GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
October 24, 2005
Members Present: Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle (Chair), Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld, Tym Tyler, and Tom Mitchell
Visitors Present: Robert Hawk, Bill Heim, Sharon Sellito, Kim Ball, David Ball, Jeremiah Conkle, J. Dolly Conkle, Ed Meurer
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of September 26: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Twigs, South Galway Drive - Sign
For the Tour of Homes, the TWIGS want a temporary freestanding sign at Newark-Granville and Cherry Valley on Fackler's property.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE SIGN AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Robert Hawk, 236 West Elm Street - Gate
Mr. Strayer said that the applicant wishes a gate between the east side of house and the existing wall to open up to the back yard.
Mr. Hawk added that the color of the gate is the same family color as the doors on the house.
Mr. Burriss asked whether it will be in front of the hose bed and was told it will be behind.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FOR GATE AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Dave White, 204 South Main Street - Sign
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes a freestanding sign on the South Main Street side of the building on the north side of the sidewalk, where there is already one sign. The code only calls for one and this would be two. The front door is on the South Main side, and he made the recommendation that the sign hang onto the existing sign.
Mr. Burriss said we have always had combined signs.
Mr. Mitchell asked whether there are other businesses with more than one sign and Mr. Strayer said there might be one.
Mr. Wilkenfeld couldn't tell exactly what the sign would look like
Ms. O'Keefe is wary of setting precedents.
Mr. Wilkenfeld wanted to table this until we have more information. The applicant is not here tonight.
Mr. Burriss wanted Mr. Strayer to tell the applicant that we are all in favor of a single sign post, but this is not sufficient information to approve the sign.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TABLE THE APPLICATION UNTIL MORE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
David Ball, 508 West College Street - Lot Split
[Mr. Riffle recused himself from the application.]
Mr. Strayer said in this type of lot split, subdivision without plat, there are requirements within the SRD to limit frontage and area for the subdivided lots.
The property has been surveyed, and the surveyor, Mr. Conkle, said the original tract was two lots when the Hoffmans owned it. The tract was then combined into one parcel for tax purposes. The surveyor went back 10' instead of the original 5' to allow more room for the driveway to the lot line so neither lot would have problems with access. A 2,000 sq.ft. house can go in there and fit within all regulations. He explained that the driveway can go anywhere on the street frontage
Ms. O'Keefe noted that visibility from the existing driveway is difficult, and Mr. Conkle showed where the setback lines for a house would be.
He said there is room for one parking space on the street. Some trees would have to be removed for a house.
Mr. Burriss asked about drainage issues, and Mr. Strayer said drainage for new construction would be handled during the application process. There is room for a retention area.
The woman who lives next door was concerned about notification and Mr. Strayer explained the regulations. She was also concerned about safety on the dangerous curve and how a new house would impact her property. She would rather not have a house on that lot
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Patrick Hull, 335 West Elm Street - Addition
Mr. Strayer said this application is for a small addition onto the rear of the house. The walk-out basement will be filled in under the bump-out. They are not changing the footprint.
Mr. Hull said he bought Tom Mitchell's house, and the plan will add 72 sq.ft. to the basement. The plan is very simple and should help with the heating of the house. They will pour a concrete slab for ceramic tile, and the windows and siding will match the house. They will move the door (if in good condition) and window presently in the basement to the new area.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Edward Meurer, 2402 Newark-Granville Road - Addition
Mr. Strayer said they want to add 1141 sq.ft. Addition and the application will require a variance for being within 100' of the TCOD. It is 98' and it would go to 83' with new addition. Since it is more than 25% of the house, the addition falls within the AROD.
Mr. Meurer said they will use flat partyline 9" siding, supposed to match the existing, and the paint and roof tiles will match. They will extend the house 16 ½' beyond the original house. Mr. Strayer said it will be only 6' because Newark-Granville runs at a skew there. Lots of houses in the area have less than 100' setback.
Mr. Meurer said they will try to meld both windows as much as possible. They will add a porch and tie it in with the addition.
Mr. Wilkenfeld is having a problem with the part that sticks out from the house, and Mr. Meurer said the floor plan works well and allows the living room to connect to the dining room. Their goal was to meld new and old and thought the porch tied them together well. There will be a side entrance to the porch.
Mr. Burriss likes the two gables on the front. He asked whether others would be more comfortable with a pair of double hung windows, and consensus agreed with the suggestion, as did Mr. Meurer. Mr. Burriss said it would be consistent with the vocabulary on that side and would give plenty of light; it would also be more consistent. That would deemphasize the bump-out. He said he would like to see an overall map showing location of neighboring houses.
Mr. Mitchell said the slope of the roof goes into the house and was concerned about the meeting of roofs. Mr. Meurer said they will tie it in with the gutter. They are aware that there won't be a light, but they have talked to builders and they thought it could be made to work. Water runs into the flashing and runs down.
Mr. Riffle thought the big window was a strategically odd piece of vertical window among the horizontal windows.
Mr. Meurer said there would be a brick walk from the driveway to the porch. He showed them a smaller hand-drawn plan, and members thought the computer rendition makes it look huge, but the little plan looks more reasonable.
Mr. Riffle said they will lose a little pediment. He wants to pull porch roof to the edge of the house. A double-hung window would be fine.
Mr. Tyler wanted to move the porch over to connect both edges of the house.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: (1) THE ROOF OF THE PORCH WILL COME TO THE EDGE OF THE HOUSE ON THE WEST; (2) STAIRS WILL MOVE FROM SIDE OF PORCH TO THE FRONT; (2) THE 6' BUMP-OUT WOULD HAVE TWO SMALL WINDOWS INSTEAD OF ONE LARGER ONE; (4) THIS IS CONTINGENT UPON BZBA APPROVAL (IT'S ALREADY ENCROACHING). MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A,B,D,E, AND F 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 24, 2005. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Next Meetings: November 14 and 28