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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

March 17, 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.

MINUTES:  Minutes of March 3, 2014, were approved as amended.


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


1.    3099 and 3049 Broad Street.  ARC-C 11-14; Conceptual review of a mixed-use project with eight residential units, 7,000-square feet commercial, and parking reductions; C-S-S zone; Paul Abbott, applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the project to a date uncertain with direction to staff and the applicant on items to be addressed in plans for final approval.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Hopkins to continue the project to a date uncertain (6:0) with the directional items in the staff report, including an amendment to Item #3 that states: “Include a sheet in plans for final review that clarifies pedestrian circulation proposals.” In addition, the following directional items were included:

1.  Pedestrian access:  no major concern; handle with signage.  Applicant needs to provide clarification to indicate how this will be handled.

2.  30% parking reduction:  potentially explore sharing parking with the Alano Club property and/or do not request reduction for the residential component; tandem parking supported for the residential uses but should not be factored into parking reductions.

3.  Front elevation:  no additional articulation needed; use authentic materials.

4.  Rear elevation:  explore different materials and color changes.

5.  Right side elevation:  add articulation and/or changes to materials for residential Unit 7 near the front.

6.  Modify plane of material change (from brick to stucco) on right and left side elevations to terminate brick material at logical point of wall plane change.

7.  Left side elevation:  acceptable as presented.


2.     Staff:

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

3.      Commission:

a.   Commr. Palazzo commented about the visibility of ducts on a building remodel at Johnson and Monterey; he stated that the ducts are not screened.  Associate Planner Carloni stated that staff is aware and the project has not been finaled yet.

b.    Commr. Hopkins complimented the Marsh Street Commons project.  Commr. Wynn noted that the exterior lights on Marsh Street Commons are not shielded.  Associate Planner Carloni stated that people have a hard time complying with the City’s lighting ordinance.


The meeting adjourned at 7:00 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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