Skip Navigation
City of San Luis Obispo
Community Development

SearchContact UsCity Home


Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting


February 11, 2013                       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 Jim Duffy

                        Commr. Ehdaie was absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:   Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of January 14, 2013, were approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.     75 Higuera Street.  ARC 108-12; Review of new storefront windows along the Higuera frontage of the Pacific Coast Center; C-S-MU zone; SLO PCC, LP, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with the following additional conditions (6-0):

2)   Any additional mechanical equipment needed with future tenant improvements shall be appropriately screened.

3)   The transparent glass of the new storefront windows shall be retained and not visually obstructed.

4)   As recommended by the Cultural Heritage Committee, a commemorative plaque shall be installed with information on the historical significance of the site.  Specific details shall be to the review and approval of the Community Development Director.

2.     1423 Calle Joaquin.  ARC 153-12; Review of a remodel and additions to an auto dealership building; C-S zone; Charles Alfano, Mercedes Benz, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. McCovey-Good, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with the following modifications to conditions (6:0):

·     Modify Condition #2 to add the following sentence: “Plans shall clearly note that all stucco surfaces are not a sprayed-on product and have a smooth hand-finish (steel-troweled) to the satisfaction of the Community Development Director.  A sample of the finish shall be submitted prior to issuance of a building permit.”

·     Combine Conditions #5 & #6 to require that a comprehensive sign program return to the ARC for approval of all building and site signage.

·     Modify Condition #12 (renumbered 11) to clarify the map requirement to correct the issue with the new canopy's encroachment over an existing property line.

COMMENT & DISCUSSION:

3.    Staff:

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

4.     Commission:

The Commission discussed concerns that additional unpermitted signs and structures had been added to the new location for Daylight Gardens at 1701 Monterey Street.

Commr. Hopkins asked staff to check with the City Arborist regarding recent tree planting along Broad Street with the concern that other varieties of trees that had more open canopies were preferred.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:10 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.

Text Box: The City of San Luis Obispo is committed to include the disabled in all of its services, programs and activities.  Please contact the City Clerk or staff liaison prior to the meeting if you require assistance.
 

 Department Home | Housing | Documents
  Permits | Fees | FAQs | Advisory Bodies


About the City | Visiting SLO | City Government | Employment
Bids & Proposals | FAQs | Press Room | How are we doing?

©2014 City of San Luis Obispo