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GPC Minutes November 8, 2010

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

November 8, 2010

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

Members Absent: Jack Burriss and Tom Mitchell.

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry

Visitors Present: Kevin Reiner, Debi Hartfield, Melissa Hartfield, Cheryl Gardner,  Johne Brennan, Steve Katz, Constance Barsky, Tim Klingler, Gail McConnon, Jim and Catherine Jung, and Joy Wujek.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

Old Business:

Application #2010-153 (Previously Tabled), submitted by Debi Hartfield for the property located at 327 West Maple Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval, for the rear accessory structure, of the following:

1)         Siding:  Removing stucco and replacing with engineered wood siding on the second & third stories.  Siding to have 3/8" grooves, 8" on center with a tongue and groove overlap;

2)         Windows:  Removal of existing double hung windows and replacement with wood, double hung windows;

3)         Window trim: Changing the window trim on the south, north, east and west sides and the front door trim to cedar;

4)         Garage Door:  Wood paneled doors with top panels in clear glass;

5)         Lighting:  Exterior carriage lights with sensors on each side of garage doors and beside the front door (north elevation); and

6)         Removal of the southern elevation steel pipe.

 

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

 

Mr. Hawk moved to remove Application #2010-153 from the table.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Discussion:

Debi Hartfield, 327 West Maple Street, stated that she would like to withdraw the previous proposed change to the siding of the accessory structure.  Ms. Hartfield indicated that this would remain stucco. She stated that she would like to add to the application that she is also requesting to remove the big pipe that goes up the back of the accessory structure.  She explained that she would be relocating windows, installing lighting, and installing garage doors.  Mr. Johnson clarified that the applicant was not planning to put anything on top of the stucco.  Ms. Hartfield explained that the stucco will remain as is and she will do repairs as needed with stucco placed on stucco.  Ms. Terry stated that the Planning Commission should have received cut sheets for the windows, garage doors, and lighting.  Mr. Ryan asked if there would be grids in the windows.  Ms. Hartfield stated no and the garage doors only come in two panels due to custom order sizing.  Mr. Hawk clarified that the garage door being proposed was the long plain window option on the spec sheet.  Ms. Hartfield stated yes.  Mr. Johnson asked if the applicant would be eliminating two windows above the garage door and replacing it with three windows.  Ms. Hartfield explained that there are two banks of windows with three windows total being installed on the lower elevation.  Mr. Johnson asked if the existing windows would be in-filled.  Ms. Hartfield stated yes.  Mr. Johnson asked if the three windows near the stairs will be eliminated and two windows will be replaced in this area.  Ms. Hartfield stated yes.  Mr. Johnson asked if the electric service lines are being moved.  Ms. Hartfield stated that according to the code the electric meter had to be moved to the corner of the structure and she has a permit for this already.  Mr. Johnson asked if the applicant was still proposing to use the same trim that she mentioned at the previous meeting.  Ms. Hartfield stated yes. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-153:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson stated that the proposed improvements are consistent with other structures within the district. 

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson stated that the proposed improvements are an upgrade to the historical character.

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson 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. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-153 as amended by the applicant to include leaving stucco on the accessory structure and doing any repairs to the structure with stucco; the replacement of windows with double hung windows; the replacement of the garage door per submitted spec sheet; the replacement of the exterior lighting with carriage lighting; the installation of trim per option #2 as indicated in ‘Exhibit A’ and the removal of the steel pipe (chimney flue).

 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

New Business:

219 West Broadway – Kevin Reiner - Application #2010-160

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

The request is for review and approval of the structural demolition of a one-and-a-half story detached garage located in the rear yard.

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Sheryl Gardner, Jim and Catherine Jung, and Kevin Reiner.

 

Discussion:

Kevin Reiner, 219 West Broadway, stated that the accessory structure he is proposing for demolition was built in the 1950’s and is in desperate need of repair.  He stated that it has a 16x20 footprint and it was not used as a garage because there is not a driveway to it.  Mr. Ryan noted that there was a letter from the Historical Society in their packets that stated that the structure is of no historical significance.

 

Sheryl Gardner, 216 West Elm Street, stated that her property and Mr. Reiner’s are back to back properties and she thinks that this is a “wonderful idea” to remove the deteriorated structure.  

 

Catherine Jung, 221 West Broadway, stated that she lives to the west of Mr. Reiner and she is fine with the idea of tearing down the structure. 

 

Jim Jung, 221 West Broadway, stated that he whole-heartedly supports the proposed demolition and he sees the safety of the building as being “risky.” 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Demolition Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-160:

 

a)         The location of the proposed structure will not create adverse affects on the property or on neighboring properties.  The removal of the structure shall not interrupt the continuous built edge of any adjacent street or right of way.  The Planning Commission unanimously agreed that the removal of the structure would not have any adverse affects on the property or neighboring properties. 

 

b)         The proposed structure is of no or little historical significance.  The Planning Commission unanimously agreed that the proposed structure for demolition had no historical significance. 

 

c)         The demolition of the proposed structure will in no way adversely affect the health, safety or general welfare of the neighboring properties or community in general.  The Planning Commission unanimously agreed TRUE.   

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to recommend approval of the demolition for Application #2010-160 to Village Council.

 

Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

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

 

219 West Broadway – Kevin Reiner - Application #2010-161

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of the construction of a one-and-a- half story detached accessory structure to be located in the rear yard, constructed of the following materials:               

1.         Roof Material:  Dimensional asphaltic shingles;

2.         Siding & Trim:

a.         Siding:  Wood, primed & painted, 5" reveal;

b.         Trim:  Wood trim, fascia, soffits;

3.         Service Doors:

            a.         North Elevation:  Six-panel wood, primed & painted;

b.         South Elevation:  French Doors, wood with true divided lites;

4.         Gutters and Downspouts:  Aluminum, half round;          

5.         Windows:  

a.         North Elevation:  Wood, true divided lite half round window

b.         West & East Elevations:  Wood, true divided lite double hung with sidelights and a half round above on the first floor; Three single hung wood, true divided light windows on the upper floor;

6.         Foundation:  Block with a sandstone veneer (see sample photograph submitted with the application);

7.         Columns:  Round, 8" Fiberglass; and

8.         Chimney:  Block with brick veneer (see sample photograph submitted with the application).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, Sheryl Gardner, Catherine and Jim Jung, and Kevin Reiner.

 

Discussion:

Kevin Reiner, 219 West Broadway, indicated that he would like to replace the demolished structure with a new, slightly larger structure. He described the materials used - lap wood siding, recycled historical door, sandstone, and true divided light windows.  Mr. Hawk asked if the applicant plans to add electric and water services to the structure.  Mr. Reiner stated yes and it will be insulated and treated like a studio.  Mr. Ryan stated that the applicant would need a Variance for setbacks.  Mr. Johnson asked the height of the structure compared to the house.  Mr. Reiner was unsure of the exact height of his home, but stated that it is a two story home.  Mr. Johnson noted that the proposed structure will be taller than the demolished structure.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the lot coverage is ok.  Ms. Terry explained that a Variance is required and the applicant is already over in lot coverage with the current building. She stated that the applicant is requesting an increase from 50% to 57% lot coverage and the BZBA will hear the application on November 18th

Mr. Johnson asked if both sashes of windows will have true divided light panels.  Mr. Reiner stated yes.  

 

Sheryl Gardner, 216 West Elm Street, stated that she has reviewed the plans for the proposed structure at the Village Offices, as well as looking at the property.  She stated that the structure will be 15 feet from her yard and she feels the applicant is always respectful of neighbors and she wholeheartedly supports the “beautiful structure.” 

 

Catherine Jung, 221 West Broadway, stated that she is fine with the proposed structure.

 

Jim Jung, 221 West Broadway, stated that he supports the applicant’s request. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Demolition Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-161:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson stated that the applicant has provided plans that preserve the historical character.    

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson stated that the proposed structure is an upgrade to the historical character.

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

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 #2010-161 contingent upon the applicant receiving the required variances from the BZBA.

 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

126 West Elm Street – Johne and Leigh Brennan - Application #2010-164

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of the following exterior

modifications:

1)         Replacement of wood double hung, simulated divided lite windows with vinyl double hung windows with no grids, on all elevations of the house;

2)         Replacement of three-tab asphalt shingles with Owens Corning dimensional asphaltic shingles in Estate Grey color; and

3)         Replacement of a vinyl garage door with a vinyl and steel garage door in a carriage house style.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Johne Brennan, 126 West Elm Street, stated that the existing windows are inefficient and they are requesting to replace them with vinyl double hung windows.  He stated that they are also requesting to replace the existing 25 year old roof with a similar color and product of asphalt shingles.  Mr. Brennan stated that they would like to replace the carriage house garage door with an updated carriage house door.   Mr. Johnson asked why the applicant chose not to keep the look of the original divided lite windows.  Mr. Brennan stated that they already have four windows that they do not have to replace that aren’t true divided lite and it was a personal preference.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-164:

 

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.  Mr. Johnson stated that the proposed work on the property does not negatively affect the district.

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson 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. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-164 as submitted.

 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

221 East Elm Street – Steve Katz and Constance Barsky - Application #2010-166

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

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

1)         Replacement of front concrete driveway strips with exposed pea gravel concrete strips;

2)         Removal of brick walkway from the house to the rear driveway and replacement with an exposed pea gravel driveway;

3)         Installation of a concrete drain trough, with steel grating, in front of the garage entrance; and

4)         Installation of a sandstone border along the edge of the back driveway.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Steve Katz and Constance Barsky.

 

Discussion:

Steve Katz and Constance Barky, 221 East Elm Street, stated that there is a correction to the submitted information on ‘Number 2’.  He stated that the driveway replacement with exposed pea gravel concrete is not what they would be using, but instead just pea gravel.  Mr. Johnson questioned if there was an outlet for drainage.  Mr. Katz explained that they are trying to divert the water to a lower grassy area and there wasn’t anything originally built to properly handle the drainage.  Constance Barsky stated that they will be installing a French drain.  

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-164:

 

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.  Mr. Johnson 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. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-166 as submitted.

 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

224 East Broadway – Petali Teas/Joy Wujek - Application #2010-167

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

The request is for review and approval of a Change of Use for 359 square feet from Category "B", Specialty Shops to Categories "B", Specialty Shops and Category "D", Food, Drug and Beverage Businesses, specifically for a retail tea shop and tea room.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Joy Wujek, Worthington Road, Alexandria, stated that they would like to be able to sell some tea and cookies and the Change of Use is required to do this.  Mr. Ryan asked if all of the requirements have been met.  Ms. Terry stated yes. 

 

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve Application #2010-167 as submitted.

 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

222 South Prospect Street – Gail McConnon- Application #2010-168

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

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

1)         Replacement of existing front concrete steps with cedar steps;

2)         Extension of front porch roof, 3-tab asphaltic shingles, twenty-nine (29") inches by seventy-three (73") inches; and

3)        Installation of a wood handrail.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Gail McConnon, 222 South Prospect Street, stated that the staff report makes mention of a roof being replaced and this is not the case.  Ms. McConnon apologized for work that had already been done on the porch steps.  She stated that she had a friend who began work for her on them.  Mr. Johnson asked if there would be any pickets within the proposed hand rail.  Ms. McConnon stated no.  He later stated that the applicant may want to check if balusters are required by Code because of the twenty-eight inch height.  He stated that he could not estimate the height from the submitted picture.  Mr. Hawk asked if the handrails are already finished.  Ms. McConnon stated no and they ceased work when she realized she needed approval. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-168:

 

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

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Johnson stated that the proposal is historically accurate.

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

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 #2010-168 as with the condition that the sides of the stairs are filled in with lattice work to mask the old stairs and they are painted to match other porch features.  He also clarified that nothing is being done to the roof. 

 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Old Business:

Application #2010-153: Debi Hartfield; 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 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-153 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-153. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

New Business:

Application #2010-160: Kevin Reiner; Demolition

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinance Chapter 1162, Structure Demolition and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-160 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-160. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2010-161: Kevin Reiner; Accessory Structure

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, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-161 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-161. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2010-164: Johne and Leigh Brennan; 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 #2010-164 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-164. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2010-166: Steve Katz & Constance Barsky; 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 #2010-166 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-166. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2010-167: Petali Teas; Change of Use

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 1183, Off-Street Parking and Loading, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-167 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-167. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2010-168: Gail McConnon; 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 #2010-168 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-168. 

Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Motion to Excuse Absent Planning Commission Members’:

Mr. Hawk moved to excuse Tom Mitchell and Jack Burriss from the November 8, 2010 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.  Motion carried 3-0.    

 

 

 

Motion to Approve Minutes:

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the October 12, 2010 Planning Commission meeting minutes as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.  Motion carried 3-0.    

 

Adjournment:  7:55 PM

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

 

Next meetings:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, December 12, 2010

 

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