellant. Said appeal shall be accompanied by the appeal fee as specified by Resolution 2010-206 N.C.S. as adopted by the City Council.

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Online: https://cityofpetaluma.org/planningprojects
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Project List (Click or Scroll to Find Project)

Private Office

Project Name: Private Office
Address:
6 5th Street [Map It]
APN: 008-046-007
City Record Number: PLSR-2022-0019
Applicant Name:
Steve vonRaesfeld
Date of Decision: October 25, 2022
The Administrative Historic Site Plan and Architectural Review application includes alterations to a single-story commercial building and site of approximately 9,000 square feet; a non-contributor of the A-Street Historic District. Exterior alterations include five new windows on the South façade, three new windows and a new entrance door on the East façade, and one new window and door with fill side lite on the West façade. Interior alterations include removal of existing partitions, and new spaces for workstation, office, conference, open office, kitchenette, accessible restroom, filing, and storage. Landscape and site improvements include new raised concrete curb, concrete sidewalk, entry stair, bike rack, trash enclosure, bioswale, trees, perennial shrubs, grasses, and modified parking spaces.

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FLM Ceramics Studio

Project Name: FLM Ceramics Studio
Address: 301 2nd Street [Map It]
APN: 137-250-003
City Record Number: PLUP-2022-0016
Applicant Name: Forrest Middleton, FLM Ceramics Studio
Date of Decision: On or after September 26, 2022

The application proposes an “Artisan/Craft Product Manufacturing” use in the T5 zoning district. The business would consist of a 4,000-square-foot professional artisan tile and ceramics studio, a 2,000-square-foot pottery teaching studio, and a 400-square-foot ceramics retail space fronting 2nd Street. The professional studio proposes to operate from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday; it and the retail space will be run by up to 5 staff. The teaching studio will accommodate 4 to 10 classes per week with each class having up to 10 students; the teaching studio is also proposed for use by a limited group with a studio membership, with never more than 20 people total in the teaching studio and hours limited to 9:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M., seven days a week. 14 parking spaces are available and 5 indoor bicycle spaces will be available.

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Petaluma Warehouse Lofts

Project Name: Petaluma Warehouse Lofts
Address:  800 Petaluma Boulevard South [Map It]
APN: 008-313-016
City Record Number: PLSR-2022-0037
Applicant Name: Frank Dostal
Date of Decision: On or after November 26, 2022
Project Description: The Applicant is converting the mixed-use property located at 800 Petaluma Boulevard South into Petaluma Warehouse Lofts, Artisan Inn. The application is to convert the current Luma Fitness space, Unit F, to three units and a 1,000-square-foot retail space. The proposal also includes creating a parking garage with three electric car charging stations. The other units of the property have been processed under building permits.

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DISH Wireless Telecommunications Facility “SFSFO00026A”

Project Name: DISH Wireless Telecommunications Facility “SFSFO00026A” 
Address: 5341 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma [Map It]
APN:  047-360-025
City Record Number: PLUP-2022-0005 & PLSR-2022-0011
Applicant Name: Allison Holleman, for the CBR Group, Inc
Date of Decision: On or after November 21, 2022
Project Description: Proposed installation of a new wireless telecommunications facility on the roof of an existing four-story office building. The proposed facility would consist of:

  • 3 panel antennas (1 per sector), 6 remote radio heads (2 per sector) and 3 over voltage protection devices (1 per sector), installed on mounts, and 1 equipment platform located near the center of the rooftop to support 1 equipment cabinet, 1 H-frame, 1 GPS antenna, 1 power protective cabinet, 1 telco fiber enclosure, 1 fiber network interface device, 1 heavy duty safety switch, and 1 submeter. Portions of the existing mechanical screen would be replaced with radio-frequency transparent material that would be painted and treated to match the existing color and texture.

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MacDuff Work/Live Unit

Project Name: MacDuff Work/Live Unit
Address: 307 Bodega Avenue [Map It]
APN: 006-301-025
City Record Number: PLSR-2022-0026
Applicant Name: Brent Russell, Architect, Studio 202
Date of Decision: On or after November 21, 2022
Project Description: The application proposes construction of a 2-story, 2,160 square foot structure to be used as one work/live unit and to be constructed toward the rear of the .42-acre Mixed-Use (MU1A) zoned property containing an existing commercial structure (French Salvage Antiques) at the address listed above. The property owners intend to use the work/live unit as office and studio spaces and new walkways are also proposed. The work/live structure is proposed to be 19-feet 6-inches in height and a minimum of 19 feet from the rear and side property lines, thereby meeting height and setback requirements for new structures in Mixed-Use zoned areas abutting residential districts. The proposed structure is designed to have a work/live shared space on the first floor with two bedrooms on the second floor, and to have a converted barn-like exterior appearance.
California Environmental Quality Act: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15303 for Class 3 – New Construction or Conversation of Small Structures.

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DISH Wireless Telecommunications Facility “SFSFO01158A”

Project Name: DISH Wireless Telecommunications Facility “SFSFO01158A”
Address: 1300 Commerce Street, Petaluma [Map It]
APN: 007-630-001
City Record Numbers:PLUP-2022-0010 & PLSR-2022-0021
Applicant Name: Allison Holleman, for the CBR Group, Inc
Date of Decision: On or after Tuesday, December 13, 2022
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Proposed installation and operation of a new wireless telecommunications facility on the roof of an existing three-story self-storage building. The project would include the installation of the following:

  • 3 radio frequency fiberglass-reinforced polymer screens painted to blend in with the existing building to contain 3 panel antennas (1 per sector), 6 remote radio heads (2 per sector), and 3 over voltage protection devices (1 per sector); 1 equipment platform located near the center of the rooftop and concealed by the existing mechanical screen to support 1 equipment cabinet, 1 H-frame, 1 GPS antenna, 1 power protective cabinet, 1 telco fiber enclosure, 1 fiber network interface device, and 1 heavy duty safety switch; and 1 submeter located in the building’s existing interior utility room.

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T-Mobile Wireless Telecommunications Facility “BA20403A”

Project Name: T-Mobile Wireless Telecommunications Facility “BA20403A”
Address:  1 Casa Grande Road [Map It]
APN: 005-050-037
City Record Number(s): PLUP-2022-0006 & PLSR-2021-0031
Applicant Name: Nancy Garera for TelCyte Infrastructure Services/Wingspan Wireless
Date of Decision: On or after Tuesday December 20, 2022
Project Description: Alter an existing wireless telecommunications facility located on and adjacent to an existing 78’-tall monopole to include the following:

  • Co-locate on an existing AT&T monopole 3 RFS APXVAARR24_43-U-NA20 panel antennas (1 per sector) & 3 Ericsson AIR6449 B41 panel antennas (1 per sector) (all panel antennas with a RAD center of 50’), 3 Ericsson 4460 B25+B66 remote radio units (1 per sector), 3 Ericsson 4480 B71+B85 remote radio units (1 per sector), all installed on mounts; and
  • Co-locate within an existing AT&T fenced equipment compound: 1 GPS-TMG-HR-40N antenna, 1 delta battery cabinet, 1 Enclosure 6160 cabinet, 1 RBS 3106 cabinet, 1 RBS 6102 cabinet, 1 SSC cabinet, 1 G25WDO-3A-T4F generator, 1 H-frame with 1 tech light, 1 generator interface, 3 AC panel boxes.

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