Review Commission Meeting Update
March 19, 2012 Monday
Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg
Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson Anthony Palazzo
of the Commissioners were present.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Agenda was accepted as prepared.
Minutes of March 5, 2012, were approved as
was no public comment other than on regular agenda items.
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)
Adopt the Draft Resolution which grants final approval to the project
based on findings and subject to conditions.
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.
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast
for upcoming agendas.
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
Commr. McCovey-Good noted how the drainage from downspouts at the ROEM
apartments at the Village at Broad was staining the awnings.
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.