GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
Members Present:Jack Burriss, Barbara Lucier, Keith Myers,Richard Salvage,Carl Wilkenfeld Members Absent: None
Also Present:Seth Dorman, Village Planner -
Visitors Present: C.K. Barsky, Suzie Muir, Linda Schwarz,Bob Hill, Leta Ross, Bob Gerano, Roger
Kessler,Miles Waggoner,Frank Murphy,Phil Markwood, Steve Cramer
The Chair swore in ali those who planned to speak.
The meeting opened at 7 p.m.for a Work Session on Welcome to Granville Signs:
Mr. Myers showed the group renderings of the Welcome To Granville sign package based on
everything agreed,upoil to date; including the sign mounted lower.on. the posts so that the postss.,tick up ,
a little higher and the return to the oval window for the center graphic. Mr. Myers also showed a
sketch of the posts with the base and cap details. Ms. Barsky noted that the lettering should be in the
Garamond font, and Mr. Myers explained that his person pulled the wrong lettering style. Mr. Myers
said he could email the sign rendering with the Garamond font and the " Settled in 1805"text at the
bottom of the sign to everybody in the group.-
Considerable discussion occurred relative to what Mr. Myers presented the group, and the
following conclusions were made with respect to the final sign:
Color Scheme: Green letters on a white background
1.- Posts: Dark Green
Sign Border: Dark Green
Center Graphic: Oval Window
Lettering: Garamond Font
As for the hanging sign, it was determined to be just like the main Welcome To Granville sign, only
smaller, and would be mounted on a green post with a black bracket, and hanging off short chains to
allow for some movement.
Mr. Myers said he would email the rendering to everyone, including Mr. Dorman, and the next
step is to get it to a sign company and have them convert it to what the final is going to look like. Mr.
Myers directed Mr. Dorman to contact 2 or 3 different sign companies and they will be able to turn it
into a dimensioned piece. In addition, he would like to see a mock-up of the little one, which they
could plot out and mount on foamcore. Ms. Barsky asked Mr. Myers about who would officially
introduce the application to Planning Commission, and he explained the Village is the applicant, and
would be responsible for bringing it in for official review.
The regular meeting opened at 7:30 p.m.
Minutes of November 27, 2000: Page 4, in the Finding of Fact, add " Finding of Fact"after
Presbyterian Church notation. MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS
AMENDED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
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IGA R (odger Kessler)4.84 South Main Street G-round Sign Modification
Mr. Dorman explained that the applicant wishes to modify Planning Commission's approval of
Application0 #01-54 to allow for a tan background at the bottom ofthe sign as opposed to the dark blue
color approved by Planning Commission.
Mr. Kessler passed out color renderings ofthe approved sign with the dark blue
background as recommended by Planning Commission and the tan background as proposed. He
explained that the Ross Family and staffhad problems with the solid blue background at the
Mr. Kessler showed the approved sign to the Rosses, and after discussion they wish to modify
the application to allow for tan background rather than dark blue on the bottom ofthe sign for clarity.
Mr. Burriss added that centering the Granville IGA line between the Granville Shopping Center
line and the first tenant panels would look better. Mr. Kessler added that Mr. Burriss'comment was a
fair criticism and doing that should be no problem.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT THE REQUEST BE CONSIDERED A MINOR MODIFICATION
TO THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED APPLICATION0 #0-154. MR.WILKENFELD SECONDED,
AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-154M SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITION: 1)THAT THE GRANVILLE IGA LOGO BE CENTERED BETWEEN
THE GRANVILLE SHOPPING CENTER LOGO AND TENANT SIGNS ON THE BOTTOM.
Frank Murphy. 53 Wexford Drive - Lot Split
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to split off2840 sq.ft. from Lot 100 and
add it to Lot 101. This would allow the developer to install a turnaround on the driveway.
Mr. Murphy further explained that the split would not change the frontage or rear
dimensions on either lot,and that Lot#100 would only decrease by 5/100 ofan acre.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-177 AS PRESENTED. MR.
SALVAGE SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Robert Geranof o (r Calvin Spencer4),26W.Broadway Addition
Mr. Dorman said the applicant wants to add a second floor addition in the rear and remove the
siding and return to wood siding.
Mr. Gerano showed the colors and materials the applicant wishes to use for both the exterior
and the roof shingles. The new addition's trim and windows will match the rest of the house. He plans
to match the new siding with what is under the aluminum siding. The roofline of the addition will be 3'
higher than the roofline of the existing structure,and there is no way to lower the additions roof,short
of having a room with a 3' ceiling.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-178 SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1)THAT ALL TRIM BE DONE TO MATCH THE WOOD SIDING
AS WELL AS THE ADDITION,2)THAT THE COLORS OF THE HOUSE AND THE TRIM BE
AS BE AS SUBMITTED TONIGHT,AND 3)THAT THE COLORS AND MATERIALS OF THE
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ROOF BE AS SUBMITTED TONIGHT. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND IT WAS
Work Session: Centenary United Methodist Church
Miles Waggoner, Robert Hill, and Phil Markwood showed plans for the new church addition.
Mr. Waggoner presented their main objectives: ( 1)To upgrade the mechanical, electrical, and
plumbing infrastructures of the main sanctuary and education building;2 ()To make the church
handicapped accessible at all levels; 3 ()To improve and expand fellowship space in the lower level; and
4)To expand the multipurpose activity area. They have tried to to develop a plan to solve all these
issues, looking at multiple configurations and they determined that building into the parking lot would
be impractical, building above the church would not be feasible. The plan is to build the new addition
40' to the east.
Mr. Markwood said they would require a 4' walkway which means the width of Linden Place
would have to decrease to 15-16' instead of its existing 20 feet. They want to reflect the historic
character of the church. The Fire Department requires enough space for emergencies, and they cannot
do anything to the alley in back ( north).
Mr. Myers is concerned about the drive- up window at the bank and would be interested in
hearing their opinion on the plans. He has reservations on the Broadway elevations and feels that ·
improvements could be made. He recommended making a conscious break between the old church and
the new building or an indentation. Members also recommended bringing the dormer details on the
Broadway elevation down to the grade, like they are on the East ( Linden Place)elevation.
Mr. Burris stated that the National Park Association has guidelines on building additions onto
Mr. Salvage stated the GPC had a lot of turmoil over the width of the alley at the Presbyterian
Church, and 15',or even 16',is just too narrow, especially with the drive-through window and cars
parked on the street. Mr. Markwood said parking would have to be removed.
In summary, the following concerned were discussed:
Appearance of Broadway elevation
Get input from the Bank and the owner of the building.
Width of alley should probably be around 18 feet
Removal of parking spaces
Try to keep the nice grassy areas there now
Keep architectural integrity
Consult with Law Director on building into. or vacating the public alleyway.
Developing a conscious break between the older building and the addition,
similar to what the First Presbyterian Church did with their addition.
Finding of Fact: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A, B AND C
IGA, MURPHY, GERANO)UNDER NEW BUSINESS, AND GPC FINDS THAT THE FINDINGS
ARE CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS PRESENTED IN THE
VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF DECEMBER 8, 2000. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,
AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT WE APPROVE FINDING OF FACT FOR THE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH,0 #0162, AS FOLLOWS: THE PLANNIG COMMISSION FINDS THAT THE REQUEST
STRAYS TOO FAR FROM THE INTENT OF THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION AS IT WAS
APPROVED BY THE GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF
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THE FACT THAT A COMPROMISE HAS NOT BEEN ATTEMPTED TO SATISFY THE NEEDS
OF TWO AGGRIEVED PROPERTY OWNERS,AND HEREBY DENIES APPROVAL OF THE
APPLICATION. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Next Meeting:January 8,2001, 7:30 p.m.
No meeting on December 25