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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

August 20, 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. Ehdaie was absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of August 6, 2012, were approved with a minor amendment.


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


1.     No Specific Address.  ARC 11-12; Continued consideration of architectural design review of the Los Osos Valley Road and Highway 101 interchange; City of San Luis Obispo – Public Works Department, applicant. (Continued from July 16, 2012, ARC Meeting)  (Peggy Mandeville)

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve a lighting scheme and bridge colors. 

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to approve lighting scheme No. 3 with two-headed black Mission bell fixtures (like those used at Prefumo Creek Commons) and black sconces in a complementary design and a tan color (Napa Color 34 W) for upper bridge elements above the superstructure (6:0).

Vice-Chair McCovey-Good recused herself from participating in the discussion of Item #2 because of a potential conflict of interest.

2.     3807 Broad Street.  ARC-C 59-12; Conceptual review of a development plan for Sesloc Credit Union; BP-SP zone; Sesloc Federal Credit Union, applicant. (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the project to a date uncertain with directional items to be addressed in plans submitted for final approval.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to continue action to a date uncertain with the following directional items to be addressed in plans submitted for final approval (5:0).

1.  Submit complete plans with all of the required information on the City's checklist for final architectural approval.

2. Submit a more refined landscaping plan that addresses the following:

a.  Larger tree species as street trees along the Broad Street corridor

b.  Additional peninsular planters in parking lot areas to more closely comply    with the City's Parking & Driveway Standards

c.  A legend with symbols and sizes of plant materials and locations of proposed trees, shrubs, and groundcovers

d.  Callouts of proposed hardscape surfaces

e.   Details of fencing proposals

3.  Provide additional information in plans about sustainable project features.

4.  Clarify drainage proposals including the detention basin and bio-swales.

5.   Include detailed information on project signage, trash enclosures, lighting, bike parking, location of backflow prevention devices, and screening of mechanical equipment.

6.   If a separate ATM kiosk is pursued, plans shall include a location and details of the improvements.

7.   Final plans shall include information on where convenient bus stops to serve the site are located.

3.     No Specific Address.  ARC 22-12; Review of updates to the Community Design Guidelines regarding storm water programs; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development Department, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Draft Resolution, which approves the recommended changes and additions to the Community Design Guidelines, based on findings.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Vice-Chair McCovey-Good, to adopt the resolution with minor wording changes to various guideline amendments (6:0).


4.     Staff:

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

5.      Commission:

The Commission agreed to cancel the meeting of September 10th since there were no projects ready for review on that date.


The meeting adjourned at 8:05 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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