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Planning Commission Minutes June 10, 2013

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

June 10, 2013

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

Members Present: Councilmember Johnson (non-voting), Doug Eklof (non-voting).  Jack Burriss, Steven Hawk, Jean Hoyt, and Tom Mitchell (Chair.)

 

Members Absent:  None. 

 

Staff Present: Alison Terry; Village Planning Director

 

Also Present: Josh and Lauren Fisher, Ben and Nadine Rader, Rev. Stephen Applegate, Bill Hines, Dan DeGreve, Mr. and Mrs. Karaffa and Keith Myers.   

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

230 Summit Street – Faith Wilson- Application #2013-61

Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the replacement of two (2) windows on the east side of the home. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Alison Terry and Jarod Wilson. 

 

Discussion:

Jarod Wilson, Buckeye Lake, stated he is representing his mother, Faith Wilson for this application.  Mr. Wilson explained the request is a renewal from a former application his mother submitted years ago and didn’t follow through on.   Mr. Wilson stated the replacement windows would make the windows functional once again.  He explained no one would be able to view the windows from the street. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-61:

 

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

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE the request is consistent with being an historical upgrade to this zoning district.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Hawk. 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a residence it contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Hawk. 

d)                  Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE the look of the windows protect and enhance examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations have lived.   All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Hawk.     

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2013-61 as presented.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-61:  Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Mitchell (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

332 East College Street– Josh and Lauren Fisher - Application #2013-63

Village Residential District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a replacement roof, changing from asphalt shingles to a standing seam metal roof. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Alison Terry, and Josh & Lauren Fisher. 

 

Discussion:

Josh Fisher, 332 East College Street, stated they would like to replace the existing asphalt  roofing material with a charcoal colored standing seam metal roof.  Ms. Terry stated at times the Planning Commission has had questions pertaining to the look of the ice guards and ridges.   Ms. Fisher stated they are proposing a 40 year heritage metal roof to go over the existing asphalt shingled roof.  Mr. Fisher stated snow guard would be installed to protect the gutters.  Mr. Burriss asked the proposed spacing between the ridges and seams.  Mr. and Mrs. Fisher stated they did not know the spacing.   Mr. Burriss stated really wide panels may not look right with the trim details associated with the home.  Mr. Hawk stated due to the submitted material, he believes the Planning Commission could assume the spaces are nine inches wide.  Ms. Fisher stated the proposed roof is very similar to the roof approved for a home on 234 West Elm Street.  Mr. Mitchell confirmed this would be the same roof approved for Dan Leavell’s home, and although the roof line is different the same caps and ridges would be utilized. Councilmember Johnson questioned if the applicant would be using an exposed fastener system.  Ms. Fisher stated yes.  Mr. Hawk questioned if the metal roof would go over the existing roofing material.  Ms. Fisher stated yes.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-63:

 

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 metal roofing is more appropriate historically than asphalt shingles. 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 by the roof replacement.  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. 

 

Ms. Hoyt made a motion to approve Application #2013-63 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Hawk. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-63:  Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Mitchell (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

128 West Broadway – Phil Claggett for Jeff Figler - Application #2013-64

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of an air conditioning unit on the rear of the home and new ¾” electrical conduit on the west side of the home. 

 

Discussion:

The applicant was not present to discuss this application.  The Planning Commission asked to hear any testimony regarding the application, but indicated they would have to table the matter until the applicant could be present.  Ms. Terry stated the applicant had started installing the air conditioning unit in the back of the home and there is an existing unit already located on the east side.   Ms. Terry stated the property to the west of the home is a residence and to the east is a business.  She explained there has not been any discussion on why the unit needs to be moved or separated from the existing air conditioning unit.   

 

Ben Rader, West Broadway (west neighbor), stated he and his wife are opposed to the proposed location in the rear of the home.  He stated they would not be opposed to a new unit going into the existing location on the east side.    Ms. Terry stated their testimony would be on record for consideration of the application at a future Planning Commission meeting. 

 

Mr. Hawk moved to Table Application #2013-64.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Table Application #2013-64:  Burriss (yes), Mitchell (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes).  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

107 East Broadway – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church - Application #2013-65

Village Square District (VSD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for review and approval of a minor amendment to the Final Development Plan to allow for a modular classroom to be located behind the main building.  

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Alison Terry, Rev. Stephen Applegate, Keith Myers, and Dave Hostetter.

 

Discussion:

Ms. Terry stated the applicant has had discussion with Village Council regarding the expansion of the church.  She explained the proposed building will be located on property owned by the Village of Granville.  Ms. Terry stated Village Council has asked St. Luke’s to go through all required processes' for approval of the expansion.  Ms. Terry stated St. Luke’s has received a variance to reduce the required number of parking spaces from seven (7) to zero (0) for the addition.  She explained the addition would consist of a sunken courtyard, as well as a two-story addition to the church building.  Ms. Terry explained the addition would go to the existing wall and it ties into Opera House Park.  She stated the Tree and Landscape Commission has been asked to review St. Luke's landscape and walkway plans within the Opera House Park area since the T&L Commission is also working on improvements to the Opera House Park area.  Ms. Terry stated the applicant is proposing Owens Corning onyx black asphalt shingles for the roof.  She stated the same type of roofing material was approved to reroof the structure within the past year.  She stated the proposed gutters (aluminum white) would match existing gutters and they would be built into the eaves, so they cannot be seen.  She stated the proposed siding is five inch exposed beveled siding to match the existing structure.  Ms. Terry stated the applicant has not chosen the manufacturer for the doors, but they would be glass infill aluminum clad painted to match the other doors on the structure.  Ms. Terry stated the proposed windows are double hung wood.  She stated the applicant is proposing fixed wood shutters with a raised panel in Greek Revival style with iron or similar hardware to match existing.  She stated the window grills would be from Fortin Ironworks.  Ms. Terry stated the applicant would be using a three inch continuous roof vent with wide soffit venting.   

 

Daniel DeGreve, Meleca Architecture, stated they are proposing a 1088 foot addition, with 694 feet located on the main floor and the undercroft space.  Mr. DeGreve stated 673 feet would be incorporated in the unenclosed space.  He explained they would like to match the existing molding, which is on the perimeter of the building – architrave.  He stated they would use a simplified cornice to defer to what is on the existing building.  Mr. DeGreve stated the ridgeline would be 32 feet to match the existing roof line and this is harmonious with the existing structure.  He stated they are proposing the use of five inch profile clapboard siding to match what is on the south elevation of the building. 

 

Don Hostetter, Chair of the Tree and Landscape Commission, explained they have been working on Opera House Park.  He stated the Project Manager, Jim Siegel has reviewed the plans proposed by Luke’s Church and they have a future meeting with them for more discussion.  Mr. Hostetter stated they feel overall this would be a good project for the Village, but they do need to discuss some of the plans St. Luke’s has for Opera House Park so they can compare them with the Tree and Landscape Commission’s plans for this area. 

 

The Planning Commission discussed the walkway paths and determined their final location ought to be approved by Village Staff after initial review by the Tree and Landscape Commission. 

 

Mr. Hawk stated the nicely prepared application provided all of the details necessary for their consideration and he commended the applicant on this very historical and stunning expansion.  Mr. Burriss agreed and indicated the expansion is very appropriate to the structure. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-65:

 

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 church plans for the structure are more historical and a great 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 is improved and the surrounding park area is also improved.  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 proposal is more appropriate historically then the current view from the proposed elevation.   All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.   

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2013-65 with the condition the final plans for plantings and walkways are reviewed and agreed to by the Tree and Landscape Commission and Village Staff.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-65:  Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Mitchell (yes).  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2013-61: Faith Wilson; 230 Summit Street; Window Replacement

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 #2013-61 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-61. Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2013-63: Josh and Lauren Fisher; 332 East College 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 #2013-63 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-63. Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Application #2013-65: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; 107 East Broadway; Exterior Modification

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1183, Off-Street Parking and Loading, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review and Overlay District, Chapter 1159, Village Square District, and hereby recommends approval of Application #2013-65 to the Village Council..

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-65. Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

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

 

Motion to Appoint Vice-Chair to the Planning Commission:

Ms. Terry stated Tim Ryan has resigned from the Planning Commission due to a recent move out of the Granville community.  She stated Tom Mitchell automatically becomes the new Chairperson. 

 

Mr. Burriss nominated Stephen Hawk as the Vice-Chair to the Planning Commission.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt

 

Roll Call Vote: Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Mitchell (yes), Hawk (abstain).  Motion carried 3-0.  Stephen Hawk is appointed as Vice-Chair to the Granville Planning Commission. 

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for May 28, 2013:

Postponed for review by the Village Law Director

 

Adjournment:  7:45 PM

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

 

Next meetings:

Monday, June 24, 2013 (Mr. Burriss indicated he cannot attend this meeting.)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

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