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Planning Commission Minutes February 10, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION 

February 10, 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), Tom Mitchell (Chair), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Bill Wilken, Jack Burriss and Doug Eklof.

 

Members Absent: None.

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Village Planning and Zoning.

 

Also Present: Kara Gallagher and Nasie Gallagher for Moe's Original Barbecue.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

128 East Broadway – Kara Gallagher for Moe's Original Barbeque- Application #2014-14

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of an outdoor sidewalk cafe' area. The applicants are proposing two (2) options for the cafe' seating (Applicant submitted supporting photographs of proposed cafe' furniture):

 

Option A: Three (3) custom-crafted 6 feet long picnic tables with red umbrellas; three (3) two-tops with chairs placed along the buildings' facade; and six (6) elevated wooden planters to screen and enclose the space; or

 

Option B: Three (3) two-tops round cafe' style tables with chairs placed along the buildings' facade; five (5) four-top round cafe' style tables with four (4) chairs each; three (3) to four (4) red umbrellas; and six (6) planters to demarcate the cafe' space.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Debi Walker and Kara Gallagher

 

Discussion: 

Ms. Gallagher of 128 East Broadway, for Moe's Original Barbecue, stated they are requesting approval of an outdoor sidewalk cafe' area. Ms. Gallagher stated they prefer "Plan A"; however, will go along with whatever the committee suggests. Ms. Gallagher stated her father and brother-in-law will be making the proposed picnic tables either out of cedar or white oak. They will secure the picnic tables and planters at closing time with chains, like the other restaurants in the area. The restaurant will close at 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Sundays will close at 8 p.m. and the upstairs bar area will close at 1 a.m. Ms. Gallagher stated they had purchased the planters from Bella, but cannot locate them, so they need to be built. Her father will be constructing the planters as well. Ms. Gallagher agreed with the committee that the planters will be no taller than the picnic table height. Ms. Gallagher stated they are shooting for a March 10th grand opening.

 

Ms. Walker stated the picnic tables are supposed to be removed by October 31st, unless an extension is submitted and approved for a December 31st removal date.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-14:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the                  Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is certainly 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 certainly consistent with             other outdoor sidewalk cafe's in the district and contributes to a new business. 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             Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council of "Plan A" on  Application #2014-14. Seconded by Mr. Burriss with the condition the enclosed planters are no taller than the picnic table height.

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-14: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2014-14: Kara Gallagher; 128 East Broadway; Outdoor sidewalk cafe' area.

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 #2014-14, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-04. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.

 

Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for January 27, 2014: 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the minutes from January 27, 2014 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Hawk.  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

 

Adjournment:  7:35 PM

 

Mr. Mitchell declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned.

 

 

Next meetings:

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

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