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File #: 20-1320    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/5/2019 In control: Historical & Landmarks Commission
On agenda: 1/2/2020 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Consideration of HLC Referral for projects near Historical Resource Inventory for the property located at 655 Jefferson Street
Attachments: 1. Project Data Summary Sheet, 2. Development Plans, 3. Letter of Justification
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REPORT TO HISTORICAL AND LANDMARK COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Public Hearing: Consideration of HLC Referral for projects near Historical Resource Inventory for the property located at 655 Jefferson Street

Report
BACKGROUND
The existing single-story two-bedroom two-bathroom house was built on 1905 on a 5,000 square feet lot. The existing house is 1,414 square feet three-bedroom three-bathroom with an attached 278 square feet one-car garage. The applicant is proposing to demolish the third bedroom and the third bathroom previous addition at the back of the house that has no record of the Building Permit. A 694 square feet one-story addition to the back of the house to convert into a four-bedroom four-bathroom house with an existing one-car garage is proposed.

The applicant requests approval of a Variance to the Planning Commission to the 40% lot coverage requirement of the R1-6L to allow 43.2% lot coverage and to the covered parking requirement of the R1-6L Single Family Zoning District in order to move forward with a proposed 694 square feet addition to the rear of the existing house with one-car garage.

The project requires Planning Commission review and Architectural Committee review for the variance request. The property is located adjacent to two Mills Act properties to the north and south of the project site (1490 Santa Clara Street and 653 Jefferson Street). If the project is located within 200 feet of an HRI property, then prior to submitting the application to the Planning Commission and Architectural Committee, the application shall be referred to Historical and Landmark Commission (HLC) for recommendation. The HLC shall review the project for neighborhood compatibility and consistency with the City's Design Guidelines and make a recommendation to the Planning Commission.

DISCUSSION
The property was originally developed with a house and an attached one-car garage in 1905, predating the City's requirement for two covered parking spaces pursuant...

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