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Planning Commission Minutes July 28, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

July 28, 2014

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Mitchell (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

 

Members Present:  Tom Mitchell (Chair), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Councilmember Jeremy Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio), Jack Burriss, Jackie O’Keefe (non-voting, ex-officio) and Craig Potaracke (non-voting, ex-officio GEVSD).

 

Members Absent: Doug Eklof, Bill Wilken.

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Bruce & Lisa Westall, Lee Beall, Ann Truesdell, Thomas Bradley, Ben & Nadine Rader, Joe Longabaker.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

241 East Maple St. – Bruce & Lisa Westall—Application #2014-95

The property is located at 241 East Maple Street, is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for a lot split to divide the existing fifteen thousand eight hundred thirty-three point eighty-eight (15,833.88) square foot lot into two parcels totaling eight thousand six hundred thirty-five point fifty-one (8,635.51) square feet for Tract 1 and seven thousand one hundred ninety-eight point thirty-seven (7,198.37) square feet for Tract 2. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Bruce Westall

 

Discussion:  

Planning & Zoning Assistant Walker indicated the request meets all standards and criteria for the proposed lot split. There were no additional comments or discussion.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-95:

 

(1)        All lots of the resulting subdivision are contiguous to a dedicated public street right-of-way for such distance as is required by the applicable zoning district.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application does meet this requirement.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

(2)        No opening, widening or extension of any road, street or other public way is involved.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application does not involve any opening, widening or extension of any road, street or other public way.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

(3)        No more than five (5) lots, each of which meet established criteria for development, result after the original tract is completely subdivided.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, only two (2) lots total are involved to meet this criteria.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

(4)        The request for subdivision is not contrary to platting, subdividing or zoning regulations of the Municipality.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the request is not contrary to platting, subdividing or zoning regulations of the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-95 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-95:  Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes), Mitchell (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

121 East Broadway – Granville Dental – Application #2014-89

The property is located at 121 East Broadway and is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (VROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a rooftop gas heating/electric cooling unit and removal of existing ground air conditioning unit to the east of the rear door.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Joe Longabaker.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Hawk asked if there are any other air conditioning units on that area of the roof.  Mr. Longabaker said there are not.  Mr. Hawk then asked if the proposed unit could be seen from the rear parking lot.  Mr. Longabaker replied yes, part of the unit would be visible and noted the unit is larger than the present furnace.  Mr. Hawk also asked for confirmation that the proposed unit would replace the current unit located on the ground.  Mr. Longabaker confirmed that the present ground unit would no longer be needed and would be removed.   

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-89:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is 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 to remove a ground unit and replace it with a rooftop unit is consistent with other projects which have been approved in the district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of a business is improved therefore it contributes to the continuing vitality of 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, by removing the unit from the ground and installing it on the roof it does achieve this.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-89 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-89:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Mitchell (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

212 East Elm Street – Lee Beall – Application #2014-78, Amended

The property is located at 212 East Elm Street and is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (VROD).  The amended request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a 36” high picket fence with gates in the front and side yards within the right-of-way.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker and Lee Beall.

 

Discussion:

Planning & Zoning Assistant Walker noted that the proposed fence is an improved incarnation of the current fence.  Mr. Hawk asked Mr. Beall why the fence needs replacing.  Mr. Beall replied that fence is rotted and the posts are loose in the ground.    It was also noted that because the fence is located in the Village Right-of-Way, the request will have to go to Village Council the second meeting of August for further review.   Mr. Beall asked why so many approvals are needed for an exact replacement.  Ms. Walker replied that if just the rails were being replaced, it would be considered a matter of simple maintenance.  But because the posts need replacing, the additional approvals are needed. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Amended Application #2014-78:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is 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 consistent with other fences which have been approved in the district.  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 property 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, the installation of a more durable fence does achieve this.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-78 as amended and submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Amended Application #2014-78:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Mitchell (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

110 North Mulberry Street – Luikart Heating & Cooling for Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority – Application #2014-88, Amended;

The property is located at 110 North Mulberry Street, is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The amended request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of three (3) new air conditioning units (systems); one on the north side and two in the front yard, adjacent to the structure, facing West Broadway.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker, Tom Bradley, Ann Truesdell and Ben Rader.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Bradley noted that neighbors of the Kappa Kappa Gamma house asked for consideration of Option #2, to place the proposed units on the South side of the house facing West Broadway.  Mr. Hawk asked if relocating the units would affect their functioning.  Mr. Bradley said it would not. 

 

Ben Rader, 128 West Broadway, a neighbor owning property adjoining the Kappa Kappa Gamma house, expressed concern for the noise created by three units, and asked if it would be possible to utilize one big unit instead of three.  Mr. Hawk replied that the Commission is concerned only with the application as proposed and presented.  Mr. Hawk also inquired about the landscaping required to screen the units from view. 

 

Ann Truesdell, 110 North Mulberry Street, representing Kappa Kappa Gamma, indicated that sketches had been prepared to show the design of the landscaping. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Amended Application #2014-88:

 

a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is 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 consistent with other air conditioner requests which have been approved in the district.  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 property 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, by upgrading an existing structure in the District it does achieve this.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2014-88 as amended and submitted with the understanding that the landscaping materials be reviewed and approved by Planning Commissioner Burriss..  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-88 as amended and submitted:  Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes), Mitchell (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Application #2014-95, Bruce and Lisa Westall, 241 East Maple Street; Lot Split Request:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1113, Procedure for Plat Approval and Chapter 1159, Village Residential District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-95. 

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-95.  Second by Mr. Burriss.   Roll Call Vote:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Mitchell (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-89, Joe Longenbaker with Sullivan Builders, on behalf of Granville Dental; 121 East Broadway; Rooftop Mechanical Unit Installation & Removal of Ground Air Conditioning Unit: 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. 

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-89 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes), Mitchell (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-78, Amended – Lee Beall—212 East Elm Street; Fencing in the front and side yards within the right-of-way:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the amended 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 #2014-78 as amended.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-78 as amended.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote: Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Mitchell (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-88, Amended, Thomas Bradley, Luikart Heating & Cooling on behalf of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 110 North Mulberry Street; Air Conditioning Units on the North and South Sides of the Structure:

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the amended 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 #2014-88 as submitted. 

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-88 as amended.  Second by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes), Mitchell (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):

Mr. Hawk moved to excuse Mr. Wilken and Mr. Eklof from the July 28, 2014 Planning Commission meeting.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from July 14, 2014:

There was no quorum from that meeting, so approval was not possible

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

August 11, 2014

August 25, 2014

September 8, 2014

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, Second by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried.

 

Adjournment: 7:50 p.m.

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