Review Commission Meeting Update
March 4, 2013 Monday
Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Anthony Palazzo, Greg Wynn,
Vice-Chair Michelle McCovey-Good, and Chairperson Jim Duffy
McCovey-Good and Commr. Palazzo were absent.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Agenda was accepted.
Minutes of February 11, 2013, were approved.
Following up on the Commission's discussion of the minutes from the last
meeting regarding replacement street trees in the downtown, Rob Rossi
agreed with the preference for trees with more open, lacy canopies. He
also mentioned the concerns with Ficus trees and their roots upheaving
sidewalks and infiltrating sewers.
ARC 21-13; Review of a remodel to an existing building; C-R zone; IFixit/Kyle
Wiens, applicant. (Pam Ricci)
Adopt the Draft Resolution which approves the project and parking
exception, based on findings, and subject to conditions.
by Commr. Hopkins, seconded by Commr. Wynn, (Commr. Ehdaie voting no) to
adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as
recommended with the following change and addition to conditions (4-1):
second sentence to Condition No. 4 which reads: “The applicant shall
revise the fence and gate design for the front patio area to be more in
keeping with the building's Art Deco architectural style utilizing a
combination of opaque and transparent materials to the satisfaction of
the Community Development Director.
new Condition No. 10 which reads: “The site shall be maintained in a
neat and orderly manner at all times. The front patio area and roof
decks within the project shall not be utilized for general storage
needs. However, outdoor patio furniture, potted plants, and small
barbecues may be placed in these areas.”
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
a. Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming
agendas. The Commission agreed to change the date for the second
meeting in April from the 15th to the 22nd.
b. Review Standard Conditions of Approval for Architectural Review
Projects – This item was continued to a later date.
Wynn noted that a fire riser was installed in the street yard at 1220
Osos Street that is very visible and not properly screened. Pam Ricci
noted that a permit was issued for this installation without Planning
staff's review of the plans.
Chairperson Duffy mentioned that locating trash enclosures in street
yards raises aesthetic concerns. He noted some recent installations in
the Foothill area near Cal Poly.
Wynn expressed concern that the Planning Commission with their review of
the Monterey Place Project was looking at design elements that the ARC
would typically take the lead with. Pam Ricci noted that the underlying
zoning in this case specifically directed certain design features to be
in the Planning Commission's purview. With the understanding of this
unique situation, Commr. Wynn believed that the project should still
return for ARC review if there were fundamental changes with the
proportions, materials, and elements of the design.
meeting adjourned at 7:36 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.