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Planning Commission Minutes June 23, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

June 23, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present: Craig Potaracke (non-voting), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Tom Mitchell (Chair), Bill Wilken and Doug Eklof.

 

Members Absent: Jack Burriss.

 

Staff Present: Alison Terry, Village Planning Director and Michael King, Law Director

 

Also Present: None.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

410 North Granger Street-Greg & Angela Walter- Application #2014-70

Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of three-tab asphalt shingles and replacement with Atlas Roof 'Pinnacle Pristine' shingles in Hearthstone. Photographs of all four (4) elevations were submitted by the applicant. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Mr. Greg Walter of 410 North Granger Street

 

Discussion: Mr. Walter stated he was replacing his roof.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-70:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent with other projects approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the replacement of the roof is historically appropriate and will upgrade the historic character of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, upgrading the home does enhance the vitality of the structure and the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 


 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the roof is historically and architecturally appropriate and the Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.  

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-70 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-70: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes), Mr. Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

130 East Broadway – Kessler Sign Company/Village Core Fitness; Carrie Messner - Application #2014-73  Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of a door sign to be located on the front elevation. The applicant submitted a drawing of the proposed door sign. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Ms. Terry, Ms. Messner of 544 Mount Parnassus Drive and Roger Kessler of 170 Pinehurst Drive

 

Discussion:  Mr. Kessler on behalf of Ms. Messner stated they are proposing putting a two (2) square foot door sign on the front door of 130 East Broadway. The proposed sign will be constructed of a Sintra material with painted graphics. The proposed sign will be painted white, teal blue, tan and black.

 

Ms. Terry stated that 130 and 132 East Broadway are both owned by Greg Ream. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-73:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent with other projects approved in the district. The Planning Commission 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 sign contributes to the improvement and upgrades the historical character of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed sign             will contribute to the vitality of the district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

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

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approval Application #2014-73 as submitted. Second by Mr. Hawk.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-73: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes)and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

130 East Broadway – Kessler Sign Company/Village Core Fitness; Carrie Messner -Application #2014-74  Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of a one point eight three (1.83) square foot projecting sign that will be constructed of a double faced Duraply material with painted graphics to be located on the front elevation, first floor, next to the door of 130 East Broadway and hanging on the existing black bracket. The applicant submitted a drawing of the proposed projecting sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Ms. Terry, Ms. Messner of 544 Mount Parnassus Drive and Roger Kessler of 170 Pinehurst Drive

 

Discussion:

Mr. Kessler stated the proposed double faced sign will be a half (1/2) inch thick and made of a hard synthetic plastic that looks like wood.  Ms. Messner stated that the front door will be painted black.

 

Ms. Terry stated the proposed application does not require a variance. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-74:

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent and compatible with other applications approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, advertising the business will upgrade the historical character of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, contributes to the continuing vitality of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

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

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-74 as submitted. Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-74: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes). and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

132 East Broadway–Kessler Sign Company/Village Core Fitness-Carrie Messner-Application #2014-75

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of a seventeen point three (17.3) square foot wall sign to be located on the front elevation, above the existing canopy/awning.  The applicant is proposing installation of individual Sintra letters painted and attached to the face of the building.

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Ms. Terry, Ms. Messner of 544 Mount Parnassus Drive and Roger Kessler of 170 Pinehurst Drive.

 

Discussion: Mr. Kessler stated the lettering on the proposed front elevation wall sign will be above the coffee house canopy on the wood part of the structure. The wood will be left gray.  Mr. Kessler indicated they have adjusted the total size of the sign from seventeen point three (17.3) square feet to fifteen point nine (15.9) square feet to meet the maximum size requirements.

 

Ms. Terry stated that originally the applicant was suggesting placing the sign above the windows.  However, Staff felt the signage was going to be too high on the building and suggested moving the proposed wall sign to the proposal before the Planning Commission. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-75:

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent and compatible with other applications approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

b)          Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the signage will hopefully contribute to the business and the village. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the signage will contribute to the vitality of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the elements being used are historically appropriate and the Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.  

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-75 with the condition that the sign shall not exceed 16.69 square feet and the background would remain gray and not be painted white as originally proposed. Second by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-75: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

273 East Maple Street– Steven & Grace Michael -Application #2014-76

Suburban Residential District (SRD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the following improvements:

1)         Replace existing brick and treated lumber sidewalk with concrete, from the front door to the driveway;

2)         Replace the paver stepping stones on the side of the garage with concrete;

3)         Replace existing five-inch (5”) gutters with six-inch (6”) white aluminum seamless gutters; and

4)         Replace storm door with Larson white ‘Classic Elegance’ full view storm door with brushed nickel hardware and double bevel glass. 

The applicant submitted photographs of the walk from the drive to the door, stepping stones at the side of the garage, gutters and the existing storm door.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Ms. Terry and Mr. Michael of 273 East Maple Street

 

Discussion: Ms. Terry stated the application meets all the requirements and the applicant is using standard replacement material.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-76:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent and compatible with other applications approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE by improving the property, it improves and upgrades the historical character of the village.   The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, by improving the property, will contribute to the vitality of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the elements being used are historically appropriate and the Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.  

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-76 as submitted. Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-76: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

212 East Elm Street-Lee Beall & Maija Bamford- Application #2014-78

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of an existing vinyl fence and replacement with Fiberon fencing in the color of weathered pine in the side, rear and front yards. A forty-eight (48’) foot long section of privacy fence will be installed along the western property line. This section will begin approximately twenty (20’) feet from the southern property line; fifteen (15’) feet behind the southernmost elevation of the house. A second section of fencing will be installed in an ‘L’ shape beginning near the garage crossing the stone patio area, turning south and running approximately twenty (20’) feet. This leg of the ‘L’ will be approximately (4’) feet off the edge of the shared paver drive. The fence sections will be located in the rear and side yards of the property and will be six (6’) feet in height meeting this requirement (Refer to Applicant submitted Site Plan).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Ms. Terry and Mr. Beall of 212 East Elm Street

 

Discussion: Mr. Beall stated he is proposing replacing existing fence in the side, rear and front yards. He stated he is proposing a privacy fence along the western property line. The fence is compatible with other fences on other properties. The picket fence will be white and the privacy fence will be a natural color.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-78:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent with other projects approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the fence is of the historically appropriate nature and will upgrade the historic character of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the proposed fence will enhance the vitality of the structure and the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the fence is historically and architecturally appropriate and The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Wilken.  

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-78 as submitted. Second by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-78: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

131 West Broadway-John Noblick on behalf of Russ & Melissa Bow- Application #2014-79

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a six (6’) foot tall cedar privacy fence to be located as follows:

1)         Replacement of an iron gate and fence in rear south yard;

2)         Installation along the rear south yard;

3)         Replacement of and iron gate and fencing in the eastern side yard; and

4)         Replacement of generator fencing along northeast corner of the home.  

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Ms. Terry and Mr. Noblick of 130 Bolen Road, Newark

 

Discussion: Mr. Noblick stated he is speaking on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Bow. He will be replacing the iron gate and fence in the south rear yard and eastern side yard and replacing the generator fence in the front. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-79:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent with other projects approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the fence is of the historically appropriate nature and will upgrade the historic character of the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the proposed fence will enhance the vitality of the structure and the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Eklof stated TRUE, the fence is historically and architecturally appropriate and The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Eklof.  

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application# 2014-79 with the condition that the generator fence not exceed five (5) feet. Second by Mr. Hawk. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-79: Hawk (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Proposed Zoning Code Modifications

 

The Planning Commission reviewed proposed zoning code modifications to Chapter 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).  Tom Mitchell questioned why there was still an alternate access for the Wendy’s parcel included in the language.  And why the language stated the access point was strongly encouraged instead of required.  Mike King and Alison Terry reviewed this language with the board and indicated they would review this language further.  The Planning Commission also questioned the language regarding Traffic Impact Studies and why this was necessary to include in the TCOD.  Mike King indicated it was clarification language for a potential applicant who would be reviewing this section in reference to Chapter 1195.  Mr. King indicated the language could remain or be removed and that it wouldn’t eliminate the need for a Traffic Impact Study, applicants would still need to refer to Chapter 1195.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed proposed zoning code modifications to Chapter 719, Mobile Food Trucks.  The Planning Commission asked about a per day permit fee to allow for income for the Village since these businesses would not pay property taxes like the brick and mortar businesses.  Alison Terry indicated they were still considering permit fees in relation to this use and would investigate what makes the most sense.

 

The Planning Commission decided to table the zoning code changes pending further clarification from Village Staff on several of the items discussed during the hearing.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to table the proposed zoning code changes. Mr. Wilken Second the motion.  Mr. Hawk (yes), Mr. Eklof (yes), Mr. Wilken (yes), Mr. Mitchell (yes).  Motion passed 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

Application #2014-70: 410 North Granger Street-Greg & Angela Walter; Re-Roofing  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, Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-70, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-70. Second by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes) Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-73: 130 East BroadwayKessler Sign Company/Village Core Fitness; Door 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 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-73, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-73. Second by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-74: 130 East BroadwayKessler Sign Company/Village Core Fitness; Projecting 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 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-74, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-74. Second by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Hawk (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-75: 132 East BroadwayKessler Sign Company/Village Core Fitness; 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 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-75, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-75. Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes), Eklof (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-76: 273 East Maple StreetSteven & Grace Michael; Replacement of sidewalk, paving stones, gutters and storm door

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 and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-76, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-76. Second by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Hawk (yes),  Wilken (yes) and Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-78: 212 East Elm StreetLee Beall & Maija Bamford; Privacy Fence with Gate in Rear & Side Yards

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 #2014-89, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-78. Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote: Hawk (yes), Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes) Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-79: 131 West BroadwayJohn Noblick on behalf of Russ & Melissa Bow; Cedar Privacy Fence

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 #2014-79, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-79. Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve a member’s absence:  Jack BurrissMr. Eklof moved to approve Jack Burriss’ absence.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for June 9, 2014:

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the minutes from June 9, 2014 as presented.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Hawk (yes) Mitchell (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Adjournment: 9:07 PM

Mr. Eklof moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Wilken Second.  Motion carried 4-0.  Mr. Mitchell declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

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