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Approved Nov 13, 2007 - Navarre Area Architectural Review Board Minutes

November 13, 2007

The meeting was called to order at 3:07 p.m. with the following members and staff present:
· Mr. Greg Fountain, Chairman
· Mr. Gaius Bruce, Co-Chairman
· Mr. Kenneth Walters, Committee Member
· Ms. Joanne Connor, Committee Member
· Ms. Shirley Brown, Committee Member
· Ms. Sarah Hernandez, Committee Advisory
· Mr. Bill DuBois, Assistant Director and Staff to the Committee
· Ms. Laurie Schulze, Recorder and Staff to the Committee

Absent:
· Ms. Julie Seanor, Committee Member
· Ms. Sharon Bryant, Committee Member

Mr. Greg Fountain paraphrased the minutes from the October 9, 2007 meeting. The minutes were approved.

The board then moved on to consider individual cases on the agenda.

The first case was wall signage for Bella Vie Fine Furniture (2007-NAARB-024). This project was presented by Mr. Ron Thomas, Plastic Arts Signs. Mr. Kenneth Walters made a motion to approve the project as presented. Mr. Gaius Bruce seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, as presented.

The second case was wall signage for Navarre Beach Barber (2007-NAARB-025). This project was presented by Mr. Ron Thomas, Plastic Arts Signs. Mr. Kenneth Walters made a motion to approve the project as presented. Ms. Shirley Brown seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, as presented.

The third case was wall signage for The Fun Store (2007-NAARB-026). There was no representative to present this project. The Board discussed the color selections. Mr. Gaius Bruce made a motion to approve the project, with the condition that the colors be approved through the Planning and Zoning Department. Ms. Joanne Connor seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, with the colors approved through the Planning and Zoning Department.

The fourth case was wall signage for Network Video (2007-NAARB-027). This project was presented by Mr. Ron Thomas, Plastic Arts Signs. Ms. Joanne Connor made a motion to approve the project, as presented. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, as presented.

The fifth case was wall signage for the Bank of Pensacola (2007-NAARB-028). This project was presented by Mr. Ron Thomas, Plastic Arts Signs. The board discussed the post height, the lighting, and the landscaping. Mr. Gaius Bruce a motion to approve the project with the following changes:
· Allowed height for the sign post if 9.5 feet (50%total sign height)
· Add address to the sign
· White outline (1/2”) is allowed illumination area around letters
· Landscaping needs to be added to the base of the sign; 2’ in height and surrounding the sign in equal width and depth of the sign

Ms. Shirley Brown seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, with the changes.

The sixth case was renovations for 8651 Navarre Parkway, formerly known as Palace of Navarre. The Board discussed the color choices, and different aspects of the building. Mr. Gaius Bruce made a motion to approve the project with the following changes:
· The main body of columns are to be off-white
· The base color trim around all windows is to be a darker color
· Operating or faux Bahamas shutters attached to the 4 front windows

Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, with the changes.

Mr. Bill Dubois addressed the Board regarding all signage in the Winn Dixie shopping plaza. It was conveyed to the Planning & Zoning Department that the owner of the Winn Dixie shopping plaza was dictating the color of the signage allowed to be within the approved color palette. Does the Board still want all signage applications to go through them? The Board agreed that all Winn Dixie shopping plaza signage go through the process.

The Board then discussed the new location of the Navarre Chamber of Commerce; will we move our meetings to that location. The meetings will continue to be held at the current location.

The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on January 8, 2008