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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

January 10, 2011                          Monday                                     5:00 p.m.

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

Vice-Chair Duffy was absent. 


MINUTES:  Minutes of December 20, 2010 – were approved as prepared. 


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


1.     City-Wide.  ARC 128-10; Review alternative sign designs for identification of projects funded by Measure Y sales tax funds; City of San Luis Obispo, applicant. (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the draft resolution supporting one or multiple sign designs, based on findings. 

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. McCovey-Good, to adopt the resolution approving the sign design as recommended by staff (6:0:1). 

2.     City-Wide.  ARC 130-10; Review of City's way-finding sign program; City of San Luis Obispo, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Receive presentation and provide preliminary comments on discussion items. 

ACTION:  The Commission did not make any official motion regarding the way-finding program but did provide preliminary comments as reflected in the minutes.  The ARC had questions for the consultant team and was generally supportive of the program.  Some of the individual Commissioner's initial suggestions included: 

a.  Consider a darker stain for the support posts of the rural directional sign;

b.  Have the City seal at the top of directional signs be a bronze color;

c.  Simplify the design elements of the secondary monument sign;

d.  Use the same engaged capital that appears on the conceptual arch drawing on the large monument sign as a detail. 

The Commission, as a whole, indicated that they did not support consolidating directional signs on existing light posts.  They felt that the directional signs and light standards should be kept as discrete elements. 


3.    Staff: 

a.  Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas. 

4.    Commission:  The Commission did not provide any “lessons learned.”


The meeting adjourned at 6:40 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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