GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION June 9, 2003 Minutes
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Richard Main, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard Salvage (Chair) Members Absent: None. Citizens Present: Drew McFarland, Scott Walker, John Compton, Barb Hinterschied, Chris & Sherry Campbell, Steve Mershon, Paul Thompson, Richard Pinkerton, Thomas Linzell, David Meleca, Sarah Wallace, Herb Murphy, Jr. Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner; Betty Allen, Secretary Citizens’ Comments: None
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of May 28, 2003: Postponed until next meeting
Chris & Sherry Campbell, 215 North Pearl Street – Fence and Retaining Wall
Mr. Dorman said the application is for (1) a 4’ tall picket fence located on north side yard with return to NE side and to NW side of house, and (2) replace crumbling retaining wall with two-tiered 5” Briar Hill stone in front of house and alongside driveway to front of house. Ms. Campbell said it’s a good-neighbor fence with the finished side facing the north neighbor. It will be close to the property line, and she will add plantings. It will be painted white.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-057 AS PRESENTED. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
W. W. Bancroft LLC, 230 East Broadway – Change of Use
Mr. Dorman said the application is to change the use on the second floor from a gift shop to a professional office. Drew McFarland stated the space was at one time the office of The Sentinel. An office use is less demanding than retail use, so it should not be a problem. It was sold to Bancroft two hours ago. He said he will move his law office upstairs, and the first floor is for rent, and no change of use for that space is requested at this time. Mr. Riffle asked about access and was told it is through the front door and up the stairs. They have considered a second door, but not right now. It was built as a residence.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-059 AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Richard Pinkerton, 1317 Newark-Granville Road – Carriage House, Deck & Patio
Mr. Dorman introduced the application for (1) a 1 ½ story three-bay carriage house with one pedestrian door. It will have 1,383 square feet and siding, trim, and windows will match the house. (2) A new deck and brick patio will be built and will be water-sealed after a year. The deck will not have a railing but will have bench rails around it. The existing sheds will be removed. Mr. Burriss asked about whether or not the dormers for the proposed carriage house could be shed to match the dormers on the house and which is more consistent with a bungalow-type house, and Mr. Pinkerton said they just preferred two dormers rather than one. These are really two dormers separated by a wall. Mr. Burriss thought it would be OK if the dormers were separated and should have more reference to the house. Mr. Salvage said AROD is not an issue, but he thinks we could do it by recommendation. Mr. Parris said you won’t see it much from anywhere else.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-061. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Betty Morrison, Various Locations – Temporary Signs
Mr. Dorman said the three real-estate sized signs will be located at the IGA, Dr. Scarpitti’s office, and 127 East Elm Street, to advertise the 2003 Annual Antiques Show. The colors will be red, black, and blue and will be up until the show is over.
MS. LUCIER MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-063. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
St. Edwards Church, 785 Newark-Granville Road – Church Addition/Renovation
Mr. Dorman said the application would require three variances for BZBA consideration: (1) TCOD setback requirement; (2) parking space dimensions; and (3) parking layout/double striping. They plan to reduce the number of curb cuts to two. Having taken into consideration the suggestions made at the Work Session, David Meleca, Architect, presented the formal application for the 14,498 square foot addition at this time. The site access would include a loop road. There are three existing homes to be removed. Currently they have 120 parking spaces, and the area needs to be redesigned to accommodate 1200 churchgoers and fulfill the requirement. The existing church will be used for narthex/gathering space. A new portico/porch will face the parking lot and a new side door will be on the south. The cruciform plan is to seat 950 people, expandable to 1200. For the exterior elevation they wanted rural classicism from early American vernacular. He described the exterior materials and said there would be a pathway towards the road to meet the existing sidewalk. It will have a cupola and large clear glass windows 15’ tall and 8’ wide. The east side will have a new portico and cupola over the narthex Mr. Parris noted it is a beautiful addition to the community and thanked the applicant for completeness and detail of materials brought to us. The work session helped to give an understanding. Mr. Salvage stated it is well in line with what was discussed earlier. Mr. Main asked whether the rectory would be taken down because at V.C. they said it would not be removed. Mr. Meleca said there are two rectories, and the current one is in front of the Dellard house. The one attached to the church is being removed, along with three small houses on the west. Mr. Dorman said the Planning Commission has the flexibility to approve the setback issue as part of the approval. They are already in the TCOD with the existing parking lot, and the plan only increases it by 5’ or so. They will gain green space by removing existing buildings.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #03-062, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITION: (1) THAT THE APPLICANT OBTAINS APPROVAL FROM THE BZBA FOR VARIANCES IN PARKING SPACE SIZE AND A VARIANCE FOR SINGLE RATHER THAN DOUBLE STRIPING OF THE PARKING SPACES. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
First Federal Savings and Loan, 126 North Prospect - Renovations
Paul Thomas, President, said they are in contract to purchase the building and they want to find out about requirements, including variances necessary. It’s a small lot and has not much space between building and property line. They want to make the building’s south side more attractive with a brick façade and raising the pitch somewhat. Bringing the building closer to the street makes it feel more like downtown. Three dormers and round columns will be added to the front The reason for moving is that they do not own the building they are in, the new building is smaller and they would have no driveway or drive-up window, but they will add an ATM machine. Mr. Burriss would like to see more detail on the south side to relieve the wide expanse, maybe add a couple of blind windows on the second floor to look like they are shuttered. He suggested a steel six-panel door on the south side. Mr. Parris thought lights added around the south door would help, though there is not much space there. Mr. Salvage asked about staff parking, and was told they have been in touch with owners of adjoining building and they can have three or four off-street spaces for employees just a short walk away. Recommendations were made by GPC members: Bring in a lighting package, proposed signage, and wrought iron details.
Comments for the Good of the Order:
Mr. Main announced to the group that this is to be his last attendance at GPC and someone else will be taking his place because he has a commitment now on Monday evenings. He said he has taken all GPC comments back to V.C. for their consideration. Mr. Salvage thanked him for his very helpful participation.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,C, D and E, AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF JUNE 5, 2003. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8:21 p.m. Next Meetings: June 23 and July 14
Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen