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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting


March 21, 2011                           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 

Commissioners Ehdaie and Wynn were absent.  Chairperson Palazzo arrived at 5:09 p.m.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:

MINUTES:  Minutes of March 7, 2011, were approved as prepared.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.     1472 Foothill Blvd.  ARC 139-10; Review of addition and remodel for the Newman Catholic Center with reduced property line setbacks; R-4 zone; Newman Catholic Center, applicant.  (James David)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Vice-Chair Duffy, seconded by Commr.  Hopkins, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended by staff with amendments to Conditions No. 3 & 5 (renumbered 6 in the amended resolution) and a new condition (5:0).  Condition No. 3 was amended as follows:  “Finish material for the southwest corner of the building shall be the less reflective granite tile (DAL Absolute Black), a sample of which was presented at the hearing, instead of the black glass tile shown on the color and materials board.  A note shall be made to the colors and materials board on file to reflect this change.”  Condition No. 5 was amended as follows: “The landscape plan shall include plantings along the southern property line from the entry alcove to the rear property line to provide privacy screening for the project and the residential neighbor.” The added condition was:  “Window systems for the project shall generally match one another in terms of color and style to provide for a cohesive building design”.

 2.      313 South Street.  ARC 35-10; Final review of a new 43-unit housing development; M zone; ROEM Development Corp., applicant.  (Pam Ricci) 

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

ACTION:  Moved by Chairperson Hopkins, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended by staff with amendments to Conditions No. 2, 3, & 11 (5:0).  Condition No. 2 was amended to delete the word “physical” and add the word “visual.”  The first sentence of Condition No. 3 was amended as follows: “Plans submitted for a building permit shall include a change in the configuration or size of third-floor windows to create added architectural interest in elevations.”  The following was added as a second sentence to Condition No. 11:  “The intent of this requirement is to free up site area for a larger courtyard space and create additional separation between buildings.” 

COMMENT & DISCUSSION: 

3.    Staff: 

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

4.    Commission: 

The Commission discussed a letter that was forwarded by the City Council from a citizen who lives on Peach Street that was concerned with the visual impact of the new “Mix” project at the corner of Monterey and Johnson which is currently under construction. The ARC acknowledged the citizen's concerns, but concluded that the approved project complied with property development standards, including height, and also was consistent with the General Plan. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting adjourned at 7:20 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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