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Planning Commission Minutes September 8, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 8, 2014

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present:  Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair), Mr. Burriss, Mr. Eklof, Mr. Wilken, Councilmember Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio) and Craig Potaracke (non-voting, ex-officio GEVSD).

 

Members Absent:  Mr. Mitchell (Chair).

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Greg and Angela Walter, and John Noblick.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

410 North Granger Street– Greg & Angela Walter —Application #2014-110

The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of wood plank decking and replacement with composite decking on the rear porch. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Greg Walter.

 

Discussion:  

Greg Walter, 410 North Granger Street, stated the project is intended to replace deteriorating wood decking with composite decking in a dark slate grey. Mr. Hawk inquired if Staff had any comments on the application. Ms. Walker stated Staff was in full support of the project and the applicants’ intention to upgrade and preserve their outdoor living space. Planning Commissioners had no further questions for Mr. Walter.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-110:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the project is similar to other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials are appropriate in color and appearance and contribute to the upgrading of the home and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that  as above in item b, the materials selected contribute to the vitality of an historic home with historically accurate improvements and contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Burriss stated TRUE, that although the proposed replacement materials are modern, their 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. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-110 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-110:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

131 West Broadway – John Noblick on behalf of Russ & Melissa Bow —Application #2014-111 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 dimensional asphaltic shingles and replacement with Owens Corning “Devonshire” slate-look asphaltic shingles on the second story and single story areas, including the garage. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and John Noblick.

 

Discussion: 

John Noblick, on behalf of Russ and Melissa Bow, stated his clienst have chosen to replace the existing shingles on the home located at 131 West Broadway with Owens Corning slate-look asphaltic shingles in ‘Devonshire’ brown. Mr. Burriss inquired about the nature of the ridge caps proposed for the project. Mr. Noblick stated yes, there will be ridge caps that match the shingle materials proposed. Mr. Hawk asked if the gutters and downspouts will remain. Mr. Noblick stated, yes, the existing gutters and downspouts will remain. Mr. Johnson inquired as to the close cut valley pattern? Mr. Noblick stated that the pattern would be woven.  

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-111:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the project is similar to other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed new shingle style and color give the appearance of historically accurate materials and are appropriate to the primary structure, and contribute to the upgrading of the home and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that  as above in item b, the materials selected contribute to the vitality and livability of an historic home with historically accurate improvements and contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Burriss 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. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-111 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-111:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

334 East Broadway –Tim Riffle on behalf of Denison University—Application #2014-112

The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the replacement of wood double hung windows with vinyl double hung windows on the lower level of the north, east, south and west facades. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker.

 

Discussion: 

Ms. Walker stated the applicants’ intention, as she understood it, is to replace the first floor windows of the structure with the same model vinyl double-hung windows as installed on the upper floor approximately two years ago. Mr. Wilken stated that he was in favor of the project with the condition the replacement windows be identical to the windows installed on the upper floor project. There were no further questions from the Commissioners.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-112:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the project is similar to other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the improvement is appropriate to the primary structure and is a continuation of the same renovations begun on the upper level of the structure thereby contributing to the upgrading of the structure and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that  as above in item b, the materials selected contribute to the vitality of a major public historic structure with historically accurate improvements and contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Burriss stated TRUE, that the proposed materials appearance are consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improving the structure with historically accurate materials and improvements it protects the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-112 as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-112:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Application #2014-110, Greg & Angela Walter; 410 North Granger Street; Deck Material Modification: 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 (AROD) and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-110. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-110.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-111, John Noblick on behalf of Russ & Melissa Bow; 131 West Broadway; Roof Material Modification: 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 (AROD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-111. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-111.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2014-112, Tim Riffle on behalf of Denison University; 334 East Broadway; Windows Material Modification: 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 Business District (VBD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-112. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-112.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):  Mr. Eklof moved to excuse the absence of Mr. Mitchell. Mr. Burriss seconded. All in favor vote; Motion carried 4-0.

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from August 25, 2014:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 25th Planning Commission Meeting, as amended by Mr. Eklof.  Mr. Eklof seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

September 22, 2014

October 14, 2014 (Tuesday)

October 27, 2014

 

It was noted that Mr. Wilken will be unable to attend the September 22, 2014 meeting.

 

Mr. Hawk declared the September 8, 2014 Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

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