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Planning Commission Minutes September 24, 2012

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 24, 2012

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order (by Chairman Ryan at 7:00 pm) 

 

Members Present: Councilmember Johnson (non-voting), Doug Eklof (non-voting), Jack Burriss, Tim Ryan (Chair), and Tom Mitchell (Vice-Chair.)

 

Members Absent: Steven Hawk and Jean Hoyt.

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker; Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Mollie Prasher and Russ Adams.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

Old Business:

 

141 East Broadway – Village of Granville - Application #2012-143 (Amended)

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of a new generator to be located in

the rear of the building, adjacent to the parking lot. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Deb Walker and Mollie Prasher. 

 

Discussion:

Mollie Prasher, 141 East Broadway, indicated she is there to address any questions and she is representing the Village.  Mr. Mitchell asked the location of the bollards.  Ms. Prasher stated they would be within the six inch (6”) wide curb.  Mr. Mitchell clarified if they would become part of the curb.  Ms. Prasher stated yes and they would be concrete with a decorative bollard cover.  Mr. Burriss asked the distance between the bollards.  Ms. Prasher stated six feet (6’) and this would protect the generator and allow them to maneuver equipment.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the bollards are removable.  Ms. Prasher stated no.  Mr. Mitchell suggested the bollards should be removable, especially in case the generator has to be replaced.  Ms. Prasher stated they did not feel removable bollards would keep the unit safe.  She went on to explain the Village is able to do the permanent concrete bollards themselves and removable bollards would have to be installed by an outside vendor.       

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2012-143:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is consistent with other approved project requests approved in the district.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the safety to the Village office in this district is improved.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

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 #2012-143 (Amended) as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2012-143:  Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

New Business:

 

109 North Prospect Street – Russ Adams - Application #2012-137

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

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

1)                  The Replacement siding on the rear façade;

2)                  Replace and realign three (3) second floor windows on rear façade;

3)                  Replace one (1) third floor window on rear façade; and

4)                  Addition of shutters on all replacement windows on rear façade. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Deb Walker and Russ Adams. 

 

Discussion:

Russ Adams, 109 North Prospect Street, stated that he is the owner of the building.  He stated the improvements are a result of storm damage that occurred earlier this summer.    Mr. Adams stated the window in the center would be realigned to help with the symmetry if possible.  He presented an example of what this would look like.  Ms. Walker stated the proposal is a huge improvement.  Mr. Mitchell asked what would become of the window air conditioner.  Mr. Adams stated there are two window air conditioning units and one would be replaced with another smaller unit and one would go away.  Mr. Burriss questioned if a blind window could be installed to make the fenestration more symmetrical.  Mr. Adams stated the building is very old with “walls inside of walls inside of walls.”  Mr. Burriss explained there could be a fake window that is not an actual window with shutters that stay shut on the outside of the building.  He stated the siding is being replaced so this would be a good opportunity to consider a blind window.  Mr. Adams indicated he agrees a blind window would be an improvement and he has extra shutter hardware.  Mr. Burriss stated this would make the pattern look complete with the row of windows in the rear.      

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2012-137:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed project is consistent with similar projects in the district. All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the restoration of the fenestration pattern and the improvement in proportions is an improvement. All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the livability and vitality are improved.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

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 #2012-137 with the addition of a blind window on the south end of the west elevation, as shown on ‘Exhibit A’; and to allow the applicant to move or not move the window in the center per ‘Exhibit A’.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2012-137:  Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Old Business:

Application #2012-143 (Amended): Village of Granville; 141 East Broadway; New Generator

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 #2012-143 (Amended) as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2012-143 (Amended).  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Mitchell (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2012-137: Russ Adams; 109 North Prospect Street; Exterior Modifications

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 #2012-137 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2012-137. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

Roll Call Vote: Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Burriss moved to approve excuse Steven Hawk and Jean Hoyt from the September 24, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for August 27, and September 10, 2012:

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the minutes from August 27, 2012 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the minutes from September 10, 2012 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Adjournment:  7:35 PM

Mr. Mitchell moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried 5-0. 

 

Next meetings:

Monday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

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