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Planning Minutes 3/26/07

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
MARCH 26, 2007
Minutes
 
Members Present:  Melissa Hartfield (for Jackie O'Keefe), Tom Mitchell, Tim Riffle, Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent:  Jack Burriss
Visitors Present:  William Hugus, George Fackler, Gloria Hoover
Others Present:  Lauren Repas, Interim Planner
Minutes of March 12:  MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments:  none
Swearing in of Witnesses
New Business: 
 
William Hugus, Architects, 132-142 N. Prospect Street - Remodelling
 Ms. Repas stated that the plans originally distributed have changed slightly, but there is less development on the building now.  The vent on the roof above the middle door is to be removed and another one added to take its place.  There was to be an AC unit on the corner but it will be on the roof.
 For the client, Mr. Hugus described the plans by saying the tall windows have been lowered.  They were not happy with the façade so they would like to redo the front with wood and a wooden door. They will take the awnings off since they are too low  and make the inside too dark. Also, there are two big trees that block the light. They will add one soft green awning at the front door and try to hide the crack in the wall.  Smaller awnings to match the central one will be planned later and signage will be planned later.  One AC/heating unit will be used for the entire space, gas-fired with fresh air intakes.    In the rear a new cooking hood will be installed, 15' from the edge of the roof where the kitchen fumes will exit.  It will not be visible from the street. 
The business is to be a gourmet pizza restaurant with rich furnishings in a neighborhood friendly place. The owner also owns Rossi in the Short North.  
Mr. Riffle asked about the metal color and it was described in detail.   It will match the building. 
Mr. Blanchard noted the transom over the door would disappear and was told it does not match, but they will need to create an opening.   They cannot add the duct up the side because of the tenant's lease.  
Mr. Mitchell noted that by taking off the two side awnings you will make the aluminum more obvious, but Mr. Hugus said they will come back with awning plans later, but they want to agree on signage first, but he also would like to cover up the aluminum.
Mr. Hugus is about at the point to continue more detailed engineering and would like to return in two weeks.  He described the side and rear doors.  Mr. Riffle would prefer to see one door only.  He said this is a major improvement over what was there
Next door neighbor Gloria Hoover spoke for the nearby residents, stating this will be a tremendous addition and a great improvement.  The east wall has full view of everyone on East College, so they are concerned about appearances.  There is also a concern about fumes and noise from the exhaust system, especially in view of the fact the restaurant may be open until 2:30 a.m. and residents want to sit outdoors in the summer without exhaust and fabric softener odors.  They want a pedestrian friendly area.
 
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TABLE THIS AT APPLICANT'S REQUEST.  MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
George Fackler, 2326 Newark-Granville Road - Demolition
 
 Ms. Repas said the new standards for TCOD are the ones to be used, not the demolition standards.  GPC members had to problem with the recommendation to demolish the existing building.  It will be replaced with a two-story barn-like structure.
 
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATION FOR DEMOLITION.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
Finding of Fact:  MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS FOR A UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF MARCH 26.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
Adjournment:  7:50 p.m.
 
Next Meetings:  April 9 and 23
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Hullinger

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