GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION August 25, 2003
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard Salvage (Chair) Members Absent: Matt McGowan Citizens Present: Drew McFarland, Pamela Powell, Sylvia Braunbeck, Cindy Farley, Mike Frazier, Ruth Owen Also Present: Tom Mitchell, Interim Planner Citizens’ Comments: None The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of August 11, 2003: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Edward and Donna Jenkins, 327 N. Pearl St - Modification Mr. Mitchell said the applicants wish to modify the approval previously given for a room addition over the garage. The modification shows a breezeway filled in with an extension of the kitchen. The previous plan showed a room above the garage. They wish to have a door and portico on the south side and there are a few other revisions to windows, etc. Mr. Jenkins said Tom Mitchell has been fabulous on the proposed changes. (1) On the previous lower level we wanted to go over the second floor, but this time we will go from the kitchen to the garage. Because of that, (2) the back door will be moved from the breezeway to the side with small portico to modify the flat side of the structure. (3) There will be a gothic window because the house was originally gothic revival. For the second floor addition over the garage there will not be a cathedral ceiling and no fan light over the windows, but there will be two sets of French doors over the back of the addition onto a back patio in the rear (4) Directly over that space will be another door for the alleyway for access to that area. The things that are ”iffy” are (1) On left and rear elevations we have smaller gothic windows if we can afford them. If not, they will be like the other windows, 6x6 double hung. (2) The little cupola over the garage and whimsy will go in oif we can afford it.
Mr. Burriss asked about the roof plan and was told that this time it will come directly across and will not be evident from the street. Mr. Jenkins said they added to the plans the suggestions made at the last GPC meeting. The clapboard will go all the way to the ground, and all windows will match front windows of the house. They want to restore the house to what it originally was so the front and back will match. Mr. Burris thought this plan was not a whole lot different from the previous one. Ms. Lucier asked whether the windows will look like these drawings, and Mr. Jenkins said they are more pointed. Facing front, there are two windows with points and one on the left. They will be aligned and almost match the house. Mr. Riffle wished there could be a way to break up the massing, and Mr. Jenkins thought it looked better this way. Because of the basement space, it gives the structure more storage space. Mr. Burriss showed him how to break up the massing with a pediment, and Mr. Jenkins thought it would be more decorative and not as expensive. Mr. Salvage asked about whether the door on the driveway side with portico will have peaked roof, and Mr. Jenkins said it will be a flat roof with hidden gutters. Mr. Salvage asked about the 6” siding and Mr. Jenkins said it will cover the block. When we remove siding, we will have front and back to match. It will clearly be an addition but we don’t want it to be glaringly an addition. Mr. Burriss asked whether all front windows are gothic with gables. He said the applicant has done a good job so far and he is to be commended, but the existing porch with round columns was not original. Think about a gable over the side door with pediment to make both gables stronger and carry the shape of the front along the side. The roof line is awkward but if we go to triangles, it becomes stronger. Emphasize the gothic element, which is visible from the front. A pediment roof over the side door would be reminiscent of the front. Mr. Jenkins said they will eventually bring back the front porch, and he will take Mr. Burriss’ suggestions into account. He would like to find some early photos of the house. Mr. Parris noted that the reason this was tabled was that there was a lot going on and we wanted to be clear on exactly what we were going with. There was more in this application than in the old one. Mr. Salvage said as far as minor vs. major modification, he sees this as a refinement of what we approved last time. The door of the portico is the main change. The addition itself is a major issue, and he is comfortable with its being a minor modification. Mr. Burriss believed because of the footprint being the same and the rest of the changes being minor, it should be considered a technical correction. The applicant should be given option of 6x6 windows instead of gothic, a cupola, and gothic over door.
MS. LUCIER MOVED THAT THIS IS A MINOR MODIFICATION. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 03-049M WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) APPLICANT HAS AGREED TO PUT A PEDIMENT ABOVE THE GOTHIC WINDOW ON RIGHT ELEVATION TO BREAK UP ROOF MASSING; (2) APPLICANT HAS OPTION TO INSTALL A CUPOLA; (3) APPLICANT HAS THE OPTION TO INSTALL STANDARD DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS ON LEFT AND REAR ELEVATIONS WHERE A DOOR IS SHOWN; (4) APPLICANT HAS OPTION TO PUT A PEDIMENT OVER DOOR ON PORTICO ON RIGHT ELEVATION IF HE WISHES. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Pamela Powel/HER Real Estate, 230 East Broadway- Change of Use and Parking
The applicant wishes to change the use of the first floor from a retail shop to an office. As a real estate has less traffic than a gift shop, this change would be no problem. The problem arises with the parking area behind the three houses. Drew McFarland explained the parking lot design, written, he said, by Brian Newkirk. Unfortunately, the figures do not match up with the number of spaces required for the three businesses and the two reserved for the First Federal Savings and Loan. Brian Newkirk thought the parking could be undesignated and in common, but that creates confusion. Mr. McFarland thought that paving the lot would increase the lot coverage. GPC needs something in writing that all will share the parking lot. Mr. Mitchell said a plot plan is needed showing what is there and where all the cars can park. Any decrease in width and length of spaces must be noted, as well as the space between the two buildings. Mr. McFarland thought Brian Newkirk would have to remove one tree in the parking lot. Mr. Burriss asked whether there is a water problem, and Mr. McFarland said that with the renovation, it was taken care of. One small leak was discovered in the Newkirk building but it was sealed when the source was found. The change of use cannot be approved without acceptable parking plans. Even though the real estate office wants to get started, this will have to go through BZBA for variances.
MS. LUCIER MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION 03-106. MR. PARRIS SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS (Jenkins) AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF AUGUST 22, 2003. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Work Session: Granville Public Library Ruth Owen updated the group on the Library’s plans. They want to tear down the Pyle house and move Sinnett House to the Pyle lot, adding a driveway on the south. She showed a picture of how it might look. The lot is narrow and they will lop off the kitchen but try to retain the doctor’s office with ramp, possibly to be used as a public rest room. The Bicentennial Commission has accepted the moving project as their legacy and are charged with raising $150,000. The Library can offer $25,000. Contractors have already been contacted. The Library would ‘gift’ Sinnett House to the village. The Pyle land, owned by the Library, would be leased to the Village. Mike Frazier said they would like to start fund- raising right now and start construction in January to connect with events for the Bicentennial. Consensus of the GPC approved tearing down the Pyle House and moving Sinnett House to the lot. Ruth Owen said they would like to keep the tree but the contractors are afraid that digging will kill the roots. It would be better to take it down before it fell.
Adjournment: 8:50 p.m.
Next Meetings: September 8 and 22
Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen