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Planning Commission Minutes February 25, 2013

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

February 25, 2013

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), Steven Hawk, and Jean Hoyt.

 

Members Absent:  Tom Mitchell. 

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker; Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Dena McKinley, Sam Dodge, and James Browder.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

James Browder, 122 North Pearl Street, stated he is property neighbors with the Granville Inn (314 East Broadway.)  He stated there is a wall in the rear of his property and he has been experiencing problems with paint chips coming off the wall and landing throughout his back yard.  Mr. Browder stated he has a child and a dog that cannot have full use of the yard because of this problem and he is concerned it is a health and safety matter.  Ms. McKinley stated she is aware of the problem and has had several discussions with Mr. Browder.  She stated the problem is that they have water infiltration from the edges of the roof inward, but the roof is ok and the interior is dry.  Ms. McKinley stated they have some severe erosion at the ends and corners of the roof and this is causing severe problems.  She estimated the repair to be around $600,000-$700,000.  Ms. McKinley stated potential purchasers of the Inn are looking at the problem and they have had contractors review the matter.  She stated they have been told repainting the wall won’t do any good until the water issue is remedied.  Mr. Browder stated the wall on the other side has been recently painted and looks good. He stated he realizes the Inn is in Receivership, but he contacted the property owners prior to them going into Receivership about this same issue.  Ms. McKinley stated she could have maintenance pick up any paint chips, but they are not able to fix the problem at this time due to finances.  Mr. Browder stated the wall is falling over onto his property.  Ms. McKinley stated she would disagree the wall is falling over and the last time she checked it was structurally sound.  Mr. Burriss asked if Mr. Browder is aware of the chemical makeup of what is coming off the wall.  Mr. Browder stated he has not had this tested but would look into it.  Mr. Ryan suggested the two parties work with the Village to remedy the matter and the Planning Commission has no jurisdiction with this type of situation.  Ms. Walker stated this could turn out to be a civil matter and the Village is not able to make a determination if the paint chips are a health and safety matter.  She stated Mr. Browder could contact the Licking County Health Department if he feels this is a health and safety issue.  Mr. Burriss asked when the building was last painted was the wall in question was included?  Ms. McKinley stated she did not know.  Mr. Browder stated there has been no attempt to paint the wall since he has lived on the property.   

 

New Business:

314 East Broadway – Granville Hospitality, LLC - Application #2013-05

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a replacement awning over the dining patio area and replacement awnings for windows facing East Broadway.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Deb Walker and Dena McKinley. 

 

Discussion:

Dena McKinley, Granville Hospitality, 314 East Broadway, stated she filed an insurance claim because of the damaged awning.  She presented the proposed replacement awnings and indicated they would like to replace matching awnings on seven smaller windows located on the west side of the building and alcoves.  Ms. McKinley stated the fabric would match for each window.  She stated the work being done is to make the framework more structurally sound.  Ms. McKinley indicated the proposed framework is rated to be left up year around.  Ms. Walker stated staff received the additional details requested and the application meets all necessary requirements.  Mr. Hawk asked who is doing the project and is it a Sunbrella fabric.  Ms. McKinley stated ‘Capital City Awnings’ and the fabric is a 1940s Sunbrella fabric that they feels blends in good with the stonework at the Inn.  She indicated the scallop being used for the edging is called ‘Old 33’ in the brochure.  Mr. Burriss stated he applauds the return of the stripe.  

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-05:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated true, the application is consistent with similar 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 materials are consistent with other materials used in this district.  He stated the new awnings are more historically correct than the ones they replaced.   All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated true, the business vitality is enhanced.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

d)                  Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated true, the awning replacement replaces something that has always been in place on the building.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2013-05 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-05:  Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

221 East Broadway– Alfie’s Wholesome Food - Application #2013-06

Village Business District (VSD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a storm door on the main entry door to the structure; and the installation of a vent on the eastern façade of the structure. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Deb Walker and Sam Dodge. 

 

Discussion:

Sam Dodge, 221 East Broadway, stated he is proposing an all weather Anderson 3000 Series storm door that would increase light and air flow.  Additionally, he explained they would like to add an exhaust fan to circulate air from the kitchen because there is not any ventilation.  Mr. Dodge explained they would be moving the existing oven to the back of the store.  He stated the space was used more for production in the past, but they would like to have the area be more of a customer environment.  Ms. Walker stated all requirements have been met for this application.  She stated there had been some recent discussion regarding the full glass door and she stated they would need to see if the proposed door meets safety requirements.  Mr. Burriss stated it is possible someone could walk through the glass door.  Ms. Walker questioned if some sort of guard needed to be installed across the door.  Mr. Dodge stated the door would open outward.  Ms. Hoyt asked if the glass being used is tempered glass.  Mr. Dodge was unsure, but stated the cut sheets state it is double-pane glass.  Mr. Burriss asked if the door would be painted white to match the building.  Mr. Dodge stated yes and stated the door would be lined up with the transom above the door.  The Planning Commission agreed staff could work with the applicant on ensuring the proposed door meets Building Code requirements for safety. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-06:

 

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 storm doors 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 door is protecting a historic structure and the style is architecturally pleasing.  Mr. Burriss stated the painted white door and vent will enhance the structure.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated true, the livability is improved for a business in the district.   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. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2013-06 with the condition the applicant obtain approval for the glass/plexiglass from the Licking County Building Code Department to ensure that it meets all commercial requirements; and that Staff will work with the applicant to be certain the hardware meets the requirements..  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-06:  Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2013-05: Granville Hospitality; 314 East Broadway; Awnings

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 #2013-05 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-05. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Hoyt (yes), Hawk (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2013-06: Alfie’s Wholesome Food; 221 East Broadway; 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 #2013-06 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-06. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

Roll Call Vote: Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Hawk moved to approve excuse Tom Mitchell from the February 25, 2013 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for February 11, 2013:

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the minutes from February 11, 2013 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Adjournment:  7:30 PM

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

 

Next meetings:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

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