Posted by: Deborah Bryant | October 18, 2007

Oct 24 Tillamook Co. Planning Commission Agenda includes Oceanside Home

Neighbor’s shared their concern for a house remodel-gone a bit grand; the meeting before the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners for the appeal of the Raphael house located on Sunset Avenue is at 9am on the 24th of October.

Here’s the official item: JUSTIFICATION FOR THE APPEAL TO THE TILLAMOOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON THE RULING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THE RAPHAEL HOUSE (APPROVAL OF AP-NCMN-05-01 AND BUILDING PERMIT #053245R, AN APPEAL OF A DIRECTOR’S DETERMINATION/INTERPRETATION)

Here’s the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the appeal:

Justification for the appeal to the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners on the ruling of the Planning Commission on the Raphael house is based on the following summary points:

– There was a non-conforming Minor Review for expansion to 35 feet height on a lot less than 3000 square feet.
– The non-conforming Minor Review was approved with Conditions.
– This Review did not evaluate the proposed square footage expansion of the structure since the application did not provide detailed information for review of the square footage.
– Tax rolls indicate that the structure (before demolition) was 1100 Square feet.
– Another story is planned to be added which would expand the structure to more that 1200 square feet.
– The plans submitted, reviewed and approved exceeded the allowable standard set forth in Section 5.100(3) and (6).
– A structure that is greater than 1200 square feet on a small lot requires a Variance.
– The Planning Commission bypassed the required Variance Process.
– The Planning Commission has no authority to bypass the Variance Process.
Further:
– The current plans indicate that the steel girders/piers will be installed outside the current foundation.
– Both DCD and the Planning Commission’s directions require staying within the current foundation.

Note from the editor: I have limited familiarity with the issues but felt it worthwhile to share, believing it is in everyone’s best interest to debate a construction project while the cement is still wet.

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  1. Update:

    In a 2-1 decision, County Commissions ruled that “the county planning director was correct in determining that a proposed addition to an Oceanside single-family residence exceeded the allowable maximum square footage. It also determined that the applicants would also have to apply for a modified building permit.”

    See the Headlight Herald article for full details at:

    http://tillamookheadlightherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&SubSectionID=8&ArticleID=8310


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