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Planning Commission Minutes January 13, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION 

January 13, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present: Council Member Jeremy Johnson (non-voting), Dennis Cauchon (non-voting), Tom Mitchell (Chair), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Jack Burriss, Doug Eklof, and Jean Hoyt. 

 

Members Absent:  None

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker; Village Planning & Zoning Assistant

 

Also Present:  Orville Orr, Gail McConnan, Mary Morales-Rivera and Anselmo Rivera

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

313 East Broadway – Orville Orr for the Buxton Inn - Application #2013-160

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a sidewalk sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Orville Orr.

 

Discussion: 

Orville Orr, 313 East Broadway, stated he is requesting approval for a sidewalk sign. Mr. Orr stated there are photographs of where the sign would be located. He stated that the reason for the double-sided sign was so people could view it from both directions, and make people aware of restaurant offerings. Mr. Hawk asked if the sign would be utilized during the hours of the restaurant operation. Mr. Orr stated the sign will be posted in the morning and taken down in the evening. Mr. Mitchell amended the application to include the language that would allow the sign to be displayed only during restaurant hours.

 

Ms. Walker stated the staff is in agreement with the sidewalk sign and the sign meets all the requirements. She added that the sign will be oak in color with black border and the Buxton logo as it appears in photographs provided.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-150:

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. The Planning Commission concurred 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 consistent with other sidewalk signs that have been approved in the district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of an individual business is improved, as well as the entire district. The signs materials are historically correct. Ms. Hoyt stated she liked the sign and the choice of materials. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed sign would help protect the physical surrounding in which past generations have lived. Mr. Mitchell stated that everyone was in agreement with the placement of the sign. Ms. Walker stated the sign was going to be placed to the right of the post in the image provided, sitting the brick sidewalk (see photograph).  The Planning Commission concluded this was TRUE. 

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2013-160; with the condition that the sidewalk sign be posted during restaurant hours only.  Seconded by Mr. Hoyt.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-160:  Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Eklof (yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

218 East Maple Street – James & Jodi Schmidt - Application #2013-166

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of three sets of replacement windows on the north side of the structure and one two-high fixed pane window on the western facade of the home. The window will be Pella ThermaStar Series; white vinyl, double-hung, with no-grids on the north side of the home; 2 high-fixed frame on the west side of the home (refer to photographs provided by owners and manufacturers cut sheets).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Gail McConnan.

 

Discussion: 

Gail McConnan, speaking on behalf of the owners of 218 East Maple Street, stated she is requesting approval of the installation of replacement windows on the north and west facades of the home. Ms. McConnan stated she knows the home well and the owners want to replace windows on the back of the structure and the west side. The proposed replacement windows will be identical to the existing windows, which were replaced previously.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-166:

 

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. The Planning Commission concurred 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 consistent with other                 window replacement projects that have been approved in the district and the                    proposed windows are more historical in character. The Planning Commission                concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the                         vitality of an individual residence is improved, as well as the entire district. The                  Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

this was TRUE. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2013-166.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-166: Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Eklof (yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

134 East Broadway – Mary Morales Rivera for Day y Noche - Application #2013-167

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a temporary storm door enclosure on the front door of Day y Noche Restaurant.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker, Mary Morales-Rivera and Anselmo Rivera.

 

Discussion: 

Mr. and Mrs. Rivera, of 134 East Broadway, for Day y Noche Restaurant stated they are requesting approval of the installation of a temporary storm door enclosure on the front of the Day y Noche Restaurant. Mr. and Mrs. Rivera stated that the door was removable and there would be no alteration to the original structure. They stated that the distance between the old and new door was approximately 4 feet.

Mr. Hoyt inquired whether the door was only to be used during the winter. Mr. Burriss inquired as to the materials of the side panel. Was it similar in construction to a big tent which had windows? Mr. Burriss questioned whether when taken down the whole frame structure would be removed and furthermore, how would the vinyl fabric be attached to the framework? Would there be visible points of connections such as rope ties?

 

Ms. Walker stated that it was her understanding that the framework of the door would be aluminum which would be fitted to sidewalls and the ceiling. The associated fabric would be clear vinyl with a black border. Mr. Hawk inquired whether the door was glass or safety glass and stated that it needed to be all clear glass.

 

Mr. Mitchell discussed his concern about the use of flexible vinyl as the side windows. He was concerned they would eventually become cloudy. He also agreed that the enclosure should be transparent in overall design to be compatible with and not diminish the architecture.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Rivera stated the door itself was glass. The door would be a solid frame and would stop the wind. They added that the frame screws into the ground and ceiling so the door is secure. The balance of the material is flexible.

 

Discussion took place the length of time the enclosure would be installed. Mr. & Mrs. Rivera stated that the door would be used only during winter months. Mrs. Rivera stated that their landlord has only approved the use of the temporary door during cold months. They will be installing and removing themselves annually.

 

The Planning Commissioners discussed imposing the condition that the structure be installed no earlier than October 15th and be removed no later than March 31st. Mr. & Mrs. Rivera agreed to the proposed conditions.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-166:

 

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 and consistent with other seasonal storm door enclosure. The Planning Commission concurred 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 consistent with other temporary, seasonal storm doors that have been approved in the district and is a movement towards conservation of energy and comfort of the patrons.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)       Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that when the vitality of an individual business is improved within the district, the vitality of the entire district is improved.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)       Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the temporary storm door would physically protect the building from outdoor elements; protecting the surroundings in which past generations have lived. The Planning Commission concluded this was TRUE. 

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2013-167; with the condition that the temporary storm door be installed no earlier than October 15th and removed the no later than March 31st annually. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-167:  Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Eklof (yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2013-160: Orville Orr, on behalf of The Buxton Inn; 313 East Broadway; Sidewalk Signs

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 Chapter 1189, Signs, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2013-160, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-160. Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Mitchell (yes), Hawk (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hoyt (yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

Application #2013-166: James & Jodi Schmidt; 218 East Maple Street; Replacement Windows on the North & West Facades of the Home. 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 #2013-166, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-166. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Mitchell (yes), Hawk (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hoyt (yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

Application #2013-167: Mary Morales-Rivera; 134 East Broadway; Temporary Storm Door Enclosure on the Front Door of Day y Noche Restaurant. 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 #2013-167, as submitted by the applicant with the condition that the temporary storm door be installed no earlier than October 15th and removed the no later than March 31st annually.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-167 with the condition that the temporary doorbell installed no sooner than October 15th and removed no later than March 31st annually. Seconded by Mr. Hoyt. Roll Call Vote: Mitchell (yes), Hawk (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hoyt (yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

Adjournment:  7:40 PM Mr. Mitchell adjourned the Planning Commission meeting.

 

Next meetings:

 

Monday, January 27, 2014

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

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