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Planning Commission Minutes February 9, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

February 9, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

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

 

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

 

Members Absent:  None.

 

Staff Present:  Debi Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Jeremy Johnson, Pete Confar, Steve Mershon, Kyle and Joanna Bartholomew.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

Old Business:

314, 334 & 384 East Broadway – The Historic Granville Inn —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;

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

4)         To modify the ground mounted light fixture from GR2 (AFL10) to Kichler #16208BBR42 in bronze.

5)         To modify light pole ‘Charleston’ cast aluminum pole w/4” diameter shaft painted ‘Granville’ green to ANP Lighting model #CB054 in black.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker, Jeremy Johnson and Pete Confar.

 

Discussion:  

The Planning Commission chose to hear testimony for all five proposed material modifications.   Jeremy Johnson, Vice-President of Robertson Construction, 1801 Thornwood Drive, Heath, Ohio 43056 and Pete Confar, Architect of Acock Associates Architects, 383 North Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 represented The Historic Granville Inn and addressed each of the proposed modifications collectively.

 

Item #1 - Modification of the post head light fixture - Denison University is currently considering utilizing the proposed light fixture (and pole) in other areas on campus. The post head will have a black finish, a white LED light (which was demonstrated to the Commissioners by Mr. Johnson and Mr. Confar), and full cutoff capability reducing potential light spillage. The applicants’ submitted specifications summarizing the light temperature. The proposed post head will be mounted on a complementary 12-foot pole in black (Item #5). Mr. Johnson described the proposed ground mounted light fixtures (Item #4) as being set to illuminate the stone veneer on the first floor bay area yielding a smaller pool of light to reduce potential light spillage.

 

Item #2 - Modification of the carriage doors – the previously approved French door design will be modified to a carriage house door style as recommended by the Ohio Historical Preservation Office.

 

Item #3 - Discussion ensued about modification to the appearance of mechanical units screening on the north side of the Inn.  The existing units are galvanized metal and are elevated in order to allow changes required internally for air flow. A sound attenuation cap would be added to mitigate noise.  Mr. Confar presented a series of PowerPoint slides illustrating the history of the mechanical units and potential screening options. After considerable discussion, the Commission agreed to painting the mechanical units in their entirety with a weather durable covering (paint) in a tone that would be in keeping with the Inn’s sandstone cladding. Mr. Johnson agreed to do research of potential epoxies, Fiberglas or other possible coatings. The Commission further discussed the need to provide metal screening of the skirting to cover the additional structural members and agreed that the height of the hand rail would be the minimum maximum height of the screening. Ms. O’Keefe queried about the increase in sound by way of galvanized metal. Mr. Confar responded that most of the sound will travel upwards.  Mr. Burriss suggested the metal screening/skirting be painted in a tone to complement the tone used on the mechanical units. The use of color in this manner would give the appearance of receding layers in much the same way as the Inns’ overall appearance. Following a summary of the discussion, the Commission asked staff’s opinion. Staff approved the modifications.  The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to the amended application. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-33, AMENDED:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed modifications are consistent with the style and architecture of the structure and surrounding structures.  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 modifications contribute to the upgrading of this significant historical structure and therefore to the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials 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; 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. Burriss.

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-33, AMENDED, as submitted with the following conditions: 1) The galvanized metal, rooftop, mechanical units located at the rear of the structure are to be painted with a durable coating in a dark tone simulating the color of the structures existing sandstone veneer; and 2) the mechanical units will be screened from the rooftop/deck to a height sufficient to obstruct the view of all exposed supporting members; and 3) the mechanical units screening will be painted in a shade different from, but compatible with, the tone (color) used to paint the mechanical units in an effort to create a stepped coordinated appearance.

 

Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2014-33, AMENDED:  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

126 South Main Street – Lakeholm Company - Harvest of Memories —Application #2015-08

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 projecting sign.  The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Steve Mershon.  Mr. Burriss recused himself from the discussion for this application.

 

Discussion: 

Steve Mershon, 128 South Main Street, Granville, Ohio  43023, stated two tenants will occupy his building.  He discussed both signs with the Commission in an effort to be expeditious. The upper level tenant will be occupied by Harvest of Memories, a photography studio /wedding photography business. Harvest of Memories will utilize the upper level primarily as a planning/business office space. The first floor space will be occupied by Denise’s (Hair) Salon. Signage for each business has been designed in such a way as to be easily changed should the business occupants change.  Denise’s Salon will have a wall sign of 12 square feet in silver, gray and black of PCV composition.  The projecting sign for Harvest of Memories will be two-sided in plum and teal.  It will be 7.5 square feet. The sign will be mounted on a metal scrollwork arm similar to the Mershon Law bracket.  Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-08:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the sign is similar to other signs 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 location of the proposed wall sign 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 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. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-08 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2015-08:  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (recused), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

126 South Main Street – Lakeholm Company - Denise’s Salon on South Main —Application #2015-09   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. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Steve Mershon.

 

Discussion: 

Steve Mershon, 128 South Main Street, stated that information relating to this application had been discussed with the 2015-8 application.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-09:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the sign is similar to other signs 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 location of the proposed wall sign 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 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. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-09, as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2015-09:  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (recused), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Mr. Burriss rejoined the meeting at 7:55 P.M.

 

218 South Mulberry Street – Kyle & Joanna Bartholomew —Application #2015-10 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 three replacement windows. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Kyle Bartholomew.

 

Discussion: 

Kyle Bartholomew, 218 South Mulberry Street, stated that they bought the house in August 2014.  The kitchen windows are double pane, double hung windows with broken seals, which they would like to replace.  The upstairs windows are old style with hinges and broken seals.  The back window also needs replaced moving it slightly to the right.  Staff approved the application. The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-10:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed replacement windows are similar to other windows 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 window replacement contributes to the upgrading of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the materials selected 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; the proposed materials are consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improve the structure with historically accurate materials and improvements protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2015-10, as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2015-10:  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Application #2014-33, AMENDED; Denison University for The Historic Granville Inn; 314, 334 & 384 East Broadway; Exterior Remodeling & Lighting Modifications:  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 #2014-33, AMENDED as submitted with the following conditions: 1) The galvanized metal, rooftop, mechanical units located at the rear of the structure are to be painted with a durable coating in a dark tone simulating the color of the structures existing sandstone veneer; 2) the mechanical units will be screened from the rooftop/deck to a height sufficient to obstruct the view of all exposed supporting members; and 3) the mechanical units screening will be painted in a shade different from – but compatible with -the tone (color) used to paint the mechanical units in an effort to create a stepped coordinated appearance.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-33, AMENDED.  Second by Mr. Eklof.  Roll call vote:  Eklof (Yes), Burris (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Application #2015-08, Lakeholm Company; Harvest of Memories; 126 South Main Street; Projecting Sign:  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 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-8. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-08.  Second by Mr. Burriss. Roll call vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), Burris (recused) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2015-09, Lakeholm Company - Denise’s Salon on South Main; Wall Sign:  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 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-09. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #20150-9.  Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), Burris (recused) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2015-10, Kyle & Joanna Bartholomew; 218 South Mulberry Street; Window Replacements:  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 #2015-10. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-10.  Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), Burris (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission meeting minutes from January 26, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 26, 2015 Planning Commission meeting.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Motion carried 3-0. (Hawk, Wilken, Potaracke only)

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

February 23, 2015

March 9, 2015

March 23, 2015

 

Mr. Hawk declared the February 9, 2015 Planning Commission meeting adjourned at 8:12pm, seeing no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:12pm.

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