The Building Department requires that projects involving demolition, construction of new buildings or structures, and projects involving additions or remodels that impact 50% or more of the existing square footage, or; projects as determined by the Building Official, will be required to submit a Construction, Operations and Parking Plan (COP Plan).
COP Plans shall be included with any Demolition Permit Application. If your project does not involve demolition, the COP Plan shall be included with the plans and application for the single largest structure where work is proposed.
The COP Plan shall be drawn to scale and dimensions provided. The following items shall be shown on the submitted COP Plan. Please review the attached Guidelines for additional information on these items.
1. Parking Area for Construction Personnel: All construction parking shall be located on site or within the public right-of-way, directly adjacent to the site. The designated parking area shall provide for the anticipated number of workers at the site.
2. Access Roadway. A temporary roadway, consisting of base rock or alternate material, approved by the Building Official, shall be provided that begins at the edge of the public roadway and extends a minimum of 100 feet into the property. The existing driveway may meet this requirement with the approval of the Building Official.
3. Construction Trailers/Container Boxes. If a trailer or container is proposed it shall be located completely on the site, and at least 10 feet from any side or rear property line. In a R1-A Zone it shall be a minimum of 40 feet from the front property line, and at least 20 feet when in a R1-B Zone.
4. Debris Box. Any debris boxes shall be placed completely on the site, and accessible from the Access Roadway.
5. Sanitary Facilities. The temporary sanitation facilities shall be located at least 10 feet from any side or rear property line. In a R1-A Zone it shall be a minimum of 40 feet from the front property line, and at least 20 feet when in a R1-B Zone. It shall be located out of neighbors view as much as possible.
6. Clean-Up Area. A cleanup area shall be provided for any concrete, plaster, painting or similar materials or equipment. The area shall be contained and waste material disposed of using “Best Management Practices” acceptable to the Regional Water Quality Board.
7. Construction Materials Storage. An area shall be designated for the storage of materials and equipment.
8. Tree Protection. Heritage Trees are required to be protected throughout the construction process. Locations and methods of protection shall be identified.
9. Notes Provided. Notes regarding Hours of Construction, Holidays and Deliveries shall be included on the COP Plan. Please see the Guidelines for specific notes required.
For additional information, please contact the Building Department Monday through Friday between 8 am and 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm at (650) 752-0542.