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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

March 19, 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

All of the Commissioners were present.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted as prepared.

MINUTES:  Minutes of March 5, 2012, were approved as prepared.


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


1.     No Specific Address.  ARC 11-12; Architectural and landscape design review of the Los Osos Valley Road and Highway 101 interchange; City of San Luis Obispo- Public Works Dept., applicant.  (Peggy Mandeville)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution which grants final approval to the project based on findings and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Curtis, to continue action to a date uncertain with the following direction (7:0:
Include lower-level, pedestrian lighting built into bridge walls rather than the proposed cobra lights.
Utilize a different treatment for the abutments than the proposed fractured rib concrete.
Provide a more dynamic gateway element with the bridge design that identifies the City's entrance.
    Include retaining wall elevations and renderings of views of the walls from car level.

Chuck Crotser spoke during the public hearing characterizing the bridge as an opportunity to create a gateway structure and encouraging the bridge design to incorporate additional decorative elements.  He showed examples of a bridge overpass in Colorado that incorporated innovative architectural details, materials, and landscaping.


2.   Staff:

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

3.    Commission:

There was a general discussion about changes to projects that occur after the ARC's approval and the process for handling them.  The Commission mentioned the URM remodel at the corner of Broad and Higuera Streets and questioned changes to the canopy design.

Commr. Hopkins mentioned how the landscaping installed at the Prefumo Creek Commons shopping center improved the streetscape and overall project appearance.

Commr. McCovey-Good noted how the drainage from downspouts at the ROEM apartments at the Village at Broad was staining the awnings.


The meeting adjourned at 7:15 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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