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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

September 17, 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 and Chairperson Duffy were absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA: Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of August 20, 2012, were approved.


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


1.    No Specific Address.  ARC 22-12; Review of minor updates to the Community Design Guidelines; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development Department, applicant.  (Continued from August 20, 2012, ARC Meeting)  (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. Curtis, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to adopt the resolution approving the proposed changes to the Community Design Guidelines in Sections 4.2D.5.e and 6.1 F recommended by staff with the following revisions to Sections 4.2D.5.e.: “Metal awnings may be allowed only when they are compatible with the architectural style of the building, respect the locations of windows and other details, and are of exceptional design and quality.  More industrial or residential type of materials such as standing-seam, light-gauge steel, and corrugated steel generally would not be appropriate in the downtown core, but horizontal iron and steel canopies with tie-backs may be appropriate.” (5:0).


2.     Staff

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

b.  Review revised staff report template – Staff briefly discussed some ideas about possible modifications to staff report templates to better convey project information.

3.     Commission:

The ARC again praised the efforts to remodel the Granada Hotel on Morro Street. Commr. Wynn specifically mentioned the quality and superior craftsmanship of the windows.


The meeting adjourned at 6:05 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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