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Planning Commission Minutes April 28, 2008

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

April 28, 2008

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Members Present: Tim Riffle, Tom Mitchell, and Tim Ryan (Chair).

Members Absent: Gina Reeves, Jack Burriss, and Jackie O’Keefe (non-voting).

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry.

Visitors Present: Brice Corter, Susan Rosenberg, Stephen Fowler, Gerald Martin, Bob Ramsey, Hudson (contractor for the Rosenberg’s).

 

New Business:

130 East Broadway, Elizabeth Carr, Green Velvet, Application #08-30

VBD (Village Business District), AROD (Architectural Review Overlay District)

The application is submitted by Elizabeth Carr for approval of a sidewalk seating area. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Brice Corter.

 

Discussion regarding Application #08-30:

Brice Corter represented Green Velvet.  Mr. Corter stated that they would like to place two antique metal bistro tables outside of the store and they have no plans to serve food.  Mr. Riffle questioned the map and the location of the tables.  Ms. Terry stated that the map in the packet is the one approved by Council.  Mr. Riffle asked how the fifteen (15) feet can be tracked.  Ms. Terry stated that there are sidewalk grids marked on the map that she can use to measure from.  Mr. Riffle stated that the existing Ordinances for sidewalk café’s do not conform to the graphic approved by Council.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the pedestrian walkway is on the north side.  Ms. Terry stated yes and it is approximately 2 ½ to 3 feet wide.  Mr. Ryan questioned why this matter is before Planning Commission if Council approves sidewalk café’s and seating areas.  Ms. Terry stated that Planning Commission is asked to forward their recommendation to Council regarding the “idea.”  She stated that Council will ultimately approve the location.  Mr. Corter explained that he would like to be able to sell the tables to customers who are interested in them.  He also indicated that he would not be placing merchandise that is for sale on the tables.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the tables at Whit’s or Victoria’s change in style - don’t they have to come back to the Village for approval?  Ms. Terry said yes.  She went on to explain that if Mr. Corter were to sell a table and replace it with a different type – he would need approval by the Village.  She stated that when Elizabeth Carr filled out the application, she did not indicate that the tables would be merchandise for sale.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the tables and chairs would be open to the public.  Mr. Corter stated yes and he envisions them being used for spouses of customers who do not want to go into the store or for people enjoying ice cream.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the Planning Commission has a set of rules that they must follow when approving or denying any application.  Mr. Ryan stated that by merchandising the bistro tables – this puts Green Velvet in a different category than the approvals for other tables on the sidewalk.  Mr. Mitchell stated that it would be better if the approval did not allow for the sale of merchandise on the sidewalk.  He reviewed the application and the request to sell merchandise was not indicated.  Mr. Corter agreed to use the bistro tables for public use and not merchandise for sale.  Ms. Terry stated that he would be able to use the bistro tables as merchandise in the store if they were located within the store.  Mr. Corter indicated that he would prefer to have them used on the sidewalk.   

 

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve that Application #08-30  go to Village Council for the sidewalk seating area, specifically two round bistro tables not to exceed 30” in diameter and four chairs total, with the conditions of approval outlined as the following ‘A-K.’

 

A)                The sidewalk seating area is to be segregated from the rest of the sidewalk by means of planters and/or rope stanchions, or similar moveable fixtures;

B)                 As shown on Exhibit “D” attached hereto, the area so segregated is not to exceed twenty (20) feet wide, fifteen (15) feet deep, measured from either side border of the store premises and its building face, respectively;

C)                An east/west access corridor through the seating area shall be provided;

D)                No exterior lights are to be installed;

E)                 No cooking or sales of food or beverages shall be permitted in the sidewalk seating area;

F)                 Green Velvet and its owner shall at all times be responsible for the cleanliness of the sidewalk seating areas;

G)                Prior to installation of the sidewalk seating area, Green Velvet and/or its owner shall provide the Village of Granville with a certificate of insurance in an amount equal or greater than one-million ($1,000,000)/two-million ($2,000,000) dollars, naming the Village of Granville as an additional insured and certificate holder;

H)                No alcoholic beverages are to be served or imbibed on the public sidewalk;

I)                   Outside furnishings are not permitted to advertise commercial messages without sign review and approval by the Planning Commission;

J)                   No patrons will be permitted in the sidewalk sitting area after 10 PM, except during the Bluesfest and Fourth of July festivities;

K)                In the event of breach of any of these conditions, the Village Manager, at his sole discretion, may terminate this permit.

 

Second by Mr. Riffle. 

 

Roll Call Vote:  Mitchell, Riffle, Burriss, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Application #08-30 is approved with the above stated conditions. 

 

 

128 East Broadway, Gerald Martin, Village Brewing Company, Application #08-36

VBD (Village Business District) – AROD (Architectural Review Overlay District)

The application is submitted by Gerald Martin for approval of a window door sign.

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Gerald Martin.

 

Discussion regarding Application #08-36:

Ms. Terry explained the proposed location of the sign.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the request conforms with the Ordinances.  Ms. Terry stated yes. 

 

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #08-36 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Riffle. 

 

Roll Call Vote: Mitchell, Riffle, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #08-36 is approved as submitted.

 

 

128 Cherry Street, Stephen Fowler, Application #08-37

VRD (Village Residential District) – AROD (Architectural Review Overlay District)

The application is submitted by Stephen Fowler for approval of remodeling for the rear detached garage. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Stephen Fowler

 

Discussion regarding Application #08-37:

Mr. Fowler stated that he would like to remove an exterior wall and replace it with the same materials.  He stated that he would try to reuse the existing door that is there and he would like to increase the size of the existing garage door by one foot.  (Eight foot to nine foot).  Mr. Riffle inquired on what type of trim Mr. Fowler intends to use.  Mr. Fowler stated that he hopes to match the existing trim on the primary structure (home).  Mr. Riffle stated that he would like to see the trim match the home and he suggested that 3 ½ - 4 inch trim is standard. 

 

Review of Standards and Criteria for Application #08-37:

(a)    Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

(b)    Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

(c)    Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

(d)    Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

 

Mr. Riffle made a motion to approve Application #08-37 as submitted. Second by Mr. Mitchell. 

 

Roll Call Vote: Riffle, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #08-37 is approved as submitted.

 

 

 

395 North Pearl Street, Eric and Susan Rosenberg, Application #08-35

SRD-B (Suburban Residential District-B) – AROD (Architectural Review Overlay District)

The application is submitted by Eric and Susan Rosenberg for approval of a two-story addition.

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Susan Rosenberg

 

Discussion regarding Application #08-35:

Susan Rosenberg stated that they would like to expand the size of the existing home because her husband primarily works out of the home.  Ms. Terry stated that they are looking to do the addition on the south side of the home.  Mr. Mitchell inquired on where one can see the back of the home.  Ms. Terry stated that you really cannot see it and it can not be seen from Denison University.  The contractor, Hudson, was present to explain the plans.  Ms. Rosenberg stated that they recently installed new windows and the new addition will match the newly installed windows and trim.  Mr. Riffle asked if the roof slope and soffitts will have the same detailing.  The contractor indicated that the roof pitch will be the same and the detailing for the soffitts will also match.  Ms. Terry stated that if approval is granted this evening, it will have to be on the condition that a variance is granted by the BZBA for setbacks.  Mr. Riffle inquired on the height of the new addition.  The contractor indicated approximately twenty (20’) feet.  Mr. Riffle noted that this about five (5’) feet higher than the other peak at the other side of the roof.  There was some discussion regarding a four (4’) setback for the new addition and how it would tie into the existing roof.  Ms. Terry explained that the two roofs will not match up and they will be staggered at different levels.  She noted that you will not see this offset when looking directly at the home.  Mr. Mitchell stated that Mr. Riffle is a professional architect and if he feels comfortable with the application - he is ok with it.  Mr. Riffle indicated that he is ok with the application as long as the new windows match the existing windows and trim.  There was some discussion as to the style of the home not being listed in the Code.  It was stated that the style of the home is a “Ranch” and there are other Ranch style homes within the Village. 

 

Review of Standards and Criteria for Application #08-35:

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

d)      Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Riffle made a motion to approve Application #08-35 with the following conditions:

(1)   Approval is contingent upon the BZBA approving a variance for setbacks

(2)   All trim, windows, and roofing materials must match the existing structure that is there. 

Second by Mr. Mitchell

 

Roll Call Vote: Riffle, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Application #08-35 is approved. 

 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #08-35:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #08-35.  Second by Mr. Riffle. 

Roll Call: Mitchell, Riffle, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #08-37:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Riffle moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #08-37.  Second by Mr. Mitchell. 

Roll Call: Mitchell, Riffle, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #08-30:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Riffle moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #08-30.  Second by Mr. Mitchell. 

Roll Call: Riffle, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #08-36:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #08-36.  Second by Mr. Riffle. 

Roll Call Vote: Riffle, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Citizen’s Comments: None.

 

Motion to Excuse Absent Member’s: Mr. Mitchell made a motion to excuse Gina Reeves, Jack Burriss, and Jackie O’Keefe.  Second by Mr. Riffle. 

Roll Call:  Mitchell, Riffle, Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

 

Approval of the Minutes:

April 14, 2008

Mr. Riffle moved to approve the minutes of April 14, 2008 as presented.  Second by Mr. Mitchell  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Adjournment: 7:55 PM. 

Mr. Mitchell moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Riffle.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Next meetings:

May 12, 2008

May 27, 2008

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