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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

October 1, 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 

                        Chairperson Duffy was absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA: Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of September 17, 2012, were approved.


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


1.     667 and 679 Monterey Street.  ARC 43-11; Review of rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of Contributing historic Leitcher Building and mixed-use project with 23 residential units and 24,000 square feet of commercial space; C-D-H zone; Michael Hodge, applicant.  (Brian Leveille)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution, which recommends to the City Council that the revised project design be approved, based on findings, and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Palazzo to adopt the draft resolution recommending that the City Council approve the revised project design, based on findings, and subject to conditions (4-2 - Commrs. Curtis & Ehdaie voting no).


2.     Staff:

a.  Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas. She discussed the 2013 ARC meeting calendar for the three months where Monday holidays interfered with regular meeting dates.  After discussion, the ARC agreed to meet on both the 7th and 14th in January, the 4th and 11th in February, and the 9th and 16th in September.

3.      Commission:

Commr. Curtis asked about the procedure for reviewing projects where the ARC is making a recommendation to the City Council on the final design.  He raised the point of whether the ARC would again review the design if the Council requested significant changes to the design that the ARC recommended approval of.  Ms. Ricci commented that in other cases such as Garden Street Terraces and Chinatown where the City Council had requested to have the final review of the project design, they did not make any significant changes to the ARC's recommended conditions.  She noted that ultimately it would be up to the City Council's discretion as to whether or not changes to a project design would need to return to the ARC for review.

Commr. Wynn commented that any substantial changes made to the architecture should be brought back to Architectural Review Commission.

Commr. Curtis concurred.  Mr. Leveille & Ms. Ricci stated that there would be a statement in the Council agenda report noting the ARC's preference to review the project design again if the Council requested substantial changes.


The meeting adjourned at 6:53 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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