Review Commission Meeting Update
April 16, 2012 Monday
Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson
Commrs. Curtis, Ehdaie, and Hopkins were absent.
Election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson was continued to the
next ARC meeting on May 7, 2012.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Accepted as presented.
Minutes of April 2, 2012, were approved without changes.
ARC 43-11; Conceptual review of mixed-use project with 23 residential
units and 24,000 square feet of commercial space; C-D-H zone; Michael
Hodge, applicant. (Brian Leveille)
Continue the item to a date uncertain with direction on items to be
addressed in plans submitted for final architectural review.
by Commr. Duffy, seconded by Commr. McCovey-Good, to continue the item
to a date uncertain with the following directional items. (4:0).
The railings and finishes for the pedestrian bridges shall be designed
to reduce massing on upper floors with a more delicate design.
2. More variation/distinction shall be provided for each building,
and all buildings shall have a consistent architectural treatment on all
3. Reduce the appearance of overall mass by providing more vertical
articulation, especially at the edges of buildings.
4. Explore cornice treatments for roof forms. The roof forms shall be
authentic and consistent with multi-story buildings in the downtown.
5. Create a more inviting entrance to the site at Monterey Street to
clearly show the pedestrian paseo leading into the site with landscaping
or surfacing treatments up to Monterey or across the right-of-way.
6. Plans submitted for final review shall include more detail of the
project's massing, scale, and architecture in comparison with
surroundings. A physical model is recommended; or, an enhanced 3-D site
model or visual simulation.
7. Plans submitted for final review shall include all details, cut
sheets, dimensions, and specifications as determined by staff to be
necessary for final ARC review to ensure all materials, windows, and
finishes are authentic and of a high quality suitable for development in
the downtown area.
8. Plans submitted for final review shall include a revised sign
program which prohibits internally-illuminated channel letters or
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
a. Agenda Forecast – Doug Davidson provided a forecast for upcoming
Chairperson Palazzo asked if it would be possible to hold the next
meeting in the Council Chamber due to the large turnout from a previous
ICON meeting. He announced that the elections would take place at the
next meeting on the 7th. Commr. Wynn questioned if there was
any level of review of solar panels at schools. Chairperson Palazzo
answered no because it is run through the state. Commr. Wynn commented
that he liked the looks of the new Luis Wine Bar. Commr. McCovey-Good
commented that the Railroad Square looks nice.
meeting adjourned at 7:16 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.