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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

March 5, 2012                               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. Ehdaie was absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of February 13, 2012, were approved as prepared.


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


1.    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.  (Continued from February 13, 2012, meeting)  (Doug Davidson)

RECOMMENDATION:  Provide direction to finalize plans on the proposed site plan and building design and return with project conditions of approval to allow final approval of the proposed project.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Hopkins, seconded by Commr. McCovey-Good, to continue the item to a date uncertain with the following directional items (6-0):

1.    Provide more information and staff analysis on use of the alley for project access including:

a.  On-site directional signage for the commercial parking;

b.  Loading space and access for delivery vehicles;

c.  Potential widening of the alley to serve the project; and

d.  Potential for project access off the north side of Kentucky.

2.    Make the affordable unit more in keeping with the high level of design quality provided for the market-rate units in the project.

3.     The mass and scale of the project was generally found to be appropriate.  Provide more detail of the rear building elevation and show the scale and locations of adjacent buildings in elevation views.

4.     Provide more information on the potential for lifts to accommodate a greater range of vehicles and on-going maintenance plans.

5.     Provide all the information required for final architectural review as detailed on the City's checklist including architectural detail and a complete colors and materials board with actual samples and paint chips.  The Commission specifically noted that the use of corrugated metal siding would not be appropriate at this location.

       There was active involvement from the public with a total of 13 speakers which were fairly evenly divided between those in support of the project and those with concerns about the design.


2.    Staff:

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

3.    Commission:

Commr. Hopkins mentioned that removal of an awning and new sign for the flip-flop store on Higuera Street created an unfinished appearance.


The meeting adjourned at 8:30 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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