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File #: 20-1329    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: Historical & Landmarks Commission
On agenda: 1/2/2020 Final action: 1/2/2020
Title: Public Hearing: Consideration of a Significant Property Alteration (SPA) permit for an addition and a new ADU in basement at a Mills Act property located at 1393 Santa Clara Street
Attachments: 1. Project Data, 2. Statement of Justification, 3. SISR Report, 4. DPR Form, 5. Conditions of Approval, 6. Development Plan
REPORT TO HISTORICAL AND LANDMARKS COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Public Hearing: Consideration of a Significant Property Alteration (SPA) permit for an addition and a new ADU in basement at a Mills Act property located at 1393 Santa Clara Street

Report
BACKGROUND
The subject property is currently listed as a historic resource and has an approved Mills Act contract. An updated DPR 523A form was prepared by Lorie Garcia of Beyond Buildings, assessing the historical significance of the property. This updated DPR form was prepared on June 25, 2018 and is attached to this report.

The project is before the HLC in accordance with the Historic Preservation Ordinance, which requires projects with the addition of an ADU to a Historic Inventory Resource property be referred to this Commission. As the project scope includes a second story addition, the project will require the review of the Architectural Committee following the HLC review.

DISCUSSION
The subject property is a two-story Shingle architectural style residence built in circa 1904. A detached two-car garage was demolished and rebuilt in 1980. The applicant proposes to add an extension to the back of the house on both the first and second levels. An upstairs expansion of 114 square feet is for an expansion of the fourth bedroom and addition of a new bathroom. The first-floor floor addition of 90 square feet is for the expansion of the kitchen and accessible from anew rear porch. The subject residence has an existing partial and non-habitable basement. The basement addition will result in a new 1,002 square foot two-bedroom ADU and a 204 square foot non-habitable space for utilities.

The proposed addition and new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) are not part of the 10-year preservation plan, and the property owners are not proposing to amend the Mills Act contract to include these scopes. The only scope that is part of the 10-year preservation plan is the replacement of the original brick foundation to code. It ha...

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