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Planning Commission Minutes June 8, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

June 8, 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 and Jeremy Johnson (non-voting ex-officio member)

Members Absent: Mr. Eklof and Mr. Potaracke

Staff Present:  Debi Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present:  Lisa Sandman and Stephen Matheny

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

230 East Broadway - Lisa Sandman - Application 2015-77: 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 re-facing of the existing freestanding sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Lisa Sandman and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Lisa Sandman, 4950 Dry Creek Rd, Newark, Ohio stated she would like permission to resurface the existing sign for her business.  Ms. Walker said it would be the same panel as previously approved with a different font in burgundy lettering.  The Board had no questions.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-77:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed sign re-facing is consistent with the style and architecture of the previously approved sign 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 sign refacing contributes to the upgrading of the business within 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 supportive 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 sign re-facing materials are consistent and historically correct with other signs 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 #2015-77 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-77:  Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

125 East Broadway - Stephen Matheny - Application #2015-80: 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 non-permanent sidewalk seating area.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Stephen Matheny and Deb Walker.

 

Mr. Matheny requested permission to place two wrought iron chairs in front of the Chamber for overflow seating outside the office.  He felt it would also add to the character of Granville.  The chairs would be secured by cables and they would also like to find a small table to match the chairs.

 

Ms.  Walker said the proposal will go before council and would be like a small café space, installed annually. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-80.

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed non-permanent sidewalk seating is consistent with the style and architecture of the structure and the 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 materials, design and appearance are appropriate to the historical nature of the area and contribute to the upgrading of the area 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 proposed design and materials contribute to the vitality of the District overall and provide a welcoming atmosphere of outdoor seating.  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 style of non-permanent sidewalk seating is in keeping with the architecture of the area, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations have lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-80 contingent on approval by Village Council of the sidewalk café seating area.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-80:  Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Broadway Pub Work Session:

Architect Pat Kelly discussed proposed changes as the Broadway Pub expands into the James Store location in the same building.  He presented a proposed plan which would allow the Pub to become handicap accessible with a wheelchair ramp in front of the structure and a new entry on the western side of the building.  The new entrance would also include a vestibule area and the building will be equipped with handicap accessible restrooms as well.  He gave an example of the ramp built for PNB in relation to the plan to move the entranceway. 

 

He also indicated there would be matching wood panels below the windows across the front and new, large plate glass windows.  The owners would like to install windows which would have an accordion style window system that could be opened in good weather.

 

Mr. Hawk asked if the façade would be a unified style and color and Mr. Kelly answered, “Yes.” Mr. Burriss commented that it would be nice if the double doors could be utilized in some way rather than being scrapped.

 

Discussion then centered on the measurements and height of the windows and sills.  Mr. Johnson asked about sprinkler systems and water usage.  Ms. Walker indicated this has already been completed a new water line was installed prior to the East Broadway paving project. 

 

A question arose about the two signage panels.  There may be an allowance for both panels to be used such as “Broadway Pub” on one sign and “Dining” on the other, or some such arrangement.  Kitchen size will be doubled, and seating capacity will increase from a total occupancy of 70 people to 155 people.  The owners want to keep the pub atmosphere with the planned renovations.  Remodeling of the kitchen will begin in July and the James Store will vacate by August 15.  The applicants will be coming back with a full application within the next month.

 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

a)         Application #2015-77, Lisa Sandman on behalf of Greystone Antiques 230 East Broadway; Resurfacing of Existing Freestanding 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, Signage and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-77. 

 

            Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-77.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss, Roll call vote Mr. Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

b)         Application 2015-80, Stephen Matheny, on behalf of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce; 125 East Broadway; Non-Permanent Sidewalk Seating Area:  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 #2015-80. 

 

            Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-80.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Members Potaracke and Eklof:  Mr. Burriss made a motion to excuse the absentee members and Mr. Wilken seconded.  All in favor voice vote, motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from May 26, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 26, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Burriss seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

June 22, 2015

July 13, 2015

July 27, 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 7:48 p.m.

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