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Planning Commission Minutes January 26, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

January 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present:  Mr. Eklof, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Hawk and Councilmember O’Keefe (non-voting, ex-officio).

 

Members Absent:  Mr. Burriss.

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Stephen Applegate and Mary Morales-Rivera.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

107 East Broadway – Stephen Applegate; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church —Application #2015-1

The property is zoned Village Square District (VSD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a replacement staircase on the west side of the building.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Stephen Applegate.  (Mr. Wilken recused himself because he is a parishioner of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.)

 

Discussion: 

Stephen Applegate, 107 East Broadway, stated the need to maintain the rear entrance stairway of the church due to improper drainage, the need for new tile and repairs to allow for re-landscaping.  The staff is in favor of the project because it will be tasteful and historically acceptable and appropriate.  Staff further indicated the plans are sensitive to the design and historical character of the area.

 

Mr. Potaracke asked what would become of the existing white railing surrounding a lower level depression in the property.  Mr. Applegate answered that code required the existence of the railing for safety’s sake.  He also indicated the improvements of the property will entail a minimal increase in the property footprint which will be brought before the Village Council.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-1:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE, the improvement is stylistically compatible with other new renovated and old structures in the Village District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE, the enlargement of the staircase area contributes to the upgrading of the structure and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potatacke.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE, that as above in item b, the enlargement of the staircase contributes to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

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

  

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2015-1 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-1:  Wilken (abstain), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

At 7:11 P.M. Mr. Wilken returned to the commission meeting.

 

134 East Broadway – Mary Morales-Rivera; Day Y Noche —Application #2015-2

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 four (4) gooseneck lights to be located above, and to illuminate, the Day Y Noche wall sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Mary Morales-Rivera.

 

Discussion: 

Mary Morales-Rivera, 134 East Broadway, stated the purpose of the gooseneck lighting was to  better illuminate the business sign and entranceway and let people know the business is open in the evenings.  The building has been purchased by the Morales-Rivera, who plan to operate three hotel rooms on the upper floor.  The increased lighting would keep the stairway to the upper level safer.  The lights will be placed evenly above the sign in an attractive balance and have a 120 watt yellow incandescent appearance.  Ms. O’Keefe pointed out that the application states the lighting could be as high as 200 watts and be either white or yellow.  Mrs. Morales-Rivera stated that the lighting would be yellow and 120 watts.  Staff recommended approval and stated they like the balanced look of the lighting plan.  Mr. Eklof pointed out that Day Y Noche is the only business in that block that does not have either an awning or distinctive outside lighting.

 

 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-2:

 

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

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the location of the proposed lighting is appropriate to the primary structure and contributes to the upgrading of 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 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 lighting is consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improves the structure with historically accurate materials and improvements which protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve application #2015-2, as submitted, with a condition that the lights be limited to business hours or midnight, whichever was later.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Eklof.  

 

Ms. Morales-Rivera clarified that an interior stairway light would remain on for patrons of the hotel rooms.

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-2:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

314, 334 & 384 East Broadway – The Historic Granville Inn, LLC —Application #2014-33, Amended:  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 amendments to the original approvals authorized for the Granville Inn in 2014.  The proposed amendments are as follows:

1)         To modify the light fixtures from the GranVille II LED Classic Standard, Holophane light fixture to the LA441, ANP lighting fixture;

2)         To modify the carriage house doors; and

3)         To modify the mechanical screening located on the second floor of the north elevation.

 

Ms. Walker addressed the Commission and indicated the applicant requested this application be tabled until the February 9, 2015 meeting.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Application #2015-1, Stephen Applegate; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; 107 East Broadway; Staircase:  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 and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-1. 

     

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-1.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke. Roll Call Vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2015-2, Mary Morales-Rivera; Day Y Noche; 134 East Broadway; Lighting:  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 #2015-2. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-2.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to excuse Jack Burriss’ absence from the January 26, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse Jack Burris’ absence from the January 26th  Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from January 12, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 12th Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke seconded.  Roll call vote Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes)  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

February 9, 2015

February 23, 2015

March 9, 2015

 

Mr. Hawk stated that seeing no further business before the Commission the meeting was adjourned.

 

The Planning Commission adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

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