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<br />PREPARED BY : JOEL PAULSON <br /> Community Development Director <br /> <br />Reviewed by: Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Attorney, and Finance Director <br /> <br /> <br />110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ●A 40 8 -354 -68 32 <br /> <br /> <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />STUDY SESSION REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 6 /19/2018 <br />ITEM NO: 18 <br />DESK ITEM <br /> <br /> <br />D ATE : JUNE 19 , 2018 <br />TO : MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: LAUREL PREVETTI, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: PROVIDE DIRECTION ON POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN’S <br />OBJECTIVE STANDARDS. <br /> <br />REMARKS: <br /> <br />In preparation for the objective standard discussion, the Mayor asked that staff clarify that the <br />purpose of the discussion is for the Town Council to provide general direction on potential new <br />or modified objective standards. The attachments have been provided as background <br />information. The Council is not expected to develop specific standards at the meeting. <br /> <br />The Mayor has asked that the following examples be provided to the full Council as a way to <br />generate ideas. It is not his intention t hat these suggestions be taken literally as there will be <br />additional involvement by the architectural, engineering, and other development professionals <br />during the process of updating the standards. In addition, if the Council is interested in possible <br />exceptions to objective standards, legal research is needed in light of the recent State laws. <br /> <br />Privacy .AA llAnewAsecondAstoryAwindowsAfacingAaAresidentialAbackAyardAorAneighbor’sAresidentialA <br />window that are less than 50 feet from the property line or less than 75 feet from the <br />residential window shall provide a permanent screen (e.g., landscaping or obscure glass) on the <br />applicants side of the property line or the window sill height must be 5 feet, 5 inches or higher. <br />An applicant may request an exception to this requirement, which would need to be considered <br />and approved by the Planning Commission. <br /> <br />Architectural Style : The architectural style of a residential building shall be the same <br />architectural style as any residential building with in three blocks . Attached multi -family units <br />of eight units or more shall be one of the following traditional architectural styles: Craftsman, <br />