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Architectural Review Commission Meeting Update
Regular Meeting

December 16, 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 18 & December 2, 2013, were approved as prepared.


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


1.     1327 Osos Street.  ARC-C 96-13; Conceptual review of plans for a mixed-use project including nine (9) condominium units and 8,000-square feet of office space in the Old Town Historic District; R-3-H and O-H zones; Mission Medical, LLC, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the project to a date uncertain with direction to staff and the applicant on items to be addressed in plans submitted for final approval.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Ehdaie, seconded by Commr. Palazzo, to continue the project to a date uncertain with the following directional items (7:0):

1.  Modify the parking design to better meet City standards and allow for safe and efficient project ingress and egress.

2.  Provide additional horizontal and vertical articulation to the Osos Street elevation of the project to create a building massing and roof design that is more compatible with surrounding structures.

3.  The project materials palette shall be simplified in terms of the number of different materials proposed.

4.  Eliminate the corrugated galvanized metal siding from the proposed project materials palette for building walls.

5.  Use a different material for the walls of the new building immediately adjacent to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and visible from Osos Street.

6.  Incorporate windows which are symmetrical and proportional to building walls.

7.  Reconsider trees proposals to possibly save some of the trees in the project’s street yards.

8.  Incorporate features into the project design to improve the pedestrian experience on both Morro and Osos Streets.

Chairperson Duffy recused himself from Item #2 and left the meeting, because he shares an office with the architect who prepared the project plans.  Vice-Chair McCovey-Good assumed the role of Chairperson for this item.

2.     907 Rachel Street.  ARC 74-13; Architectural review of plans for 17 single-family residences on a vacant property with adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration; R-2-S zone; MI SLO TERRACE, applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

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

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Wynn, seconded by Commr. Palazzo, to adopt the draft resolution granting final approval of the project design as recommended with the following modifications to conditions (6:0:1):

1.  Modify Condition 3.a. to require that the ARC review the design of a house built on Lots 17N & 18N.

2.  Modify Condition 6 to add a sentence at the end of the paragraph, which reads: “For the Farmhouse style homes on Lots 2, 4 & 7, there shall be a materials change as presented at the meeting with board and batten siding on the upper portion of the wall and stucco below.”

3.  Modify Condition 14 to add a sentence at the end of the paragraph, which reads: “Street tree species shall comply with City standards.”

4.  Change the first sentence of Condition 28 to read: “A water meter may be required to serve Lot 18N.”

5.  Reword the first sentence of Condition 38 to read “The trail connection to the Terrace Hill Open Space will be facilitated by the dedication of a public trail easement, which shall be…” Add the following sentences to the end of Condition 38: “Upon final acceptance of the public trail easement and trail improvements, the City shall be responsible for ongoing maintenance and liability thereof. The ARC recommends that the trailhead be relocated internal to the project site, between Lots 16N & 17N.”


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 9:45 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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