Review Commission Meeting Update
September 19, 2011 Monday
Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg
Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson Anthony Palazzo
Commr. Curtis was absent.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Accepted as presented.
Minutes of August 8 & 15, 2011 - were approved
There was no public comment other than on regular agenda items.
781, 785, and 787 Higuera Street.
ARCMI 82-11; Review of corrugated metal awning additions to building
facade; C-D-H zone; Beverly Maytag, applicant.
Adopt the Draft Resolution which grants final approval to the project
design, based on findings and subject to conditions of approval.
by Vice-Chair Duffy, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to grant final approval
to the project design based on findings and subject to conditions of
approval included in the draft resolution (6:0).
1123-1127, 1129-1137 Garden Street and 712, 720, 722, 728, 736, 748
ARC 124-06; Review project redesign for the Garden Street Terraces
project; C-D-H zone; Garden Street SLO Partners LP, applicant.
Adopt the Draft Resolution which recommends to the City Council that the
revised project design be approved, based on findings and subject to
by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Ehdaie (Vice-Chair Duffy voting no),
to recommend that the revised project design be approved, based on
findings and subject to conditions included in the draft resolution with
one added condition, which read:
“The central portion of the Marsh Street
elevation of the new structure shall be finished in a compatible color
to differentiate it from adjacent storefronts” (5:1).
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
a. Agenda Forecast
- Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas.
Staff discussed with the ARC that metal as an awning material was cited
in the Community Design Guidelines as not being appropriate in the
downtown. Based on the review of recent proposals for metal awnings in
the downtown by the ARC including Item #1 on tonight's agenda, the
Commission suggested that staff could make decisions to allow metal
awnings that were compatible with the architectural style of the
building and respected the locations of windows and other details.
Staff mentioned that metal awning designs found not to be compatible
with a building's architectural style would continue to be forwarded to
the Commission for their review. Staff also noted that modifications to
the language in the guidelines regarding downtown awnings would be
drafted and reviewed by the ARC at a later date for consideration when
the guidelines are updated.
Commr. Wynn brought up the concern with the barriers for outdoor dining
being left in place within the sidewalk area after restaurants are
closed. Staff pointed out the reasons for this including keeping the
area properly demarcated, having a more refined and attractive barrier
design, and convenience to the business owners. Staff suggested that a
Public Works representative could attend an upcoming meeting and provide
some insights into how these types of projects are reviewed.
Vice-Chair Duffy mentioned the recent remodel of the Applebee's
Restaurant on Madonna Road. He noted that the style, material, and
color of the awnings were very bright and did not relate to building
meeting adjourned at 7:35 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.