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Residential Additions, Improvements, and New Constructions

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  1. Introduction
  2. Architectural Review Requirements
  3. Design Review Process Summary
  4. Design Review Criteria
  5. Required Items for Architectural Review
  6. Sample Conditions of Approval

V. Required Items for Architectural Review:

A. For Administrative Review in conjunction with the Building Permit plan check process:

If an administrative Architectural Review would take place in conjunction with the Building Permit plan check process, please follow the Building Permit Application Guidelines at: http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/bldgsubmit/sfd.htm

B. For Architectural Review Applications:

Regardless of the extent of the proposed addition and alteration, the following items are required for Architectural Review by the ARB:

1. General Requirements:

  • Complete Architectural Review Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Property Owner’s Authorization Letter if the applicant is different from the property owner.
  • Project Description
  • Graphic Quality: Plans prepared by a licensed architect, engineer, or other professional as appropriate are highly desirable. Poorly prepared plans and plans lacking necessary information will not be accepted for submittal.
  • Number of submittal and plan size
  • (3 sets of 24" x 26"; 8 sets of 11" x 17"; and 1 set of 8.5" x 11")

2. Graphic Information:

Cover Sheet including:

  • Project Address;
  • Property Owner’s name, address & phone number
  • Project Design Professional’s name, address, phone number, title, and registration information
Project Description

Site Plan including:

  • North Arrow and Scale
  • All property lines with distances and bearings
  • Setback distances from all existing and proposed building to the property lines (Setback distance is a shortest distance between the foundation of the building or structure and the property lines.)
  • Dimensions of the building footprint
  • All existing structures on the property such as arbor, deck, shed structure, fences and walls
  • Identification of all streets and right-of-ways adjacent to the site, any easements, and visible utilities on site
  • Location of driveways, curb cuts and site entrances
  • Topographical information as determined by the Zoning Administrator

Existing Floor Plan including:

  • Diagram of all rooms and closets on all floors with labels of room types including garage space
  • All window and door locations
  • All utility cabinets such as water heater, furnace, and air conditioning unit

Existing Roof Plan including:

Roof ridge lines and roof slopes

Existing Elevations accurately showing the entire length of each side including:

  • All windows and doors including trims
  • Labels of all exterior materials such as sidings, walls, and roofing materials
  • All architectural design elements such as shutters, awnings, and window flower boxes
Proposed Floor Plan showing both the existing conditions to remain and all the proposed improvements including:
  • Sizes of all windows and doors
  • Labels of all room types and dimensions of all rooms
  • All appliances and toilet & bath units

Proposed Roof Plan including:

  • Both the proposed roof ridge lines and the existing ridge lines to remain.

Proposed Elevations showing the entire length of each side of the proposed and existing conditions including:

  • All windows and doors including trims
  • Labels of all exterior materials such as sidings, walls, and roofing materials
  • All proposed and existing architectural design elements such as shutters, awnings, and window flower boxes

Proposed Section showing the entire length of the proposed and existing conditions as determined by the Zoning Administrator

Color and Material Sample Board including:

  • The proposed paint color samples
  • Samples of decorative architectural features such as stone or brick detail

C. Graphic Standards:

Scale

  • For Site Plan (Plot Plan): 1/16" = 1’-0" (1:192) or 1"=10’-0" (1:120)
  • For Floor Plan and Roofing Plan:1/8"=1’-0" (1:96) or 1/4"= 1’-0" (1:48)
Lettering Sizes
  • Minimum Size: 10pt. for computer generated plans and 1/8" for hand drafted plans

Line Quality

  • Proposed Improvements = Dark Solid Lines
  • Existing To Remain = Medium Solid Lines
  • Existing To Be Removed = Medium Dash Lines
  • Property Lines = Dark Property Lines

 

 

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