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Planning Commission Minutes February 8, 2010

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

February 8, 2010

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Members Present: Tom Mitchell, Jack Burriss, Jeremy Johnson, Councilmember OKeefe (non-voting), Tim Ryan (Chair).

Members Absent: None.

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry, Assistant Law Director, Michael King.

Visitors Present: Charlie Dutton, Don DeSapri, Ken and Katie Richards, Dana Landrum, Dan Rogers, Barbara Franks, Jerry Miller, and Keith Wills. 

Swearing In of Tim Ryan:

Mr. Ryan was re-appointed to the Planning Commission by Village Council on January 20, 2010.  Assistant Law Director Michael King swore in Tim Ryan.  

Election of Planning Commission Chair:

Mr. Mitchell nominated Tim Ryan as Chair to the Planning Commission.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried 4-0.

Tim Ryan was elected Chair to the Planning Commission. 

Election of Planning Commission Vice-Chair:

Mr. Burris nominated Mr. Mitchell as Vice Chair to the Planning Commission.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.  Motion carried 4-0.

Tom Mitchell was elected Vice Chair to the Planning Commission. 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments. 

New Business

119 East Elm Street – Charlie Dutton - Application #2010-9

Village Business District (VBD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for approval of a Change of Use from Category “B”, Specialty Shops, to Category “E,” Retail Outlets.    

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

Discussion regarding Application #2010-9:

Charlie Dutton, 179 Pine Village Drive, stated that he would like to place a sporting goods store at 119 East Elm Street in the rear of the structure.  Mr. Ryan questioned that the Code states that ‘Specialty Shops’ allow for sporting goods and they appear to be a permitted use.  Ms. Terry indicated that this may have been overlooked by staff and she recalled the designation just being for furniture and clothing.  Mr. King confirmed that the applicant would not need a Change of Use for a sporting goods store.  Ms. Terry apologized for overlooking this and stated that the Village would refund the money to Mr. Dutton.  Mr. Burriss stated that Mr. Dutton will have to come before the Planning Commission for any future signage for this business.  

1034 West Broadway – Ken and Katie Richards - Application #2010-11

Village Residential District (SRD-A) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of an addition to the east side of the home.

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Ken and Katie Richards. 

Discussion regarding Application #2010-11:

Ken Richards, 1034 West Broadway, stated that their builder, Keith Wills, is going to attend the meeting, but is not yet present.  Ms. Terry indicated that most of what is being added on to the home will match the existing home.  Councilmember O’Keefe questioned if there were any issues with the setbacks.  Ms. Terry stated no.  Mr. Johnson asked if the entire roof would be re-shingled.  Mrs. Richards stated that part of the roof will not be re-shingled and this part is relatively new.  Mr. Burriss stated that this house in particular has had a lot of work done to it and the owners should be complimented on the work that has been carried out and this proposed addition seems to be consistent with the quality of work previously done on the structure.    

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-11: 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the addition is consistent with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District because of the detailing matching the original structure and proposed materials are stylistically compatible.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the proposed work would upgrade the historical character.

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the vitality of the district is enhanced by the proposed improvements.

d)      Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the proposed detailing is historic in nature and is an example of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. 

e)      Materials:  The applicant is proposing an addition to be constructed of the following materials:

a.   Roofing:  Fiberglass dimensional asphaltic shingles to match the existing roof;

b.   Gutters & downspouts:  to match existing, white vinyl;

c.   Corner Trim:  to match existing - vinyl;

d.   Window Trim:  to match existing - white vinyl;

e.   Siding:  to match existing, Certainteed dutch lap vinyl siding in Heritage Cream color;

f.    Stone Siding (along bottom):  manufactured, Dutch Quality Stone, "Sienna Cobbled Limestone";

g.   Vinyl Shutters:  to match existing, black; and

h.   Windows:  aluminum clad exterior with interior grilles. 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2010-11 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Mitchell, Burriss, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0. 

221 East Broadway – Gary and Dana Landrum - Application #2010-12

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for a Change of Use from ‘Specialty Shop,’ Category “B,” to ‘Food, Drug, and Beverage, Category “D.” 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Dana Landrum, Dan Rogers, and Don DeSapri. 

Discussion regarding Application #2010-12:

Dana Landrum, Pataskala, stated that she has participated in the Granville Farmer’s Market for several years.  She went on to say that she participates in six different farmer's markets and caters for Denison University and the Robbins Hunter Museum.  Ms. Landrum stated that a bakery is needed in town and she has a large customer base in Granville.  Ms. Terry stated that with this particular Change of Use request, the parking requirements are reduced and there are two spaces required for this use, verses the three that were previously required.  Ms. Terry stated that all of the parking requirements have been met by the applicant.  Mr. Burriss asked if there will be any changes to the outside of the structure.  Ms. Landrum stated no.  Mr. Johnson asked where the designated parking spaces are located.  Ms. Terry stated that the parking spaces are grandfathered and they are located behind the building.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if patrons driving to the bakery would enter through the alley off of Elm Street.  Ms. Terry indicated that this is a possible entrance to the bakery.  Mr. Burriss asked if it is felt that the current dumpster situation is adequate.  Ms. Landrum stated yes.  Mr. Mitchell asked if an external exhaust is required by the health department.  Mr. Burriss asked if any exterior modifications need to be made to the structure due to an exhaust system.  Ms. Landrum stated that Tom Castell, Licking County Health Department, has inspected the structure to give them ideas on where to place the equipment.  She stated that she will be using an electric convection oven and no additional venting is required.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked what type of baked goods will be at the bakery.  Ms. Landrum stated that she has enclosed a menu in their packets that includes items such as: breads, crackers, brownies, etc. and all of this will be made at the new bakery location.  Ms. Landrum went on to say that she has out grown her current space and expects to have an increased amount of sales for next year.  Ms. Landrum stated that she would be very glad to say she bakes in Granville.  Mr. Burriss noted the submitted floor plan and counter display - # 9 and he questioned if Ms. Landrum would be providing any tables and chairs for patrons.  Ms. Landrum stated that they would like to eventually place tables and chairs outside, but there will not be any inside.  Mr. Johnson questioned what type of deliveries Ms. Landrum expects to have.  Ms. Landrum stated that she does her buying on Monday’s because the shop will be closed and she will be the only delivery person for the business.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked  how many baked goods Ms. Landrum expects to do a day.  Ms. Landrum stated that it will depend on the day of the week, but she currently would take approximately forty brownies, a hundred loaves of bread, and various other items to the Saturday Farmer’s Market.  Ms. Landrum stated that her business will operate Tuesday – Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Mr. Ryan asked how Ms. Landrum will advertise her business.  Ms. Landrum indicated that she really won’t be advertising the business.  She stated that she will be replacing the Counting House sign and will also make a request for a sandwich board sign at a later time.  Ms. Landrum stated that she hopes to be open for business by May 1st.  

Dan Rogers, 121 South Prospect, stated that his business is the closest business to the proposed bakery and they are in favor of this unique business in town.  Mr. Rogers stated “the more the better.”  

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #2010-12 as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Mitchell, Burriss, Johnson, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0. 

116 East Broadway – Village Brewing Company - Application #2010-13

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a projecting sign.

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

Discussion regarding Application #2010-13:

Jerry Martin, 2276 Hankinson Road, owner of Village Brewing Company, indicated that he would like to install a projecting sign below the balcony.  Ms. Terry stated that the applicant is allowed larger signage than what is being requested but that the request does meet the requirements.  Mr. Ryan asked the reason for the sign.  Mr. Martin stated that there is currently only signage on the front of the balcony and the building is very nondescript.  Mr. Ryan asked if Mr. Martin would be willing to put a frame around the sign.  Mr. Martin stated yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that if the applicant is willing to put a frame around the sign it would make it more consistent with other signage that the Planning Commission has approved and it would allow the sign to show up a little more.  Mr. Burriss stated that he thinks the proposed location is a good place for a sign, such as this, and a frame would make it feel like a “finished sign.”  Mr. Burriss asked Mr. Martin if the proposed sign cuts the can lights in two.  Mr. Martin stated yes.  Mr. Ryan asked if there would be any additional lights installed.  Mr. Martin stated no.  Mr. Mitchell suggested a 1x2 piece of wood – painted black – be used as a border around the proposed sign.  Mr. Burriss indicated that this would slightly increase the size of the sign.  Ms. Terry stated that the application will still meet all of the size requirements.   

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-13:

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the sign is compatible with other signage in the district.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the simplicity of the presentation of the sign is consistent with the historical character of the Village. 

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the vitality of the district is enhanced by the proposed signage.

d)      Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that with the simplicity of the sign, the physical surroundings in which past generations lived are enhanced. 

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #2010-13 with the condition that a black frame made with a diameter of 1x2 be applied to the perimeter of the sign.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Mitchell, Burriss, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0. 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

New Business: 

Application #2010-11: Ken and Katie Richards

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-11 as submitted by the applicant. 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-11.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson. Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Burriss, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0. 

Application #2010-12: Gary and Dana Landrum

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, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-12 as submitted by the applicant. 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-12.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson. Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Burriss, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0. 

Application #2010-13: Village Brewing Company

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, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and Chapter 1189, Signs, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-13 as submitted by the applicant. 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-13.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson. Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Burriss, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0. 

Other Business:

Letter from Mark Clapsadle:

Councilmember O’Keefe acknowledged a letter received from Mark Clapsadle written to the Planning Commission.  Ms. Terry clarified that Mr. Clapsadle was requesting that applications be handled with consistency by the Planning Commission.  She stated that he was specifically referring to the application for Brian Davis, 317 East Maple Street, on the January 25, 2010 Planning Commission agenda.  Ms. Terry stated that Mr. Clapsadle indicated that this applicant submitted very minimal information and drawings with his application for a detached garage.  She stated that Mr. Clapsadle stated that he charged his client (across the street at 324 East Maple Street) time for drawings and plans and he questioned if this was ever necessary after witnessing the Planning Commission’s approval of Mr. Davis’s application.  Mr. Ryan stated that in retrospect the Planning Commission should have tabled Mr. Davis’s application until additional detailed information could be provided.  He stated, however, that they did receive the information that they needed during the meeting by asking many questions of Mr. Davis and his builder.  Mr. Mitchell agreed that the Planning Commission probably should have tabled Mr. Davis’s application.  He also stated that the proposed garage had a simple design which made it easier to review and add conditions of approval that would satisfy the code requirements.  He also requested that Ms. Terry respond to Mr. Clapsadle by letter letting him know that they acknowledge his concerns.  Mr. Ryan noted that Mr. Clapsadle did submit detailed drawings and information on behalf of his client and this is in part due to a complete renovation of the entire home that is being done in stages.    

Thank You to Chair/Vice Chair:

Mr. Burriss thanked Mr. Ryan and Mr. Mitchell for their willingness to serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the Planning Commission. 

Approval of the Minutes:

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve the minutes for the January 25, 2010 Planning Commission meeting as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Motion carried 4-0. 

Adjournment:  8:00 PM

Mr. Mitchell moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried 4-0.   

Next meetings:

February 22, 2010

March 8, 2010

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