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Planning Commission Minutes December 12, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

December 12, 2016

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting)

Members Absent:  Mr. Jennings.

Staff Present: Debi Walker Yost, Acting Village Planner; Michael King, Village Law Director

 

Also Present: Karl Schneider, Jack Lucks, Art Chonko and John Mathis.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

Old Business:

 

Application #2016-113 (Amended), submitted by Karl Schneider on behalf of Middleton Senior Living, for the property located at 1500 Weaver Drive and the adjacent parcel along Columbus Road.  The request is for review and approval of an amendment to the previously approved number of columns associated with covered patio areas.  The property is zoned Village Gateway District (VGD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Karl Schneider, Jack Lucks and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Jack Lucks, Raccoon Creek Limited, LLC, 150 East Broad Street, Suite 350, Columbus, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval to amend the previously approved number of columns related to the covered patios from three columns to four columns.  He stated the project architect would like to maintain continuity with and retain the symmetry of with the existing main building. The Commissioners had no particular concerns related to allowing the return to four columns.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-113 (Amended); Chapter 1173, Village Gateway District (VGD).

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-113 (Amended) as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-113 (Amended): Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to amend the agenda for Application #2016-141 to appear first. Second by Mr. Wilken.  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-141, submitted by John Mathis, for the property located at 233 East Broadway.  The request is for review and approval of the installation of 58 lineal feet of 28” tall black wrought-iron fence along the western property line.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in John Mathis and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

John Mathis, 233 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for the removal of a chicken-wire fence and installation of a 58 foot section of 28” tall wrought-iron fencing along the western property line. The new fencing will begin just to the south of the existing black wrought-iron style fencing and will extend south for approximately 58 feet.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-141; Chapter 1161 Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-141 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-141: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-137, submitted by Art Chonko, on behalf of Denison University, for the property located at 211 West College.  The request is for review and recommendation of approval to Village Council for the demolition of the present Ace Morgan Theater structure.  The request will allow for the construction of a new Performing Art Center, and needed parking areas for the new facility.  The property is zoned Village Industrial District (VID), is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Art Chonko and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Art Chonko, 1205 North Street, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking the approval for the demolition of the Ace Morgan Theater.  Mr. Hawk stated that he has reviewed a letter authored by the Granville Historical Society, and submitted Staff, dated August 18, 2016 stating that after careful consideration, the Historical Society has no objection to the demolition of the 1950’s building.  Mr. Potaracke asked if the architects would carry forward any memorial plaques or dedications related to ‘Ace’ Morgan – as it seems appropriate to do so somewhere within the new structure. Mr. Chonko stated the architects intend to salvage some materials to incorporate into the building; and that they (Denison) would look into markers for a dedication Mr. Morgan.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-137; Chapter 1162, Structural Demolition.

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-137 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-137: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-138, submitted by Art Chonko, on behalf of Denison University, for the property located at 211 West College. The request is for review and approval of the construction of a new Performing Arts Center building and landscape features, partial renovation of Burke Hall, and the creation of parking lot areas to serve the new structure.  The property is zoned Village Institutional District (VID), is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Art Chonko, Matt Janiack, Kevin, Reiner, David English and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Art Chonko, 1205 North Street, Granville, Ohio stated:

Since the last Work Session with Planning Commission, WRL Architects and Denison have worked to meet all applicable code requirements for the project and have adjusted the landscape and parking issues alleviating the need to request parking related variance from the BZBA.

 

Matt Janiack, WRL Architects, Cleveland, Ohio stated:  Offered an in depth discussion of the project scope to bring the audience and Planning Commissioners up to date. The discussion went to the number of parking spaces required. Mr. Janiak stated there are approximately 300 available parking spaces on campus to be jointly used when looking at this project. The project will add an additional 100 seats with the Performing Arts Center. He added that by all estimations, the students attending events at the Center would be walking down from upper campus. Mrs. Yost added that Staff would be monitoring the upper campus parking spaces dedicated to this project to prevent them from being erroneously doubly assigned to future projects. Mr. Janiak stated changes to the building’s design since the last meeting included more detail on end pieces on the south elevation, stronger entry design at the center, east and west are now similar in design, and the Stage House color has been changed from white to red and the height will be 57’ 6” and materials will stay the same. 

The Commission appreciated the changes made, but still questioned some of the conservative design choices. Mr. Janiack informed the Commission the firm met with a number of members from the community and received positive feedback for the style chosen.

 

Kevin Reiner, 219 West Broadway, Granville, Ohio stated:  He likes the structure, but is also considered with some of the design elements.  He suggested incorporating design elements from other buildings on campus onto the new Arts Center, using a classic look on the south side, possibly adding white to the brick and why 75 watt lighting was being used instead of 80 watt lighting.  Mr. Janiack stated two types of lighting would be used, galleon lighting and acorn style lighting.  Mr. Chonko stated safety lights will be on at all times while the parking lights will be dimmed.  They also stated the colors chosen are consistent with other colors around campus.

A main concern from the Commission still revolved around parking be utilized by students when public performances are going on and how the University plans to stop students from using the parking spaces at the new Arts Center.

 

David English, 138 North Main Street, Granville, Ohio stated:  The University could expand the shuttle reach to deter students from parking in the public spaces during public performances.

Mrs. Yost asked the Commission if the Stage House would be considered a landmark, if not BZBA will need to grant a variance for the height of the structure.  The Commission agreed the landmark met all characteristics for a landmark.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-138; Chapter 1159, Village Industrial District (VID), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD), Chapter 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD), Chapter 1183, Off-Street Parking and Loading and Chapter 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications.

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to deem the Performing Arts structure a landmark.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-138 as submitted with a required use permit, land structure, and university to comply with restricted student parking during public performances except Handicap Parking permit.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-138: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Old Business:

 

Application #2016-113 (Amended); Submitted by Karl Schneider of Raccoon Creek Senior Living, LLC; 1500 Weaver Drive; Amended request related to the number of columns associated with covered patios:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-113 (Amended).  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-141; John Mathis; 233 East Broadway; Fencing project:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-141.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-137; Art Chonko on behalf of Denison University; 211 West College; Recommendation of approval for the structural demolition of Ace Morgan Theater structure:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-137.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-138; Art Chonko on behalf of Denison University; 211 West College; Construction of new Performing Arts Center building and landscape features, partial renovation of Burke Hall, and the construction of a parking lot area associated with the new structure:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-138.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Members:  Not Necessary.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from November 28th, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from November 28th, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Burriss Second.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

January 9th, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

 

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:43 p.m.

Thursday
Jan122017

Planning Commission Minutes November 28, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

November 28th, 2016

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Wilken, and Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member, Village Council, Non-Voting).

Members Absent:  Mr. Potaracke and Mr. Jennings.

Staff Present: Debi Walker Yost, Acting Village Planner

 

Also Present: Keith and Monique Keegan and John Noblick.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-135, submitted by Keith and Monique Keegan, for the property located at 446 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a large steel window with doors, and installation of a wooden deck with railing, at the rear of the structure.  The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Keith Keegan and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Keith Keegan, 446 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for the installation of a large steel window with doors and a deck with steel railing at the rear of the property.  The steel window will match the other steel features at the front of the property.  The deck will be finished in dark grey.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-135; Chapter 1159, Village Business District and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-135 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-135: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-136, submitted by John Noblick, on behalf of Scott and Martha Keyes, for the property located at 418 West Broadway.  The request is for review and approval of the installation of a whole-house generator on a concrete slab, enclosed with two picket fence sections, along the east elevation of the home. The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B), and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in John Noblick and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

John Noblick, 372 Shamrock Court, Newark, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for the installation of a generator, on the east side of the home, placed on a concrete pad and will be screened on two sides with wood fence sections. The wood fence will be painted to match the color of the home.

Mr. Montgomery asked if a variance would be needed for the generator, and Mrs. Walker Yost stated the unit is less than 3 feet in height, and inasmuch is not subject to the setback criteria.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-136; Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and Chapter 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-136 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-136: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-135; Keith and Monique Keegan; 446 East Broadway; Steel Window with Doors; Wooden Deck with Railing:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-135. Second by Mr. Burriss. Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-136; John Noblick, for Scott and Martha Keyes; 418 West Broadway; Whole-house Generator on Concrete Slab, enclosed with Picket Fence: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-136. Second by Mr. Burriss.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Members: Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse the absence of Mr. Potaracke.  Mr. Burriss Second.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 10th, 2016 and November 14th, 2016 Planning Commission hearings:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from October 10th, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Burriss Second.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion Carried 3-0.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from November 14th, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Burriss Second.  All in favor voice vote: Motion Carried 3-0

 

Review and approval of 2017 Planning Commission meeting dates.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the application deadlines and hearing dates for the 2017 Planning Commission.  Mr. Burriss Second.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

December 10th, 2016 (Saturday Morning Gathering at Bryn Du Carriage House with BZBA)

December 12th, 2016

 

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

Thursday
Jan122017

Planning Commission Minutes November 14, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

November 14th, 2016

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Wilken, and Mr. Jennings (ex-officio member, GEVSD, Non-Voting).

Members Absent:  Mr. Burriss, Mr. Jennings and Mr. Montgomery.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Acting Village Planner; Michael King, Village Law Director

 

Also Present: Loyd Hudson

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-129, submitted by Loyd Hudson, for the property located at 115 North Pearl Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a picket fence with one (1) gate, along the north and east sides of the property.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Loyd Hudson and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Loyd Hudson, 115 North Pearl Street, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval to continue the picket fence from the front of the property along the north, west and south sides of the property.  The fence will include one gate for entrance.

Ms. Walker informed the Applicant the finished side of the fence must face the neighbor’s property.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-129; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-129 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-129: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-130, submitted by William and Jeannie Zink, for the property located at 343 North Pearl Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a sandstone retaining wall to replace a failing railroad-tie retaining wall; and installation of a stone-slab sidewalk at side of home.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

The applicant did not appear. Planning Commission voted in favor of hearing the request, allowing Staff to present and answer questions as required.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk reminded Ms. Walker that she was still sworn in.

 

Discussion:

On behalf of Williams and Jeannie Zink, Ms. Walker stated:

The applicants are seeking approval to replace the deteriorating retaining wall that parallels North Pearl Street with a cut sandstone retaining wall. They would also like to install a cut sandstone sidewalk and steps adjacent to the new retaining wall. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-130; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD), and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B).

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-130 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-130: Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-129; Loyd Hudson; 115 North Pearl Street; Picket fence with gate:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-129. Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-130; William and Jeannie Zink; 343 North Pearl Street; Installation of sandstone retaining wall and stone-slab sidewalk: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-130. Second by Mr. Potaracke. Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Members: Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse the absence of Mr. Burriss.  Mr. Potaracke second.  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 24th, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Unable to approve minutes due to lack of members.  

 

December Gathering of GPC and BZBA Discussion

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

November 28th, 2016

December 12th, 2016

January 9th, 2017

 

Executive Session:

The Planning Commission entered into an Executive Session at 7:17 p.m.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to return to Planning Commissions regular session at 7:49 p.m.  Second by Mr. Potaracke. Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Tuesday
Nov152016

Planning Commission Minutes October 24, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 24th, 2016

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting)

Members Absent:  Mr. Jennings and Mr. Potaracke.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Acting Village Planner; Michael King, Village Law Director

 

Also Present: Ben Ackley, Guy Michael, Lawrence Nadwodney, Sherman Elliott, Jeanetta Pyle, Justina Nadolson, Jeanetta Pyle, David Schmidt, and Jeff McInturf.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-123, submitted by Ben Ackley on behalf of Northwest Wind, LLC, for the property located at 2780 Newark-Granville Road  The request is for review and approval of a Lot-Split of a 22.947 acre parcel into two lots.  The property is zoned Planned Unit District (PUD) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Ben Ackley and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Ben Ackley, 330 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio

He is seeking approval for a lot split of a 22.947 acre parcel into two lots.  The lot with the existing home will be 1.237 acre parcel. The remaining acre lot will consist of two parcels, one being 13.789 acres and the other being 2.491 acres (which is located on the southern side of State Route 16). 

 

Ms. Walker informed the Commission the parcel consisting of 2.491 acres will be donated to the T.J. Evans Foundation.  Mr. Ackley agreed to an easement for the extension of the pedestrian path across the front of the property, and to continue to work collaboratively with the Village as the project progresses.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-123; Chapter 1113, Procedure for Plat Approval, and Chapter 1171 Planned Development District (PUD).

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-123 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-123: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Mr. Montgomery recused himself at 7:04 p.m.

 

Application #2016-125, submitted by Guy Michael, for the property located at 211 South Prospect Street  The request is for architectural review and approval of twenty-three (23) replacement windows.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Guy Michael and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Guy Michael, 211 South Prospect Street, Granville, Ohio

He is seeking approval of the removal of 23 wood, double-hung windows and the replacement with vinyl double-hung windows. The existing third floor windows will be retained, repaired and reglazed, if possible.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-125; Chapter 1159 Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-125 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-125: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Mr. Montgomery rejoined at 7:08 p.m.

 

Application #2016-126, submitted by Lawrence and Delores Nadwodney, for the property located at 217 Sunrise Street  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a picket fence in the front yard which will replace a deteriorating wood split-rail fence.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Lawrence Nadwodney and Debi Walker.

 

 

Discussion:

Lawrence Nadwodney, 217 Sunrise Street, Granville, Ohio

He is seeking approval of the installation of a 42” vinyl picket fence.  The current fence is deteriorating, and a vinyl fence would be easier to maintain as he and his wife age in place in their home.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-126; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-126 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-126: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-127, submitted by CS Construction Group, LTD., on behalf of David Schmidt of Properties on Elm, LLC, for the property located at 134 South Pearl Street The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of the homes 7’ x 12’-9” front porch and the 12’-6” x 14’-10” rear addition.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Sherman Elliott (contractor for David Schmidt), David Schmidt, Jeanetta Pyle and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Sherman Elliott, 10840 Peatmoss Road, Utica, Ohio

He is seeking the approval for the removal of the front porch and rear addition on the home in order to restore the home to what could be considered to be its original appearance. The project will include the installation of sandstone slab steps leading to the front door, the removal of the non-original front porch and removal of a later rear addition that parallels East Elm Street. The intention is to utilize as much material from the rear addition as possible to complete the exterior modifications to the home.

 

Jeanetta Pyle, 123 South Pearl Street, Granville, Ohio

She is concerned with the appearance of the front porch and the length of time before the home will be livable or salable. She added that other properties Mr. Schmidt renovated took several years before someone lived in them. The Commission informed Ms. Pyle they have no control over how long a property can remain vacant.

 

Mr. Wilken asked about the colors that will be chosen for the property, and was informed the roof material would be fireproof wooden shingles, and that the request will be handled through another application.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-127; Chapter 1159, Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-127 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-127: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-128, submitted by Jeff McInturf, on behalf of Spring Hills Baptist Church and Granville Christian Academy, for the property located at 1820 Newark-Granville Road  The request is for review and recommendation to Village Council of a time extension for the previously approved modular classrooms.  The property is zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Jeff McInturf, Justina Nadolson and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Jeff McInturf, 10558 Neighbarger Lane, Newark, Ohio

He is seeking approval for a four-year time extension for the previously approved modular classrooms.  The Schools ultimate goal is to house Kindergarten – 12th Grade in one building.  Spring Hills Baptist Church currently serves 150 families and approximately 300 children.  As the result of several issues, the group leading the construction project has been unable to meet their goal in the time allotted.

 

Mr. Hawk asked if an architect has been hired and if a building plan has been designed. Mr. McInturf stated a financial consultant has been hired and fundraising has begun, but no, architect had been hired. He further added that Spring Hills Baptist Church’s goal is keep Granville Christian Academy on site; however, there were strong concerns related to moving the Academy out of Granville.

 

Justina Nadolson, 282 Bryn Du Drive, Granville, Ohio

They do have an estimate by Dan Kaiser (builder) from three years ago; she anticipates that the cost to complete the project has changed.  They are projecting 18-24 months for fund raising and a two-year construction plan.  Over the past year and a half, Granville Christian Academy has been defining goals and trying to plan ahead for the future construction project, but through a series of events, have been unable to meet their goals. Ms. Walker informed the Commission that one neighbor stated they’re in support of the time-extension but for a shorter time period.  She also stated the staff is in favor of a shorter extension and would like to see milestone established and reviewed with staff periodically over the next (effective) three years in order for the modular to be removed at the end of the two-year extension.

 

Mr. Wilken expressed his sympathy for the issues the Academy is facing, but stated they ultimately need to have a time limit when the construction will be completed.  He also stated that concerns from three years ago no longer seem to be concerns.  He is in favor of a one-time extension; however, milestones need to be set along the way, and the Church should know within two years if the Academy will be staying on site or moving.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-128; Chapter 1171, Planned Unit Development (PUD).

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-128 for an extension of two years.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-128: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Work Session:

 

Submitted by Gerry Bird, AIA, for the property located at 1536 Newark-Granville Road  The request is for review and feedback on the proposed Glenshire Single-Family Development.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Bird came before the Commission to update them on reports and interest in the proposed Glenshire Development.  He stated there are currently five people interested in purchasing property should the development be completed.

 

The environmental report came back clean, meaning there are no wetlands on site.  They did revise the 100-year flood plain report.

 

They received the Traffic Study Report, and it recommended a west bound left-turn lane within 20 years.  The report did not propose an easterly turn lane.

 

Mr. Wilken expressed his concern with the report, stating it is not uncommon to sit at the Bryn Du Drive intersection during morning and evening rush to make a left hand turn.

 

Mr. Bird informed the Commission that the traffic study was completed during rush hours when school was in session.  He stated that he would submit the complete report at a future date and encourage all Commissioners to review the complete report when they had the opportunity.  Mr. Bird stated the firm decided to go with a loop plan (street layout). The intersection will align with the Colomen Gwen exit from The Colony.  The homes will be constructed with everything required for everyday living on the first floor with a loft up.  They will include wider hallways, two bedrooms with the option of a third bedroom, and two-car garages.  He did state he will seek a variance for additional lot coverage, as a first-floor centric empty-nester home has a larger footprint than the existing 25% allows. 

Mr. Bird intends to have an annexation agreement put together within 30 days, and will begin the process as soon as he is able to do so.  He added that he has met with neighbors, and their primary concern was the storm water management on-site. He assured the Commissioners the storm water would be contained and managed on-site appropriately.

 

Mr. Hawk asked what it would mean for the development if a variance would not be approved for additional lot coverage. Mr. Bird shared that without the increased lot coverage variance, the development would most likely not appeal to the marketplace.

 

Mr. King stated that Staff would be will to answer any questions related to a variance application that he may have.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-123; Ben Ackley for Northwest Wine LLC; 2780 Newark-Granville Road; Lot split into two lots:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-123. Second by Mr. Burriss. Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-125; Guy Michael; 211 South Prospect Street; 23 Replacement Windows: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-125. Second by Mr. Burriss. Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-126; Lawrence and Delores Nadwodney; 217 Sunrise Street; New picket fence in Front Yard.  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-126. Second by Mr. Burriss. Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-127; CS Construction Group, Ltd. For David Schmidt for Properties on Elm, LLC; 134 South Pearl Street; Removal of Front Porch and Rear Addition:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-127. Second by Mr. Burriss. Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2016-128; Jeff  McInturf for Spring Hills Baptist Church and Granville Christian Academy; 1820 Newark-Granville Road; Time Extension for Modular Classrooms: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-128. Second by Mr. Burris.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Members: Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse the absence of Mr. Potaracke.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried (3-0).

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 10th, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Unable to approve due to lack of voting members present.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

November 14, 2016

November 28, 2016

December 10, 2016 (Saturday morning gathering at Bryn Du Carriage House with BZBA)

December 12, 2016

 

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Thursday
Oct272016

Planning Commission Minutes October 10, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 10th, 2016

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting)

Members Absent:  Mr. Wilken and Mr. Jennings.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Acting Village Planner; Michael King, Village Law Director

 

Also Present: Lea Ann Parsley, Jay Stanley, George Fackler, and Lynne Kishler.

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

Old Business:

 

Application #2016-41 (Amended), submitted by Brian Parsley and Lea Ann Parsley on behalf of Robert and Ruth Ann Parsley for the property located at 204 North Granger Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of an amendment to the previously approved exterior modification plans including: conversion of a screen porch space to a four-season room, changes of application for board and batten siding, and replacement windows.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Lea Ann Parsley and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Lea Ann Parsley, 232 North Granger Street, Granville, Ohio stated:

She is seeking approval to eliminate the screened-in porch, which has already been approved, and create a four-season sun room in its place.  Ms. Parsley would also like the option to replace the current windows with JELD-WEN windows, as she is unable to restore the current windows.  Lastly, Ms. Parsley is seeking approval to use board and batten siding on the north, south, and west gable ends.

Mr. Burriss expressed concern for what appeared to be three different-sized windows on the plans for the sun room.  Ms. Parsley spoke with the contractor and informed Mr. Burriss that the windows will all be the same size.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-41 (Amended); Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B).

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2016-41 (Amended) as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-41 (Amended): Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-120, submitted by Jay and JoAnn Stanley for the property located at 233 South Mulberry Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the addition of a roof vent to the garage, and the installation of twenty-two (22) storm windows.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Jay Stanley and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Jay Stanley, 233 South Mulberry Street, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for the installation of a roof vent on the peak of the garage, and the installation of 22 Provia triple-track storm windows.  The roof vent will be an Antique Slate color, and the windows will match the existing color in white.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-120; Chapter 1159, Village Residential District, and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2016-120 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-120: Potaracke (No/Yes), Bu