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Planning Projects – draft 3

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Planning Division staff review discretionary land use and land development applications, ensuring that proposed projects comply with Petaluma’s long-term vision and regulatory standards. We also make sure that all proposed development respects the City’s historic and cultural heritage, and/or contributes the City’s growing collection of public artwork. And we provide environmental review under the standards of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Planning discretionary entitlements can be categorized by level of review as follows:

  • Administrative Development Review - the Community Development Director or their designee is the decision-maker.
  • Major Project Review - the Historic Cultural and Preservation Committee, Planning Commission, or City Council, or a combination of these review authorities, is the decision-maker.

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.

Project List:

Project Name: Amendment to Redwood Business Center Master Sign Program
Address:
1205 Redwood Way [Map It]
APN: 007-411-034
City Record Number: PLSR-2022-0038
Applicant Name: 
David Ford of Sign Services
Date of Decision: October 25, 2022
The application seeks approval to amend the Redwood Business Center Master Sign Program to allow installation of a 35 square foot Home sign located at the corner of Redwood Way and North McDowell Blvd. Home 2 Suites is a 140-room hotel, currently under construction at the address listed above. Exisiting Home 2 Suite signage includes three building wall signs totaling 300 square feet, and one 28 square foot secondary monument sign. The proposed new signage will be located on the existing monument below “Redwood Business Center” text, thereby providing directional assistance to out-of-town guests traveling to the hotel.
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Project Name: AT&T Wireless Telecommunications Facility “FA 10072685 / CCL00355”
Address:  1300 Commerce Street [Map It]
APN: 007-630-001
City Record Number(s): PLUP-2022-0023 & PLSR-2022-0032 
Applicant Name: Beth Broussard, for TSJ Consulting Inc. 
Date of Decision: On or after Tuesday December 20, 2022
Project Description: Alter an existing wireless telecommunications facility on the roof and within an existing three-story self-storage building to include the following:

  • On the roof: 3 antenna radio frequency fiberglass-reinforced polymer screens painted to blend in with the existing building (1 per sector), 12 panel antennas (4 per sector), 15 remote radio units (5 per sector), and 3 surge protectors (1 per sector), installed on mounts; and
  • Within the building: 5 equipment cabinets, 1 battery rack, 1 power plant rack, 1 service delivery switch, 2 telco boards, 1 electrical panel, 1 transformer, 1 disconnect switch, and 1 transfer switch.


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Project Name: Sepaher 4-unit Residential Building
Address:  315 Lakeville Street [Map It]
APN: 0007-154-013
City Record Number(s): PLSR-2022-0031 & PLMA-17-0008
Applicant Name: Architect Nicholas Lee, on behalf of property owner Nancy Sepaher
Date of Decision: On or after Tuesday December 19, 2022
Project Description: Proposed modification of the 4-unit residential building previously approved for the vacant lot with frontage on Lakeville Street through to Erwin Street. The previously approved 3-story building is now proposed to be modified to a 2-story building; the size of the four units would be reduced from an average of 2,560 square feet each to approximately 1,760 square feet each. The footprint of the building would remain as approved, as would the parking inside the building accessed from Erwin Street, the landscaping and site improvements generally, and the general architectural style of the building.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Major Developments Projects

The following information includes all proposed major developments within the City of Petaluma. The projects are listed by current status, linked to individual project pages with additional information, and indicated on the map at the bottom of the page. A printable version of the complete list and map is also available here.

Project List:

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IN PLANNING REVIEW

Formal project application has been filed for one or more discretionary planning approvals. Residential projects of fewer than two units are not included unless Planning Commission approval is required, nor are non-residential projects that do not result in new development.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR RECENTLY COMPLETED

The project has received all planning approvals; final plans approved; building and other permits have been issued; and project may be under construction. Once construction is completed, all related permits with Building and Planning are closed out.

Map of Projects

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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.

For More Information

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