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Planning Commission Minutes September 12, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 12, 2016 7:00 pm

Minutes

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

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting)

Members Absent:  Mr. Jennings.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Acting Village Planner; Michael King, Village Law Director

Also Present: Clay Graham, Rodger Kessler, Victor Terebuh, Michael and Ashlin Caravana, Bruce Westall, Jan McCauley, Philip Ward, Dustin Zimpfer, Ryan Badger, Karl Schneider, Jack Lucks and Robert Steven Hawk.

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

Old Business:

Application #2016-65, submitted by Clay Graham on behalf of Uberburger, located on the upper level at 138 East Broadway.  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 Rodger Kessler, Clay Graham and Debi Walker.

Discussion:

Rodger Kessler, 170 Pinehurst Drive, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for a projecting sign on behalf of Uberburger located at 138 East Broadway on the upper level.  Mr. Kessler added that the applicant had been granted a variance for the number of colors in the sign. The sign will be externally illuminated and turned off during non-business hours.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-65; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs.

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-65 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-65: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (No), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-1.

Application #2016-66, submitted by Clay Graham on behalf of Uberburger, located on the upper level at 138 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a window 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 Rodger Kessler, Clay Graham and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Rodger Kessler, 170 Pinehurst Drive, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for a vinyl window sign for the applicant which incorporates the BZBA approved seven colors. The window sign will include business hours and a location for the menu. The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-66; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs. Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-66 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-66: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-67, submitted by Clay Graham on behalf of Uberburger, located on the upper level at 138 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a sidewalk 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 Rodger Kessler, Clay Graham and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Rodger Kessler, 170 Pinehurst Drive, Granville, Ohio stated: Application withdrawn at 7:12p.m.

Application #2016-72, submitted by Victor Terebuh, for the property located at 203 East Elm Street. The request is for architectural review and approval of exterior modifications/renovations to the wrap around porch facing East Elm and South Prospect Streets.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Victor Terebuh, Michael and Ashlin Caravana, Bruce Westall, Jan McCauley and Debi Walker.

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to remove Application #2016-72 from the table. Second by Mr. Wilken.

Discussion: Victor Terebuh, 308 Bryn Du Drive, Granville, Ohio stated:

He has made the changes to the elevations the Commission and Neighbor’s requested.  There is been additional detail work with the railings and columns. The proposed columns are 10” in diameter and will have a cap and base in an appropriate conformation. The railing sections are prefabricated, measuring 36” in height to meet building code requirements.

Mr. Burriss asked about the re-installation of lattice below the porch and suggested stronger more substantial newel posts at the end of railings at grade. Mr. Terebuh stated new lattice work would be installed and painted white. The lattice will have a tighter grid than currently and agreed to adding posts at end of railings.

Michael and Ashlin Caravana, 209 East Elm Street, Granville, Ohio stated: They are thankful for the improvements Mr. Terebuh is making, but they want to make sure the historical standards of the Village District are respected.  Mr. and Mrs. Caravana suggest replacing existing roof and flooring, adding square crush blocks beneath the bottom rail as opposed to posts in the middle, use same architectural detail that is there currently, and preserve the historical appearance of the property by choosing different products.

Mr. King stated the Commission should not deny the application if all requirements are met.

Mr. Terebuh stated the roofing and flooring are being addressed.

Bruce Westall, 232 East Elm Street, Granville, Ohio stated: He is also concerned about the roofing, and wants to reiterate what the Caravana’s are suggesting by choosing materials that best represent the historical standards of the neighborhood. Mr. Wilken suggested replicating base and top caps of current columns; Mr. Terebuh agreed.

The Caravana’s called Jan McCauley as a witness.

Jan McCauley, 228 South Prospect Street, Granville, Ohio stated: She is in favor of the improvements Mr. Terebuh is making and asks the Commission to approve the application.

The Commission asked the Applicant to provide a cut sheet of illustrating proposed columns with caps and bases to one of members of Commission and Staff, for approval.  The cut sheet should include interim posts further to one side, not in the middle of the run, substantial posts at start of railings of steps, and re-installation of lattice paneling and framework.  Mr. Burriss provided an Exhibit that included the detail work.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-72; Chapter 1159, Village District and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-72 as submitted with no interim posts unless necessary, but if necessary the post will not be centered on the run, substantial posts, and a cut sheet must be submitted to Mr. Burriss and staff for review and approval. Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-72: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Mr. Hawk called for a ten minute recess at 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Hawk called the meeting back to order at 8:40 p.m.

New Business:

Application #2016-107, submitted by Philip and Charlene Ward, for the property located at 239 West Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of installation of a concrete parking space to the south of the existing driveway parking spaces. The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Philip Ward and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Philip Ward, 239 West Broadway, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval to replace existing concrete due to deterioration.  He would like to add a third area of concrete so that the third garage bay may be used.  The third portion of concrete will be triangular in shape from the curb to the end of garage with no curb cut.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-107; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-107 as submitted with modification.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-107: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-112, submitted by Nathan Stinemetz, on behalf of Integrated Health Center, for the property located at 230 East Broadway, Suite 150.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a freestanding 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 Dustin Zimpfer and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Dustin Zimpfer, 230 East Broadway, Suite 150, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval of a double-sided, freestanding, wood sign with two posts.  Posts and sign will be white with green and blue text.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-112; Chapter 1159, Village Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and Chapter 1189, Signs.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-112 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-112: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-113, submitted by Ryan Badger of ADR & Associates, on behalf of Karl Schneider for Raccoon Creek, LLC, for the 8.379 Acre Parcel No. 020-042252-00.001 at the Northeast Corner of Columbus Road.  The request is for review and approval of a Preliminary Plan Review including Zoning and Architectural Plans associated with the expansion of the Middleton Senior Living onto the western out parcel.  The property is zoned Village Gateway District (VGD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Ryan Badger, Karl Schneider, Jack Lucks and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Karl Schneider, 150 East Broad Street, Suite 350, Columbus, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval for an additional 26 one-bedroom units to enlarge the offering at Middleton Senior Living, as well as 34 additional parking spaces over the entire site, and nine garages to be located on the north end of the addition. Mr. Schneider offered that he had been working with Staff to route the required pedestrian path and had selected to connect the path to the approved routing of the primary facility across the front of the building and parallel the new parking area as illustrated. The selected routing was largely determined based on concern for pedestrian safety along Columbus Road. After some discussion, Mr. Burriss suggested using three columns on the new units’ pediments instead of four to allow for clear lines of sight from the interior of the units.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-113; Chapter 1173, Village Gateway District.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-113 as submitted with the changes to number of columns.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-113: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Mr. Hawk recued himself at 8:59 p.m.

Application #2016-115, submitted by Robert Steven Hawk, for the property located at 236 West Elm Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a replacement window with simulated divided lights.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Robert Steven Hawk and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Robert Steven Hawk, 236 West Elm Street, Granville, Ohio stated:

He is seeking approval to replace a window with a window of the same dimensions and material – the only difference being, the new window will have simulated divided lites. The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-115; Chapter1159 Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161 Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-115 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-115: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

Mr. Hawk rejoined the Commissioners at 9:03 p.m

Work Session: Submitted by Art Chonko, on behalf of Denison University, for the property located on the Northwestern Corner of West College and North Mulberry Street.  The request is for architectural review and feedback on the proposed Denison Performing Arts Complex.

Matt Janiak, Architect of Westlake Reed and Leskosky stated: His firm has been engaged to design a new performing arts complex for Denison University on the Fine Arts Quad. The intention is to preserve Burke Hall, which will be encircled by a new performing arts structure on three sides. He discussed that there will be four primary entry points. The two dominant entrances will be along West Broadway and North Mulberry Streets. The materials used for the complex will consists of molded brick with a sugar finish, windows will be encased in with shaped brick, Hardi board painted white, stone will be both smooth and rough, and roofing will consist of real or imitation slate.  The stage house will be approximately 54.5’in height. There will be a service entrance on the western elevation with select managed Staff parking on what will be an extension of Cherry Street. They intend to landscape significantly to preserve the screening to Monomoy House. The project lighting will consist of Granville style lighting (Granville Acorn Street Lights) parking lights, and low level bollard lighting, which will be in the front of the complex. 

The Commission expressed concerns with the proposed building.  They felt the building has no distinguishing features and hoped for a more dynamic design given the nature of the building and its location as a possible centerpiece of the community. After considerable discussion, the Commissioners  suggested using vertical elements on the West Broadway similar to those illustrated on the eastern elevation at the ‘Fly House’  They also expressed concern centered on the ability for someone to walk from West Broadway across the tree lawn on a sidewalk area and on to the structures main western entrance.

Mr. Janiak stated the neighbors appreciated the subduing of the buildings southern elevation and would take the Commissioner comments into consideration as the project moves forward.

The Commission asked when the complex would be ready for use. Mr. Chonko stated ideally Denison would like the building to be complete at the start of Fall Semester 2018 or Winter Semester 2019.

Finding of Fact Approvals:

Old Business: Application #2016-65; Clay Graham for Uberburger; 138 East Broadway (Upper Level); Projecting Sign:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-65.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-66; Clay Graham for Uberburger; 138 East Broadway (Upper Level); Window Sign:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-66.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-72; Victor Terebuh; 203 East Elm Street; Porch Renovations:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-72.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

New Business: Application #2016-107; Philip and Charlene Ward; 239 West Broadway; New Concrete Parking Space:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-107.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-112; Nathan Stinemetz for Integrated Health Center; 230 East Broadway, Suite 150; Freestanding Sign:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-112.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-113; Ryan Badger of ADR & Associates for Karl Schneider of Raccoon Creek,  LLC; 8.379 Acre Parcel located at the Corner of Columbus Road and Weaver Drive; West Wing Expansion:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-113.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-115; Robert Steven Hawk; 236 West Elm Street; Replacement Window:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-115.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk.  Motion Carried 3-0.

Motion to approve absent Commission Members:  Not Necessary.

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from August 8th, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from August 8th, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke Second.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

October 10, 2016

October 24, 2016

November 14, 2016

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 10:32 p.m.

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