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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

February 7, 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 

Commr. Hopkins arrived after the two public hearing items. 


MINUTES:  Minutes of January 10, 2011 – were approved as prepared. 


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


1.    1175 Murray Avenue.  ARCMI 136-10; Review of condo project on R-3 lot immediately adjacent to Santa Rosa Park; Ken Hayes, applicant.  (James David) 

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

ACTION:  Moved by Vice-Chair Duffy, seconded by Commr. Ehdaie, to adopt the resolution granting final approval to the project deleting Conditions 8 & 9 (6-0-1). The Commission supported the design of the project as submitted and did not agree with conditions suggesting that the rooflines or massing of the new structure needed to be changed.

2.     1029 Chorro Street.  ARC/ER 30-10; Architectural and environmental review of demolition of non-historic building; relocation and rooftop additions to historic building; and new, two-story commercial building; C-D-H zone; Naman Family Trust, applicant.  (Brian Leveille) 

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution, which grants final approval to the proposed project; and adopts the Mitigated Negative Declaration, based on findings and subject to conditions and mitigation measures. 

ACTION:  Commr. McCovey-Good stepped down due to a potential conflict of interest.  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Ehdaie, to adopt the resolution adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving the project with a modification to Condition No. 6 to delete “and adjacent 8 foot wide public pedestrian easement” at the end of the second sentence (5-0-2).  The Commission asked for certain project details to return to them at a later date and added Condition No. 8: “The applicant shall return to the ARC with details of lighting, colors and materials, site furniture, security features, and storefront and window treatments prior to the submittal of construction drawings.” 


3.     Staff: 

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

4.      Commission: 

The Commission appreciated receiving project plans for Item No. 1 electronically.  There was discussion about continued ways that the amount of paper generated for hearings could be reduced including using links for large documents instead of attaching them in packets, e-mailing agendas and notices, and using smaller-scale 11” x 17” plans instead of larger plan sets. 


The meeting adjourned at 7:35 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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