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GPC Minutes July 26, 2010

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

July 26, 2010

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

Members Absent: Jack Burriss.

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry

Visitors Present: Flo Hoffman, Cynthia Cort, Forrest Blake, and Brian and Dana Krieg. 

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

103 East Elm Street – Granville Historical Society/Old Academy Building - Application #2010-115

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of the complete removal of a non-functioning brick chimney.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, Cynthia Cort, and Flo Hoffman.

 

Discussion regarding Application #2010-115:

Cynthia Cort, 1632 Newark Granville Road, stated that the chimney was on the Main Street side of the building and the contractor stated that it was a hazard and needed to be removed.  Ms. Terry stated that Ms. Hoffman did contact the Village to let them know that the contractor was on the roof and has stated that it was an emergency situation where the chimney had to be removed.  She stated that Ms. Hoffman indicated at that time that she would come back for approval.  Mr. Johnson asked what the contractor did below the roofline.  Flo Hoffman, 713 Friends Lane, explained that the chimney was not being supported from the ground up.  Mr. Mitchell indicated that the chimney had already been removed from the interior of the structure some time ago. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-115:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Ryan stated that non-functioning chimneys have been removed from buildings for safety reasons in the same zoning district.  All members concurred.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Ryan stated that the chimney is dangerous and not functioning.  Mr. Mitchell indicated that the removal of the chimney protects the building from further damage.   All members concurred.

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the vitality of the district is enhanced by improving the structure.  All members concurred.

d)      Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the building is being protected by the removal of the chimney.  All members concurred.

 

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-115 as submitted.

 

Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.

 

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

 

226 South Mulberry Street – Forrest Blake - Application #2010-49 AMENDED

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of aluminum siding and replacement with hardie-plank siding, trim and soffits.

 

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

 

Discussion regarding Application #2010-49 AMENDED:

Forrest Blake, 226 South Mulberry Street, stated that he has decided to take out all of the aluminum and replace it with hardie-plank siding.  Mr. Ryan asked if the trim would match the existing trim.  Mr. Blake stated that the trim would match the trim on the front porch.  He indicated that some of the trim will be hardie-plank and some will be wood.  Mr. Mitchell clarified which type of hardie-plank board would be used.  Mr. Blake stated that he will use a four-inch board and he has not yet decided on the color, but the trim will be white.  Mr. Blake asked the process if he decided to add shutters to the home.  Ms. Terry explained that this would require Planning Commission approval and Mr. Blake would need to provide the type of materials used and if they will be functional shutters.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked for clarification of the application because of the addition mentioned in the application.  Ms. Terry explained that the applicant is amending the original application that was approved because he did not request the removal of the existing siding at that time.  Mr. Blake stated that he was unsure when he originally submitted the application if he would be changing all of the existing siding.  Mr. Johnson asked if the applicant would be replacing the siding on the porch or just above the porch.  Mr. Blake stated that all of the siding on the home will be replaced with hardie-plank boards and there will be a foam board under them.  Mr. Johnson stated that the existing aluminum siding is five inches wide.  Mr. Blake stated that the new siding boards would be four inches wide.  Mr. Johnson clarified that the width of the siding will be the same throughout the home.  Mr. Blake stated yes.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-49 AMENDED:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Mitchell stated the applicant is restoring the home with lap siding that resembles the original structure.  All members concurred.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the historical character of the Village is improved with the improvements. All members concurred.

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr. Mitchell stated that the vitality of the district is enhanced by the proposed improvements. All members concurred.

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

 

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-49 AMENDED as submitted.

 

Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.

 

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

 

226 East Maple Street – Brian and Dana Krieg - Application #2010-116

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of several sections of four (4’) foot white picket wood fencing. 

 

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

 

Discussion regarding Application #2010-49 AMENDED:

Brian Krieg, 226 East Maple Street, stated that they are requesting installation a four foot (4’) white wood picket fence.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the fencing on the other properties is also four foot in height.  Mr. Krieg stated that one fence is four foot and the other is five foot high.  Mr. Mitchell clarified that the applicant will be adding a fence directly next to the existing fences on the other homes properties on both sides.  Mr. Krieg stated yes.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the fence will be painted white and does the applicant understand that the finished side of the fence has to face the neighboring property.  Mr. Krieg stated he did realize this. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-116:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the fencing is stylistically compatible with the neighboring fences. All members concurred.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the historical character of the Village district is improved.  All members concurred.

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. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-116 with the condition that the fence shall have the finished side, and not the structural side, facing the alley or street.

 

Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.

 

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

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

New Business:

Application #2010-115: Granville Historical Society; Exterior Modifications

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 #2010-115 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-115.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

Application #2010-49 AMENDED: Forrest Blake; Exterior Modifications

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 #2010-49 AMENDED as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-49 AMENDED.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

Application #2010-116: Brian and Dana Krieg; Fencing

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and Chapter 1187, Height, Area, and Yard Modifications, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-116 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-116.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

Approval of the Minutes:

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve the minutes for the July 12, 2010 Planning Commission meeting as amended.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson. 

Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Approval of Absent Commission Member’s:

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to excuse Jack Burriss from the Planning Commission meeting on July 26, 2010.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson. 

Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Adjournment:  7:30 PM

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

 

Next meetings:

August 9, 2010

August 23, 2010 (Councilmember O’Keefe indicated that she may not be able to attend this meeting.)

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