GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
October 22,2001 DRAFT
WMeilkmebnefersldPresent: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier,Keith Myers,Mark Parris, Richard Salvage, Carl
Members Absent: None.
Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner
Visitors Present: Robert O'Neill, Larry Parr, Mike Flood, Laura Andujar, Brent Smith Citizens'Comments: None
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of October 9,2001: Page 1; change MR. SALVAGE to MR. WILKENFELD in 78 line from bottom. Pages 2, 12th line from bottom, change INSIDE to INSTEAD.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS AMENDED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED,
AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Brent G&igi Smith.225 West Elm Street G-arage/Familv Room
Mr. Dorman said the application is for a 24'x24'two-car garage below grade with family room at
grade. The Board ofZoning and Building Appeals will need to approve a side yard setback variance.
Brent Smith added that they are trying to improve the appearance by renovating the dilapidated
garage,a hazard for kids. Unlike most oftheir neighbors,they have no garage. There would be no
plumbing or air conditioning in the garage,but they will have baseboard heat. The builder explained it
would be 2-3"away from the existing shed. Mr. Smith said it will be redwood siding,with a mixture of
horizontal siding and board-and-batten vertical siding to match the house,and painted red to match the
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 01-147, SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING: 1)THAT THE NEW BUILDING WILL BE SIDED WITH WOOD BOARD SIDING
SIMILAR TO WHAT'S ON THE HOUSE; 2)THAT THE COLOR MATCH THE EXISTING SHED;
AND 3)THAT APPROVAL FOR THE SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE BE SECURED
THROUGH THE BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS. MR. PARRIS SECONDED,
AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Lee L&inda Davis.304 North Pearl StreetF -ence and Patios
Mr. Dorman showed pictures and explained that the application is for wood fencing, on the north
side behind the house,with two gates. The applicant will add landscaping around the house and two brick
patios, one on the north side and one on the south side.
Mike Flood, landscape designer,said the fence will be similar to one on Elm Street. The rear of
the north neighbor's house is forward ofthe fence. A similar application was approved about a year ago,
but the homeowner wanted to change the style so we resubmitted the application.
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Mr.Myers asked about the two fences and was told one was the previously approved one and the
other,the new one. The picket fence is in lieu ofthe earlier approved cedar fence and will be lower.
MR.PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #1-149 FOR FENCE AND PATIOS AS PER
PLAN. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Clifton Crais.234 North PearlStreetR -enovations
Mr. Crais said the added-on lean-to was collapsing and a couple ofpeople said it was cheaper to
tear down that part ofthe house and rebuild. On the south there would be a screen porch in the middle,
which would mimic the style ofthe house. They are trying to maximize the east sun. There will be no
garage,although they are thinking one could be added to the back ofthe house. The entire back yard will
be re-graded and the existing cement slab would be removed. The footprint would be smaller.
Mr. Salvage likes the plan,and Mr. Parris reminded him to stay within setbacks and lot coverage.
Discussion ensued about the roofline and Mr. Burris provided advice about the roofline,windows
and doors,chimneys,and corner trim. Mr. Burriss thought ifthe ceiling height were lower,it would add
to the distinctly different addition.
Mr. Myers said the house is pure simplicity and asked whether applicant could move the addition
in 18"or so and keep the lines ofthe house on the Summit side. He wanted the applicant to be careful
Iftrees have to be removed,Mr. Myers would have no problem.
Mr. Burriss asked for a site plan with a footprint ofthe original house,what is to be removed,and
what is to be added.
Granville Historical SocietvS -innett House Addition and Connector
Laura Andujar,architect,showed her new drawings. Mr. Myers wished there were a way to
completely divorce the Sinnett House and the original building. He wants to see this plan in a 3-D
perspective and would then be willing to put it in the context ofthe street. Ms. Andujar will email the
plans to Mr. Myers.
Southgate Company Limited PartnershipV -ariances to 7 Lots in The Colonv Phase II
Larry Parr explained that they have built 17 homes, 5 are standard size. The market is requesting
plus-size houses,and seven of the lots in Phase II are not large enough to accommodate them. He has
requested either rear yard or side yard setback variances from the Board ofZoning and Building Appeals
to be able to add a screen porch or the plus-size option for these 7 lots in Phase II. The Board of Zoning
and Building Appeals requested that the Planning Commission give their informal approval to changing
this many lots,because they did not know whether this was a minor or major modification.
Encroachments would be 3.35' for those lots needing a rear yard variance and 4' for those lots needing a
side yard variance.
Mr. Parris,who lives in the Bryn Du Woods subdivision, sees no problem with the plan. The
consensus of the group saw no problem with the encroachments. The Board ofZoning and Building
Appeals has requested a recommendation,and Mr. Salvage offered the following resolution:
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BE IT RESOLVED,THE GRANVILLE PROPOSED PLANNING COMMISSION,UPON REVIEW OF THE VARIANCES AT THE COLONY AT BRYN DU FINDS THE IMPACT OF THE VARIANCES IS WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE NEIGHBORINGHOUSES OR GREENSPACES;FURTHER THE VALUE CREATED BY THE GRANTING OF SUCH VARIANCES WILL BENEFIT THE VILLAGE. THE PLANNING COMMISSION THEREFORE RECOMMENDS THAT THE BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS APPROVE THE VARIANCES. MR. PARRIS SECONDED,AND THE RESOLUTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR A AND B UNDER NEW BUSINESS ( Smith and Davis)AND WE FIND THESE FINDINGS ARE CONSISTENT
WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OFOCTOBER 18, 2001. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 9:05 p.m.
Next Meetings: No* ember 13 and 26