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Cultural Heritage Committee Meeting Update

December 17, 2012                     Monday                                           5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:       Committee Members Thom Brajkovich, Hemalata Dandekar, Jaime Hill, Buzz Kalkowski, Patti Taylor, Vice-Chair Bob Pavlik, and Chair Enrica Costello

                        Chair Enrica Costello and Committee Member Jamie Hill were

STAFF:                Senior Planner Phil Dunsmore, Assistant Planner Marcus
                       Carloni, Associate Planner Brian Leveille, and
                       Recording Secretary Dawn Rudder                      

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Item 3 was moved up prior to Item 1.

MINUTES:  Minutes of November 26, 2012, were approved as written.


1.     639 Pismo Street.  ARCMI 88-11; Review of new four-unit residential project in the Old Town Historic District; R-2-H zone; Dylan Chappel, applicant.  (Marcus Carloni)

         RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the Community Development Director find the proposed residential units and site improvements consistent with the Historic Preservation Program Guidelines and approve the project based on findings and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Dandekar/Brajkovich to approve as recommended (5:0).

2.     1404 Chorro Street.  ARC 76-12; Review of four-unit condominium project in the Old Town Historic District; R-4-H zone; Koru Trust, applicant.  (Brian Leveille)

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the Architectural Review Commission grant final approval to the modified project design based on findings and subject to conditions of approval.

ACTION:  Moved by Pavlik/Kalkowski to approve subject to amended conditions to the ARC as follows (5:0):

a.  The applicant shall construct project so as to substantially conform to plans approved by the Architectural Review Commission and stamped with Community Development Department approval.  Any change to approved design, colors, materials, landscaping, or other conditions of approval, must be approved by the Community Development Director.

b.  Plans submitted to the ARC shall include the following modifications and submittal information required for final architectural review:

1)  Greater variation in roof angles and planes;

2)  Provide roof eave details including materials, dimensions, colors, and outrigger dimensions for ARC review.

3)  Provide balcony railing details for ARC review.

4)  Increased wall offsets to provide additional horizontal articulation;

5)  Landscape plans reviewed by the Architectural Review Commission shall be prepared by a licensed Landscape Architecture professional with emphasis on effective screening of the podium structure.  The plan shall focus on the articulation of the corner element and Chorro Street wall to de-emphasize the podium.

6)  The retaining walls should be modified to de-emphasize the height of the podium and include rectilinear and terraced forms similar to the styles found in the neighborhood, providing ample space for landscaping.

7)  Attention to fenestration – windows more in proportion to wall surfaces with some divided lights and arch forms and details of sills and surrounds. Details on window models, dimensions, and materials shall be provided for ARC review.

8)  Details of architectural features such as chimney flues, downspouts, and columns shall be provided for ARC review.

3.    City-Wide.  CHC 31-12; Overview of the Historic Context Statement Project and Introduction of the Consultant Team; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development Department, applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore)

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the CHC receive a presentation from the consultant team and provide feedback on the work plan and project outline.

CHC and public commented on the process and continued to a date uncertain.


4.    Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast

Staff briefed the Committee about the City's proposal to install a TV monitor inside the lobby of City Hall.

5.    Committee


Meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.



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