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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

November 18, 2013                     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

                        All of the Commissioners were present.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted.

MINUTES:  Minutes of November 4, 2013, were approved as prepared.


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


Chairperson Duffy recused himself from Item #1 because he prepared the project plans and left the room.  Vice-Chair McCovey-Good assumed the role of Chairperson for this item.

1.     772 and 774 Palm Street.  ARC 131-13; Review of proposed classroom building and administrative office for Old Mission School in the Downtown Historic District and CEQA exemption (Class 32, Infill Development Projects); R-4-H zone; Tina Ballantyne, Old Mission School, applicant.  (Brian Leveille)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Curtis, to continue the item to a date uncertain with the following direction (6:0:1):

1.  Soften the east elevation and roof edge of the classroom building and add articulation to the west side of the administration building.

2.  Break up east wall with offsets (horizontal and vertical) such as adding pilasters.

3.  Revise plans to include the currently shown roof-mounted equipment so that it is either internal to building or ground mounted.

4.  Move the computer/media room farther from property line.

5.  Recommend that the school meet with neighbors to resolve parking and pick/up drop off issues.

6.  Expand notices for future hearings to 500 feet from the project site. 

Chairperson Duffy returned to the meeting and re-assumed the role as meeting Chair.

2.      1119 Garden Street.  ARC 129-13; Review of modifications to the approved project design for Garden Street Terraces which was approved with an Addendum to the certified EIR; C-D-H zone; Garden Street SLO Partners, LP, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution which recommends to the City Council that the revised project design be approved, based on findings and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Palazzo, seconded by Commr. Hopkins (Commr. Wynn voting no), to adopt the draft resolution recommending final approval of the revised project design to the City Council as recommended with the following modifications to conditions (6-1):

1.  Modify Condition No. 8 to read:  The specific design details of the planting and irrigation to create the vegetated wall shall be included on working drawings submitted for a building permit such that portions of the base wall visible from public views will be covered at all times.

2.  Eliminate Condition No. 9.

3.  Correct the date in Condition No. 23 to January 1, 2014.


3.     Staff:

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

4.      Commission: There were no specific communications to report.


The meeting adjourned at 8:45 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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