Granville Community Calendar

Planning Commission November 24, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

November 24, 2014

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present:  Mr. Hawk (Chair), Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, and Councilmember Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio).

 

Members Absent:  Mr. Eklof and Mr. Burriss.

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present:  Craig & Maureen Severson, Bruce & Lisa Westall, Sue Barton, Kathy Tatham and Fred Abraham.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

941 Newark-Granville Road – Craig & Maureen Severson - Application #2014-169

The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-A (SRD-A) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).  The request is for review and approval of a stone retaining wall along the driveway and within the right-of-way adjacent to the public sidewalk. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Craig Severson.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Craig Severson, 941 Newark-Granville Road, stated he wishes to have a low retaining wall to mitigate water drainage. Planning and Zoning Assistant Walker stated that in addition to Planning Commission review and approval the Village Council would need to grant a general use permit for this structure as well.   The wall is eleven inches in height, is similar to other walls in the area, and is constructed of a Brussels style concrete block type product. There were neither questions nor objections from the Board.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-169:

 

1)         Fences, Walls or Barriers.  No fence, wall or other artificial barrier shall be erected and/or constructed in this district without approval of the Planning Commission.  Approval shall be based upon review of an application as set forth in Section 1137.05 of the Codified Ordinances of Granville, Ohio.  Planning Commission review shall include type, location, height, compatibility with the area and such other features or characteristics as may be appropriate.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, it is compatible with the area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-169 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-169:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

315 South Pearl Street – Bruce & Lisa Westall - Application #2014-172

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 a new, two-story, single family home, driveway, sidewalk and rear deck.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Bruce & Lisa Westall.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Bruce Westall, 241 East Maple Street, stated his intention to build a single family home behind his present home along South Pearl Street.  The architectural style would be “steamboat” gothic and he researched the style to make sure it would fit in with Granville architecture. Mr. Hawk asked if the architect is licensed in Ohio and the answer was “Yes.”  Zoning and Planning Assistant Walker said that the BZBA had granted a variance for the northern side yard setback, due to the topography, under Application 2014-144.  She showed plans, elevation details and materials to the Board and indicated the proposed structure met the AROD requirements. The Board felt the home would be welcome in the historical district.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-172:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed home, driveway, sidewalk and deck are similar in style to other homes and projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed materials, design, colors and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, that as above in item b, the proposed design and materials contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed home, driveway, sidewalk and deck protect and enhance examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-172 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-172:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

230 South Mulberry Street – Kathy Tatham - Application #2014-173

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 seven (7) replacement windows. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Kathy Tatham.

 

Discussion:

Ms. Kathy Tatham, 230 South Mulberry Street, stated she would like approval to replace seven windows in her house.  The four downstairs windows are original and the three upstairs windows are old replacement windows.  She has lived in the home for 33 years and it was her grandparents’ home before that.   Zoning and Planning Assistant Walker stated that the replacement windows would preserve the structure, conserve energy and are consistent with the style of the house.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-173:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed replacement windows are similar in style to other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, that as above in item b, the proposed design and materials contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed replacement windows protect the home and therefore achieve this.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-173 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-173:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2014-169, Craig & Maureen Severson; 941 Newark-Granville Road; Landscape 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 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD) and Chapter 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-169. 

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-169.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-172, Bruce & Lisa Westall; 315 South Pearl Street; New Single Family Home, Driveway, Sidewalk & Deck:  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 and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-172. 

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-172.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-173, Kathy Tatham; 230 South Mulberry Street; Window Replacements:  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 #2014-173. 

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-173.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Absent), Burriss (Absent), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):  Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse Mr. Eklof and Mr. Burriss.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 3-0.

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from November 10, 2014:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 10th Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

December 8, 2014

January 12, 2015 (Tentative)

January 26, 2015 (Tentative)

 

Mr. Hawk declared the November 24, 2014 Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

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