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Planning Commission Minutes September 14, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 14, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present:   Mr. Eklof (Vice Chair), Mr. Hawk (Chair), Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Wilken, Jeremy Johnson (non-voting ex-officio Council representative) and Tim Klingler (non-voting ex-officio GEVSD representative).

Member Absent: Mr. Burriss.

Staff Present:  Debi Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant and Michael King, Law Director.

 

Also Present:  Garrett Martin, Joyce Mitchell, Bryon Reed and Julio Valenzuela.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

Old Business:

 

124 East Broadway – Garrett Martin of Stand Alone Media House, on behalf of the Broadway Pub – Amended Application #2015-100: 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 a wall sign.  The original approval was for a thirteen point five nine (13.59) square foot wall sign. The new proposal is for a ten (10) square foot wall sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Garrett Martin and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Garrett Martin, 665 Ridgefield Rd., Newark, Ohio, indicated he was speaking on behalf of the Broadway Pub.  The amended application requests approval for a sign that is smaller in size and which will have a raised gold font, more relevant to the style of the pub.  The change is also due to a possible copyright infringement of the originally approved sign.  The material will be different as well, made of recycled wood with a ¾-inch thickness. 

The staff feels the sign is appropriate and aesthetically pleasing.  Mr. Klingler remarked that he liked the sign style, colors and felt it is appropriate.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Amended Application #2015-100:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed sign is similar to other signs which have been 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 proposed wall sign contributes to the upgrading of the business and therefore improves and upgrades the overall District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a business it contributes to the continuing 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 livedMr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed wall sign protects and enhances the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Amended Application #2015-100 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Amended Application #2015-100:   Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

124 East Broadway – Garrett Martin of Stand Alone Media House, on behalf of the Broadway Pub – Amended Application #2015-101: 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 a double sided projecting sign.  The original approval was for a nine point nine (9.9) square foot double sided projecting sign. The new proposal is for a nine point sixty-one (9.61) square foot double sided projecting sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Garrett Martin and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Garrett Martin, 665 Ridgefield Rd., Newark, Ohio, indicated the double sided projecting sign would have more of a classic appeal and look with the monogram style center.  Staff approves of the change and feels it is appropriate. 

Mr. Klingler indicated he likes the look and the old town style of the proposed sign. 

Mr. Hawk commented the Broadway Pub has done a good job of following the rules and making appropriate applications before proceeding with changes, rather than coming before the Commission after improvements were already made.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Amended Application #2015-101:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed sign is similar to other signs which have been 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 proposed projecting sign contributes to the upgrading of the business and therefore improves and upgrades the overall District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a business it contributes to the continuing 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 livedMr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed projecting sign protects and enhances the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Amended Application #2015-101 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Amended Application #2015-101: Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

 

303 South Main Street – Tom Mitchell - Application #2015-119: 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 following improvements:

1)         Dismantling of existing southern side porch and relocation on the southwestern elevation;

2)         Construction of a new one-story kitchen addition on the southwestern elevation of the home;

3)         Removal of a casement window on the first floor of the western elevation and first floor of the northern elevation at the northwestern corner of the home and replacement with two (2) single-hung vinyl windows;

5)         Removal of three-tab asphaltic shingles on the existing kitchen addition and replacement with Owens Corning Berkshire slate-look asphaltic shingles; and

6)         Installation of ten (10) pairs of restored vintage shutters on select windows.

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Joyce Mitchell and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Joyce Mitchell, 303 South Main Street, stated the request is to add a new kitchen and do some exterior modification as described. 

Ms. Walker showed picture of the windows to be replaced, the porch, a schematic floor plan, drawings of the interior and materials choices.  The widow’s walk will be ten inch high wrought iron.  Shutters will be refinished and functional. 

 

Mr. Klingler asked if the shutters will be hinged and have shutter dogs.  Mrs. Mitchell was not sure.  Mr. Klingler expressed appreciation for all the materials and Mr. Wilken said he liked all the work that the Mitchell’s have put into the renovation of the house.  Staff approves of the changes.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-119:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed addition and remodeling is in keeping with the style and architecture of the building and the surrounding area and is similar to other projects which have been approved previously.  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 proposed addition and remodeling contributes to the upgrading of the property and therefore 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 proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore 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; the proposed addition and remodeling is consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the District, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-119 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-119:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes),  Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

931 Newark-Granville Road – Bryon Reed, Terra Nova Builders, on behalf of Russ & Melissa Bow - Application #2015-120: The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-A (SRD-A).  The request is for review and approval of a replat of Lots 3& 4 of the Tall Pines Subdivision, along with Parcel #20-044838-00.001.

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Bryon Reed and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Bryon Reed of Terra Nova Builders, 134 Stone Valley Drive, Granville, Ohio, stated he was representing Russ and Melissa Bow.  Mr. Reed passed out copies of the lot layout. The application is to replat lots three and four and re-parcel another adjacent lot in preparation for a future home.  Due to the size of the home and location on the lot, the request is to move the lot line to the east.  The lot meets all requirements in the Suburban Residential District-A zoning classification, including frontage and side yard setbacks.  The number of lots will remain the same.

 

Law Director King stated he believes the application meets all requirements, following a meeting and discussion with Planner Terry.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-120:

 

1)         All lots of the resulting subdivisions are contiguous to a dedicated public street right-of-way for such distance as is required by the applicable zoning district. The lots are currently platted on a private drive, however, the applicant is not proposing additional building lots, simply a reconfiguration of the three (3) commonly owned parcels.  Therefore, the proposed replat and lot split meet the SRD-A zoning district ninety (90’) foot minimum frontage distance requirement, as follows:

a.         Lot #3A will have private drive frontage a total distance of ninety point twenty-five (90.25’) feet;

b.         Lot #4A will have private drive frontage a total distance of ninety point seventy-seven (90.77’) feet; and

c.         Parcel #20-044838-00.001 will have private drive frontage a total distance of three hundred twenty-two feet point fifty-one (322.51) feet.  This lot is not a part of the Tall Pines subdivision.

2)         No opening, widening or extension of any road, street or other public way is involved.   No opening, widening or extension will be needed for this replat and lot split proposal. 

3)         No more than five (5) lots, each of which meets the established criteria for development, result after the original tract is completely subdivided.   The proposed replat and lot split will not result in an additional building site, to meet this requirement.

4)         The request for subdivision is not contrary to platting, subdividing or zoning regulations of the Municipality. The proposed replat and lot split meets all platting, subdividing and zoning regulations of the Village Codified Ordinances.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-120 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-120:  Eklof (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

128 South Pearl Street – The Historic Buxton Inn, LLC - Application #2015-121: 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 removal of aluminum siding on the entire structure and then refinishing the original wood siding.

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Julio Valenzuela and Debi Walker.

 

Julio Valenzuela, 116 Donegal Drive, Granville, Ohio, stated this is one of the homes in the complex of the Buxton Inn structures.  The aluminum siding covers the cedar boards and trim, including holes in the siding where insulation was blown into the sidewalls.  Some details were covered or removed.  The plan is to restore those details, scrape, prime and repaint the wood siding. 

 

The Staff likes the restoration of wood from the aluminum siding. 

Mr. Klingler stated he likes seeing the aluminum come off, but is disturbed the project was started before permission was granted.  It should have been approved before starting the project.  Mr. Valenzuela said that other partners were involved and they pushed the project to move forward to ensure the work could be completed in a timely fashion.  Mr. Hawk pointed out that proceeding without permission risks denial by the board.  Mr. Valenzuela said he understands.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-121:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed remodeling is in keeping with the style and architecture of the building and the surrounding area and is similar to other projects which have been approved previously.  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 proposed remodeling contributes to the upgrading of the property and therefore 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 proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore 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; the proposed remodeling is consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the District, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-121 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-121:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes),  Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Old Business:

 

a)         Amended Application #2015-100; Garett Martin – Stand Alone Media House, on behalf of The Broadway Pub; 124 East Broadway; Wall SignApprove 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), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Amended Application #2015-100. 

 

            Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-100, Amended.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote to approve: Mr. Wilken (yes), Mr. Potaracke (yes), Mr. Eklof (yes), and Mr. Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 4-0

 

b)         Amended Application #2015-101; Garett Martin – Stand Alone Media House, on behalf of The Broadway Pub; 126 East Broadway; Projecting SignApprove 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), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Amended Application #2015-101.

 

            Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-101, Amended. Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote Mr. Potaracke (yes), Mr. Eklof (yes), Mr. Wilken (yes), and Mr. Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

 

a)         Application #2015-119; Tom Mitchell; 303 South Main Street; Addition & Exterior 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 (AROD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-119.

            Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-119, as presented.  Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote:  Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

b)         Application #2015-120; Bryon Reed – Terra Nova Builders, on behalf of Russ & Melissa Bow; 931 Newark-Granville Road; ReplatApprove 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 1163, Suburban Residential District-A (SRD-A) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-120.

 

            Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-120, as presented.  Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote: (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

c)         Application #2015-121; The Historic Buxton Inn, LLC; 128 South Pearl Street; Exterior 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 Business District (VBD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-112. 

 

            Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-121, as presented.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote:  Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from August 24, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 24, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

September 28, 2015

October 13, 2015 (Tuesday)

October 26, 2015

 

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

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

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