GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
July 14, 1997
Members Present: James Harf (for Richard Salvage),Maxine
Montgomery, Keith Myers, Lyn Robertson, Gary Stansbury, Carl
Also Present: Reza Reyazi, Village Planner
Visitors Present: Scott Rawdon (Sentinel),Bob Seith, Steve Miller,
Bill Acklin, Betty Morrison, Thomas Miller, Betty and Jim Prentice,
Flo and William Hottman, John Woods, Leta Ross, Greg Ross, Gary
Haga, Carl Frazier
Minutes of June 23, 1997: Ms. Montgomery asked whether corrected
I minutes were aistributed to members, and was told that corrected
minutes are on file. MS ROBERTSON MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS
PRESENTED AND MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED. MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Citizens Comments: Mr. Stansbury noted that comments may be made
now regarding anything on the agenda from citizens not directly
affected by an application. Ms. Robertson hoped that we can be
sensitive to those who think of questions during the meeting and let them speak.
Betty Morrison, 129 Westgate Drive
Ms. Morrison wishes high to erect a 9. 63 sq. ft. ground sign 12' at the southwest corner of the property in order that it can be seen from Cherry Valley Road. Currently the business has 3
signsf-o-r the antique shop, the R.E. Morrison lettering, and the sandwich board. With the Willowood sign and the new sign, that
would make 5 signs. Considering the existing name "R. E. Morrison"
which members agreed was a sign) presently in place, the site is 14 sq. ft. oversize. The sandwich board is not counted as sionage. MA. Mr. sign Wilkenfeld thought people would not be able to see the new from the road. All businesses there should be listed on a shnrrlo r'nmhtnarl cirrn
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Morrison is willing to remove the
MS. ROBERTSON MOVED T
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0 APPROVE THE APPLICATION WITH THE
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Greg Ross vv- 1-0.LiCID to J.C L/l /v C
which savs Ross Food Market wit a portion of the sign at the street h the new Granville IGA loao. The
rest of the sign would remain as is. He would also like GPC to
advise how to best identify the store at the site. The sign·is- -a
nonconforming use, and the business has 113 sq. ft. total signage.
Any change to a nonconforming use must comply with current requirements.
Mr. Stansbury suggested that with Certified erecting a monument
sign, this might be the time for IGA to do the same, but Mr.
Ross doubted that a monument sign would be visible from the road.
Mrs. Ross added that the sign is on the right of way. Because of
the Transportation Corridor Overlay District, where could the sign
go? Mr. Reyazi stated that the sign will have to be moved because
of widening of South Main Street. This would be an extra expense.
Consensus of the group was to deny the application because it
does not adhere to the code, although it would upgrade the appearance.
Mr. Wilkenfeld was reluctant to vote against it but he is
compelled to because of the ordinances.
MS. ROBERTSON MOVED TO DENY APPLICATION. FOR THE REASONS STATED
IN 1189. 04. K. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED, WITH .M. IW?r-«V,K-E'N.K.12' 69-LS RELUCTANCE .
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William and Florence. Hoffman, 317 West Broadway
The Hoffmans wish to replace the full-length kitchen window
with a shorter one and replace window on south side with a door.
MS ROBERTSON MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR.
WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND IT, WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Gary Haga, 746 Newark-Granville Road
Mr. Haga wishes to add a 470 sq. ft. sunroom. The siding will match the house, and the metal roof will have a 1-12 pitch. The
tree will remain. The proposed addition is within 100' of the right of way and is consistent with ordinances. The sunroom will
be barely visible from the street.
MR. MYERS MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION.
SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Cathy Shurtz, Shepardson Condominiums, West Maple Street
Three No Trespassing signs have been erected on the property, and the neighbors have complained. No signs may be erected in residential areas except in the public interest or temp6rary signs.
Thomas Miller (100 Harmony Lane) was sworn in. He said the big signs were erected three weeks ago facing his house, and he was sOurthperirsendeigbhebcaoursse there has never been a problem with trespassers. were upset also, and when the manager of the condos finally responded they were told it was none of their business. It would be much better of the manager would just sneak to those allecredlv tresoassinG and ask them to ston.
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Mr. · Stansbury ·stated that since Ms. Shurtz is not present and
the signs code, the application sh6uld not be approved.
Members agreed with Mr. Wilkenfeld who said this violates good
taste and that if the property owner has a problem, she should call
the police. No complaints have been received from other people who
live on the bike path.
MR. MYERS MOVED TO DENY APPLICATION; MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,
AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ms. Shurtz must remove the signs.
First Presbyterian Church, 110 West Broadway
The applicant wishes to build an 11840 sq. ft two-story addition
connecting the church and the Christian Education building,
following the two-phase procedure under 1161. 03. Mr. Acklin stated
that subsequent to work sessions they have made some changes,
following suggestions made by GPC and neighbor Bob Seith. The
alley belongs to the village and the project is in the right of way so an easement would have to be granted.
Mr. Seith (116 Locust) was sworn in, and he indicated there
are several parts to the plan and they need to be linked to be everything happens in sure an acceptable way. He recognizes the church
needs more space and appreciates the improvement in the west facade, but nobody wants to be boxed in.
There is no elevation provided for the front, and Steve Miller architect) says it is consistent with the building, and the trees will remain and landscaping will be added. Mr. Myers asked whether
they could maintain the four corners of the present church to pre- serve historical authenticity. Mr. Miller said that would lessen
the amount of square footage available. Mr. Acklin added that this
plan was derived over two years by several committees and numerous meetings. They considered a bare bones approach and cutting down where they could, but all cutting was turned down by the church members. They could not add onto the north because of the elevator. Mr. Myers is concerned about the appearance and would like to see a three-dimensional drawing with frontage. The new addition will
stick out beyond the existing wall of the church. The massing does not conform with the historical area. He is not so worried about parking availability and thinks the church could use part of the parking area for expansion. It' s important to maintain the histor- wichaiclhcihsaracter of the church, not the Christian Education Building, more resembles.
Ms. Robertson asked about the columns on the east side, and Mr. Miller said the windows are similar in style and the design is in keeping with historical design and the building there now. Ms. Robertson does not think it fits in with the church.
Mr. Acklin said they cannot add to the north side because of the el evator and hor!= 31!se .it does not meet the needs of the church.
Mr. Myers said there are other ways to design this addition and we
are here to discuss this significant part of the village.· ·The -- -
massing, shape, and details have to be considered very carefully.
He drew on the blackboard a possible design connecting the two
buildings with a corridor, which would maintain the four corners of
The basement is not highly useable and is mostly for utilities.
Mr. Acklin thought Mr. Miller could change the plans
slightly but probably this would not meet with Mr. Myers' s
In answer tolA questio,iMr. Miller described the architecture
as "eclectic" or "New England" style with materials blending in
with existing structures and maintaining architectural characteristics.
Mr. Myers suggested asking Frank Elmer, Design Consultant, to
look at these plans, not in an adversarial way, but to help us come
up with something good, and Mr. Reyazi said he will be talking with
Mr. Elmer tomorrow.
Despite Mr. Acklin' s disappointment, GPC members assured him
they were not trying. to hold him up but want to do the project
right. It' s in the heart of Granville and GPC cannot do in two
weeks what the church people have been planning for two years. GPC
members are willing to work extra Mondays in order to get this completed soon. The massing is a big concern; the church js exceeding by 30 per cent the total lot coverage4044*4.-t, d.L,, _
The church wil
I be on the agenda again at the next GPC
with a report from Mr. Elmer.
MYERS MOVED TO CONTINUE THE APPLICATION UNTIL THE NEXT
WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Certified Oil Company, 466 South Main Street
John Woods presented the proposed 1500 sq. ft. gas station/ convenience store to replace the old one. It is time to change their tanks, and this seemed like the best time' to upgrade the facility. The applicant has made modifications to accommodate recommendations by BZBA, GPC, and the Village Planner. . A
Mr. Reyazi stated that the application was receiveda -in*g*=the Moratorium,Aso it could not be placed on the agenda. A combined
access drie*was suggested, but Mr. Ross fears this would present more traffic problems. Mr. Stansbury suggested making the entrance tthoesIGeA three lanes. Storm water retention was another concern, but two matters can wait awhile. What GPC is asked to do now is consider the site plan, architectural review. TCOD, the canopy, tr'
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Mr. Myers is concerned about the shared driveway and feels
that it' s better to have fewer curbcuts. He also is concerned
about an unsightly storm basin right in front of the project. In
the TCOD everything should be 100' back, although in built-up areas
it could be less with appropriate landscaping.
The 1500 sq. ft. canopy can be considered a building. Mr.
Myers would not consider granting a variance for a building 37'
from the ROW, but with landscaping and careful planning, it might
Mr. Woods said the shared curbcut with NAPA will improve the
appearance. The new tanks would be subject to EPA approval. There
will be no outdoor storage.
Regarding lighting, Mr. Woods said the lights hang dowI'
The canopy has to be 14' 6" to accommodate semi trucks. They
reduced lighting from 16 to 8, and added new Granville lights as
required in Granville' s Lighting Guidelines.
GPC members thought that spaces in front of gas pumps can be considered as parking spaces.
Regarding overall design, Mr. Woods said they cannot move the
store toward the rear because of the grade. They cannot make the
store smaller because of the need for utility space, walk-in cooler, and handicap-accessible bathrooms. Mr. Reyazi said it' s a matter of proportion of building to proportion of lot. The sign is
6' x6'. The canopy would be 37' from the right of edge of road, but the road will way and 67' from be widened.
Questions remaining will be addressed and applicant will come back at a later date. Rufus Hurst has determined that demolishing
the current structure and building a convenience store would constitute a conditional use and require a permit.
Denison wishes to add three parking spaces in front of Stone Hall on North Plum for student parking. Mr. Wilkenfeld stated that he is reluctant to eliminate that little patch of greenspace, and others agreed that there is parking on West Broadway.
Finding of Fact:
MHSAGRAO, BERTSON MOVED TO ADOPT THE APPLICATIONS FOR MORRISON, AND HUFFMAN, WHICH WERE APPROVED TONIGHT; MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED AND FINDINGS OF FACT WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
11: 30 p. m.
July 28 (Betty will be absent) and August 11
GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION