Granville Community Calendar

GPC 05/08/00

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
May 8,2000
Minutes
Members Present: Bernie Lukco,Keith Myers, Members Richard Salvage Absent: Jack Burriss,Barbara Lucien Carl Wilkenfeld
Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger,Village Planner
Visitors Present: Mary E. Bline,Don Contini,Joy V. Carlson,Robert Seith,Jean Hoyt, Candi Moore,Steve Mershon,Christian Robertson,Don Stevens,Bill Acllin,Roger McClain,Lisa Minklei
Citizens'Comments: None
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Minutes: Because of late arrival ofminutes,approval will wait until next meeting
New Business:
DRAFT
Andrew andJoy Carlson,547WelshHills RoadD -eck
The Carlsons wish to 1( )add a deck,enclosing front porch and entrance and removing walkway. 2 ( )A threes-eason breezeway will be turned into a playroom,and front door access will be here. 3( )A brick walkway and landing will replace sidewalk from driveway. 4 ( )Replace back door with a sliding glass door. 6 ()Add a window. Since the project is in the TCOD,it needs GPC consideration.
Ms. Carlson added that new Pella windows will be similar but will not match
existing the four styles ofwindows ofhouse.
MR..SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR.
LUKCO SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
James Davis and Lisa Minklei, 127 South Main Street -Shed andremodeling
The applicants wish to (1)enclose their screen porch and move front door to the
breezeway;2 ()add an 8'x12' gable shed in the rear next to the Life Style Museum;3 ()
change the front walkway to brick and add brick steps and a railing;4 ()change the
northwest window to a doubleh-ung window: 5()res-ide house with white vinyl siding;6 () new gutters;7 ()windows will be reb-ound.
A unanimous buffer will help hide shed from museum and will probably not be
very visible from the street. BZBA willlook at the side yard setback.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR.
LUKCO SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Old Business:
First Presbyterian Church - Modification ofAlley Width # 9709OM
Christian Robertson,Contractor,explained that there is an error in the plans for the
First Presbyterian Church project. The church door on the west side ofthe building next to
the alley required another foot for clearance. He feels the 15' width would lend itselfto the
integrity of the road and would be more attractive and described for GPC members the
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exact location ofthe doorway. The 15' 11"to 15'4"original road 15'w, hich is now constructed to was noticed and measured by one ofthe adjacent neighbors who had concerns about parking. Ultimately this construction error was due to an error on the drawing interpretation. The vestibule coming offofthe west side building was constructed. The
open doors would only give around 1' ifthe alley was 16:C u(rrently 2'9")A.nother issue with parking vehicles there is that even at 16'e,mergency vehicles ride the saddle ofthe sidewalk on the west side ofthe structure. Also,making the alley 16' next to the
condensers would cut into the screening vegetation and would disturb the vegetation. If alley were to be modified as originally proposed in the plans, it would ultimately result in a 12"longitudinal patch. The east side would be cut and would not lend itself to the integrity ofthe road.
Bill Acklin has attempted to meet with neighbors. Parking is a main issue and the Church has made the church lot available to neighbors. The best solution would be to prohibit parking in the alley because it represents a safety hazard with the doorway at the vestibule.
Bob Seith, neighbor,thinks there is not a problem with the width ofthe alley except
as it affects the three parking spaces that used to be there. In that constricted part from
Broadway back to almost his house,it is narrow and tight. Parking always is prohibited
beyond the third space because of where the cut began to make a swing around the old
locust place.
Mr. Lukeo asked about their concern. Mr. Seith said that they're concerned about
parking in so far as it restricts three spaces that have historically and frequently been used.
The UPS truck no longer comes down his house until he's talked to them. The three spaces
are from Broadway ( points on plans)going north. Fire trucks have driven the alley
previously and could do it.
Mr. Meyers asked for clarifications of task. Modification of application approval is
needed. A major or minor modification must be determined first.
Mr. Salvage is concerned about the loss of spaces from construction of new
addition,but some after.
Mr. Lukco had assumed this was a one-way street that went back out to Main
Street. The question was clarified by Bill Acklin who confirmed that the alley does connect
to Main Street along the north side ofthe religious education building. Mr. Acklin said
some spaces on Main were picked up where alley used to come out.
Mr. Meyers is concerned about parking. The 16' is easier to rationalize than
parallel parking. But he is really concerned about the safety ofthe Church and ifthe fire
trucks are getting through. Either way,trucks will get through since there is concrete on
either side ofthe alley in case of emergency.
Mr. Salvage is satisfied ifthe curb could be adjusted along where three spaces are
to be. New curb is installed all the way from Broadway to parking lot.
Mr. Lukco says it makes sense to go in two feet where the spaces are. Mr. Meyers
is concerned about how it would look to have a bend in it. Conversation ensued about
keeping 15' road with three spaces since neighbors are primarily concerned about parking
and not delivery trucks. A car can go through a 9' lane.
Mr. Meyers asked Mr. Seith if he is reasonably satisfied with three parking spaces
are added to the 15' and the alley is continued to the service house at a 9' travel lane?Mr.
Seith thought this shouldn't be a problem. There used to be a No Parking sign at the end of
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the spaces and the curb disappeared. Therefore,what have is an improvement and the
handicap entrance which ought not to be affected by the current issue. Just bring back in to
16'which is enough for three spaces and put a No Parking sign beyond that point ( sic).
Meyers asked if all present were satisfied if the alley is approved as is with three
spaces and if that continues to work?
Robertson asked ifthat meant it had to be expanded at front?No. Okay.
Salvage wants spaces clearly marked with No Parking sign.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT THE APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION BE
CONSIDERED MINOR. MR. LUKCO SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED
MR„.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED WITH THE
UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE ARE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THREE
PARKING SPACES IMMEDIATELY OFF WEST BROADWAY JUST PAST THE
SIDEWALK AND AT THE END OF THE THREE SPACES THERE IS TO BE A"NO
PARKING' SIGN. MR. LUKCO SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
With regard to the No Parking sign, it is a Village issue.
Steve Mershon and Candi Moore, 411 and 417 EastCollegeS -hared Driveway revisited
Ms. Wimberger reported that legal counsel determined that a 10' shared driveway
on College Street was appropriate. BZBA also approved ( contingent upon GPC approval)
a shared driveway for the other two lots the applicants own.
Bob Kent,from Granville Inn, felt that following the long school board discussion
which resulted in their having to reduce the parking spaces allow-ed,the shared alleyway
for the three lots should remain. Parking is scarce and the Inn suffers from lack of spaces.
Don Contini also felt, as he reported in his letter,the alleyway behind the lots
should remain,as GPC originally approved it. He felt Commission members should not
have changed their minds, but Mr. Lukco stated that the school board did not have any idea
of how much traffic their parking lot would generate. Ifthere is to be only one house built,
the driveway would be relocated. He likes the plans for the applicants' house even if it
means one or two parking spaces are lost.
Mr. Salvage agrees but thinks we are losing only one-half a space. He would
expect the house to be built and as a condition of approval there should be public record
made ofthe joint access between the two lots. This should not be done until they break
ground ( begin construction)
Mr. Myers is also sympathetic about parking for the two inns, but doesn't believe
this will hurt business very much. A shared drive is better than a 20' alleyway and he
wants to be assured the shared driveway is 10' so as not to lose any more parking spaces
than necessary.
Mr. Myers asked who is going to clean up the tree lawn and replace street trees?
Ms. Wimberger said it probably would not be done until the other two lots are built- upon.
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The requirement Granger was. was not recorded that College Street improvement was included when
MEMBERS TABLED THIS DECISION UNTIL THE NEWHOUSE IS DECIDED UPON.
Steve Mershon and Candi Moore, 405 East College StreetN -ew Holise
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO TAKE APPLICATION 00057 OFF THE TABLE.
MRJ. LUKCO SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
The applicants wish to build a new home with garage to be accessed from Granger Street. BZBA did approve variances for height,but GPC needs to look at this also to determine whether it is in the best interest of the community.
Mr.Mershon described the house plans and reported on a very minor change in the plans and said the tree lawn will be reestablished along College Street and new trees planted. Mr. Myers thought the Village would take care ofthe curb but the applicant must replace sidewalk and add 5-6 trees. Mr. Mershon said one street tree will have to be moved around the corner in order to build the driveway.
Ms. Wimberger said the College Street curbs should be placed on Village Council agenda.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1)CONCRETE SIDEWALK WILL BE ESTABLISHED
ALONG ALL THREE LOTS ON COLLEGE STREET TO MRS. HANNAHS' HOUSE;
2)THE CONCRETE AND ASPHALT BETWEEN SIDEWALK AND CURB WILL BE
REMOVED AND TREE LAWN ESTABLISHED;3 ()MINIMUM OF 4 TREES BE
PLACED IN THAT TREE LAWN,212'/DIAMETER OF A SPECIES AND LOCATION
TO BE APPROVED BY TREE AND LANDSCAPE COMMISSION. MR. LUKCO
SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR SALVAGE MOVED THAT THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO THE
APPROVED APPLICATION 99032 BE CONSIDERED MINOR. MR. LUKCO
SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MODIFICATION SUBJECT TO THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE APPROVAL SHALL BE THE DATE OF GROUNDBREAKING
ON THE HOUSE JUST APPROVED UNDER # 00057 AND THAT THE
JOINT ACCESS EASEMENT BE RECORDED WITH THE COUNTY RECORDER
WITHIN 10 DAYS AFTER BREAKING GROUND ( BEGINNING CONSTRUCTIONO
AT 405 EAST COLLEGE. THE JOINT ACCESS EASEMENT IS TO BE SUBMITTED
TO THE VILLAGE (WITH DRAWING AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION FOR
APPROVAL BEFORE RECORDING
WorkSession:Mary E.Bline,Greystone Coiintry Hotise, 128 S.MainC -hange of Use
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Ms. Bline wishes to expand her store's office and showrooni into the first floor the of house. This would not require any more parking because sales would be over the
Internet. GPC does not see any problem with this change.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE MERSHON/ MOORE HOUSE AS
DISCUSSED TONIGHT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE CODE AS LISTED IN THE
PLANNER'S MEMO AND RECORDED ON THE FINDING OF FACT WITH
CONDITIONS AT THE MEETING.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT WITH THE MINOR MODIFICATION TO THE
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED LOT SPLIT THE FINDING IS CONSISTENT WITH
RELEVANT AND APPROPRIATE SECTIONS OF THE CODE WITH CONDITIONS
AS NOTED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO AND AS RECORDED THIS
EVENING.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT THE COMMISSION FINDS THAT APPLICATIONS
A AND B UNDER NEW BUSINESS ARE CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT
SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS SPECIFIED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO.
MR. LUKCO SECONDED ALL MOTIONS,AND THEY WERE UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
Next meeting: Thursday,May 25
Adjourned: 9.35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen
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