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Planning Commission Minutes October 24, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 24th, 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. Wilken, Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting)

Members Absent:  Mr. Jennings and Mr. Potaracke.

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

Also Present: Ben Ackley, Guy Michael, Lawrence Nadwodney, Sherman Elliott, Jeanetta Pyle, Justina Nadolson, Jeanetta Pyle, David Schmidt, and Jeff McInturf.

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

New Business:

Application #2016-123, submitted by Ben Ackley on behalf of Northwest Wind, LLC, for the property located at 2780 Newark-Granville Road  The request is for review and approval of a Lot-Split of a 22.947 acre parcel into two lots.  The property is zoned Planned Unit District (PUD) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Ben Ackley and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Ben Ackley, 330 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio

He is seeking approval for a lot split of a 22.947 acre parcel into two lots.  The lot with the existing home will be 1.237 acre parcel. The remaining acre lot will consist of two parcels, one being 13.789 acres and the other being 2.491 acres (which is located on the southern side of State Route 16). 

Ms. Walker informed the Commission the parcel consisting of 2.491 acres will be donated to the T.J. Evans Foundation.  Mr. Ackley agreed to an easement for the extension of the pedestrian path across the front of the property, and to continue to work collaboratively with the Village as the project progresses.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-123; Chapter 1113, Procedure for Plat Approval, and Chapter 1171 Planned Development District (PUD).

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-123 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-123: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

Mr. Montgomery recused himself at 7:04 p.m.

Application #2016-125, submitted by Guy Michael, for the property located at 211 South Prospect Street  The request is for architectural review and approval of twenty-three (23) replacement windows.  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 Guy Michael and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Guy Michael, 211 South Prospect Street, Granville, Ohio

He is seeking approval of the removal of 23 wood, double-hung windows and the replacement with vinyl double-hung windows. The existing third floor windows will be retained, repaired and reglazed, if possible.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-125; Chapter 1159 Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-125 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-125: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

Mr. Montgomery rejoined at 7:08 p.m.

Application #2016-126, submitted by Lawrence and Delores Nadwodney, for the property located at 217 Sunrise Street  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a picket fence in the front yard which will replace a deteriorating wood split-rail fence.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Lawrence Nadwodney and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Lawrence Nadwodney, 217 Sunrise Street, Granville, Ohio

He is seeking approval of the installation of a 42” vinyl picket fence.  The current fence is deteriorating, and a vinyl fence would be easier to maintain as he and his wife age in place in their home.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-126; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-126 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-126: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-127, submitted by CS Construction Group, LTD., on behalf of David Schmidt of Properties on Elm, LLC, for the property located at 134 South Pearl Street The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of the homes 7’ x 12’-9” front porch and the 12’-6” x 14’-10” rear addition.  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 Sherman Elliott (contractor for David Schmidt), David Schmidt, Jeanetta Pyle and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Sherman Elliott, 10840 Peatmoss Road, Utica, Ohio

He is seeking the approval for the removal of the front porch and rear addition on the home in order to restore the home to what could be considered to be its original appearance. The project will include the installation of sandstone slab steps leading to the front door, the removal of the non-original front porch and removal of a later rear addition that parallels East Elm Street. The intention is to utilize as much material from the rear addition as possible to complete the exterior modifications to the home.

Jeanetta Pyle, 123 South Pearl Street, Granville, Ohio

She is concerned with the appearance of the front porch and the length of time before the home will be livable or salable. She added that other properties Mr. Schmidt renovated took several years before someone lived in them. The Commission informed Ms. Pyle they have no control over how long a property can remain vacant.

Mr. Wilken asked about the colors that will be chosen for the property, and was informed the roof material would be fireproof wooden shingles, and that the request will be handled through another application.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-127; Chapter 1159, Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-127 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-127: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-128, submitted by Jeff McInturf, on behalf of Spring Hills Baptist Church and Granville Christian Academy, for the property located at 1820 Newark-Granville Road  The request is for review and recommendation to Village Council of a time extension for the previously approved modular classrooms.  The property is zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Jeff McInturf, Justina Nadolson and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Jeff McInturf, 10558 Neighbarger Lane, Newark, Ohio

He is seeking approval for a four-year time extension for the previously approved modular classrooms.  The Schools ultimate goal is to house Kindergarten – 12th Grade in one building.  Spring Hills Baptist Church currently serves 150 families and approximately 300 children.  As the result of several issues, the group leading the construction project has been unable to meet their goal in the time allotted.

Mr. Hawk asked if an architect has been hired and if a building plan has been designed. Mr. McInturf stated a financial consultant has been hired and fundraising has begun, but no, architect had been hired. He further added that Spring Hills Baptist Church’s goal is keep Granville Christian Academy on site; however, there were strong concerns related to moving the Academy out of Granville.

Justina Nadolson, 282 Bryn Du Drive, Granville, Ohio

They do have an estimate by Dan Kaiser (builder) from three years ago; she anticipates that the cost to complete the project has changed.  They are projecting 18-24 months for fund raising and a two-year construction plan.  Over the past year and a half, Granville Christian Academy has been defining goals and trying to plan ahead for the future construction project, but through a series of events, have been unable to meet their goals. Ms. Walker informed the Commission that one neighbor stated they’re in support of the time-extension but for a shorter time period.  She also stated the staff is in favor of a shorter extension and would like to see milestone established and reviewed with staff periodically over the next (effective) three years in order for the modular to be removed at the end of the two-year extension.

Mr. Wilken expressed his sympathy for the issues the Academy is facing, but stated they ultimately need to have a time limit when the construction will be completed.  He also stated that concerns from three years ago no longer seem to be concerns.  He is in favor of a one-time extension; however, milestones need to be set along the way, and the Church should know within two years if the Academy will be staying on site or moving.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-128; Chapter 1171, Planned Unit Development (PUD).

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-128 for an extension of two years.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-128: Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

Work Session:

Submitted by Gerry Bird, AIA, for the property located at 1536 Newark-Granville Road  The request is for review and feedback on the proposed Glenshire Single-Family Development.

Discussion:

Mr. Bird came before the Commission to update them on reports and interest in the proposed Glenshire Development.  He stated there are currently five people interested in purchasing property should the development be completed.

The environmental report came back clean, meaning there are no wetlands on site.  They did revise the 100-year flood plain report.

They received the Traffic Study Report, and it recommended a west bound left-turn lane within 20 years.  The report did not propose an easterly turn lane.

Mr. Wilken expressed his concern with the report, stating it is not uncommon to sit at the Bryn Du Drive intersection during morning and evening rush to make a left hand turn.

Mr. Bird informed the Commission that the traffic study was completed during rush hours when school was in session.  He stated that he would submit the complete report at a future date and encourage all Commissioners to review the complete report when they had the opportunity.  Mr. Bird stated the firm decided to go with a loop plan (street layout). The intersection will align with the Colomen Gwen exit from The Colony.  The homes will be constructed with everything required for everyday living on the first floor with a loft up.  They will include wider hallways, two bedrooms with the option of a third bedroom, and two-car garages.  He did state he will seek a variance for additional lot coverage, as a first-floor centric empty-nester home has a larger footprint than the existing 25% allows. 

Mr. Bird intends to have an annexation agreement put together within 30 days, and will begin the process as soon as he is able to do so.  He added that he has met with neighbors, and their primary concern was the storm water management on-site. He assured the Commissioners the storm water would be contained and managed on-site appropriately.

Mr. Hawk asked what it would mean for the development if a variance would not be approved for additional lot coverage. Mr. Bird shared that without the increased lot coverage variance, the development would most likely not appeal to the marketplace.

Mr. King stated that Staff would be will to answer any questions related to a variance application that he may have.

Finding of Fact Approvals:

New Business:

Application #2016-123; Ben Ackley for Northwest Wine LLC; 2780 Newark-Granville Road; Lot split into two lots:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-123. Second by Mr. Burriss. Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-125; Guy Michael; 211 South Prospect Street; 23 Replacement Windows: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-125. Second by Mr. Burriss. Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-126; Lawrence and Delores Nadwodney; 217 Sunrise Street; New picket fence in Front Yard.  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-126. Second by Mr. Burriss. Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-127; CS Construction Group, Ltd. For David Schmidt for Properties on Elm, LLC; 134 South Pearl Street; Removal of Front Porch and Rear Addition:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-127. Second by Mr. Burriss. Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-128; JeffMcInturf for Spring Hills Baptist Church and Granville Christian Academy; 1820 Newark-Granville Road; Time Extension for Modular Classrooms: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-128. Second by Mr. Burris.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 3-0.

Motion to approve absent Commission Members: Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse the absence of Mr. Potaracke.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried (3-0).

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 10th, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Unable to approve due to lack of voting members present.

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

November 14, 2016

November 28, 2016

December 10, 2016 (Saturday morning gathering at Bryn Du Carriage House with BZBA)

December 12, 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 8:40 p.m.

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