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Planning Commission December 8, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

December 8, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Members Present: Jack Burriss, Doug Eklof (Vice Chair), Steven Hawk (Chair), Craig Potaracke and Jackie O’Keefe (non-voting)

 

Members Absent:  Bill Wilken

 

Staff Present: Planning Assistant, Debi Walker

 

Also Present: Ken Rittenhouse, Paula Colman, Meredith Clark, Alessandra Camealoss, Daniel Fierentini, Samantha We, Dan Kemper, Jesse Smith and Shelby Kaplan.

 

Citizen Comments:  As no one appeared to speak, Chair Hawk closed Citizens Comments.

 

New Business:

 

129 South Mulberry Street – Ken Rittenhouse on behalf of Gary and Judy Stansbury - Application #2014-177  Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of a sixteen-foot (16’) long by forty-two inch (42”) tall white vinyl lattice screen to be installed to screen the air conditioning units facing West Elm Street.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Ken Rittenhouse. 

 

Discussion:

Ken Rittenhouse, 950 Old River Road, advised the Commission that he was speaking on behalf of the Stansbury family, and as a representative of John Klauder Landscape.  He would like to install a lattice unit to screen the air conditioning unit on the south side of the home.

 

Planning Assistant Walker indicated that staff was in support of this installation.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-177:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; as the project is consistent with other projects that have been approved in the District.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; as the proposed materials are appropriate in color, appearance, screen a modern air conditioning unit and is an upgrade to the home thereby upgrading the District.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the materials and design selected contribute to the vitality of a home improvements designed to screen a modern convenience, it contributes to the vitality of the District.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; that although the proposed replacement materials are modern, the appearance is consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby screening a modern convenience, the improvements protects the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-177 as presented.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.    Roll call vote to approve Application #2014-177:  Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes), Potaracke (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

123 East Broadway – Lee Anne Faler on behalf of Art @ 43023 - Application #2014-178:  Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

The request is for architectural review and approval of a window sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Paula Colman. 

 

Discussion:

Paula Colman, 123 East Broadway, advised she was a partner of Art @ 43023.  Ms. Colman noted that the Commission had a picture of the sign.  It was a little more modern in design, would be attached to a pole with a pendant light.  The light could be put on a timer.

 

Mr. Hawke advised that signs go dark in the Village at 10:00pm. 

 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked about changing the Tickleberry Moon sign.  Assistant Planner Walker indicated the wall sign would be replaced.  As long as the same color and lettering would be used, the sign could be changed without GPC approval, the business owner would simply need to secure a sign permit from the Village Staff. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-178:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed signage is consistent, complimentary and similar in style to other signage within the District.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed signage has artistic merit and contributes to the improvement and upgrading of a commercial structure and maintains the historical nature of the building.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed signage contributes to the continuing vitality of a commercial structure, which contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed signage is appropriate and timely for the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other Planning Commission members concurred.

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-178 with an amendment to include that the pendant lighting be extinguished at 10:00pm.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.    Roll call vote to amend Application #2014-178:  Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes), Potaracke (yes), Burriss (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.   

 

Roll call vote to approve Application #2014-178, as amended:  Hawk (yes), Potaracke (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

Application #2014-177: Ken Rittenhouse on behalf of Gary and Judy Stansbury, 129 South Mulberry Street, Lattice Screening of Air Conditioning Unit(s)   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 Section 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-177 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-177. Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2014-177: Potaracke (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

 

 

Application #2014-178: Lee Anne Faler on behalf of Art @ 43023, 123 East Broadway, Signage    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, and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs,  and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-178 as amended to turn off the pendant lighting at 10:00pm.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-178. Second by Mr. Potaracke. Roll call vote to approve Application #2014-178: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes), Potaracke (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Burriss moved to excuse Bill Wilken from the December 8, 2014 Planning Commission meeting.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

There was not a quorum of members who attended the meeting to approve the minutes of the November 24, 2014 minutes.

 

Motion to approve Planning Commission Meeting dates for 2015:

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the Planning Commission meeting dates for 2015. Second by Mr. Potaracke. Motion carried 4-0.

 

There were a number of Denison University students in attendance.  Mr. Hawk asked for questions and comments from the students.

 

Mr. Hawk declared the December 8, 2014 Planning Commission meeting adjourned as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment:  7:26pm

 

Next meetings:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

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