GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION December 22, 2003 Minutes
Members Present: Jackie O’Keefe, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard Salvage (Chair) Members Absent: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier Citizens Present: Bill Troy, Jenny Morehead, Tom Burkett, Tommy Burkett, Judith Apater, Jeff McInturf, Steve West, Dana West, Greg Ross, Roger Kessler Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner Citizens’ Comments: None The Vice Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of November 24, 2003: MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
TLR & Associates, 127 South Prospect Street, Sign
The application was withdrawn at request of applicant.
Park National Bank, 119 East Broadway – Signs
Mr. Strayer said the applicant is seeking 4 signs: (1) free-standing sign in parking lot; (2) wall sign at top of bank façade; (3) window signs on either side of front door; and (4) projecting sign for clock. Roger Kessler explained they wish to replace sizes on existing signs except the one in the rear, which will be 2’x2’. He said the building sign will have aluminum letters 1” off the wall. The clock sign (4) is to be black with blue numerals with gold band trademark. The same color will be on all signs. Mr. Parris thinks the wall sign would look better in black than in blue, but Mr. Kessler said it’s their trademark color. Mr. Salvage thought the upgrades were appropriate.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-170 AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
Baptist Church, 115 East Broadway – remodeling and paving
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to do a general remodeling and paving. They will match existing stone façade and widen the stairway for better handicapped access and install a chair lift. They wish approval for refacing the corner of the Christian Ed building with matching stone and paving for plaza between church and education center. Tom Burkett explained the plans for widening the exterior stairway to the church to 6’. Repair of building and improving the plaza area will tie the two buildings together visually. A 7’ wall along driveway will be covered with the same material. Now it’s cement block painted white. Mr. Burkett showed a sample of the locally made proposed stone, which will match the existing building well. The texture is very much the same. The current asphalt driveway will be replaced with pavers or asphalt, but Mr. Parris stated that one or the other must be chosen. Mr. Strayer said flat surfaces are not something that GPC approves, but plazas would be, so they have an option with the driveway and GPC just approves the plaza. Mr. Burkett said it will depend on whether they have enough money for pavers, but there will definitely be asphalt. They are not going to change the configuration of the driveway. Judy Apater, architect, explained the difference between doorway measurement. The steps will be removed and replaced with safer steps. Mr. Salvage asked about the planting area and small tree, and Tom Burkett wants a planting area, to be moved closer to the building. The tree is in the planting. The request will go to the Tree and Landscape Commission.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-167 AND GIVE THE APPLICANT THE OPTION OF SURFACING THE DRIVEWAY WITH ASPHALT AS IS THERE NOW OR PAVERS GOING INTO THE DRIVEWAY AREA. A DRAWING IS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VILLAGE PLANNER. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Baptist Church, 115 East Broadway – lighting
The applicant also wishes to install 4 150-watt spotlights to light the lower portion of bell tower Tom Burkett said the fixtures will be behind the little peaks at the base of the tower in front of the single window. They will be operated on a timer and photoelectric eye to light them only at night. Their lighting consultant helped with set-up design. Mr. Riffle asked whether this would interfere with airplane traffic, and Mr. Burkett reminded the group that the Chapel has more light than this one. Mr. Parris would like the lighting consultant to provide a schematic to show details of intensities and fixtures in a lighting plan to give us a graphic representation of what we will see visually and show it to the Village Planner
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 03-168 WITH THE PROVISION THAT THE VILLAGE PLANNER WILL GET A LIGHTING SCHEMATIC AND SHOW WHERE LIGHTS WILL BE LOCATED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Lisa Morrisette, 214 North Pearl Street - Fence
Since members would like to see a plot of the lot with fence line and as the applicant is on vacation,
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION 03-171 PENDING FURTHER INFORMATION FROM THE APPLICANT. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Brian Corbett, 117 South Prospect Street – change of use
The applicant proposes to make half of the first floor and basement and turn it into a baked goods and retail store. Parking requirements are uncertain. The applicant is not here.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO TABLE 03-172 UNTIL APPLICANT CAN BE PRESENT. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ross Granville Market
Mr. West updated the group of the entranceway to the old IGA and showed two different plans for front façade behind the two trees ending the allee. A jumbo- sized brick will be used. The roof is higher in the front than in the back so mechanicals will not show from the front. They want to accentuate the center between the two openings. He said the building will be squared off and the area in front between the doors protrudes 12’ outward. A cathedral ceiling will be at inside front. They contemplated going with a partial gable in the back. Members were not too concerned about the appearance at the rear. Mr. Salvage thinks the drawing looks good. He likes the way the roof ties in with the vestibule. Mr. Parris noted the only issue we had last time focused on the center entryway. Members liked both plans but slightly preferred Plan B with the little green point at the center front.
Spring Hills Baptist Church
Jeff McInturf from the planning committee said they are going to take the next step in their planning. In this section they will add, fill in, with an L-shaped structure. They are requesting a stairway outside the plan originally approved. Originally they wanted a courtyard, but they will fill that in to give them more room inside. It will be a plain closed stairwell. Mr. Salvage has no problems with the plan. Mr. Paris stated that as long as they match construction materials, we don’t have a problem The stairwell is in the back so should not be a concern.
Comprehensive Plan Review
GPC members preferred to wait until the fill membership could be present to discuss the review. Mr. Strayer asked members to submit thoughts to him for the next packet.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS B,C, AND D UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF DECEMBER 19, 2003. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8:20 p.m. Next Meetings: January 12 and 26
Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen