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GPC Minutes 12/10/2001

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION December 10,2001 DRAFT

Minutes

Members Present: Keith Myers C( hair)M,ark Parris, Richard Salvage V( ice Chair)C,arl Wilkenfeld Members Absent:Jack Burriss

Also Present:Seth Dorman, Village Planner

Visitors Present: Bob Lavender, Karen Axline, Park Shai, Steve Mershon, Mark DeBell, Jeffrey Vagnier, Vic Trevinko, Julie Leeman, Jerome Scott, David Bussan

Citizens'Comments: None

The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.

Minutes of November 13,2001:MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS

PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY

APPROVED.

Minutes of November 26,2001: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS

PRESENTED. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY

APPROVED.

New Business:

Granville Title Agency. 1308 East Broadway - C hane of Use

Mr. Dorman said the applicant was in before the meeting started,and stated that she had a drawing

for proposed signage and would like it approved tonight in combination with the change of use. I told her

that there is a process to be followed, that she would have to file a sign application,and then get on the

Planning Commission agenda. She said she would prefer to not come to 2 meetings and asked i f the

application could be tabled.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO TABLE THE APPLICATION. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND

THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Welsh Hills School,2610 Newark-Gra,iville Road-Sidewalk Si211

Mr. Parris recused himself in order to present the application. }

Mr. Dorman said the request is for a 3'x4' permanent wooden sidewalk sign used to noti fy parents

of school events and other useful information. It will be hidden behind the shed located on the drive

around, and will not be visible from Newark-Granville Road.

Mr. Parris added that the sign is for various messages. It is larger than a standard sandwich board

because it needs to be seen from the road rather than the walk. It's an easy way to notify parents of events

when picking up their children. The sign will always be behind the shed,on the inner circle of the

driveway. Mr. Wilkenfeld asked about the list of signs provided and mentioned that only the ground sign

in front is visible from Newark-Granville Road and Mr. Parris agreed.

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MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 01-171 AS PRESENTED. MR.

WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Work Sessions:

Jerome Scott,420 East BroadwavR -ear Addition

The applicant reminded the group that at the last work session, massing was a concern,and he has

addressed this. Also the back ofthe building was too modern,but the more research he did on bungalows,

the more confused he became because there is no consensus in style. He showed new drawings with

windows. All materials are similar to those of the house.

Mr. Myers asked about the vocabulary of the windows, and Mr. Scott said he is balancing

horizontals and verticals. Mr. Myers thought the application looks like a mixed metaphor,architecturally

speaking. He would encourage using horizontal windows.

Mr. Parris stated that he understands that one of the reasons the applicant is using the big windows

is to let in light to the studio. Maybe there might be another way to do that and stay within tradition,more

like a picture or studio-type window and transom. He was concerned about too many awning windows.

Mr. Scott agreed with the idea oftransoms. Mr. Salvage said the applicant has addressed the massing,

and the windows can be made to work better.

Park Shai,57 Westgate DriveB -uilding Renovations

Mr. Shai was present to discuss renovations of theG&L Mower building for a potential new

owner, Suburban Steel,who will come in and fix it up. Tonight his intent is to get the Planning

Commission's opinion ofthe proposed purchase ofthe building from the Lavender Company, and to get

their feeling on the property. They will need a lot split and buy only Lot 14. The company makes

ornamental fences,railings, etc.,requiring steel cutting, pressing, stamping, and minor welding.

Mr. Wilkenfeld asked about the distance to the nearest residence,which was about 250'.

Neighbor Mr. Lavender had no objection to the plans. Mr. Wilkenfeld also asked how noisy the business

will be, and Mr. Shai said the entire operation will be inside and his understanding is that the building is

very quiet.

Jeff Vagnier, of Suburban Steel, described the plans for the building. They purchased the business

in 1955 and it has grown without advertising,and they need more space. There will be about 7

employees. Regarding the noise, in Pataskala they were surrounded by residences and he is sensitive to

noise from their light manufacturing. They do their own forging. They would not change the footprint.

There will be no showroom, but clients would make appointments and come in.

Mr. Salvage feels that the project fits under Permitted Use, and Mr. Dorman will check with the

Law Director to be sure.

Mr. Parris said the noise would probably be no worse than the highway noise.

Mr. Salvage does not see a need for variances, and the zoning should be OK. The applicants do

not need to return here except for signage. Mr. Dorman stated they would also need a change of use.

Granville Schools,248 New Bir,g StreetH -igh School Addition,Phase II

Julie Leeman and Vic Trevinko presented drawings for site plans with elevations. They are filling

in the space between the two buildings and using it for a theater,a commons area,and a kitchen. Vic

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Trevinko said the site will be broken up in five pieces with different elevations. They will add windows and extend the existing courtyard.

Mr. Myers said that since this is a big institutional building, landscaping should be kept simple,

and between the buildings they can add dogwoods,in a simple landscape gesture. Mr. Myers feels like

the school should concentrate on planting trees rather than planting beds.

Finding of Fact: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDING OF FACT FOR B IJNDER

NEW BUSINESS ( Welsh Hills School)AND WE FIND IT CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT

SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS DESCRIBED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF

DECEMBER 7,2001. MR.WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY

APPROVED.

Adjournment:8:30 p.m.

Next Meetings: January 14 and 28

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