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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

August 19, 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

                        Chair Duffy & Commr. Palazzo were absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of August 5, 2013, were approved as prepared.


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


1.     120 Tank Farm Road.  ARC/MOD 18-13; Review of site and building design changes to the previously-approved Long Bonetti Ranch project including a new building for Tractor Supply and consideration of an addendum to update the previously-adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration; M-SP zone; PB Companies, 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. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with the following modifications to conditions (5-0):

1.     Split condition #5 into conditions #5 and #6.

a.  Updated condition #5 to read “a final sign program for the remaining buildings (for Buildings E and F, see condition #6 below) shall return for review by the Architectural Review Commission.”

b.  Updated condition #6 to read “a revised sign program for Buildings E and F shall return for review by the Community Development Director and shall include the following items:”

c.  Removed the wording “the westernmost secondary” and “removing the sign from the south elevation” and updated condition #6.5.b to read “removing signage from the north elevation.”

2.     Removed the wording “equally spaced” and added the wording “(approximately 20-foot spacing between pillars)” to condition #7 (previously condition #6).  Condition #7 now reads “The proposed wrought iron screening fence around the outdoor sales area shall incorporate split-face block pillars (approximately 20-foot spacing between pillars) to disrupt the monotony of the proposed fence.”

3.     Removed the wording “greater” and added the wording “as approved by the City Arborist” to condition #15 (previously condition #14).  Condition #15 now reads “nursery stock size of trees shall be 24-inch box size or as approved by the City Arborist.


2.     Staff:

a.  Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas.  She noted that the September 9th meeting would be cancelled.

3.     Commission:

The Commission had a general conversation regarding contemporary architecture in historical zones and commented on a recent example on Santa Rosa Street that elicited the comments.  Staff noted that they would do some research regarding the review process that was followed and report back to them.


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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