GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
February 14, 2005
Members Present: Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tom Mitchell, Tim Riffle (Chair), Tym Tyler
Members Absent: Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld*
Visitors Present: Mark Clapsadle, Sara Lee, Mark Sween, Ned Roberts
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak and welcomed Tim Tyler as new member.
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of January 24, 2005: On Page 2, the O'Neill motion was made by Mr. Mitchell. Same Paragraph, Line 3, "posts for the fence are 6' on center." Under (5) "There will be a gas or electric fixture." MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Swearing In: Mayor Lyn Robertson swore-in new member Tym Tyler.
Mark Sween, 329 Summit Street - Addition
Mr. Strayer explained that in September an application for demolition of the garage was approved, but members denied application for the garage and subsequently worked with the applicant to draft a more appropriate design. The revised design would require variances, and BZBA did grant the necessary variances at their last meeting.
Mr. Clapsadle, architect, stated that based on the comments heard at the last GPC meeting, they revised the plans to make the addition less noticeable. They pulled it in from the side lot line, accomplishing a result more in keeping with the existing house with less visual impact and allowing more yard space. They worked on the one-story porch to make it look like a glassed-in porch and to fit in well with the house. This design has more class and simplicity.
Mr. Riffle asked about the bay window and was told it is coming off because the construction is questionable. In rebuilding, it will match the house better. The extra windows in the bay will be removed to make it look less like a tower.
To bring the new member and others up to date on the design and planning, Mr. Burriss explained that tonight's proposal is much more supplemental and less overpowering and it allows some of the detail on the house to be focused. In the previous proposal the left façade was on a continuous plane, and tonight the architect has stepped it back. The columns from the articulated porch have been incorporated on the side to make it look like an enclosed porch.
Mr. Mitchell thought it looks like a big improvement and they have responded to our comments.
Mr. Riffle is not yet completely thrilled, but he is happier than he was last time.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 05-007 AS SUBMITTED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Sara Lee, 124 S. Cherry Street - Addition
The applicant wishes to raise the roof in back of house to add a master bedroom and bathroom.
Ned Roberts explained the history of the renovation he did in the past and said now the
*arrived at end of meeting
applicant wishes to raise the roof, using the existing foundation from the garage. It would be
stepped, and this roofline would be smaller. The definition on the corner of the house would stay, and the new addition would not detract from the house. Ms. Lee was going to use awning windows on one side. The addition would be above the garage roofline. He explained the design of the dormers and cited difficulty in matching slate in the roofs. He said in the back there would be a covered open patio. The new roof would match the garage roof, and there will be lap siding.
Mr. Burris would like to see a little more flow between the two buildings. Windows plans were discussed with the possibility of double-hung windows.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 05-011 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE FINAL DESIGN OF THE DORMER BE APPROVED BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER AND EITHER MR. BURRISS OR MR. RIFFLE. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Bruce Westall, 241 East Maple Street - Addition
This application for the Porch House is to fill in a space 21' long and 4 ½' wide at the porch not filled in originally.
Ned Roberts explained the background of the past construction and the present design plans for a half bath and office. He explained the design of windows and roof and said it will not be very visible.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-012 AS SUBMITTED. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Lumber Company, 401 South Main Street - Shutters
To enhance the appearance of the new addition, they wish to put paired shutters on east side of the building to match existing shutters.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE SHUTTERS MATCH THE EXISTING SHUTTERS. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,C, AND D 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 FEBRUARY 11, 2005. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Election of Officers:
MR. MITCHELL NOMINATED MR. RIFFLE AS CHAIRMAN. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. RIFFLE NOMINATED MR. BURRIS FOR VICE CHAIRMAN. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Next Meetings: February 28 and March 14
Adjournment: 8:28 p.m.
Betty Allen Hullinger