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Planning Commission Minutes June 8, 2009

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

June 8, 2009

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Members Present: Tom Mitchell, Jeremy Johnson, Councilmember O’Keefe (non-voting), and Tim Ryan (Chair).

Members Absent: Jack Burriss and one vacancy.

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry.

Visitors Present: James and Emily Browder, and Nick Schott.

Citizen’s Comments: No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

Planning Commission - Oath of Office:  Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson was administered the Oath of Office by Mayor Hartfield and appointed to the Granville Planning Commission.

 

New Business:

122 North Pearl Street – James Browder – Application #09-59

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of the following items:

1)                  Installation of a six foot by six foot (6’ x 6’) shed in the rear yard; and

2)                  Installation of a brick patio on the south side of the home, replacing an existing concrete patio area.                                           

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and James Browder.

 

Discussion regarding Application #09-59:

James Browder, 122 North Pearl Street, stated that the shed installation is a kit from Lowe’s and he is in need of the shed to store lawn equipment.  Mr. Browder stated that he feels the shed will be aesthetically pleasing with the ornate hinges and decorative features.  He indicated that the patio would be “kidney bean shaped” and he plans to use old bricks from Burg Street he purchased at an auction.  Mr. Ryan asked Ms. Terry if all of the requirements have been met.  Ms. Terry stated that the applicant will need BZBA approval for the installation of the shed.  Mr. Ryan asked if the shed has a floor in it.  Mr. Browder stated yes. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #09-59:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the shed is typical of other sheds in the same zoning district and the brick patio contains bricks from historic Granville.     

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Mitchell stated that by using the bricks - the historical character is upgraded.

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. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #09-59 with the condition that the applicant receive a variance from the BZBA.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

Application #09-59 is approved with the above stated condition.

 

660 West Broadway – Nick Schott – Application #09-61

Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C) – Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).  The request is for review and approval of the removal of a flagstone walkway from the house to the street and replacement with a concrete walkway.                                   

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Nick Schott.

 

Discussion regarding Application #09-61:

Nick Schott, 660 West Broadway, stated the stone steps would remain in place and he is looking to remove the stones on the walkway and replace them with a concrete walkway.  Ms. Terry explained that the Planning Commission is reviewing this application because of the TCOD requirements. 

 

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #09-61 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

Application #09-61 is approved as submitted.

 

664 West Broadway – Nick Schott - Application #09-63

Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C) – Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

The request is for review and approval of a six (6’) foot wood fence.

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

Schott.

 

Discussion regarding Application #09-63:

Nick Schott, 660 West Broadway, indicated that there is a portion of the fence that is located within the TCOD and requires Planning Commission approval.  He stated that the fence will look like the existing fence located at 660 West Broadway.   

 

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #09-63 with the following conditions:

1)                  That the proposed fence is stained or painted within one year; and

2)                  The finish will be the same on each side. 

 

Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

Application #09-63 is approved as submitted.

 

332 East College Street – Lauren Andrew – Application #09-62

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a new air conditioning unit on the east side of the home.                                                 

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

 

Discussion regarding Application #09-62:

Lauren Andrew was not present at the meeting.  Ms. Terry stated that the applicant has also applied for a variance from the BZBA for the side yard setback.  Mr. Mitchell asked if there has been any response from the neighbors.  Ms. Terry stated no. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #09-62:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Mitchell stated that there are many other air-conditioning units in the Village. 

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.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the livability of the home is improved. 

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

 

Mr. Jeremy made a motion to approve Application #09-62 with the condition that the applicant screen the air-conditioning unit with evergreen plant material and that the applicant receive a variance from the BZBA.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.

 

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

 

Application #09-62 is approved with the above stated conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #09-59:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1157, General Zoning Regulations, Chapter 1159, Village District, and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby approves Application #09-59 with the condition that the applicant receive a variance from the BZBA.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #09-59.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.   

 

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

 

Application #09-61:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village District and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, Chapter 1187, Height, Area, and yard Modifications, and hereby approves Application #09-61 as submitted.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #09-61.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.   

 

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

 

Application #09-63:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District and Chapter 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications and hereby approves Application #09-63 with the stated conditions.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #09-63.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.   

 

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

 

Application #09-62:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village District, and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby approves Application #09-62 with the stated conditions:

1)      That the applicant receive a variance from the BZBA; and

2)      That the applicant screen the unit with evergreen plant material.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #09-62.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.   

 

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

 

Approval to excuse absent Planning Commission members:

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to excuse Jack Burriss from the Planning Commission meeting on June 8, 2009.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Adjournment:  7:45 PM

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

 

Next meetings:

June 22, 2009

July 13, 2009

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