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Planning Communission Minutes March 9, 2015

Granville Planning Commission

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March 9, 2015

7:00pm

 

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

 

Members Present: Doug Eklof, Craig Potaracke, Jack Burriss, Steven Hawk and Councilmember Jeremy Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio).

 

Members Absent:  Mr. Bill Wilken.

 

Staff Present: Alison Terry, Planning Director

 

Also Present: Robert Ryan and Richard Lott.

 

Citizen’s Comments: None.

 

New Business:

273 East Maple Street – Grace & Steven Michael —Application #2015-16

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 following exterior modifications:

1)         To replace the existing 4” aluminum siding with Hardie Plank Lap siding in 4” exposure, in a Cedarmill finish with gray select color; and the corners and window trim in a white color; and

2)         To replace the wood trim on the top of the front and rear porches with Hardie Plank siding in an Iron Gray color.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Robert Ryan and Alison Terry.

 

Discussion:

Robert Ryan, 1283 Licking Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055, stated that the plan is to replace the existing aluminum siding with HardiePlank in the same size for the horizontal boards and trim.  Planner Terry recommended the project as presented.  There were no questions from the Commission.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-16:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the siding and trim replacement is stylistically compatible with other new renovated and old structures in the Village 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 siding and trim replacement contributes 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 siding and trim replacement contributes 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 lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed siding and trim replacement 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. Burriss.

  

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2015-16 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Eklof .  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-16:  Potaracke (Yes), Mr. Burriss (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

314 East Broadway – The Historic Granville Inn, LLC —Application #2015-18

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 freestanding sign. 

 

Planner Terry indicated that the applicant has requested that this sign application be tabled.  The applicants are working on further revisions to the proposed signage.

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to table Application #2015-18.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote to table Application #2015-18: Mr. Potaracke (Yes), Mr. Burriss (Yes), Mr. Eklof (Yes) and Mr. Hawk (Yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Jeremy Johnson left the table and became part of the audience at this point.

 

314 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 an amendment to the original approvals authorized for the Granville Inn in 2014.  The proposed amendment is for an awning to be installed over the stairway on the eastern side of the building.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Jeremy Johnson and Alison Terry

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion:

Mr. Jeremy Johnson, 1801 Thornwood, stated the proposed awning would be 12’x12’ and would act as a canopy to shed heavy rain to the front of the stone walls and into gravel drains.  Without the awning rain could flood the basement.  The awning will line up with the wall.  It will not flash into the building. 

 

Mr. Hawk asked about ice or snow damage.  Mr. Johnson explained that the gutters will be larger and be raised.  Snow rail on the slate roof will be replaced. 

 

Planner Terry said that the application meets all requirements, is historically correct and will alleviate future storm water issues.  

 

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 awning is stylistically compatible with other new renovated and old structures in the Village 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 awning contributes 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 awning contributes 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 lived.  Mr.Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed awning 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. Burriss.

  

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2014-33 (Amended) as submitted.  Second by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-33 (Amended): Mr.  Potaracke (Yes), Mr. Burriss (Yes), Mr. Eklof (Yes) and Mr. Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Other Business:

Note: These agenda items are open to the public and are public hearings.  All individuals will be permitted to speak regarding the review of these proposed Zoning Code revisions.

 

Review of Proposed Zoning Code Revision, to amend Section 1165.03 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Minimum Lot Frontage in the Open Space District (OSD).

 

Planner Terry reviewed the proposed code change within the Open Space District.  She stated there is no minimum lot frontage in this code section currently.  This could allow for a 5-acre lot to be landlocked if no road frontage is required.  Staff recommended a minimum road frontage requirement of 100 feet to a public right-of-way. 

 

Mr. Burriss inquired about the possibility of flag lots and Mr. Johnson wanted to know why a one hundred (100’) foot distance was selected as opposed to a larger or smaller number.  Planner Terry indicated that flag lots could be a possibility and that in this district a 50 ft. front, side and rear yard setback is required.  She also indicated that the majority of the other residential districts in the Village require anywhere from sixty (60’) feet to ninety (90’) feet of road frontage.  Staff felt that a one hundred (100’) foot lot frontage requirement would allow some flexibility for lot splits, as the Open Space District area is also farmed.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to recommend to the Village Council approval of the Code Change for Chapter 1165.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Motion was carried 4-0.

 

Review of Proposed Zoning Code Revision, to amend Section 1171.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Permitted and Conditionally Permitted Uses in the Planned Commercial District (PCD).

Planner Terry reviewed the proposed code change within the Planned Commercial District.  She stated that the planned commercial district area will change with the future construction of the Cherry Valley Road Interchange.  The area is currently not served by public sanitary sewer. Existing single family properties can continue to exist but cannot expand, significantly renovate or erect accessory structures to serve a residential purpose (i.e. a swimming pool).  Modifying the code to allow for single family as a conditional use could allow for some of these properties to be rejuvenated and offers another use besides strictly commercial.  Many of these properties have significant constraints which prevent them from being converted to a commercial use (i.e. no parking allowed in the front of the structure and no way to gain access to the rear yard because of setback issues; significant rehabilitation to bring the structures up to commercial code compliance; etc.).

 

Mr. Eklof moved to recommend to the Village Council approval of the Code Change for Chapter 1171.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Motion was carried 4-0.

 

Findings of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business

 

  1. Application #2015-16: Grace & Steven Michael; 273 East Maple Street; Exterior Remodeling: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

            Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-16.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote Mr. Burriss (yes), Mr. Eklof (yes), Mr. Potaracke (yes), and Mr. Hawk (yes).  Motioni carried 4-0.

b.         Application #2014-33, AMENDED, Historic Granville Inn, LLC; 314 East Broadway; Exterior Remodeling:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for application 2014-33 AMENDED.  Mr. Potaracke Second.  Roll call vote: Burriss (yes), Potaracke (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Burriss made a motion to excuse Bill Wilken’s absence.  Second by Mr. Potaracke. Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve the Minutes from the February 23, 2015 Planning Commission hearing: Mr.

Eklof moved to approve the minutes from February 23, 2015. Second by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried

4-0.

 

Adjournment:  7:40 PM

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

 

Next meeting:

Monday, March 23, 2015

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