The Pleasanton Planning Commission discussed a dispute between Valley Trails neighbors over one family’s proposal to redesign the second story of their house last week before ultimately sending the proposal back to city staff for further modifications.
There is no timetable for when the commissioners will again debate the proposal from Yellowstone Court homeowners David and Sue Robles to convert their unconditioned loft space into new second-floor bedrooms and other amenities, according to community development director Gerry Beaudin.
“All five commissioners concurred with the motion to direct staff to work with the applicant on a design that removes the proposed window from the north elevation, improves the proposed front elevation and reduces the massing of the proposed second-story addition,” Beaudin said after last Wednesday’s meeting. “We’ll bring the item back when we’ve worked through the Planning Commission’s direction.”
“In the meantime, staff will work with the applicant and neighbors to improve the design of the proposed addition,” he added.
The Robleses’ initial proposal called for redesigning their loft space into an approximately 740-square-foot addition, including creating four new bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and extending the roof height from 20 feet to 25 feet at their house at 3552 Yellowstone Court, off South Valley Trails Drive.
They received approval from the city’s zoning administrator in May, but they appealed a condition put on their project to remove a proposed north-facing window — a requirement added by the zoning administrator after hearing from the Robleses’ next-door neighbors, who raised privacy concerns about new windows…
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