GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION January 27, 2003 Minutes
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Richard Main, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Richard Salvage (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld Members Absent: None Citizens Present: Mark Clapsadle, Scott Gillie, Karen and Doug Frasca Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner Citizens’ Comments: None The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of January 13, 2002: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Karen & Doug Frasca, 123 West Broadway – Door Replacement Mr. Dorman explained that the applicants wish to replace the deteriorated garage door with an overhead flush door with electric opener. The garage is not visible from the street.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-004 AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Scott and Anne Gillie, 1075 Newark-Granville Road- Renovations
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicants wish to (1) add a second-floor addition; (2) add a mudroom/and dinette; (3) make a new rear entry and porch; and (4) replace existing columns on the front porch to two- story columns to accommodate the second-story addition. A variance will be required for the side yard setback. Mr. Clapsadle, Architect, provided a historical background, saying the Gillies bought the house, which was built around 1928 as part of an open space district owned by the Jones family. The Gillies are the fourth owners. They came to the architect with a need for an additional bedroom and a desire to modernize and update the house. They tried to revere the existing house and maintain the architectural pattern. He led the group through the very thorough site plans and explained where the various changes will be made. There are more trees on the lot, but they have been omitted in the interest of providing a clear design. Mr. Salvage asked about the side yard setback required, and Mr. Clapsadle said about 60% of the house is already in the side yard setback. The new encroachment is minimal. Mr. Wilkenfeld stated this was the best application package we have ever received, and they are saving the general design of the house. No one will see it from the rear, but he asked whether the neighbors have been consulted about the plans. The architect said they have been and have no objections. Mr. Parris added that the applicants have done a remarkable job of keeping the character of the original house and doing what they need for added space. Mr. Salvage said the plans were very well prepared. Ms. Lucier also thinks they have done the best they could do to give added space. Personally, she feels sad about changing the scale of the house but “I guess you do too.” Mr. Burriss wanted to compliment the applicants for the package. This is one of the best examples of updating a house we have seen; it is in full sympathy with the original intent of the building and still keeps its architecture. It would be nice to keep this set of plans to act as models for other applicants. The site plan is very helpful, and the drawing showing nearby areas is also helpful. The details are good, and he wants to ask a couple of questions about the façade: (1) The horizontal wing across the front façade and (2) grid pattern and design of the French doors Mr. Clapsadle said the plan was to hide the difference between the new and the old entry. They will save the existing cornices to help disguise the old and new designs. The new door is wider than the French windows and this design will blend in well. The new door will have a removable screen. Asking about the offset in the rear of the house, Mr. Burriss was told that yes, the addition would be offset about 8’.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-003 AS PRESENTED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A AND B 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 JANUARY 24, 2003. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8:00 p.m. Next Meetings: February 10 and 24
Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen