Granville Community Calendar

GPC Minutes 01/16/96

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

January 16, 1996

Minutes

Members Present: Maxine Montgomery, Keith Myers, Lyn Robertson,

Richard Salvage, Marc Shulman, Gary Stansbury

Members Absent: none

Also Present: Doug Tailford, Jr.,Village Planner

Visitors Present: Sentinel),Bud &Debbie Farrar (323 N.

Granger),Mary Ann &Bob Malcuit (126 W. Elm),Evelyn Frolking

Welsh Hills School),Gail Myers (204 W. Broadway),Dan Bellman

320 N. Pearl),Kim Zeune (Pataskala),John Thaxton, Mark

Savieterman, Robert Apel, Don Homan (SuperAmerica),Charles West

Woolpert),Don Hill (209 W. Broadway)

Minutes: December 4: Page 1, 4th line up, change "there" to

through Erinwood progertv. Page 2, add at end of Announcements:

We decided to make no statement at all. Page 3, line 3, delete

editorial." Line 3 under No- 1, delete "the addition of."

Mr. Myers moved to approve minutes as corrected, Mr. Salvage

seconded, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Citizens Comments: None

New Business:

Donita Hill, 209 West Broadway

The Hills wish to do some general remodeling. They will not

cut away a quarter of a kitchen window, as stated in the application;

instead, they will do some reworking to leave the exterior

of the window as is. Mr. Hill stated that they realize the

architectural importance of the house and wish to remove the

apartment and restore the original plan as much as possible: 1)

They will replace the side door on west side with a 6-over-6

window and (2) replace the back windows with two wooden Anderson

glassed hinged 60x81" patio window-doors. Shutters will be

added. 3) A skylight is requested on the shed roof of the back

room, and it will not be visible from the street.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION, MR. SHULMAN SECONDED,

AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Welsh Hills School. 2610 Newark-Granville Road

An 18 sq. ft. forest green permanent ground sign is requested,

4 high with landscaping. Mrs. Frolking stated it is a

traditional style, sand blasted redwood, set back from the road

in a triangle controlling the traffic flow, and lit. She is

asking for a variance over the maximum allowable size in order

that the sign can be read from the road. A donor provided funding

for the sign, and the applicants wish to add the donor- s name

to the bottom of the sign in letters 3/4" to 1" high.

Mr. Stansbury thinks GPC should adhere to the ordinance and

require the maximum 10 sq. ft. size. Mrs. Frolking stated that

for a very large building surrounded by a large acreage, a larger

sign will not be overpowering. The purpose of the sign is for

identification rather than advertising and is smaller than those

of other establishments on Newark-Granville Road.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION. MR. MYERS

SECONDED, AND IT WAS APPROVED FOUR TO ONE (Mr. Stansbury).

Granville Athletic Boosters

The Boosters are planning to move the old Harmon- Burke

football field to New Burg Street. Mrs. Farrar presented the

Proposal to raise funds to build the new facility without tax

revenues. Mr. Plunkett showed a drawing of the new track/ soccer/

football field, which will have a bike path and plentiful parking

in the existing lots. There will be four 607'-5' lights; Mr.

Shulman requests that the lighting be confined within the

facility. The eight-lane all-weather track will be encircled by a

4' fence within the 6- boundary chainlink fence. Mr. Shulman

would prefer another type fence than chainlink. Mr. Myers

suggested an attractive dark green vinyl-coated chainlink design

with pine trees and to use mounding for extra seating when the

site is designed. Landscaping is planned outside the fencing.

Conditional use can be requested at the time the application is

filed, and Mr. Tailford will consult with Mr. Hurst on whether

conditional use is required.

Mr. Farrar described the plan for advertising signs to be

installed within the seating area. In exchange for their donation

and in recognition of their gift, five businesses will be

entitled to a 4x8- sign in each endzone for a five-year duration-

Flanking these signs will be six smaller (4x4')signs in each

endzone. All 22 signs will be attractive, of uniform material

and size and will not be visible from the street. Ms. Robertson

prefers plaques to advertising signs. Mr. Farrar stated that a

plague at the flagpole will recognize major donors, and bricks

wi 1 1 be so ld to raise funds. DEfr--trraditional for s.t--hteA*re

Lields to d- iepla*1:e.-*-,L,-ii-ng :sialls-;

Mr. Salvage felt GPC has no jurisdiction on signage or the

inside fence and stated that a landscaping plan and suitable

screening are necessary. BZBA would need to consider a conditional

use. Tonight our discussion is to determine resolution

via consensus on the signage, fencing, and lighting.

MR. SALVAGE RECOMMENDED THAT BZBA APPROVE THE CONDITIONAL

USE FOR THE ATHLETIC FIELD. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND IT WAS

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

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MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC HAS NO OBJECTION TO ADEQUATE

LIGHTING FOR THE COMPLEX BUT THAT WE DO WANT TO SEE A LIGHTING

PLAN BY AN EXPERT. MR. MYERS SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY

APPROVED.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC RECOMMENDS THAT BZBA APPROVE THE

USE OF A CHAINLINK FENCE 6' HIGH AROUND THE ATHLETIC COMPLEX WITH

THE UNDERSTANDING THAT PARTICULARLY ALONG NEW BURG STREET

APPROPRIATE MEASURES ARE TAKEN TO SOFTEN THE APPEARANCE OF THE

FENCE. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC RECOGNIZES THAT IT HAS NO

JURISDICTION ON ADVERTISING SIGNS WITHIN THE ATHLETIC COMPLEX.

MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED WITH THE

UNDERSTANDING FOR THE RECORD THAT MS. ROBERTSON AND MR. STANSBURY

PREFER THAT ADVERTISING SIGNS BE MINIMIZED OR REDUCED AS MUCH AS

POSSIBLE IN SIZE SO AS NOT TO PRESENT AN OVERBEARING NATURE.

Work Session:

SuperAmerica, Cherry Valley Road at Rt. 10

Mr. Thaxton provided revised plans and drawings for the

Proposed gas station. Macdonalds will build next door, and the

other two lots of the 17-acre complex are unsold as yet. A

Portion of the property in the floodway or floodplain will be

donated to the Granville Land Conservancy. He explained some

changes to the previous plans:

1. Trucks will be prevented from using right-in/right-out

by erecting a "no trucks" sign.

2. Our entrance will not be the main entrance into

Macdonald- s.

3. The temporary culdesac will go around the back.

4. They will permit a crossover easement to the Vanatta

property.

5. A more suitable design for the building than the

standard S/A layout, with red brick on building and posts at the

as islands with darker brick bricks interspersed in the lower

portion.

6. An interior 5- concrete sidewalk system handicapped

accessible with 5 public sidewalks and a connection to the

bikepath.

7. Sign for gas prices will be located on the corner. A

second sign for the four businesses 10 sq. ft. per user on Cherry

Valley Road will direct traffic into the complex.

8. Lighting plan is not ready yet.

9. With the internal road system, they have tried to bring

the traffic off the street as much as possible and running

smoothly.

10. A videotape of the site was shown.

11. Landscaping will be done to hide mulch and salt piles.

The piles. will be restricted to a 3 1/2- height.

12. The wire fence along the highway belongs to ODOT, and

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Macdonald- s wanted to remove it, perhaps replacing it with ·a

white board fence. If ODOT is agreeable, we could recommend that

on the plan.

13. We are considering a push-button pedestrian crossing

across Cherry Valley Road.

14. A standard small highway information sign will be

erected to inform drivers of the upcoming complex.

GPC members had some concerns:

1. M s. Robertson had thought there would be no stock piled

outside the gas station.

2. Mr. Myers had concerns about parking in front of the

building and relocation of the building with pumps in front with

a canopy which will hide the building from the road, and he

suggested moving the building, but Mr. Thaxton and the engineers

thought (1) there would not be enough traffic maneuvering room if

they moved it, (2) they did not want to put the back of the

building toward the customer, and (3) the open area was necessary

for safety concerns. Ms. Robertson challenged S/A to change the

orientation of the building.

3. The necessity of the service road in front was discussed

and the fact that there are too many entrances. The traffic flow

needs to be revised.

4. The back of the building is too close to the road; the

service road in front steals valuable space from the area in

back.

5. Members were still concerned about whether the culdesac

was really necessary on the fourth lot.

6. Mr. Bellman suggested cornbining all four businesses

under one roof and make a very attractive complex, or at least

the gas station and Macdonald s.

Ms. Robertson summarized the discussion as enumerated above

and stated that there will be another work session.

Announcements: Mr. Tailford informed the group about the

committee charged with examining the Planned Development District

chapter, and it was decided to postpone further discussion on the

subj ect.

Adjournment:

Next Meeting:

10: 45 p. m.

Next Meeting: February 5 and 20

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