GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
February 27, 1995
Members Present: Larry Huey, Keith Myers, Lyn Robertson,
Richard Salvage, Gary Stansbury
Members Absent: Dorothy Garrett
Village Council members present for joint meeting: Kevin
Bennett, Arnie Eisenberg, Dan Freytag, Peter Marshall, Maxine
Montgomery, Marc Shulman
Visitors Present: Dave Woerner (GBPA),Brian Lindamood
SEnt_in_el),Mary Bline (128 S. Main),Whit Tussing (Glenford,
Ohio),Fran Scorio (313 Beechwood),George Fackler (323 Parker
Drive)P, hil Wince (2350 Broadway, Wes.J)o,hn Ghiloni (1864
Joint Meeting with Village Council
Mr. Eisenberg stated that the pendulum has been swinging
back and forth, and the last proposal was to ban neon signs. At
the public meeting many GBPA members stated their case for
certain types of neon, particularly those in existence for a long
time. We are trying to find a middle ground, and tonight' s
meeting is to explore long-term issues.
Mr. Shulman reported that the ordinance has been in existence
since August, and the new sign code bans neon signs. Mr.
Bennett' s proposed revision of the ordinance allows 8 sq. ft.
inside neon signs that take up no more than 15 per cent of window
Considerable discussion ensued regarding grandfathered
signs; maximum sizes; signs at Cherry Valley/ Rt. 16, which need
to be larger; history of neon in the village. Greg Ream spoke
for the necessity of some businesses having neon signs, but gift
shop type stores probably will not desire them.
Mr. Huey volunteered to draft a statement regarding neon
signs in the architectural review district, to include the
following: 1) size restrictions, (2) these are permanent signs
requiring a permit, (3) the signs are to let people know the
businesses are open and what they are offering, (4) the issue of
long-standing signs and repair/ replacement of same, (5) they will
be inside the window, (6) cannot be on the second floor, (7) one
per business in the window. This statement will be reviewed by
GPC and then sent on to Village Council for action.
Criteria emerging from the discussion include: They need to
8 sq. ft, must be taken inside every
must be within 15' of face of building, must not impede
be of good appearance,
weather protected. Mr.
and those. with, changeable letters. must. be
Eisenberg completely trusts GPC to
develop these guidelines.
Minutes of February 6, 1995:
Page 1, under Bernard Williams, change "neglected to" to did
nat. Page 2 Paragraph 1, rather than unanimous approval, Mr.
Salvage voted for tabling the James Store application. Please
correct spelling of Mr. Stansbury's name. Under Mary Lee Van
Meter, add It needs to be located so as not to impede Dedestrian
traffic, Mr. Huey moved to approve minutes as corrected, Mr.
Salvage seconded, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: None
Bernard Williams, Elm's Pizza &Yogurt, 113 S. Main -Sandwich
Members viewed the photograph of the
found it satisfactory. Mr. Huey moved to
Mr. Stansbury seconded,
sandwich board and
and MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Nancy Graham, The James Store, 124 E. Broadway -Sandwich Board
Ms. Graham is designing a new sandwich board, and it was
recommended that she bring in a drawing. Mr. Huey moved to
approve application as a temporary sign for 90 days. Mr.
Salvage seconded, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Apparently quite a few merchants have
questions about sandwich boards and other
items, and it was recommended that Mr.
Tailford set up a joint meeting between GPC
Mid-Ohio Development -Signs
Erinwood wishes to erect 2' 6"x2' 6" wall signs at the Office
Park, building 4, brown with ivory letters, similar to those on
other buildings: 1) single faced illuminated directory signs,
type D-1; (2) individual nonilluminated tenant signs, type C.
Mr. Huey moved to approve, Mr. Stansbury seconded, AND IT WAS
Mary Bline, Greystone Country House, 128 S. Main -Arch. Review
Ms. Bline is building a 2-story cedar, colonial style
structure to relocate the existing Greystone business in the rear
of the lot. The colors will match the house, and the sign, "Shop
in Rear.1,'.will be: 10.cated. where people. come_betw.een.t_heh_ouses,-
and it will be attractively landscaped. Ms. Bline will inquire
of Ms. McKivergin as to the possibility of a picket fence on
north side resembling that in front of the shop to screen the air
conditioner. The parking area is to be paved with textured brick
or architectural concrete. Shutters are vinyl and there will be
wood siding to achieve a carriage house effect.
Mr. Huey moved to approve application subject to restrictions
listed above, Mr. Myers seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Crosswalk Cards &Gifts, 127 E. Broadway -Sandwich Board
The sign is white plywood with green letters, a picture
frame type with screw-in notices for changeable messages. Mr.
Huey moved to approve application with a new removable area
covered with plexiglass. Mr. Stansbury seconded, and IT WAS
Taylor' s, 132 E. Broadway -Sandwich Board
Mr. Huey moved to approve application in its current location or
within 15' of building and that the variance is granted for width
and heighth. Mr. Salvage seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Fackler Work Session
Phil Wince, attorney, reported that Mr. Fackler wishes to
erect a commercial building on the southwest corner of Newark-
Granville Road and Cherry Valley. It will be a small shopping
center for such businesses as a bank with drive-through, beer/
wine carry-out with drive-through, pizza shop, and later a
restaurant. The front will be New EnglandW/ illiamsburg type
appearance attractively designed and landscaped. Members were
primarily concerned about traffic problems and also blending this
shopping area in with that of the Murphy development. Mr.
Fackler must do a traffic study, and the village will possibly
add a turn lane in 1996. Adequate parking is planned (GPC
prefers most of the parking to be in the rear),and there will be
sufficient green space around building. The applicant has done
some feasibility studies, and Ms. Robertson requested that he
bring them in to show the group. We should hold Mr. Fackler to
the same restrictions that Mr. Murphy has been held to. Village
Council should be consulted about curb cuts on Newark- Granville
Road and whether adding a turn lane changes their feelings.
Victoria's, 134 E. Broadway
This board is a chalkboard with a cork section below, which
is not used. Whatever notice goes up should be enclosed or
laminated. The sandwich board needs some aint. Mr. Salvage
moved to approve as a 90-day sandwich board during which time_it
must be reconditioned and weather protected for changeable
notices. Mr. Huey seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Plunkett will tell Hal Jackson to move the planters
out of the pedestrial pathway.
Blackstone' s, 126 East Broadway -Sandwich Board
This sign needs to be repainted and weather protected. Mr.
Huey moved to approve application subject to its being repainted
and weather protected for any temporary notices within 90 days.
Mr. Salvage seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Catherine- s, 119 E. Elm -Sandwich Board
Mr. Huey moved to approve this attractive sign, Mr. Myers
seconded, and IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Broadway Blooms, 120 West Broadway -Sandwich Board
GPC members had a number of questions to ask Ms. Damron
regarding the condition of the sign, the necessity of it, the
positioning of the ground sign next to it. If she is not present
at the next meeting, we can reject it. Application is not
signed. APPLICATION WAS UNANIMOUSLY TABLED.
Studio 37, 224 East Broadway -Sandwich Board
The sign needs repainting. Mr. Salvage moved to approve a
permanent sign and to allow 90 days for repainting. Mr. Huey
seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Book Cellar -Sandwich Board
Mr. Huey moved to approve this sandwich board. Mr.
Stansbury seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Aladdin Restaurant, 122 East Broadway -Sandwich Board
GPC members had a number of questions to ask Mr. Snelling
and Mr. Stansbury moved to table application until he could be
present. Mr. Huey seconded, AND APPLICATION WAS TABLED
Our Place Antiques, 121 S. Prospect -Sandwich Board
Betty Morrison has two different sandwich boards. Mr. Huey
moved to table application until Ms. Morrison could be present to
answer questions. Mr. Stansbury seconded, and APPLICATION WAS
New Friends Coop, 140 N. Prospect -Sandwich Board
Mr. Salvage moved to approve application subject to its
being weather protected. Mr. Huey seconded, AND IT WAS
Brian &Leslie Newkirk, 132 N. Prospect -Sandwich Board
Mr. Huey moved to approve application, Mr. Myers seconded,
and IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 9:45 p. m.
Next Meeting: March 6 and March 20, 7: 30 p. m.