Review Commission Meeting Update
November 7, 2011 Monday
Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg
Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson Anthony Palazzo
All of the Commissioners were present.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Accepted as presented.
Minutes of October 17, 2011 - were approved as
There was no public comment other than on regular agenda items.
and 408 Prado Road.
ARC-C 79-11; Final review of different housing types for Tracts 2342 and
2353; R-1-SP, R-2-SP, & R-3-SP zones; MD2 Communities, Inc., applicant.
Adopt the Draft Resolution, which grants final approval to the house
designs, based on findings and subject to conditions.
by Vice-Chair Duffy, seconded by Commr. McCovey-Good, to adopt the
resolution to grant final approval of the house designs (7:0). The
Commission included the following amendments:
wording for Finding No. 6: A minor exception to the Margarita Specific
Plan Area's 10-foot side yard setback for a two-story building to allow
an 8-foot setback for the second story of Plan 5 on 40-foot lots, and
for the second-story of Plan 1 on 40-foot lots and also on 60-foot lots
with a rear garage accessed from the street, is supported since it is
consistent with setback standards in the Zoning Regulations and adds to
the interest and articulation of building elevations.
wording for Condition No. 3: The repetition of any elevation type shall
not occur more than twice in any four lots. When two of the same
elevations are used within a four-lot range, they shall vary in color
palette. The developer shall maintain an exhibit which is updated each
time a particular plan and elevation is selected for a lot to insure
that this requirement is satisfied.
wording for Condition No. 5: Mailbox kiosks shall be placed in an
easement outside of the street right-of-way unless otherwise approved by
the City Community Development and Public Works Directors. The final
number of kiosks needed and their locations shall be approved by the
United States Postal Service and the City Community Development and
Public Works Departments. A separate building permit shall be obtained
for the kiosks prior to installation and shall include structural
analysis, details, and complete site/utility plan. Any features of the
kiosks that extend
over the public sidewalk shall be a least 8 feet above
the walking surface.
New wording for Condition
No. 7: Based on Finding No. 6, an 8-foot setback for the second story
of Plan 5 on 40-foot lots, and for the second story for Plan 1 on
40-foot lots, and also on 60-foot lots with a rear garage accessed from
the street, is approved.
following new conditions:
development of new homes on Lots 17, 50, & 51 shall be limited to
development of new homes on Lots 7 & 8 shall take into account the
location of the large, mature tree on the adjacent property at 375
called for in the Margarita Area Specific
Plan, any occupied structure over 13- feet tall shall be set back
a least 20 feet from the property lines of lots in El Camino Estates.
Development of lots in VTM #2353 adjacent to El Camino
Estates or the proposed VTM #2428 where pad elevations differ by four or
more feet shall be limited to single-story development and increased
rear yard setbacks as called for in the Margarita Area Specific Plan or
equivalent design techniques that maximize privacy protection for the
adjacent lot as approved by the Architectural Review Commission.
neighbors spoke at the meeting. Sterling Van De Moortel noted that the
tract grading had raised the level of the land. He requested that the
homes along the west side of Tract 2342 be limited to single-story
development. Roberta Dengate noted that her house would be surrounded
on two sides by proposed development. She requested that the new houses
selected for those adjacent lots take her house location into
consideration to minimize impacts.
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
a. Agenda Forecast
– Pam Ricci provided a forecast for upcoming agendas.
Commission had a general discussion about changes in the tenants within
buildings in the downtown. Steve Hopkins mentioned that he was
disappointed with the signage installed for Eureka Burger at the corner
of Marsh and Chorro Streets finding that its design did not coordinate
that well with the building architecture.
meeting was adjourned at 7:15 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.