Granville Community Calendar

GPC Minutes 2/27/1995

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

February 27, 1995

Minutes

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

Dayton Road)

Joint Meeting with Village Council

Neon SiMns

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

space.

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.

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SandHichBaards.

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,

evening,

pedestrian traffic,

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

Old Business:

Bernard Williams, Elm's Pizza &Yogurt, 113 S. Main -Sandwich

Board

Members viewed the photograph of the

found it satisfactory. Mr. Huey moved to

Mr. Stansbury seconded,

sandwich board and

approve application,

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

and GPBA.

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

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

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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

APPROVED.

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

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

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

APPROVED.

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

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Sandwich Board

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

UNANIMOUSLY.

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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

TABLEDU_N- ANIMOUSLY1..._._..-..

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

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

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.

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