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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

April 18, 2011                           Monday                                     5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Commrs. Ken Curtis (re-appointed – to be sworn in on May 2, 2011), Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson Anthony Palazzo 

Commissioners Curtis, Ehdaie, and McCovey-Good were absent. 

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Accepted as presented. 

MINUTES:  Minutes of April 4, 2011 – were continued to allow for a quorum of Commissioners that were present at the meeting. 


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


1.    710 Higuera Street.  ARCMI 26-11; Review of remodel to existing storefronts in the downtown historic district; C-D-H zone; Jerry & Peggy Martin, applicants.  (Brian Leveille)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commissioner Wynn, seconded by Vice-Chair Duffy, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended by staff with the elimination of Condition No. 2 and a modification to Condition No. 3 (4:0). The modification included the following change in wording to Sentence No. 2: The canopy/awnings on Higuera Street shall break on either side of the central 4-foot wide pilaster.


2.    Staff: 

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

b.   By-Laws – Biennial Review – The Commission had no changes to the by-laws.

c.   Budget Update – Ryan Betz gave an update on the overall budget process.  He noted how some of the recommended ARC budget goals were incorporated into certain Major City Goals and Other Important Objectives. 

3.     Commission: 

Commr. Hopkins mentioned that he liked the outdoor seating that has been created for the new Nautical Bean on Chorro Street across from the Mission.  He mentioned that the seating for Enzo's on Higuera Street did not appear as complete.  Commr. Wynn added that the seating at Enzo's felt more confining. 

Commr. Hopkins and others mentioned that the revised building colors for the Forum on Marsh Street markedly improved the appearance of the building. 


The meeting adjourned at 6:25 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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