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Planning Commission Minutes July 27, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

July 27, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present:  Mr. Hawk (Chair), Mr. Wilken, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Eklof (Vice Chair) and Jeremy Johnson (non-voting ex-officio member).

Members Absent: None.

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present:  Laura Frame, Gerald Martin, Michael Lemar, Pat Kelley and Eileen Arant.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

133 South Pearl Street – Laura Frame - Application #2015-97: 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 replacement of twenty-nine (29) windows on all elevations of the home and three (3) doors on the front, side and rear of the home. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Laura Frame and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Laura Frame, 133 South Pearl Street, Granville Ohio stated she would like to have approval for the improvements she has done on her house, which included the replacement of all windows and three doors.  She has one door which still needs to be replaced and is requesting permission for this improvement as well.  Ms. Walker remarked that the windows and doors, which were installed just recently, are a compliment to the home.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-97:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burris.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and will extend the life of this historic house and therefore 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 proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore 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, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct as reproduction and are appropriate with other projects previously approved in the District, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-97 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-97:  Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

116 East Broadway – Gerald Martin on behalf of the Village Brewing Company, LLC - Application #2015-98: 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 two point forty-four (2.44) square foot awning sign.

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Gerald Martin and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Gerald Martin, 2276 Hankinson Road, Granville, Ohio stated he would like approval for the awning sign for his business, 1 Linden Alley.  Ms. Walker stated the staff approves of the proposed signage, which replicates the existing Granville street signs.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-98:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed awning sign is compatible with other signs which have been approved within 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 awning sign with its font and styling contributes to the upgrading of a business and therefore contributes to the improvement and 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, 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. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed awning sign 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. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-98, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-98:  Potaracke, (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

124 & 126 East Broadway – Michael Lemar on behalf of The Broadway Pub - 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 thirteen point five nine (13.59) square foot wall sign.

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Michael Lemar and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Michael Lemar, 1012 E. Main Street, Newark, stated he is representing Broadway Pub in the approval of a flat wall sign to be constructed of High Density Urethane over the entrance of 124 East Broadway.  Ms. Walker said the staff appreciates the creative design of the sign and feels it is most architecturally appropriate for the upcoming renovations to the Pubs facades.

 

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

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed wall sign is in keeping with the style and architecture of the building and the surrounding signage.  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 wall sign contributes to the historical standards and upgrading of the structure and therefore 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 proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore 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, the proposed wall sign 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. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-100 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-100:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

124 & 126 East Broadway – Michael Lemar on behalf of The Broadway Pub - 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 nine point nine (9.9) square foot, double sided, projecting sign. 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Michael Lemar and Deb Walker were already sworn in.

 

Discussion:

Michael Lemar, 1012 E. Main Street, Newark, stated he was proposing a projecting sign on the eastern end of the front façade which would be designed in the same style as the flat wall sign to the west.  Ms. Walker stated staff approves of the styling and creative intent of the sign and its’  proposed bracket. 

 

Mr. Potaracke questioned the stability of the sign in windy conditions.  Mr. Lemar explained that the wrought iron bracket is designed as a windbreak and will be stabilized by aircraft wire.

 

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

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed projecting sign is in keeping with the style and architecture of the building and consistent with similar projects approved within 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 projecting sign is historically appropriate and contributes to the upgrading of the building and therefore 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 it does contribute to the continuing vitality of the District.  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 projecting sign 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. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to Approve Application #2015-101, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-101:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Work Session for 141 East Broadway window replacements: 

Mollie Prasher presented a proposal to replace the upper and first floor windows in the Village Hall.  The Village acquired the building in 1996-1997, and the building is now about 65 years old. Mollie presented examples of the types of windows being considered and indicated this would be a bid project.  The existing windows are double hung with no dividers with interior storm windows.  The proposed new windows will be double hung, with no muntins, and will also have screens.  The color scheme is proposed to be a taupe shade rather than white.  The aim is to have more energy efficient windows and improved aesthetics.

 

Mr. Burriss inquired about previous architectural designs which were commissioned by the Village in the late 1990’s.  Suggestions were discussed as to potential fenestration patterns for the proposed windows.  Statements by Mr. Wilken and Mr. Eklof favored Pella for its quality.  Mr. Wilken suggested it might be a good idea to have a plan for the entire building, prior to approval of window replacements.

 

The discussion was suspended for the time being, but the plan is to replace the windows before cold weather.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

New Business:

 

a)         Application #2015-97, Laura Frame; 133 South Pearl Street; Replacement Windows & Doors: 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 #2015-97. 

 

            Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-97.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

b)         Application #2015-98, submitted by Gerald Martin on behalf of the Village Brewing Company, LLC; 116 East Broadway; Awning 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 Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-98.

 

            Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-98.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote: Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

c)         Application #2015-100, submitted by Michael Lemar on behalf of The Broadway Pub; 124 & 126 East Broadway; 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 1159, Village Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-100. 

 

            Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-100.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll call vote:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

d)         Application #2015-101, submitted by Michael Lemar on behalf of The Broadway Pub; 124 & 126 East Broadway; 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 1159, Village Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-101. 

 

            Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-101.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke. Roll call vote:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from July 13, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 13, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Burriss seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

August 10, 2015

August 24, 2015

September 14, 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 7:27 p.m.

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