Architectural Review Board (ARB) meetings are held on the second Monday each month at 7:00 pm, pending the need to meet. The ARB does not do building inspection, only architectural review and zoning compliance. All Village residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings.
Regular meeting: November 9, 2009
A meeting of the Village of Riverlea Planning Commission was held November 9, 2009 at 5830 Falmouth Court. Members present were Michael Jones (Planning Commissioner), Lisa J. Morris, Jody C. Jones and Bryce E. Jacob. L. Keith Beachler was absent. Also present were those listed on the attached sheet. Pamela M. Colwell served as Clerk. The Planning Commissioner called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.
- The minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of October 12, 2009 were not read since each member had received a copy. Morris moved and J. Jones seconded a motion that the minutes be approved as submitted by the Clerk-Treasurer. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 4; Jacob, J. Jones, Morris and M. Jones: Nay, None. The Motion carried 4-0.
- An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Kent Anders dba MIG Properties LLC for 142 West Riverglen Drive to add an attached two car garage to the west side of the house with a new master suite on the second floor above the garage, to extend the living room on the north side (back) and to add a driveway. The presentation was lead by Paul Unrue, investor, assisted by Mike Blanchard, investor/builder, Jim Wright, designer, and John Groeber, legal representative. The unattached garage has already been removed. The house will increase from 1491 sq. ft. to 2624 sq. ft. The lot coverage will be 24%. There was some discussion regarding the front appearance of the addition because it did not look tied together with the current structure. Blanchard said they would try to reclaim as much of the brick as possible from the side and reuse it but a match to the size and texture was not possible. The Commission suggested using brick that matched the color, if not the size and texture, along part of the front under the windows. Also adding the stone wing wall on the corner would help with cohesion. The Commission objected to the vertical siding on the second story and it was agreed to run the siding horizontal with no band. The new driveway was discussed and the Commission did not want it on the property line because it would leave no room for errors. It was agreed to have the driveway a foot from the property line and to be 11’6â€� wide with a new approach (apron) at the street.
J. Jones moved and Jacob seconded the motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with the following additions to the plans submitted:
- The driveway will be 11’6â€� wide and a foot away from the property line.
- The front faÃ§ade of the addition will have brick on the lower section up to the base of the windows and will have a limestone cap. The brick to be used will be the reclaimed brick as much as possible.
- The west end of the south wall will end with a wing wall to match the wing wall to the east.
- All siding to be used is to be horizontal.
- The upper window on the south elevation will be a double wide double hung window.
- The landscaping plan is included as presented tonight.
The Commissioner amended the motion to include the required standard driveway approach and require a street bond of $2,000. Jacob seconded the amendment.
- Dan and Barb Sinclair at 138 W. Riverglen Drive were sworn in. They liked the design but objected to the driveway because they felt it would cut off access to the cut through at the rear of the property. Blanchard responded that he believed the cut through was on the Butler’s property next door. The Commissioner stated that the cut through was outside of the scope of this meeting and that they needed to address their concerns to Council. The property owners have rights to their property. J. Jones stated that it was her understanding that the cut through was an accommodation by the current owners and not an existing property right of the Village or the public; but nonetheless, this matter is not an issue before the Planning Commission and is outside its jurisdiction.
- The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 4; Jacob, J. Jones, Morris and M. Jones: Nay, None. The Motion carried 4-0.
The Commission took no additional action. Jacob moved and J. Jones seconded a motion to adjourn. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 4; Jacob, J. Jones, M. Jones and Morris: Nay, None. The Motion carried 4-0. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.
Michael Jones, Planning Commissioner
Pamela M. Colwell, Clerk