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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

June 4, 2012                              Monday                                     5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Commrs. Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Anthony Palazzo, Greg Wynn, Vice-Chair Michelle McCovey-Good, and Chairperson Jim Duffy

                        Commr. Hopkins was absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of May 7, 2012 - were approved.


Sara Mikkelson, San Luis Obispo, commented on the noise and pollution issues associated with the new Quiky Carwash that recently opened on Broad Street.  She suggested a sound barrier be installed.

Pamela Nenedal, San Luis Obispo, also spoke about concerns with the carwash.  She commented on the pollution and the bright lights.


1.   2959 Broad Street.  ARC-S 41-12; Review of a wall sign and pole sign with attached electronic message center sign for Quiky Carwash; C-S-S zone; Westpac, applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the draft resolution approving the proposed wall sign and approving a modified pole sign design with removal of the proposed electronic message center, based on findings, and subject to conditions of approval.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Wynn (with Vice-Chair McCovey-Good voting no), to continue action to a date uncertain to allow the applicant to submit a comprehensive sign program for the carwash that includes all proposed signs with direction to include: 1) a monument-style sign without an electronic message center to be more consistent with other signs in the area and respect the site's location near residential uses; and 2) appropriately-located directional signs (5:1).


2.     Staff:

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

3.     Commission:

The Commission again discussed the URM remodel at the corner of Broad and Higuera Streets and questioned changes to the canopy design.  They asked staff to report back about the circumstances for approving the modifications.

Commr. Palazzo mentioned that some recently-mounted roof equipment for the new restaurant at the Mix on Monterey Street was not screened from view on Johnson Avenue.  The Commission then discussed strategies for screening equipment.  There was general discussion about organizing a field trip to look at some recently-approved projects in the field as a group.


The meeting adjourned at 6:45 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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