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Planning Commission Minutes September 23, 2013

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 23, 2013

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

Members Present: Doug Eklof, Jack Burriss, Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), and Jean Hoyt.

 

Members Absent:  Councilmember Johnson and Tom Mitchell.  

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker; Planning & Zoning Assistant; Michael King, Law Director

 

Also Present: Charles Dilbone, Jean Brown, Jack Lucks, Keith Myers, Michael Pfautsch, Bill Hanes, and Daniel DeGreve. 

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

130 North Granger Street – Granville Exempted Village School District - Application #2013-120

Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the addition of four (4) scupper drains with downspouts. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Charles Dilbone. 

 

Discussion:

Charles Dilbone, Granville Schools representative, stated the additional drains are for torrential downpours and the scupper drains will handle excessive overflow.  Mr. Dilbone stated the downspout would be in brown, and the part closest to the school roofline would be in white.  He presented examples of the materials to be used.  Mr. Hawk asked if the water would daylight on the concrete pad.  Mr. Dilbone stated yes. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-120:

 

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 drainage projects approved in the district. The Planning Commission agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE the request is allowing for the preservation of the structure.  The Planning Commission agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE improvements pertain to the vitality of a structure in the district, and therefore contributes to the vitality of the entire district.   The Planning Commission agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2013-120 as presented.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-120:  Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Eklof (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

324 West Elm Street– Jean Brown - Application #2013-121

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the remodeling of the front porch, and the installation of two (2) solar powered roof vents at the rear of the structure. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Michael Pfautch. 

 

Discussion:

Michael Pfautch, 324 West Elm Street, stated that he would be the contractor completing this job.  Mr. Pfautch stated he would duplicate the existing architecture as close as possible.  He explained the existing porch material consists of patches of aluminum on top of aluminum.  Mr. Pfaustch stated it is his intent to try to keep as close to the original as possible.  He stated all of the decking material would be CCA and all of the roofing material would be the same that is currently on the structure.  Ms. Walker asked Mr. Pfautch to explain the installation of the solar roof vents.  Mr. Pfautch stated the home has a finished attic that was refinished some time ago.  He stated this space gets excessive heat and has even reached 130 degrees.  Mr. Pfautch stated he suggested solar vents since there is not a power source.  He stated each fan can handle up to 1200 square feet per vent and he is proposing the use of two vents.   Mr. Pfautch stated it is likely Mickey’s roofing would be handling the installation of the roofing vents and they are not very visible from the street.  Mr. Hawk asked if Mr. Pfautch has had success with use of the fans in the past.  Mr. Pfautch stated they receive a 5 star rating and he isn’t aware of any problem.  Mr. Pfautch stated the vents would be facing the southeast.  Mr. Burriss questioned the height from the porch floor to the ground.  Mr. Pfautch stated he guesses eighteen inches (18”).  He stated by code the railing can remain the same height. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-121:

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. The Planning Commission agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE the changes are a historical upgrade to the home by keeping what is in place looking the same.  The Planning Commission agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE the livability of the structure is improved.  The Planning Commission agreed 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 #2013-121 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-121:  Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Columbus Road/Weaver Drive – Karl Schneider/Raccoon Creek, LLC - Application #2013-104 AMENDED

Village Gateway District (VGD).  The request is an amendment to the architectural review and approval of the assisted living facility.  Specifically, the applicant is requesting amendments to allow alternates to the following items:

1)                  Approval of vinyl siding in replacement of brick;

2)                  Approval of Timberline dimensional asphaltic shingles in replacement of EuroLite Slate-style roofing in Charcoal Black

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Jack Lucks.

 

Discussion:

Jack Lucks, Raccoon Valley Creek, LLC, stated he is representing all of the owners of the proposed assisted living facility.  Mr. Lucks stated they are requesting a change to the previously proposed materials because they just became aware of a water line that has to be installed in the southwest corner of the building.  Mr. Lucks explained they did not anticipate the cost of this at the time of approval and due to these cost overruns he would like to have a backup plan in place for some of the materials on the building. 

 

Mr. Lucks stated there are two suppression systems for the sprinkler system.  He stated the Village requires that this water line be put in.  Mr. Lucks stated the architecture would remain the same, but the materials used could potentially change.  He asked if vinyl siding could be considered, as well as, dimensional shingles in asphalt.  Mr. Lucks stated if he can he would consider not switching both and using parts of the upgraded materials. 

Mr. Hawk agreed to change from brick to vinyl is a significant change.  He asked if split face block was considered.  Mr. Lucks stated no.  Ms. Hoyt asked if a combo of brick and vinyl was considered.  Mr. Lucks stated this would involve using two different contractors and would not end up being much of a cost savings.  

 

Mr. Burriss asked if the chimneys were discussed remaining in brick.  He stated there is a significant number of chimneys and this could add some stability to the structure visually.  Mr. Lucks agreed.  Mr. Burriss asked if there was any consideration to making the vinyl a different color.  Mr. Lucks stated they felt the all white was a better representation of Granville.  Mr. Lucks reiterated this is a hypothetical proposal and he needs approval in order to move forward with the project.  He indicated it is still his hope to have the higher end materials used, but it will all come down to cost.  Law Director King stated any motion presented by the Planning Commission would indicate these materials are to be listed as an alternative to the previous application.  Mr. Eklof asked if brick face was considered.  Mr. Burriss stated this would be a layering of stucco that is carved out and it was used on the Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Lucks stated this would be in the same price range as installing hardi-plank.  The Planning Commission unanimously agreed they prefer the look of the materials presented in the previous application.     

 

Ms. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2013-104 AMENDED with the following materials as an alternative option:  

1)                  Approval of vinyl siding in replacement of brick;

2)                  Approval of Timberline dimensional asphaltic shingles in replacement of EuroLite Slate-style roofing in Charcoal Black

3)                  Chimneys to remain brick

  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-104 AMENDED:  Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hoyt (yes), Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

107 East Broadway – Meleca Architecture/St. Luke’s Episcopal Church - Application #2013-66 AMENDED

Village Square District (VSD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a new undercroft stair enclosure on the eastern side of the structure to replace the existing stair enclosure. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker,  Daniel DeGreve, and Keith Myers.

 

Discussion:

Daniel DeGreve stated he is an architect with Meleca Architecture.  He stated the application before the Planning Commission relates to the undercroft.  He explained they are proposing to increase the square footage because they would be adding a second stairway.  Mr. DeGreve stated this stairway would be due to the code restriction and the existing stairway is being retained for convenience for a new conference room.  Mr. DeGreve stated the existing “shanty” is  68 square feet and they are proposing to increase it to 138 square feet.  He stated that most of the footprint would be within the paved area and would not be increasing impervious surface.  Mr. DeGreve stated this is going to be a secondary entrance to the basement and they feel the presented look would not detract from the original mass of the building.  Mr. DeGreve stated they are proposing something very transparent and the concept is that of a conservatory.  Ms. Walker stated the proposal is respectfulness of the Greek revival structure.  She went on to say  they have had discussions regarding the rainwater conductor.  Mr. DeGreve stated there are two rain conductors on the side of the building and they would run rain conductors on the low slope roof to be run perpendicular to the main runs of the church.  Mr. DeGreve stated the central portion would have scuppers and the actual rain conductors would be concealed and tied into tile below.  He explained they do not want the rain conductors to detract from the look.  Ms. Hoyt stated this appears well-designed and well thought out, as has been the case with all of the information submitted by St. Luke’s for this project.  Mr. Burriss agreed.  Mr. Burriss asked if the rear doors have similar fenestration patterns to the new doors.  Mr. DeGreve stated yes. 

 

Mr. Burriss asked about lighting for the structure.  Mr. DeGreve stated they would match the lighting proposed for the sunken garden.  Mr. Burriss asked about the proposed interior lighting for the stairways.  Mr. DeGreve stated they want something on the interior that is not intrusive.  He stated lighting pollution concerns can certainly be taken into consideration and they can even consider knee wall lighting for the stairs. Mr. DeGreve stated he does not expect a pendant type light, but possibly recessed lighting.  He stated he is unsure at this time.   

 

Keith Myers, 229 East College, stated the lights would not be on 24/7 and the stairway lights would only be on when other lights are on surrounding the church.  Mr. Myers stated they would not choose lighting that would stand out or be intrusive.  Mr. Eklof stated a motion-activated light could be considered.  

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-66 AMENDED:

 

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 agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE the changes are an historical upgrade to the church by making the undercroft more architecturally appealing than what currently exists.  All other Planning Commission members agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE the livability of the structure is improved.  All other Planning Commission members agreed with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2013-66 AMENDED, with the addition of the undercroft stair enclosure, as designed and submitted, and with the addition of Exhibit A (water conducting system).  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-66 AMENDED:  Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hoyt (yes), Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2013-120: GEVSD/Charles Dilbone; 130 North Granger Street; Addition of scupper drains & downspouts

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 #2013-120 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Ms. Hoyt moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-120. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Application #2013-121: Jean Brown; 324 West Elm Street; Remodel front porch and installation of solar powered roof vents

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village Residential District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2013-121 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Ms. Hoyt moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-121. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.

 

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

 

Application #2013-104 AMENDED: Karl Schneider/Raccoon Creek, LLC; Columbus Road/Weaver Road; 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 1173, Village Gateway District, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2013-104 AMENDED as submitted by the applicant.

 

Ms. Hoyt moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-104 AMENDED. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Application #2013-66 AMENDED: Meleca Architecture/St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; 107 East Broadway; Eastern Side Addition

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 Square District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2013-66 AMENDED as submitted by the applicant.

 

Ms. Hoyt moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-66 AMENDED. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.

 

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

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve excuse Tom Mitchell from the September 23, 2013 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for September 9, 2013:

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the minutes from September 9, 2013 as revised.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried 3-0.  (Ms. Hoyt abstained.)

 

Adjournment:  8:05 PM

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

 

Next meetings:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

 

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