The Danville Planning Commission is set to decide Tuesday whether to allow a second-story addition on a house in northern Danville that falls within a town-identified major ridgeline area.
Resident Brent Tucker wants to build a 1,066-square-foot addition atop the garage on his property on Santiago Lane, east of the Diablo Road and El Cerro Boulevard intersection. Since the parcel sits within a major ridgeline area, he needs an exception from town regulations to allow the project to occur within 100 vertical feet of the top of the ridgeline.
Danville planning staff and the town's Design Review Board recommend the commission approve the project and endorse an exception to the town's scenic hillside/major ridge line ordinance.
"It is the town's opinion that the proposed location preserves the predominant views from and of the major ridge line areas and is consistent with the scenic hillside and major ridge line ordinance," town associate planner Crystal De Castro said in a staff report.
The Design Review Board supported the project June 30 after recommending changes in property landscape, design, colors and materials. The project would need to adhere to a list of conditions of approval, with strict guidelines regarding site planning, landscaping, architecture and street restrictions.
The new addition is designed to sit as far beneath the center line of the major ridgeline as practical in order to preserve surrounding views, De Castro said.
The commission is set to weigh in Tuesday night during its regular meeting, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.