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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

August 5, 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 of the Commissioners were present. 

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of July 15, 2013, were approved as prepared. 


Kitch Barnicle was concerned with the review process for Item #1.  She believed that new notices should have been sent out for the hearing tonight and she expressed concerns for the quality of the PDFs posted on-line.  She also noted that it would be helpful to have plans that were to scale. 

Pam Ricci noted that it was not required to re-notice an agenda item that was continued to a date certain as was the case with Item #1 on tonight’s agenda.  She added that the continuance was to allow the ARC to further review project details, and the big picture issues with the project’s scale, siting, and design had been resolved at the July 15th hearing.  She mentioned that the City is continuing to work on improving the quality of the reports and attachments posted on-line and appreciated the feedback. 


1.    1404 Chorro Street.  ARC 76-12; Review of four-unit condominium project; R-4-H zone; Koru Trust, applicant. (Continued from July 15, 2013, ARC meeting)  (Brian Leveille) 

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. Ehdaie, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with the following modifications to conditions (7-0): 

1.  Add a new sentence to the end of Condition No. 6 which reads: “The final design of the stone retaining wall along Pismo Street shall be at the approval of the Community Development Director and have a stacked stone appearance.” 

2.  Deleted Condition No. 4. 

3.  Modify the third sentence of Condition No. 10 to read:  “The Geotechnical Report shall contain specific analysis and recommendations to ensure that project construction will not result in adverse impacts to the slope stability, existing site improvements, or structures of the adjacent properties.” 


2.    Staff:

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

3.    Commission: 

Vice-Chair McCovey-Good mentioned that a new Measure Y committee was being formed.  Pam Ricci noted that she would be sending out more information to the Commission via e-mail regarding this committee and suggested that ARC members send it out to others that might be interested in being involved. 

The Commission further discussed the issue brought up under public comment of not re-noticing for items continued to a date certain.  The Commission agreed that this situation comes up rarely, but that it may be best to either re-notice or send out an email to those who participated in the initial meeting. 


The meeting adjourned at 6:20 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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