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Planning Commission Minutes May 11, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

May 11, 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. Hawk, Mr. Burriss and Mr. Potaracke.

 

Members Absent:  None.

 

Staff Present:  Alison Terry, Village Planning Director

 

Also Present:  Christopher Schilling, Jodi Melfi, Allison Walker and Jonathan Walker.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

565 West Broadway - Christopher and Lindsay Schilling - Application #2015-56:  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD). The request is for review and approval of the installation of a driveway on the western side of the home.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry and Christopher Schilling.

 

Discussion:

Christopher Schilling, 565 West Broadway, stated he would like to put in a new driveway to provide additional parking for his property. 

 

Planner Terry added that there is an existing drive on the east side of the home, but the applicant has no garage and the driveway is only one car wide.  She added that the applicant will also need to receive a variance from the BZBA to reduce the side yard setback requirement for a driveway.

 

Mr. Schilling said he has spoken with neighbors and they have no objections to his project.

 

The Planning Commission did not review any standards or criteria, since this application was before them only because it’s located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve Application #2015-56 contingent upon BZBA approval of the required variance.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approval Application #2015-56:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

565 West Broadway – Christopher and Lindsay Schilling —Application #2015-57:  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD). The request is for review and approval of the removal of the front porch and side porch concrete steps and replacement with larger wooden porches/decks.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry and Christopher Schilling.

 

Discussion:

Christopher Schilling, 565 West Broadway, stated he wishes to replace his old concrete porches with larger porches/decks of treated wood, to be painted at a later date. 

 

Mr. Hawk commented that, though the color has not yet been chosen, it should be of a neutral hue. 

 

Planner Terry indicated the application meets all code requirements. 

 

 The Planning Commission did not review any standards or criteria, since this application was before them only because it’s located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve #2015-57, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-57:  Potaracke (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Eklof (Yes) Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

138 North Prospect Street – Jodi Melfi on behalf of Scott Wilkins for Mai Chau on North Prospect — Application #2015-58: 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 installation of sidewalk café seating.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry, and Jodi Melfi.

 

Discussion:

Jodi Melfi, 130 North Prospect –Suite #K, stated she has been helping Scott at Mai Chau and the plan is to add two or three teakwood tables and chairs as a small sidewalk café area.  Mr. Hawk commented there was not much room for tables and chairs.

 

Planner Terry indicated the staff likes the furniture and the Board will need authorize to make a recommendation to the Village Council for this application.  Mr. Burriss expressed appreciation for the furniture and the style of the building. 

 

Ms. Melfi said the total number of tables will depend on their size, she indicated they might down size them slightly, or whether they can fit two or three in the small space.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-58:

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed sidewalk café seating is similar to other projects previously 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 sidewalk café seating is the same style as the building and it contributes to the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

(c)        Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a business within the District we 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 lived. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by being of an appropriate style it contributes to the vitality of a business within the District which contributes to the vitality of the District overall and protects the physical surrounding in which past generations lived. All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve #2015-58, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-58:  Potaracke (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Eklof (Yes) Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

138 North Prospect Street – Jodi Melfi on behalf of Scott Wilkins for Mai Chau on North Prospect — Application #2015-59: 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 7.9 square foot window sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry, and Jodi Melfi.

 

Discussion:

Jodi Melfi, 130 North Prospect –Suite #K, stated the business would like to install a simple white vinyl sign with the Mai Chau logo in the window. 

 

Planner Terry indicated the proposed signage meets all code requirements. The Board stated they liked the style of the sign.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-59:

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed window sign is similar to other projects previously 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 sign contributes to the vitality of a business within the District and by doing so, it contributes to the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

(c)        Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, a business needs a sign and by contributing to the vitality of a business within the District we 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 lived. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a business within the District we contribute to the vitality of the District overall and protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve #2015-59, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-59:  Potaracke (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Eklof (Yes) Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

343 West Maple Street – Jonathan and Allison Walker — Application #2015-63: 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 a concrete driveway and concrete sidewalks.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry, Allison Walker and Jonathan Walker.

 

Discussion:

Jonathan Walker, 343 West Maple Street, stated they would like to replace their old driveway, which is a mixture of gravel and asphalt, with a new concrete driveway; replace the old sidewalk which is uneven brick, with new concrete and add a new sidewalk to enable the family to access the back of the house. 

 

Mr. Hawk inquired about the finish of the concrete and whether it would be brushed concrete.  The applicant indicated the finish will have a clean look. 

 

Planner Terry stated the project meets all code requirements and recommends approval. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-63:

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed concrete driveway and sidewalks are similar to other projects previously 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 concrete driveway and sidewalks will provide unification of materials and will contribute to the livability of a home within the District and by doing so, it contributes to the improvement of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

(c)        Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality and livability of a home within the District we 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 lived. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by contributing to the vitality of a home within the District we contribute to the vitality of the District overall and protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve #2015-63, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-63:  Potaracke (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Eklof (Yes) Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Findings of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business

 

a)         Application #2015-56, Christopher and Lindsay Schilling; 565 West Broadway; Driveway on Western Side of Home: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C) and Chapter 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-56.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-56.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-56: Potaracke (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

b)         Application #2015-57, Christopher and Lindsay Schilling; 565 West Broadway: Porches:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C) and Chapter 1176, Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-57.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-57.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-57: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

c)         Application #2015-58, Jodi Melfi on behalf of Scott Wilkins of Mai Chau; 138 North Prospect Street; Sidewalk Café Seating:  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 #2015-58.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-58.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-58: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

d)         Application #2015-59, Jodi Melfi on behalf of Scott Wilkins of Mai Chau; 138 North Prospect Street; Window 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 #2015-59.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-59.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-59: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

e)         Application #2015-63, Jonathan and Allison Walker; 343 West Maple Street; Concrete Driveway and Sidewalks:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD), and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-63.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-63.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-63: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from May 4, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 4, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

May 26, 2015 (Tuesday)

June 8, 2015

June 22, 2015  

 

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

 

The Planning Commission adjourned at 7:30 P.M.

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