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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

October 17, 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 Commr. McCovey-Good were absent.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Accepted as presented.

MINUTES:  Minutes of October 3, 2011 - were approved as prepared.


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


1.    2333 Meadow Street.  ARCPA 113-11; Review of public art proposed to be installed at the community gardens in Meadow Park; PF zone; City of San Luis Obispo – Parks and Recreation Department, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution, which finds that the public artwork proposed for the community gardens in Meadow Park, entitled Roots of Community meets the City's Guidelines for Public Art, based on findings and subject to conditions, and recommend City Council approval of the project.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Ehdaie, to adopt the resolution (5:0).  The Commission added a new Condition No. 9 which reads: “Consider alternatives to the script design as proposed to better integrate commemorative elements into the interior art pieces and address safety concerns.” 

Four neighbors spoke during the hearing.  The main issue brought up was safety concerns with the possibility of the script attachments to the benches being used by children for climbing.


2.    Staff:

a.  Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas.  She noted that the Advisory Body Member Training Workshop was scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th at the Ludwig Community Center, and a joint session with the Planning Commission to hear a presentation on workforce housing was planned for November 9th.

She also recommended that the ARC hold a single meeting in December on the 12th which the ARC supported.  She noted that the regular meetings on December 5th & 19th would then be cancelled.

3.    Commission:

Vice-Chair Duffy mentioned that the Fresh & Easy market was quickly being constructed.  He noted that it will be interesting to see the final building detailing and how the street elevation without windows appears.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 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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