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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

October 3, 2011                           Monday                                     5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Commrs. Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson Anthony Palazzo

                        Chairperson Palazzo and Commrs. Wynn & Curtis were absent.


MINUTES:  Minutes of September 19, 2011, were approved as prepared.


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


1.     1443 Calle Joaquin.  ARC 70-10; Review of new tire store in the C-S-S zone; America's Tire Company, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution, which grants final approval to the project design, based on findings and subject to conditions and code requirements.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. McCovey-Good, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to grant final approval to the project design, based on findings and subject to conditions and code requirements in the draft resolution with the following modifications (4:0):

a.  Modify Finding No. 3 to read: “Approval of an exception to typical C-S sign standards to allow a total of three signs for the business is not contrary to the purpose and intent of the sign regulations included in SLO Municipal Code Section 15.40.110 provided that the performance standards contained in Condition No. 16 can be satisfied.”

b.  Modify Condition No 4 to read:  Maximize the amount of landscaping and plant screening behind the three parking spaces at the rear of the property near the trash and recycling enclosure.”

c.    Delete Condition No. 8.

d.    Modify Condition No. 16 (new Condition No. 15) as follows:

1)  Add a second sentence to part a. that reads: “If two wall signs are installed, one of the signs shall be of a smaller scale and a public entry will be required on the east elevation.”

2)  Add a new sentence as b.1) that reads: “Modify the face of the sign to be a maximum of 24 square feet.”

3)  Eliminate the second sentence of 15 b.5) which would have required the website address to be eliminated as copy on the sign face.

e.  Strike the words “and a clarifier” from Condition No. 22 (New Condition No. 21).


2.    Staff:

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

3.    Commission:

Commr. Hopkins noted how nicely the Prefumo Creek Commons Shopping Center was developing out mentioning how the landscaping already had the appearance of being well established.  He asked about the elimination of photo-voltaic panels on the Mix at Monterey and Johnson, which staff indicated they would report back on.


The meeting adjourned at 6:20 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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