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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

February 10, 2014                        Monday                                     5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Commrs. Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Anthony Palazzo, 1 Position Vacant, Vice-Chair Greg Wynn, and Chairperson Michelle McCovey-Good

                        All of the Commissioners were present.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA: Agenda was accepted.


D.K. Philbin requested to make a general comment about Item # 2 because he needed to leave early. He requested that the ARC keep in mind the neighborhood cohesion when discussing aesthetics of the project.


1.     309 Madonna Road.  ARC 84-13; Review of new building for Buffalo Wild Wings; C-R-PD zone; Blazin Wings, Inc., applicant.  (Walter Oetzell)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Vice-Chair Wynn, seconded by Commr. Ehdaie, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project design with the following modifications to conditions (6:0):

a.  Add the following sentences to the end of condition No. 2: “The south elevation of the building shall be clad with the individual faced brick veneer (“HC Muddux – Monterey Bay Flashed”) shown on the approved materials board.  A panelized wall system reviewed at the meeting imitating the appearance of brick shall not be used as exterior cladding.

b.    Delete the second sentence of Condition No. 3.

Commrs. Palazzo & Curtis recused themselves from participation in the discussion of Item No. 2.  Commr. Palazzo had a conflict as his firm does work for the School District and Commr. Curtis lives within 500 feet of the project site.

2.      1642 Johnson Avenue.  ARC 56-08; Review of the Aesthetics Section of the Johnson Avenue Housing Project EIR and project design guidelines; R-2 zone; San Luis Coastal Unified School District, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Provide comments on the EIR analysis of the Aesthetics Section and recommended mitigation measures.

ACTION:  Individual comments will be reflected in the meeting minutes.  The Commission provided the general comments that the EIR mitigation measures did not fully offset the project’s visual impacts and that an alternative footprint for the project, specifically allowing some encroachment into the purple needle grass meadow, should be explored further (4:0).


3.    Staff:

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

4.     Commission:

The Commission had a general discussion about projects in the Broad Street corridor, specifically mentioning the remodel of the old Mazda dealership for offices and the church building at 2747 Broad Street as a single-family house.


The meeting adjourned at 8:45 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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