GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
June 27, 2005
Members Present: Tim Riffle (Chair), Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Tym Tyler, Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent Jack Burriss (Vice Chair)
Visitors Present: Brian Miller, Scott Brown, Mildred Moss, Mike Frazier, Barbara Hammond, Jim Cooper, Greg Ream, Susan Kramer
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of June 13: Postponed until next meeting.
Buttondown Investments, 226 East Broadway - sign
At the last meeting the application was postponed for lack of a quorum.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE, MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Rather than the "Automatic Denial" under consideration for awhile, the members discussed the criteria for temporary signs; and as GPC has discretion to approve them, the overlarge sign was approved but only until Mr. Burriss gets his permanent hanging sign.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-083 FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN. MR. WIKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
South Cherry Valley - New Building
Application tabled since Speedway will need to do new traffic and engineering studies.
Village of Granville - Front Doors
Application was tabled at applicant's request.
Innocent Wodzisz, 136 East Broadway -Change of Use
The applicant wishes a change of use from an office to an art studio with retail capacity. It's above the bank building and is a permitted use.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-090 AS PRESENTED. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
The application states "change of use from professional office to retail use," but it is really for an art studio. Mr. Strayer said the studio will have low traffic.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-090 AS A CHANGE OF USE TO AN ART STUDIO. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Taylor Drug Store, 200 East Broadway - Modification
Greg Ream wishes a different style for his drive-up window. This one would have a sliding glass window to conserve space. There will be a pair of bollards.
MR. MITCHEL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-095 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE BOLLARDS BE INSTALLED AS PER THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
St. Edwards Catholic Church, 785 Newark-Granville Road - Temporary Sign
The church wishes a sidewalk sign advertising their Preschool. It is similar to sidewalk signs we have approved in the past. Members discussed the color scheme of the board, which seems to have 5 colors. The sign would be up for a maximum of a year; then they would have to reapply.
Mr. Wilkenfeld wanted them to modify and reduce the number of the colors. The others agreed.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-095 FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN WITH THE STIPULATIONS THAT THEY REDUCE THE COLORS TO THREE. THE VILLAGE PLANNER WILL HAVE FINAL APPROVAL OF THE COLORS THAT ARE MORE EARTH-TONE RELATED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Scott Brown, 1229 South Cherry Valley Road - Sign
The applicant wishes to erect an 18 sq.ft. free-standing sign for his Red Vette Printing business in a building which used to be a residential home.
Mr. Brown said it is to be "OSU red" with vinyl letters and white wood posts.
MR. TYLER MOVED TYO APPROVE 05-096 AS SUBMITTED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ellen Cooper, 334 West Maple Street - Fence
The applicant wishes to extend the fence already in place on two sides of her property to totally enclose the yard. The addition will match the existing white picket fence all around with same color and materials.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE AS SUBMITTED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
B. Hammond Interiors, 123 East Broadway - Awning
Ms. Hammond wishes to extend her store into the Coldwell Banker office next door. It will have a separate awning, with "Babs' Closet" on the drop. It will be the same style as her other black one. It will look like a continuous awning and will cover up the A.C.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE AS SUBMITTED. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Public Library, 212 East Elm Street - Addition
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mike Frazier, President of the Library Board, introduced Jack Hedge from the Design Group. Mr. Hedge's comments are summarized here: it will be built out about 2' from the Library ~ with a sloping shingle roof resembling slate ~ mechanicals on roof ~ a hollowed-out area for the children's section ~ they will put brick up the building to add depth ~ it will look like a series of little buildings along the alley ~they will remove the existing entrance and keep the arch window and bring it out ~ replace it with an aluminum clad window ~ canopy will be kept but they will put a balustrade around it above the entrance ~ they will not open up the front door ~there will be low bushes at the entrance ~ add sandstone on the south ~ add a recessed area with grass for the sunken garden in the children's area ~ an overhang will screen the summer sun ~ they will take the red stained glass windows and move them downstairs; it's a secure area with railing around the top ~ there will be a walk with pavers ~ self check-out ~ grand stairway ~ a grille will separate the meeting room from the library so it can be secured and stay open longer ~ add another section with plants and benches as per the garden club ~ they will take out tube lights and add lights similar to the ones in this room ~ entrance will have different colored pavers ~ landscaping and ornamental trees ~ service sidewalk in the rear.
Mr. Wilkenfeld asked how long the library would be closed, and Mr. Frazier said there will be some inconvenience and dust, but they want to keep it open. It will be done in phases. The addition will be built without disturbing the existing library, then they will move the library into the new section so they can work on the old library. They hope to open the bids in the fall and get the foundation in by December. Demolition of the Pyle House will start next week. They have talked to the fire department. Mr. Hedge showed a sample of the sandstone. There will be some stucco and trim will be white.
Mr. Strayer wants to be sure the Tree and Landscape Committee has a look at the landscaping. There will be two parking spaces provided.
Mr. Riffle felt the window styles were out of rhythm on the first floor east façade. Mr. Hedge said there will not be windows on the stairs so as not to emphasize the depth. Members discussed discrepancy of window sizes, and Mr. Hedge said to make windows alike is to sacrifice shelf space. Mr. Frazier said they tried to balance inside function with outside beauty.
Susan Kramer, from the Board, said they are going to be concerned about maximizing function of the inside of the library, and shelf space is critical. Mr. Frazier said they would lose space for 430 books if they make windows bigger. Mr. Riffle suggested adding spandrel glass, giving the appearance of a window but allowing space inside.
GPC members were concerned about the 5 windows across the bottom east side.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-097 WITH THE CONDITION THAT ALL WINDOWS ON THE EAST ELEVATION WILL LOOK THE SAME SIZE AS IN WINDOW NO. A. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEMS A THROUGH G 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 JUNE 27, 2005. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Next Meetings: July 11 (Mr. Tyler will be absent) and July 25
Adjournment: 8:35 p.m.
Betty Allen Hullinger