Granville Community Calendar

GPC 02/28/00

GRANVL[LE PLANNING COMMISSION
February 28,2000
Minutes
DRAFT
Members Present:Jack Burriss, Barbara Lucier,Bernie Lukco,KeithMyers C( hair), Richard Salvage,Cart
Wilkenfeld
Members Absent:
Also Present:Kathryn Wimberger,Village Planner
Visitors Present:Scott RawdenS (entineD,BrendaMix,Robert Kent,Robert O'Neill,Larry Parr,Steve
Breach,RobertB.Cahill,Rose Wingert,M Clayton,Lisa McKivergin,Curt Shonk,LauraJoseph,Constance
Barsky,Phil Claggett,Judy Duncan,GinnaE &d Meurer,CarolynJ a&mes McFarland,Art Proffitt,
Citizens'Comments:It was noted that no recommendations have yet been received from the Law Director
regarding procedure of hearings.
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak) .
Minutes of February 14,2000:
Page 2: Add to corrections ofMinutes ofJanuary 24:at top ofpage: Mr.Hurst agreed to study the
matter and make recommendations ofalternative wavs to document the GPC proceedings. GPC could make
a recommendation to VC to adogt any changes needed.
MR.LUKCO MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED. MR.BURRISS
SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
New Business:
PhilipM.Claggett, 130 S.MulberrySt.L a(mneck home)
Ms. Wimberger introduced the application,stating the proposal is for remodeling the front porch,
replacing existing columns,adding V2 posts and rail.
Mr. Claggett said the porch foundation will be concrete block,and the fascia will remain.The
woodan railing and posts will be similar to a house on North Pearl. They intend to close off one entrance.
Mr.Myers added that Woody Hayes once lived here.
MR.LUKCO MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR.SALVAGE
SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Old Business:
The Colony at Bryn Du -Final Plat
The final plat is presented tonight,and the next step will be for V.C.to approve changes in
covenants. The final plat contains a map ofthe property and the layout.
Bob Kent,President ofGranville GolfCourse introduced the others who have been involved in the
application.
Mr.Myers reminded the group of some concerns left over from the last meeting:
0 Detention basin in front
0 Width of road entering the development
0 Landscaping plan
0 Additional drawings of elevations
0 Signage
Larry Parr explained that the streetscape will be a tree-lined boulevard,and all streets will have
street trees at 35'.There will be Nonvay spruce and other heavy landscaping at the entrance. Trees will be
moved from their current location.
There will be a project sign,which will require a separate application.Signage will be an understated
sign on Newark-Granville Road,a post with a sign hanging from it.
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Doug Mill described how they will plan the detention basin,with trees and fencing.
Regarding elevations,the three designs will have cedar siding,stone,and the same roof. Two
houses will share a common driveway.No garage doors will face Newark-Granville Road.
Lisa McKivergin had some concerns and read a statement to the group,saying the covenants were
changed to 1( )make total square footage 1,000'less;2 ()place driveways nearer than 5'to a perimeter
boundary3; ()reduce roads to 26'4; )(shared driveways. People who purchased lots believing that all houses
would have 2500 sq.ft.have legal rights,Ms.McKivergin believes,to enforce those protective covenants and
setback requirements. In addition,the project is in the TCOD,which requires 100'setback.Sho takes issue
also with the style of architecture to be used.
Ginna Meurer,who lives on Newark- Granville Road moved here because she liked the atmosphere
of the town and does not want to change it. Greenspace should be cherished.
Laura Joseph seconded her comments,saying developments can fit better in different settings.
Constance Barsky is in favor of preserving greenspace and said she worked long and hard on the
Comprehensive Plan Review Committee to come up with the setback is being eaten away with variances.
Here is the last opportunity to require the 100'setback. Jim McFarland moved here for the simplicity ofthe
village and fears this project will make for a less attractive community and higher traffic. Greenspace is
much preferable to high-density homes,and this could not have been conceived by the Comprehensive Plan
Committee. Brenda Mix does not see why the greenspace should be in the central corridor instead ofhaving
a straight road. Larry Parr said there are 37 acres in the project and 21.6 acres of greenspace.
Bob Kent said they are not asking for variances,and they are 100'from the right of way.
The public comments were closed by the Chair.
Mr. Wilkenfeld feels passionately concerned about the project,asking whether the developers have
met with current residents t(he answer was Yes. They presented drawings and agreed to move the plans
closer to the easO He asked whether the project was for empty nesters,but one cannot control who buys a
house. He said these are not cluster homes;they are ranch homes,and Larry Parr agreed,but there is space in
the loft. Robert 0 'Neill worked hard to meet desires of the market and people who expressed their interest to
him in such a project Mr. Wilkenfeld referred to the Comprehensive Plan which stresses preserving the
sceric corridor;and in rural areas setbacks should be 400' or 250'from existing roads. H (e was told there is
145' from center line to the house.)The entrance road has been expanded too much. We are turning every
inch of greenspace into a money-making project. He will vote against the application because of the
Comprehensive Plan.
Mr. Salvage stated that the plan approved in 1994 was a good idea and addresses a need for the
village for smaller,cluster-type houses. Restrictions and covenants only apply to recorded plats and get
fixed each time a house is built. He believes this plan adheres with 1994 intentions. No one from Bryn Du
has spoken up tonight,but their previous concern was about access road. and he thinks the Danner Company
is well recognized. He feels that with 60 per cent greenspace,this preserves the character of the entrance to
the community
Mr. Lukco feels that GPC concerns have been addressed and that it is a good and needed project
with well-designed. He commends the applicants for being cooperative through this process.
Mr. Myers summed up a couple of concerns
0 Village Council considers covenants, not GPC
0 Our mission is to interpret the zoning code. A development plan is to be approved by V.C. and GPC.
Section 1104a.( )6()says approval is binding and that minor modifications may be made. This plan is
consistent with the original approved plan and modifications seem an improvement
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION FOR FINAL PLAT FOR THE
COLONY AT BRYN DU WITH CONDITIONS THAT:
0 A MODIFICATION IN THE DETENTION BASIN TO BE MOVED BACK ON NEWARKGRANVILLE
ROAD TO ALLOW MORE SPACE FOR LANDSCAPING BETWEEN THE PATH
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AND THE BASIN.
0 THE STREET ENTRANCE WIDTH IS REDUCED TO 26'WITH A WIDER ENTRANCE
RADIUS
0 COMPLIANCE WITH THE LANDSCAPING PLAN PRESENTED TONIGHT
0 ALL TREES WILL BE MINIMUM OF 2 92'DIAMETER TRUNKS
MR.LUKCO SECONDED,AND IT WAS APPROVED BY MAJORITY ( WITH ONE AO V
ABSTEN:HeN ( MR. WILKENFELD)
Finding of Fact:
MR.SALVAGE MOVED THAT THE COMMISSION FINDS THAT THE CLAGGE'IT APPLICATION
00-014)IS CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS LISTED IN THE
VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO. MR.LUKCO SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
MR.SALVAGE ALSO MOVED THAT THE COMMISSION FINDS THAT WITH CONDITIONS THE
APPLICATION FOR THE COLONY AT BRYN DU IS CONSISTENT WITH PUD SECTION OF THE
CODE ( 1171.06)AND THAT ANY MODIFICATIONS CONTAINED IN THE FINAL PLAT ARE
MINOR CHANGES FROM THE APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAT OF 1994. THE COMMISSION
FURTHER FINDS THAT THE APPLICATION IS CONSISTENT WITH ALL OTHER RELEVANT
SECTIONS AS STATED IN THE PLANNER'S NEMORANDUM.11»L·I.C#O SECONDED AND IT
WAS UNANEMOUS6AP¥PROVED. -t«8-v-«Af>h-·-6
Next Meetings: March 13 ( Keith and Carl will be absent)and March 27 (Betty will be absent)
Sign Code: March 6
Adjournment: 9:05 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen
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