Tamalpais Design Review Board

Community Development Agency

The Tamalpais Design Review Board (Tam DRB) holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month when they are reviewing projects. The Tam DRB meets at 7:00 PM in the "Log Cabin" at 60 Tennessee Valley Road, near State Route 1 in Mill Valley. A project applicant should attend the meeting prepared to present the proposal with the aid of full sized plans, building material samples, and any other information that may be helpful.

Find a list of Tam DRB meetings and related agendas and minutes below. To learn more about a current application, navigate to Projects Under Review for a list of projects.

If you need information about the project, please contact the project planner. If you need information about Design Review, please contact Andrea Montalbano, (415) 237-3534, the current chair for Tam Design Review Board.

Tamalpais Design Review Board Members Page

 

 

About The Tamalpais Design Review Board Members

Current Tamalpais Design Review Board Members:

Erin Alley:

Erin Alley has resided in both Homestead Valley and Tamalpais Valley for the last 8 1/2 years with her partner and son. She is a Studio Director and Project Manager at Gensler San Francisco and has 25 years’ experience in commercial, retail and residential interior design and architecture. She is LEED BD+C accredited. Her other interests include cycling to work, running, sewing and building millwork.

Doron Dreksler:

Doron Dreksler started from an early age playing with Legos, slot cars and building forts. This led to a career in design and construction and a passion for anything with a gas pedal and a steering wheel. In 1994, Doron started his first design business which has morphed into a design consulting, architecture and design-build construction business called Spire Architecture, Inc. In addition to design and architecture, education, and volunteering for activities that help shape the built environment, Doron has a passion for his family, travel, being outdoors, running and racing sports cars.

Alan Jones:
  • 1939-56 grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, wonder, beach, hiking, basement workshop, oak trees
  • 1956-63 college at Stanford, AB architecture, MA art, conversations, hope, artistic development, oak trees
  • 1963-72 work in San Francisco, architecture, drawing, offices, wives, child
  • 1973-1999 self-employed in San Francisco and Marin, cabinetmaking, construction, renovation, partner Price and Jones Construction Company. Married Helena in 1988, finally got it right, widowed 2016
  • 2000-present self-employed in Tam Valley, architectural practice specializing in residential renovation.

Community service includes Tam Junction Vision Group and Tam Design Review Board. Environmental Forum of Marin Master Class 43, wonder, beach, sea level rise, oak trees.

Logan Link:

At home in Mill Valley, Logan Link is a founding member of a real estate team within Golden Gate Sotheby's. Her work as an agent, combined with a lifetime spent in Marin, has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of our unique county.

Logan enjoys building community and holds a belief that most every problem is solvable - and exciting progress can be made - when local residents work with one another and their government in open-minded collaboration. She is creative by nature and promotes outside-the-box thinking.

Andrea Montalbano:

Andrea Montalbano is a registered architect with a background in residential, commercial and mixed-use design. She is interested in the social aspects of the built environment - how we shape the environment and how it shapes us - and holds a post-professional Master of Science in Architecture degree, with an emphasis in City and Regional Planning, from UC Berkeley. Andrea has worked exclusively in the field of single-family residential design for the past ten years and is presently Senior project architect at Sogno Design Group, in Albany, California.

Andrea joined the Design Review Board in 2017, where she seeks to balance the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment with today's socio-economic challenges; increased housing demand and modernization as well as commercial development pressures and its necessities. She has resided in Mill Valley's Muir Woods Park neighborhood since 2014 and believes that southern Marin County is best place to live in the world, not only because of its vast open space adjacent to a world-class city and its open minded, forward-thinking residents, but because of its irresistibly charming and unique built environment, which she hopes to help protect.

2019

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
July  7/17/2019  

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes 07/03/2019
2. Correspondence
3. Public comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items:

 
Agenda
Minutes 
  7/3/2019 

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes 06/19/2019
2. Correspondence
3. Public comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items:

 
Agenda  Minutes 
June  6/19/2019

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes 06/05/2019
2. Correspondence
3. Public comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items:

            A) Review and Approval of letter to County Officials addressing nuisance lighting issue at Muir Woods Lodge (155 Shoreline Highway)

            B) Approval of Letter to County Officials calling for Design Review Approval of Alta Way Extension as required by Development Code.

            C) Review and Approval of TDRB Design Review Handout (Process and Required Items)

            D) Review of Tamalpais Junction’s numerous commercial signage not meeting Community Plan Standards

Agenda
 Minutes
 
6/5/2019

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes 05/15/2019
2. Correspondence
3. Public comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items:

   A. Potential multi-family development at 225 Tennessee Valley Road - Courtesy Review
   B. Board Discussion of and Action on Design Review List of Requirements
  
C. Board Discussion of and Action on Temporary signage at Tam Junction
  
D. Nomination and vote on Logan Link for Board Secretary 2019




Agenda
 Minutes

May

5/15/2019

 

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes 04/17/2019
2. Correspondence
3. Public comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items:
   A. Report from Alan Jones on Bothin Marsh Project
   B. Green Ridge Partners : Address between 251 & 271 Loring Avenue

Agenda
Minutes
 

5/1/2019

 
 Meeting Cancelled    
April
4/17/2019

1.  Approval of Meeting Minutes
2. Correspondence
3. Public Comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items - Webb Design Review 319 Carrera Drive
5. Preview Without Action, project plans not on the Agenda
6. Review of Standard Procedures for Agenda creation and timing

Agenda  Minutes
April 4/3/2019

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
2. Correspondence
3. Public Comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items

 
Agenda
Minutes
March 3/6/2019

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
2. Correspondence
3. Public Comments - Items not on the Agenda
4. Agenda Items

Agenda
Minutes
February 2/6/2019 1. Ogawa Design Review
2. Yuo Variance
3. Tsang Variance and Design Review
Agenda Minute
January 1/16/2019 1. Ogawa Design Review
2. Election of TDRB officers for 2019
Agenda Meeting cancelled due to power outage

2018

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
December 12/5/2018 1. Besse Variance
2. O'Donnell Financial Group LLC Master Plan Amendment and Design Review
Agenda Minutes
November 11/7/2018 1. Reineck Design Review
2. Home Renovation/Addition informal project presentation
Agenda Minutes
October 10/17/2018 1. Gertz Variance
2. Yandow Sign Review
3. Hotel/Rental apartment informal project presentation
Agenda Minutes
  10/3/2018 1. Trailhead LLC Design Review Agenda Minutes
September 9/20/2018 1. Mill Valley District (Marin Horizon School) Design Review Agenda Minutes
  9/5/2018 1. Ogle Lot Line Adjustment
2. Reineck Design Review
Agenda Minutes
August 8/1/2018 1. Besse Variance Agenda Minutes
July 7/18/2018 1. Ogle Lot Line Adjustment Agenda Minutes
June 6/20/2018 1. Kranhold Design Review Agenda Minutes
  6/6/2018 1. Kim Sign Review
2. Maddox Design Review
Agenda Minutes
May 5/16/2018 1. Branch Variance
2. Boben Variance
3. Yarnold Lot Line Adjustment
Agenda Minutes
  5/2/2018 1. Weissman (Dipsea Ranch) Land Division Agenda Minutes
April 4/18/2018 1. Kim Sign Review (Alpha Dog)
2. April Post appreciation for years of service
Agenda Minutes
  4/4/2018 1. McCalligan Design Review and Tree Removal Permit Agenda Minutes
March 3/21/2018 1. Tam Design Review Board Biennial Report Discussion & Preparation Agenda Minutes
  3/7/2018 1. Lutzker Design Review
2. Tam Design Review Board Biennial Report Discussion and Preparation
Agenda Minutes revised
February 2/7/2018 1. Lutzker Design Review
2. Laputka Design Reivew
Agenda Minutes
January 1/17/2018 1. Koulibaly Variance
2. Haddad Design Review
3. Maddox Design Review
4. JMW Trust Design Review
Agenda Minutes

2017

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
December 12/6/2017 1. Haddad Design Review
2. Zingaro Design Review
3. Harris Design Review and Lot Line Adjustment
Agenda Minutes
November 11/15/2017 Meeting cancelled.    
  11/1/2017 1. Laverne Ave. LLC Design Review Agenda corrected Minutes revised
October 10/19/2017 1. Mill Valley School District Design Review Agenda Minutes
  10/4/2017 1. Zingaro Design Review Agenda Minutes
September 9/20/2017 1. SchwarzVariance
2. Karen Messick Trust Design Review
Agenda Minutes revised
August 8/2/2017 1. Yarnold Variance and Design Review
2. Morgan Design Review
3. Meldorf Desgin Review and Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit
4. Boben Variance and Second Unit
5. Okada Design Reivew
Agenda Minutes
June 6/21/2017 Meeting cancelled.    
May 5/17/2017 1. Okada Design Reivew
2. Harris Design Review
Agenda Minutes
April 4/5/2017 1. Calderon Desgin Review
2. Robinson Variance/Design Reivew
Agenda Minutes
March 3/1/2017 1. Weissman (Dipsea Ranch) Master Plan
New location (for this meeting only):
Muir Woods Park Clubhouse, 40 Ridge Avenue, Mill Valley
Agenda Minutes revised
February 2/15/2017 1. Tsang Design Review and Variance Agenda Minutes
January 1/4/2017 1. Cunningham Variance Agenda Minutes

2016

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
December 12/21/2016 1. Gildengorin Design Review
2. Jeter Design Review
3. Preview withour action
4. Election of TDRB officers for 2017
Agenda Minutes
November 11/2/2016 1. Marler Variance Agenda Minutes
October 10/19/2016 1. Hedelman Floating Home Adjustment
2. Dev Code interpretation for 217 Cleveland
3. 736 Marin Drive
Agenda Minutes
September 9/7/2016 1. Gildengorin Design Review and Second Unit Permit Agenda Minutes
August 8/3/2016 1. Kudler Design Review and Tree Removal Permit Agenda Minutes
July 7/20/2016 1. Jeter Design Review Agenda Minutes
  7/6/2016 1. Hillenbrand Design Review
2. Gildengorin Variance and Design Review Design Review
Agenda Minutes
June 6/15/2016 1. O'Donnell Tamalpais Area Community Plan Amendment, Master Plan Amendment (Howard Johnson Master Plan) and Precise Development Plan
2. Wantland Design Review
3. Xanate Design Review
Agenda Minutes
  6/1/2016 1. Peace Lutheran Church Tentative Map and Design Reivew
2. Grand View Estates Design Review
3. Martin Design Review
Agenda Minutes
May 5/18/2016 1. Tamalpais Community Service District Design Review
2. Yesod LLC Design Review Project ID 1152
3. Yesod LLC Design Review Project ID 1152
4. Election of officers
Agenda Minutes
April 4/20/2016 1. Discussion and approval of TDRB goals Agenda Minutes
  4/6/2016 1. Brown Design Review
2. Carl Variance
Agenda Minutes
March 3/16/2016 1. Martin Design Review
2. Yesod LLC Design Review (P1152)
3. Yesod LLC Design Review (P1153)
Agenda Minutes
January 1/20/2016 1. Grand View Estates Design Review Agenda Minutes

2015

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
November 11/18/2015 1. Miller Design Review and Tree Removal Permit Agenda Minutes
  11/4/2015 1. Tobin Design Review Agenda Minutes
October 10/21/2015 1. Parish-Martin LLC Sign Review Agenda Minutes
  10/7/2015 1. Scharber Design Review Agenda Minutes
September 9/16/2015 1. 596 Ethel Ave LLC Design Review Agenda Minutes
  9/2/2015 1. 346 Laverne LLC Design Review
2. Yasuda Variance
3. Denny Design Review
4. McDonald Design Review
Agenda Minutes
August 8/7/2015 1. Creath Variance Agenda Minutes
July 7/1/2015 1. Tiong Design Review
2. Faulkner Variance
Agenda Minutes
June 6/17/2015 1. 766 Bay Road LLC Design Review and Tree Removal Permit Agenda Minutes
  6/3/2015 1. Boersma Design Review
2. Presentation by Planner Jeremy Tejirian
Agenda Minutes
May 5/6/2015 1. Tamalpais Community Services District Design Review
2. Boersma Design Review
3. Lyssyakevich Variance
Agenda Minutes
March 3/4/2015 346 Laverne LLC Design Review Agenda Minutes
February 2/18/2015 1. WNRS MPC, LLC Design Review
2. Venables Lot Line Adjustment
3. Nersisyan Design Review
Agenda Minutes
January 1/21/2015 Malenka Design Review Agenda Minutes
  1/7/2015 1. WNRS MPC, LLC Design Review
2. 346 Laverne LLC Design Review
3. Westbrook Design Review and Tree Removal Permit
Agenda Minutes

2014

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
December 12/17/2014 WNRS MPC, LLC Design Review Agenda Minutes
  12/3/2014 No Meeting    
November 11/24/2014 Boscoe Variance Agenda Minutes
  11/19/2014 Good Earth Market Project Agenda Minutes
  11/5/2014 Hoelter Design Review Agenda Minutes
October 10/15/2014 No meeting.    
September 9/17/2014 1. Rago/Lee Appealof the SMFD Design Review
2. Bernstein Design Review
3. Courthouse Ventures Inc. Variance and Design
Agenda Minutes
  9/3/2014 1. Thompson Design Review
2. Dorman Design Review
Agenda Minutes
August 8/20/2014 1. WNRS MPC, LLC Design Review
2. Nersisyan Design Review
Agenda Minutes
  8/6/2014 WNRS MPC LLC Design Review Agenda Minutes
July 7/16/2014 1. Levene Desgin Review
2. Devero Design Review
3. 346 Laverne Design Review
Agenda Minutes
  7/2/2014 No agenda    
June 6/18/2014 Mahal Design Review Agenda Minutes
  6/4/2014 Devero Design Review -
Meeting cancelled.
Agenda  
May 5/7/2014 1. Shelton Design Review
2. Thompson Design Review
Agenda Minutes
April 4/16/2014 1. Haller Lot Line Adjustment
2. Schwarz Variance
3. McDonald Design Review/Second Unit/Tree Removal Permit
Agenda Minutes
  4/2/2014 Moore Design Review Agenda Minutes
March 3/19/2014 KCS 409 Montford Design Review Agenda Minutes
  3/5/2014 no meeting    
February 2/19/2014 1. Thompson Design Review
2. Schwarz Variace
3. Pletcher Design Review
4. TDRB Annual Repoprt
Agenda Minutes
January 1/15/2014 1. Southern Marin Fire Protection District, Design Review
2. Pappas, Design Review
3. KCS, LLS, Design Review
Agenda Minutes

2013

Month Date Name Agenda Minutes
December 12/18/2013 1. Thompson Development Inc, Design Review
2. KCS, LLS, Design Review
3. Election of New Officers
TDRB Agenda 121813 TDRB Minutes 121813
 
  12/4/2013 1. Breeze-Klyce Lot Line Adjustment
2. Tonulton Pacific LLC ( Paul Wong ), Design Review
3. Hicks, Design Review
TDRB Agenda 12413 TDRB Minutes 12413
 
November 11/20/2013 No projects to review TDRB Agenda 112013  
  11/06/2013 Baradaran-Boedecker Lot Line Adjustment TDRB Agenda 110613 TDRB Minutes 110613
  11/06/2013 Tonulton Pacific Design Review TDRB Agenda 110613 TDRB Minutes 110613