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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

January 6, 2014                            Monday                                     5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Commrs. Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Anthony Palazzo, Greg Wynn, Vice-Chair Michelle McCovey-Good, and Chairperson – Position Vacant

ELECTION:        Election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

                        Vice-Chair McCovey-Good was elected as the Chairperson, and Commr. Wynn was elected as the Vice-Chair.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of December 16, 2013, were approved.


There was no public comment other than on regular agenda items.


1.     774 and 776 Palm Street.  ARC 131-13; Continued design review of a proposed classroom building and accessory staff office for Old Mission School and CEQA exemption (Class 32, Infill Development Projects); R-4-H zone; Tina Ballantyne, Old Mission School, applicant.  (Brian Leveille)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution which grants final approval to the project, based on findings, and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Ehdaie, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project design as recommended with the following modification to conditions (6:0): Amend Condition 9 to add a sentence at the end of the condition reading:  “Additional screening planting such as Cypress trees shall be planted along the west property line to provide for privacy of neighbors.”

2.     1241 Laurel Lane.  ARC-C 156-13; Conceptual architectural review of a mixed-use project; C-N zone; Laurel Lane Investments, LLC, applicant.  (Brian Leveille)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the project to a date uncertain with direction to staff and the applicant on items to be addressed in plans submitted for final approval.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Ehdaie, seconded by Commr. Palazzo, to continue the project to a date uncertain with minor wording changes to 2 of the 10 directional items included in the staff report and the following additional item (6:0):

“Provide a plan for increased pedestrian access from Laurel Lane into the project.” 


3.     Staff:

a.  Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas.  She noted that, in February, the ARC meetings would be on consecutive Mondays of the 3rd and 10th because of the President’s Day holiday.

4.     Commission:

Vice-Chair Wynn suggested that the City Attorney attend an upcoming meeting to discuss the Brown Act and conflict of interest issues that affect the ARC.

ADJOURNMENT – The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Architectural Review Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the Community Development Department, 919 Palm Street, during normal business hours.

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