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Planning Commission Minutes September 22, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 22, 2014

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Mitchell (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

 

Members Present:  Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair), Councilmember O’Keefe (non-voting, ex-officio), Craig Potaracke (non-voting, ex-officio GEVSD) and Mr. Mitchell (Chair).

 

Members Absent:  Mr. Bill Wilken, Mr. Eklof, and Mr. Burriss.

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant and Michael King, Law Director.

 

Also Present:  Travis Landry and David Jon Ulmer.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

221 South Mulberry Street–Travis & Sarah Landry—Application #2014-113

The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of slate shingles and replacement with ‘Timberline’ asphaltic dimensional shingles in the Williamsburg Slate color on the front and back of the second story roof.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Travis Landry.

 

Discussion:  

Travis Landry, 221 South Mulberry Street, stated the projects intent is for the removal of an existing slate roof that may be original to the house from the 1920’s. Mr. Landry further offered that the slate would be replaced with dimensional shingles that would give the appearance of slate. The proposed shingles would be installed on the upper front and upper rear portions of the roof. Discussion took place as to the existing materials on the front and rear porch roofs; Mr. Landry explained the nature of the materials, roof slope and condition of those materials. There were no additional questions for the applicant.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-113:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE, the project is similar to other roofing projects approved in the District in which slate roofs have been replaced with dimensional shingles.  Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE, any project that protects and upgrades a home with architecturally appropriate materials within the District, improves and upgrades the District overall. Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE, that  as above in item b, by protecting the vitality of a home within the District with historically accurate improvements, you contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Hawk stated TRUE, the proposed project protects a home that has been on the site since the 1930’s, thus protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-113 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-113:  Wilken (Absent) Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Hawk (Yes) and Mitchell (Yes). Voting was 2-0 in favor of approval. Application requires a ratification vote at the October 14, 2014 Hearing.

 

420 East Broadway – David Bussan —Application #2014-114

The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of a concrete sidewalk and replacement with a Unilock concrete paver walkway with granite inset; and installation of two (2) Unilock ‘Brussels Block’ retaining walls.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Jon Ulmer.

 

Discussion: 

Jon Ulmer, 2960 Silver Street, stated that he was representing Dave Bussan, property owner, who was unable to attend as he was traveling. Mr. Ulmer stated that Mr. Bussan wanted to make improvements to the landscape in front of the home which would include two low retaining walls and a new paver walkway from the sidewalk to the front steps of the home. Mr. Hawk inquired whether the driveway would be impacted by the project. Mr. Ulmer stated no, the driveway will not be affected.

 

Mr. Mitchell asked for Staff comments. Ms. Walker offered that the Village right-of-way along East Broadway is rather significant.  So, a portion of the proposed replacement walkway is located within the right-of-way. Mr. King added that Village Council is requiring improvements of this nature within the Village right-of-way, to obtain a General Use Permit. Mr. King further stated that he felt Councils request to obtain such a permit, albeit a delay for applicants, was a best practice for the Village. There were no further questions from the Commissioners.

 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-114:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Hawk stated TRUE, the project is similar to other projects and materials that have previously been approved in the District. Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. 

Mr. Hawk stated TRUE, the proposed materials are appropriate in color and appearance and contribute to the upgrading of the home and the District overall. Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Hawk  stated TRUE, that  as above in item b, the materials selected contribute to the vitality of an historic home within the  District, and inasmuch contribute to the vitality of the District overall. Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Burriss stated TRUE, that the proposed materials appearance are consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improve the home with historically accurate materials and the improvements it protects the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Mitchell concurred with Mr. Hawk.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-114 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-114: Wilken (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Eklof (Absent), Hawk (Yes) and Mitchell (Yes). Voting was 2-0 in favor of approval. Application requires a ratification vote at the October 14, 2014 Hearing.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Application #2014-113, Travis & Sarah Landry; 221 South Mulberry Street; Roof Material 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 1159, Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-113. 

 

Mr. Hawk  moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-113.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. Hawk (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Wilken (Absent), Burriss (Absent), and Mitchell (Yes).  Voting was 2-0 in favor of approval. Application requires a ratification vote at the October 14, 2014 Hearing.

 

Application #2014-114, David Bussan; 420 East Broadway; Sidewalk and Retaining Wall Improvements: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-114.  Voting was 2-0 in favor of approval. Application requires a ratification vote at the October 14, 2014 Hearing.

 

Mr. Hawk  moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-114.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Wilken (Absent), Hawk (Yes) and Mitchell (Yes).  Voting was 2-0 in favor of approval. Application requires a ratification vote at October 14, 2014 Hearing.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):  Mr. Hawk moved to approve the absence of Bill Wilken. Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. All in favor vote; Motion carried 2-0.

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the absence of Doug Eklof.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. All in favor vote; Motion carried 2-0.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the absence of Jack Burriss. Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. All in favor vote; Motion failed 0-2.

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from September 8, 2014:  Members present were unable to approve Meeting Minutes from September 8, 2014.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

October 14, 2014 (Tuesday)

October 27, 2014

November 10, 2014

 

Mr. Mitchell declared the September 22, 2014 Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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