Review Commission Meeting Update
October 1, 2012 Monday
Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Anthony Palazzo, Greg Wynn,
Vice-Chair Michelle McCovey-Good, and Chairperson Jim Duffy
Duffy was absent.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Agenda was accepted.
Minutes of September 17, 2012, were approved.
was no public comment other than on regular agenda items.
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)
Adopt the Draft Resolution, which recommends to the City Council that
the revised project design be approved, based on findings, and subject
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).
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
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.
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.
Wynn commented that any substantial changes made to the architecture
should be brought back to Architectural Review Commission.
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
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.