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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting


July 1, 2013                                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

                        All Commissioners were present; Commr. Palazzo left after Item # 1.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of June 19, 2013, were approved as prepared.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Eric Meyer addressed the ARC regarding an email he sent regarding traffic impacts related to Item # 2 (French Hospital).  He noted that he did not have all the background about the review of the project in terms of the past traffic study, the new traffic analysis required with the current project, and the installation of the traffic signal at Ella Street being a mitigation requirement with the original master plan, prior to sending his email.  He requested that the ARC be sensitive to the traffic impacts to neighborhoods when reviewing new projects.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.     75 Prado Road.  ARC 64-13; Review of a new two-story office building adjacent to an existing office; C-S-S zone; J. B. Dewar, Inc., applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with no changes (7:0).

       Commr. Palazzo  recused himself from Item # 2 due to personal reasons.

2.     1911 Johnson Avenue.  ARC 140-11; Architectural review of a new 18,000 square-foot office building behind the hospital, a 5,000 square-foot urgent care center in the front parking lot, and a 2,130 square-foot temporary auditorium on the north side of the main Lizzie Street driveway of the French Hospital campus; O-S zone; French Hospital, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Ehdaie, seconded by Commr. Wynn, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with the following modifications to Condition No. 12 (6-0):  Change the reference in the first sentence to Condition No. 11 and modify the last sentence to require 1:1 compensatory planting for trees removed to accommodate construction.

COMMENT & DISCUSSION:

3.     Staff:

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

4.     Commission:

Commr. Hopkins complimented the recent repainting of the Maino building at the corner of Higuera & Garden.

Chairperson Duffy noted some concerns with the quality of the building details on recent residential projects including Moylan Terrace and the Village at Broad.

Commr. Wynn reiterated his reservations with the action to approve the fraternity on Foothill Boulevard at the last meeting because of potential code compliance issues that might alter the final building design.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:10 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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