Design Review for all Second and Third Story Additions

Modifications to Town Design Review Ordinance

The Town began conducting design review in 1967. At that time, single family homes were exempt from review. Over the years, the Town has expanded the design review requirement to single family residences. The San Anselmo Town Council will be re-considering an ordinance that requires Design Review for all second story and higher additions to residential structures, regardless of size, and requires design review for all exterior modifications for R-1-H zoned sites, excluding mechanical equipment.

A series of meetings have been held on the topic (see below). Please contact the Planning Department with any questions and to provide comments for the Town Council

Ordinance for Consideration at November 9, 2021 Town Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

November 9, 2021 7:00 p.m. Town Council Zoom meeting - potential adoption of revised ordinance Webinar ID: 892 7741 9792 Or call in by telephone San Jose Area code +1 669 900 6833   (*9 to raise hand to comment)

Public Hearings on Design Review Threshold Ordinance

Hearing Body Meeting Date Action
Town Council January 10, 2012 Receive Petition from Residents
Town Council February 2, 2012 Discussion/No Action
Town Council March 30, 2012 Discussion/No Action
Planning Commission April 2, 2018 Discussion of Noticing
Town Council August 7, 2018 Sends to Planning Commission
Planning Commission  September 17, 2018 Review draft ordinance
Planning Commission November 19, 2018 Review draft ordinance
Planning Commission December 3, 2018 Recommended Council approve
Town Council February 12, 2019 Introduction of Ordinance
Town Council March 12, 2019 Adoption of Ordinance
Planning Commission August 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Reconsider and amend draft ordinance
Town Council September 14, 2021 7:00 p.m.  Introduced draft ordinance
Town Council September 28, 2021 7:00 p.m. Continued item
Planning Commission October 4, 2021 7:00 p.m. Discussion design review for paint color in Commercial districts
Town Council October 26, 2021 7:00 p.m. Hearing to re-introduce
Town Council November 9, 2021 7:00 p.m. Meeting to adopt