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Planning Commission Minutes February 24, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

February 24, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

Members Present: Council Member Rob Montgomery (non-voting, Ex-Officio Village Council Representative), Tom Mitchell (Chair), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Bill Wilken, Jack Burriss and Doug Eklof. 

Members Absent: None. 

Staff Present: Alison Terry, Village Planning Director 

Also Present: Brandon Lackey 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments. 

New Business:

204 South Pearl Street– Brandon Lackey- Application #2014-15

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD)  The request is for architectural review and approval of the following improvements to the existing detached garage:

1.         Removal of existing garage doors and replacement with new overhead steel doors;

2.         Addition of an aluminum Dutch door on west facade of garage; and

3.         Removal of existing gutters and downspouts and replacement with 6" half-round             galvanized gutters and downspouts. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Alison Terry and Brandon Lackey 

Discussion: 

Mr. Lackey of 204 South Pearl Street is requesting approval of the following improvements to the existing detached garage: Garage Doors (north elevation)-Two (2) 9'w x 7'h Wayne-Dalton Model 6600 Carriage House Series insulated steel garage doors. Panel design to be 'Somerset'; window configurations to be 'Stockton III'; hardware to be 'Aspen'.    Man Door (west elevation)-Solar Innovations, Inc. all aluminum frame Dutch-style door with aluminum 'London' hardware; painted to match structure. Doors split 50/50 with an ousting configuration. Gutters and Downspouts-6" half-round galvanized gutters with 4" round downspouts; galvanized finish to remain unpainted. Mr. Lackey stated there will be no slab or step out of the man door because there is already pavement in this location. 

Ms. Terry stated the garage is detached from the house. Looking at the image provided, the garage doors are currently off center and Mr. Lackey would like to put new doors on and center them. The man door will be on the west side of the garage because that is where you enter the house. Mr. Lackey will be painting the entire house and garage, but is unsure of the color at this point. The garage gutters will also be replaced to match the gutters on the home. 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-15: 

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 historically appropriate and consistent with other improvements in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a structure it contributes to the vitality of the 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 approve Application #2014-15. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-15: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 5-0. 

New Business:

Julio Valenzuela of Urban Restorations- Application #2014-18

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The applicant requested that the application be tabled, pending the submittal of additional information.

Mr. Hawk made a motion to table Application #2014-18. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve tabling of Application #2014-18: Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 5-0. 

New Business:

221 East Broadway – Anne-Sara Odor for Wisp, LLC- Application #2014-19

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a circular, one-point-three-nine-five (1.395) square foot wall sign. The applicant has submitted an image of the proposed sixteen inch (16") diameter wall sign superimposed on the wall to the right of the business entrance and facing west. The proposed sign will be constructed of wood with a white background, charcoal grey lettering and border. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Alison Terry 

Discussion: 

Ms. Odor of 221 East Broadway, for Wisp, LLC, was not present at the hearing. 

Ms. Terry stated on the left side of the front entrance of the building there is a memorial plaque. The new wall sign is proposed to be located on the right side of the front entrance. The sign will be made out of wood and painted white with charcoal grey lettering and a border (see image on border provided by applicant).  The sign will be attached to and flush with the building. 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-19:

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 simplicity is consistent 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, hopefully 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. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-19. The motion was not seconded and Mr. Mitchell stated the motion failed for lack of a second vote. 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2014-19 with the condition that the top of the proposed circle sign be in line with the top of the memorial plaque that is on the left side of the entrance to the building and be horizontally symmetrical. Mr. Eklof seconded the motion.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-19: Hawk (no), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Burriss (yes), and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-1. 

New Business:

221 East Broadway – Anne-Sara Odor for Wisp, LLC- Application #2014-20

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a sidewalk sign for the location known as the Woodshed at Robbins Hunter Museum  (The applicant has submitted an image of the proposed sidewalk sign and the staff provided the photograph). The applicant is requesting approval of a 24" wide by 36" high sandwich board sidewalk sign at the intersection of the East Broadway sidewalk and the pedestrian way. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Alison Terry 

Discussion: 

Ms. Odor of 221 East Broadway, for Wisp, LLC, was not present at the hearing. 

Ms. Terry stated the proposed sign is the same sign as they had across the street (2 ft. x 3 ft.). They are moving it to the new location. Ms. Terry recommended that the sign be removed during non-business hours. 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-20: 

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 sandwich boards approved 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. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-20 as submitted with the condition the signs shall be removed and secured indoors during non-business hours. Seconded by Mr. Wilken.

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-20: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (no) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-1. 

Finding of Fact Approvals: 

New Business:

Application #2014-15: Brandon Lackey; 204 South Pearl Street; Improvements to the existing detached garage

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 #2014-15, as submitted by the applicant. 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-15. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.   Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 5-0. 

New Business:

Application #2014-19: Anne-Sara Odor; 221 East Broadway; One-point-three-nine-five (1.395) square foot wall sign.

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 #2014-19, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the circle sign by in line with the top of the plaque, which is located on the left side of the entrance of the door and must be horizontally symmetrical. 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-19. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.   Roll Call Vote: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (no) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-1.  

New Business:

Application #2014-20: Anne-Sara Odor; 221 East Broadway; Sidewalk sign.

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 #2014-20, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the sign shall be removed and secured indoors during non-business hours. 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-20. Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (no), Wilken (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-1.

Motion to approve meeting minutes for February 10, 2014: 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the minutes from February 10, 2014 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Adjournment:  7:38 PM 

Mr. Mitchell declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned. 

Next meetings: 

Monday, March 10, 2014 

Monday, April 14, 2014 

Monday, April 28, 2014

 

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