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The Mountainside project is a 16 unit townhome development located at 413 Rainbow Lane, east of Canyon Lodge. Two of the units would be freestanding single family homes and 14 units would be within 7 duplex buildings. All units would be 3 stories with 3 bedrooms and a 2-car garage. The project consists of a tentative tract map, variance, use permit, design review, and adjustment.

A variance is requested to reduce the 25-foot setback along Rainbow Lane to 16 feet and to increase building height from 35 feet to up to 43.9 feet for certain buildings. An Alternate Housing Mitigation Plan (AHMP) is proposed to pay fees in-lieu of providing an on-site housing unit.

Approval Documents

Appeal - Town Council 6/3/15

An appeal of the Planning & Economic Development Commission's approval of the Mountainside project was considered by the Town Council on June 3, 2015. The Town Council upheld the Commission's approval with modified language for Condition of Approval 42 regarding the dumpster location:

The dumpster shall be relocated to the west side of the project site subject to approval by Mammoth Disposal. This shall be reviewed and approved by the Community and Economic Development Director prior to grading permit issuance.

Please see the materials below for the Town Council hearing:

The complete public hearing packet is available online. Live video of the hearing is available online.

Comments received after the Council packet was published:
- Kafrouni email 6-1-15
- Malecki letter 6-3-15
- Daniel email 6-3-15
- Reeves email 6-3-15

Planning & Economic Development Commission Approval 4/29/15

The Commission approved the Mountainside project on April 29, 2015 with 3 additional conditions of approval:
  1. Approved a revised north elevation facade for Building C (buildings facing Rainbow Lane) that includes additional design details
  2. Required the west elevation of Building D (facing Canyon Lodge) to incorporate similar design details that were added to the north elevation of Building C
  3. Required staff to work with the developer on an analysis to relocate the dumpster to the west side of the property

The complete meeting packet and video recording of the meeting are available online

Public comments received after the packet was published:
- Malecki email to Council
- Davis email
- Weil email
- Malecki & Franceschi emails
- Kafrouni email
- Phelps email

Planning & Economic Development Commission Site Visit & Workshop 3-25-15

The Commission visited the project site (413 Rainbow Lane), followed by a visit to the Grayfox project (59 Hillside Drive) since the Mountainside project would use colors and materials that match the Grayfox project. Then the Commission then discussed the project in a workshop format.

The Commission agenda packet and video of the workshop discussion are available online.

For additional information, please contact Jen Daugherty, Senior Planner, at or (760) 934-8989 ext. 260.

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