Review Commission Meeting Update
November 21, 2011 Monday
Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Michelle McCovey-Good, Greg
Wynn, Vice-Chair Jim Duffy, and Chairperson Anthony Palazzo
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Accepted as presented.
Minutes of November 7, 2011 - were approved as
There was no public comment other than on regular agenda items.
579, & 595 Marsh Street and 1213 & 1221 Nipomo Street.
ARC 98-11; Review of mixed-use project with 12 residential units and
8,000 square feet of commercial space at the southwest corner of Marsh
and Nipomo Streets; and, review of setback reduction along Nipomo Street
to allow a 10-foot setback where 15 feet is the standard minimum; C-D
zone; Mangano Homes and Heritage Oaks Bank, applicants.
Adopt the Draft Resolution, which grants final approval
to the project, based on findings and subject to conditions of approval.
by Vice-Chair Duffy, seconded by Commr.
Hopkins, to adopt the resolution to grant final approval to the project
(5:1 - Chairperson Palazzo voting no) with the following amendment to
Condition No. 8: “The applicant shall return to the Architectural Review
Commission with final details of a revised Marsh Street elevation
including colors, materials, and fenestration in compliance with the
Community Design Guidelines prior to the submittal of a building permit
main topic of Commission discussion was the appearance of the Marsh
Street elevation and the need to have further differentiation in the
architectural detailing between the lower and upper floor, more
variation in storefronts, and additional vertical articulation. Tom
Swem spoke in support of the project calling it an exciting addition to
the downtown and a potential catalyst for other development.
COMMENT & DISCUSSION:
Agenda Forecast – Pam Ricci provided a forecast
for upcoming agendas.
Commission reiterated their preference to conceptually review large
projects on visible locations to provide early input on the design. The
conclusion was that this approach results in a more productive review
process for the applicant, staff, and the ARC.
meeting was adjourned at 7:11 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.