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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

February 13, 2009                       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

                        Commrs. Ehdaie & Wynn were absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of January 9, 2012, were approved as prepared.


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


1.     796 Foothill Boulevard.  ARCMI 145-11; Review of horse statue at the corner of Foothill Blvd. and North Chorro Street for Black Horse Coffee Shop; C-N zone; SLO Uptown LLC, applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Chairperson Palazzo, seconded by Commr. McCovey-Good, to adopt the resolution to approve the art piece, based on the findings, and subject to the conditions as recommended by staff (5:0).

2.        1340 Taft Street.  ARC 50-09; Conceptual review of mixed-use project with 3,900 sq. ft. of commercial space and seven residential units; C-N zone; ICON at SLO, applicant. (Brian Leveille)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the item to a date uncertain with direction on any needed revisions to the site plan, building design and floor plans, and parking configuration to address issues raised in the staff report.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Curtis, seconded by Vice-Chair Duffy, to continue action to a date certain of March 5, 2012, to allow new information from the applicant to be considered with the project analysis (5:0).


3.     Staff:

a.  Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas.  She provided an update on ARC recruitment noting that Vice-Chair Duffy was being recommended to serve a second four-year term.  She also reminded the Commission about the upcoming Advisory Body Recognition Event scheduled for Thursday, March 1st, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

4.     Commission:

Commr. Hopkins mentioned that the landscaping at Prefumo Creek Commons was nicely installed and adds to the attractiveness of the project.  He also mentioned the recent URM remodel at Broad and Higuera Streets and how the project could benefit from some pedestrian level signs.

The Commission discussed the City improvements being installed along Higuera Street in the downtown core.  The topic of street trees came up.  Staff suggested to the Commission that the City Arborist attend a future meeting to provide a presentation about plans for street trees in the downtown core.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 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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