GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
August 25, 2014
Call to Order: Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members Present: Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair); Mr. Eklof; Mr. Wilken, Councilmember Ms. O’Keefe (non-voting, ex-officio).
Members Absent: Craig Potaracke (non-voting, ex-officio GEVSD), Jack Burriss and Tom Mitchell (Chair).
Staff Present: Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.
Also Present: Kelly (Mike) Bethel, II.
Citizens’ Comments: None.
318 E. College St. – Kelly M. Bethel, II —Application #2014-107
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 the removal of an asphalt driveway and replacement with concrete and the removal of wooden garage doors and replacement with Amarr Classica Collection steel carriage house style doors.
Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Mike Bethel.
Mike Bethel, 318 East College Street, stated the aging asphalt drive has deteriorated to a point where it is crumbling. Water from the driveway on the north end runs directly toward the carriage house doors and foundation causing water to pool and drain near the carriage house doors. As a result of the drainage situation the carriage house doors require replacement as well. Mr. Bethel described the proposed new doors and a visual was provided via the PowerPoint presentation. Mr. Hawk then asked Ms. Walker if the project had commenced. Ms. Walker responded that it was her understanding that the project had been started. Mr. Bethel offered that the project had been started and that he was unaware of the need to receive a permit for the project in that he was not expanding the paved area overall. There were no further questions.
The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-107:
a) Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District? Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the project is similar 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 new carriage house doors chosen and the installation of a concrete approach to the carriage house are appropriate to the primary structure and contribute to the upgrading of the home 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 materials selected contribute to the vitality of an historic home with historically accurate improvements, in as much, 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, that the proposed materials appearance are consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improving the home with historically accurate materials and improvements it protects the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.
Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-107 as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-107: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.
Finding of Fact Approvals:
Application #2014-107, Kelly M. Bethel, II; 318 East College Street; Site Modifications and Remodeling: 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 (ARPD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-107.
Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-107. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.
Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary): Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the absences of Mr. Mitchel and Mr. Burriss. Second by Mr. Eklof. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from August 11, 2014: Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 11th Planning Commission Meeting. Mr. Eklof seconded. All in favor voice vote: Motion carried 3-0.
Meeting Announcements – next meetings:
September 8, 2014
September 22, 2014
October 14, 2014 (Tuesday)
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m.
Mr. Hawk declared the August 25th, 2014 Planning Commission meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m., seeing no further business before the Commission.