GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
October 11, 2004
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Mark Parris (Chair), Tim Riffle, Carl Wilkenfeld (Vice Chair)
Visitors Present: Mark Clapsadle, Mark Sween, Kim Brown, Karen Frasca, Doug Frasca, E. Carr, Lisa McKivergin
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Citizens Comments: None
Minutes of September 27, 2004
Clapsadle has only one D. Page 3, under Clapsadle, Line 6, change "fishtail" to fishscale.
Page 3, Line 14 from bottom, change "double" to duplicate.
Page 4, line 2, change "archeological" to architectural.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO ACCEPT MINUTES AS AMENDED; MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
Mark Clapsadle, 329 Summit Street (For Mark & Sarah. Sween) _ - Additions
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
Mr. Strayer said this was tabled at the last meeting for design changes. The applicants have asked if they could have some time tonight to discuss their feelings about the design. Mr. Sween said he understands GPC's concerns but offered no new drawings.
Mr. Parris thought the main concern was the view from the porch. It takes away from the architectural integrity. We understand the problems that the houses built in this period have in meeting today's needs, but we would like to be sympathetic to the original part of the old house. It was the second-story piece that was the biggest concern.
Mr. Sween said when they bought the house, they knew they would either have to move or expand the house. The bedrooms are small, but nothing could be found in the village to meet their space needs. They wanted the design to fit in with the neighborhood. With expansion he wanted the house to look like a unified whole but was having trouble, and Mr. Clapsadle said it was hard not to make it look tacked on.
Mr. Riffle stated the addition must be compatible, but this design overwhelms the original rather than being subservient to the main house. Mr. Sween said the whole front of the house is hard to change, but they wanted it bigger.
Mr. Mitchell sees it as an apartment building rather than an addition to a home. It is overwhelming and massive. The symmetry bothers him. It makes it look monolithic.
Mr. Wilkenfeld said a lot of times GPC talks to people and suggests the addition not be as long or high; rather, try to make it deeper so the height does not overwhelm the house. Move it a couple of feet and make it deeper to lessen the massing.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-145 AS SUBMITTED; MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY DENIED BY MAJORITY (Mr. Burriss voted Aye.)
Lisa McKivergin, 124 South Main Street - sign
Mr. Strayer said this application is to replace the existing sign with three colors.
Mr. Burriss added that it was internally lit.
Ms. McKivergin said in 1992 when the sign was approved there was no information on the application about the colors. She wanted red, white and blue, and she erected the sign. The Village did not like it and she replaced it but kept the original in the garage. Other multicolored signs have been erected in the Village and she hopes to reestablish her original sign.
Mr. Parris noted the sign code has been rewritten twice since the sign was proposed. Three colors are OK but internally lit is not OK. Ms. McKivergin said she would get rid of the internal light.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE SIGN NOT BE INTERNALLY LIT. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Doug Frasca, 123 West Broadway - fence
Mr. Strayer said the application is for a 4' wooden fence with flat pickets and posts from west side of house, along the driveway, stopping at the garage. A gate will be installed. The deck and garage will require additional fencing. Mrs. Frasca added that the short fencing enclosing the A.C. units will be removed and replaced with three shrubs and trellis. It will be a pale ice blue color to match the house trim. She asked whether they could wait until spring to start and was told Yes.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-152 WITH THE STIPULATIONS THAT: (1) COLOR IS TO MATCH THE ICE BLUE TRIM OF THE HOUSE; (2) PICKETS WILL BE SQUARE-TOPPED RATHER THAN POINTED; (3) HEIGHT WILL BE 48"; (4) REMOVE FENCE AROUND A.C. AND USE NEW SECTIONS OF FENCE AND SHRUBBERY TO SCREEN A.C. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
James Gabriel Brown, 127 South Main Street - driveway
Mr. Strayer said the application is to remove the old gravel and concrete driveway and replace it with poured exposed aggregate strips with grass in-between and a brick walkway.
Mr. Brown added that they will have grass under the window. They want to get rid of mixed materials and there will be a foundation bed along the house. The pavers will be brown, a true brick color to match the terra cotta house.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH THE OLD CONCRETE. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Elizabeth Carr, 130 East Broadway - Awning
Mr. Strayer said the window sign and change of use were approved at the last meeting. The awning is in disrepair and they want to replace it with a black awning. They also want the name of the store on the drop, but that would require another sign permit. We could temporarily approve the sign or wait to see it
Ms. Carr said the name is changed to Green Velvet from Mom and Me, and colors will match the gold front window sign.
Mr. Burriss would like to see the lettering and colors and wondered about an all-black awning. We did approve B. Hammond's black sign, but her store was bigger. Black draws heat and will fade on the north side of the street. All other awnings on that side are brightly colored. Other members agreed, and tan was suggested. Mr. Paris said that although there is nothing against black in the code, black would not be his first choice.
Mr. Wilkenfeld suggested softening the black with some gold piping or stripes or other trim. The applicant said it does not have to be black.
Mr. Parris said we want to see the (1) awning design; (2) the color; (3) the lettering; and (4) the size.
Ms. Carr then remarked that she wanted to paint the entire façade of the building black except the green front door. But Mr. Parris thought it would look like a big hole. Mr. Burriss said new buildings imitate facades like 130 East Broadway and this one should not be violated.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION PER REQUEST OF APPLICANT PENDING FURTHER DESIGN WORK. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEMS A,B,C 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 OCTOBER 8, 2004. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Next Meetings: October 25 and November 8 (Betty will be absent Nov. 8)
Adjournment: 8:40 p.m.
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