Ocean Beach Planners to Review 3 Projects – Wed., August 1

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At Wednesday’s upcoming Ocean Beach Planning Board meeting, the volunteer community panel looks to have their hands full – what with 3 projects before them to review, plus other issues such as a styrofoam ban and the airport development plan.

The OB Planners meet at the OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Avenue at 6pm, Wed., August 1.

Granny Unit at 4629 Coronado

First up on the review agenda is a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to build a nearly 1200 square foot 2-story companion unit over a 330 square foot garage at 4629 Coronado Avenue. There’s an existing 1,244 square foot dwelling unit on the property. (Granny flats are also called “companion unit” or “accessory unit”.)

The Project Review Committee met on the project June 20; here’s our report from that meeting:

4629 Coronado Ave

The Project Review committee approved for recommendation this Coastal Development Permit to build a 1,198 square foot 2-story, companion unit, over a 330 square-foot garage. It’s 0.12 acre site with an existing 1,244 square foot dwelling unit at the front end.

 The ADU will have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, with storage and parking on the sloped ground level. No additional parking requirement is legally called for as the property meets one of the exceptions – it’s within a public transit area, the #23 bus on Orchard and Ebers. The height is 29 feet.

The panel voted 6 to 0 for an approval recommendation.


4629 Coronado – on the left; check out the view the conversion will enjoy.

Garage Conversion to Residence at 4828 Brighton Ave.

This is a CDP  for a 750 square foot conversion of an existing garage, with additions, alterations to the one-story 685 square foot space.  The conversion result intends to be a singe family dwelling unit at 4828 Long Branch.

Here’s our report:

4828 Long Branch

The Project Review Committee also approved for recommendation a CDP for a 750 square foot, one-story addition and conversion of an existing garage to a single family dwelling unit.

Drawing of view of side of conversion.

There’s already one residence on the lot.

Front of new building – from street.

The owner plans to take down part of the original garage and alter and convert it into 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Here’s what 4828 Long Branch looks now, prior to construction.

It will only be 16 feet in height, and there will be 2 parking spaces back off the alley in a closed garage.

When asked of what his intentions were, the owner – who has owned the property for a year – told the planners he probably would sell it, depending on the market. The panel voted 6 to nothing to send it to the full board for approval.

Companion Unit at 4741 Brighton

The 3rd project for the panel to review is a CDP for the demolition of an existing garage and then the construction of a 3-car new garage with a 700 square foot granny flat above at 4741 Brighton Avenue.

Here’s our report:

4741 Brighton

The PRC approved a recommendation for the CDP for 4741 Brighton – for the construction of a 699 square foot companion unit / granny flat above a new 3-car garage – to be built after the demolition of an existing garage.

Tim Wilson, the owner, has had the property in his family since 1973. The original house was built in 1926. Time and Virginia told the board panel they’d agree to place a deed restriction disallowing short term vacation rentals.

It was approved for recommendation by a vote of 6 to zip.

Granny flats everywhere? See this.

Styrofoam / Polystyrene Ban?

Councilman Chris Ward is scheduled to address the board about his proposed polystyrene ban.

Here’s the official agenda:

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