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Meeting Date: February 12, 2002

Subject/Title: Amendment to Planned Development (PD) 26 to create development standards for Planning Areas 13 within PD-26.

Submitted by: Oshinsky/Zilm 

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager


Introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No.____ approving an amendment to Planned Development No. 26 by adding development standards for Planning Area 13 (Tentative Subdivision Map 8529). 


The City Council approved, on September 13, 1994, Planned Development No. 26 allowing for a total of 1134 dwelling units within 16 different Planning Areas. 


The Planning Commission at their September 18, 2001 meeting considered and on a 5 – 0 vote, recommended that the City Council amend the existing Planned Development 26 Development Standards by creating development standards for Planning Area 13 (TSM 8529). The original PD was created as a shell PD and as development occurs each developer is responsible for creating development standards for their development. Kiper Development, Pulte Homes, Morrison Homes, and Lyon Homes have all done this, previously. 

Ponderosa Homes (PA 13) would like to amend the PD standards to include their property in with the existing subareas and use the proposed development standards for their individual project. The proposed standards are fairly standard and, as follows:


Single Family Residential – 7000 sq. ft. 
· Lot Area: Minimum 7,000 square feet.
· Lot Width: Minimum 70 feet.
· Lot Depth: Minimum 105 feet.
· Lot Frontage: One-half (1/2) the required lot width. The lot width for cul-de-sac lots shall be measured thirty (30) feet from the property line.
· Height: No main building shall exceed the height of two stories or 30 feet.
· Rear Yard Setback: Minimum 20 feet.
· Front Yard Setback: Minimum 15 feet to side entry garage wall/primary building wall and minimum 20 to the garage door.
· Side Yard Setback: Minimum 5 feet, sum of both yards 15 feet. Fifteen (15) feet between adjacent buildings. Corner lots shall have a minimum of 10 feet on the street side.
· Coverage: Not more than 40% lot coverage.

These proposed development standards are consistent with the development standards that were approved for Kiper Development, Pulte Homes, Morrision Homes and Lyon Homes and follow the guidelines that were originally approved for Planned Development 26.




A. City Council Ordinance No. ____.
B. Amended Planned Development No. 26 development standards for Planning Areas 13
C. Minutes from the Planning Commission meetings of September 18, 2001.
D. Tentative Maps 8529.
E. Mitigated Negative Declaration for Tentative Subdivision Map 8529. 




WHEREAS, the applicant has filed for an amendment of the development standards of his property to accommodate the subdivision; and

WHEREAS, on September 18, 2001 the Planning Commission conducted a duly noticed public hearing, considered public comments and passed Resolution No. 01-67 which recommended the approval of the amendments of Planned Development No. 26 development standards by adding development standards for Planning Area 13; and

WHEREAS, an Initial Study and Negative Declaration were prepared for Tentative Subdivision Map 8529 in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and was considered as a part of the review and approval process; and

WHEREAS, the Negative Declaration identified potentially significant environmental effects associated with the proposed project which can be feasibly mitigated or avoided and these project measures are included in the project conditions of approval and will reduce the impacts identified to a less than significant level; and

WHEREAS, a Notice of Public Hearing was legally advertised in the Ledger-Dispatch on February 1, 2002, and mailed to all property owners of record within 300 feet of the subject property according to City policies and Government Code Section 65091; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby finds, as follows, that the proposed amendment will:

1. Establish clear development standards for the uses permitted under the General Plan and the approved Tentative Subdivision Map No. 8529.

2. Provide standards resulting in development that is consistent and compatible with surrounding uses.

3. Provide for adequate public uses and private open space.

4. Generate a level of traffic that can be accommodated by the public circulation system, existing or planned.

5. Serve the housing needs of the City and the region and will not create a detrimental imbalance between the public service needs of its residents and available fiscal and environmental resources (Government Code Section 65863.6).

6. That the proposed development will clearly result in a more desirable use of land and a better physical environment than would be possible under any single or combination of zones.

7. That the PD Zone proposed amendment is on property, which has suitable relationship to one or more thoroughfares; and that said thoroughfares are adequate to carry any traffic generated by the development.

8. That the plan for the proposed development presents a unified and organized arrangement of buildings and service facilities which are appropriate in relation to adjacent or nearby properties and that adequate landscaping and/or screening is included if necessary to insure compatibility.

9. That the natural and scenic qualities of the site are protected with adequate available public and private open spaces designated on the development plan.

10. That the development of the subject property, in the manner proposed by the applicant, will not be detrimental to the public welfare, will be in the best interests of the City and will be in keeping with the general intent and spirit of the Zoning Ordinance and with the City’s Community Development Plan, including all relevant Elements therefore, and with any applicable Specific Plan adopted by the City.

11. The City Council has reviewed and approved the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for this project and orders the filing of the Notice of Determination with the County Clerk.

12. Pursuant to Section 15168 of the CEQA Guidelines, the City Council finds that the project is within the scope of the development levels evaluated in the Program EIR prepared for the General Plan. The Initial Study has further evaluated potential project specific impacts to the environment. Based upon this evidence and the Mitigated Negative Declaration, this City Council finds that the project will not have any significant environmental impacts that were not studied in the Program EIR. The Mitigated Negative Declaration applies all applicable mitigation measures specified in the Program EIR to the project and imposes additional mitigation measures to supplement and strengthen the Program EIR measures. Therefore, since the mitigation measures are incorporated as conditions of approval of the project, the Mitigated Negative Declaration as well as the Program EIR for the 1993 General Plan is adequate for all approvals relating to the project.

13. The City Council further finds that no significant new information within the meaning of the Public Resources Code Section 21092.1 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15088.5 has been presented to the City which would necessitate recirculation of the Mitigated Negative Declaration for further public review. The Mitigated Negative Declaration has not undergone any reorganization on this account. The City Council has considered all verbal and written comments relating to the Mitigated Negative Declaration and finds no significant new information has arisen.

NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby ordain as follows:

Section 1. The subject projects are hereby zoned as Planning Area 13 within Planned Development 26 for single family residential units.

Section 2. Chapter 17.476 has hereby been amended for the purpose of regulating certain real property and establishing development standards for Planning Area 13 for single family residential units.

Section 3. Chapter 17.476 is hereby known as Planned Development 26 (PD-26).

Section 4. Amendments to Chapter 17.476 are hereby added to read as shown in Exhibit “B” attached hereto and made a part of this Ordinance.

Section 5. 

A. This Ordinance shall be published in accordance with applicable law, by one or more of the following methods:

1. Posting the entire Ordinance in at least three (3) public places in the City of Brentwood, within fifteen (15) days after its passage and adoption; or

2. Publishing the entire Ordinance at least once in the Ledger-Dispatch, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Contra Costa and circulated in the City of Brentwood, within fifteen (15) days after its passage and adoption; or

3. Publishing in the Ledger-Dispatch a summary of the Ordinance prepared by the City Attorney and posting a certified copy of the Ordinance in the Office of the City Clerk at least five (5) days prior to passage and adoption and along with the names of those City Council members voting for and against the Ordinance.

B. This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after the date of its passage and adoption.

Section 6. In accordance with Government Code Section 65863.5, upon the effective date of this Ordinance, a copy shall be delivered to the County Assessor.

THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 12th day of February 2002 and adopted at a regular meeting of Brentwood City Council on the 26th day of February 2002, by the following vote:






Michael A. McPoland, Sr., Mayor


Karen Diaz, CMC, City Clerk


17.476.076 Regulations for Planning Area 13 – Lot area, yards, height and other regulations.

A. Single Family Residential – 7,000 sq. ft. 

1. Minimum Lot Area:
The minimum lot area shall be 7,000 square feet

2. Minimum Lot Width:
The minimum lot width shall be 70 feet.

3. Minimum Lot Depth:
The minimum lot depth shall be 105 feet.

4. Minimum Street Frontage:
One-half (1/2) the required lot width. The lot width for cul-de-sac lots shall be measured thirty (30) feet from the property line.

5. Minimum Front Yard Setback:
Front facing garages shall be setback a minimum of twenty (20) feet from front property line. Side entry garages/primary building walls shall be setback a minimum of fifteen (15) feet. 

6. Minimum Side Yard Setback:
Side yard setbacks shall be fifteen (15) feet aggregate, with five (5) feet as a minimum, as measured from the property line to the building foundation. Corner lots shall maintain a minimum side yard setback, on the street side, of ten (10) feet.

7. Minimum Rear Yard Setback:
The rear yard setback shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet as measured from the property line to the building foundation.

8. Projections into Setback Areas:
Architectural features such as cornices, eaves, bay windows, fireplace, porches, and fences/gates (as an architectural extension of the house) may project into any required front, side or rear yard setback as per Brentwood Municipal Code 17.660, except that in no circumstances shall any portion of the house be less than ten (10) feet from the property line. 
9. Setbacks from Sidewalks:
Where public sidewalks are located within the confines of a development lot, minimum setbacks shall be measured from the inside of the sidewalk irrespective of the property line location.

10. Maximum Building Height:
The maximum building height for all structures shall not exceed thirty (30) feet.

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