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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

October 15, 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. Curtis was absent and Commr. Wynn joined the meeting after the close of Item No. 2.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of October 1, 2012, were approved.


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


Vice-Chair McCovey-Good stepped down due to a potential conflict of interest on Item No. 1 since her firm will be working on the construction plans.

1.     3807 Broad Street.  ARC 59-12; Final design review of credit union offices and retail branch building; BP-SP zone; Sesloc Federal Credit Union, applicant.  (Continued from August 20, 2012, ARC meeting) (Pam Ricci)

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

         ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Hopkins, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval to the project as recommended with the following changes to conditions (4-0): 4. Plans shall clearly show the details of all windows and storefronts to the satisfaction of the Community Development Director; 5.c. Signage for the freestanding ATM kiosk shall be limited to two wall signs.                                                         

Vice-Chair McCovey-Good rejoined the meeting.

2.    2293 San Luis Drive.  ARCMI 32-12; Review of single-family residence on sensitive site at the end of San Luis Drive; R-1-S zone; Charles Blomfield, applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the item with direction for design modifications to bring the project into conformance with the Community Design Guidelines.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Hopkins, seconded by Vice-Chair McCovey-Good, to adopt a draft resolution granting final approval to the project, based on findings, with the following changes to conditions (4-1, Chair Duffy voting no):  2. The color for the house shall be a muted earth tone (may be a dove gray or off-white color), but not a stark bright white given its location adjacent to hillside open space. 5. Plans shall clearly show the details of all windows to the satisfaction of the Community Development Director.


3.     Staff:

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

4.     Commission:

The ARC suggested that the Commission, at their next meeting, further discuss checklists for final architectural review and the potential need to embellish the guidance relating to building details such as windows, railings, and eaves.


The meeting adjourned at 7:00 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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