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Approved Jul 13, 2010 - Navarre Area Architectural Review Board Minutes

July 13, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 3:03 p.m. with the following members and staff present:
· Mr. Greg Fountain, Chairman
· Mr. Gaius Bruce, Vice-Chairman
· Ms. Joanne Connor, Committee Member
· Mr. Kenneth Walters, Committee Member
· Ms. Kathi Martin, Committee Member
· Ms. Lisa Epstein, Committee Member
· Mr. Leslie Statler, Planner I, Staff to the Committee

Mr. Greg Fountain opened the meeting by asking the committee and staff members to introduce themselves. He then directed the other members to review the minutes from the April 13, 2010, meeting and asked if there was discussion of the minutes. Ms. Joanne Connor moved to accept the minutes as written. Ms. Lisa Epstein seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously for approval.

The Board then moved on to consider the first item on the agenda.

Mr. Fountain introduced the first case, 2009-NAARB-011, located within the Heart of Navarre overlay district at 8476 Navarre Parkway. Ms. Julie Isaac was present as representative for the request. Ms. Joanne Connor asked about the sign posts, pole covers, and landscaping. Ms. Isaac stated that the posts would be pressure treated pilings and there would be landscaping placed at the base. The Board explained pole covers since Ms. Isaac was unfamiliar with the requirement. Ms. Isaac explained that the sign would be framed within the posts with a pergola on top which would be similar in style to the sushi bar sign. The Board then discussed painting the sign posts and decided that the posts should be the color identified as Dutch Boy “Cozy Beige” (OR 44). Mr. Gaius Bruce made the motion to approve the sign as presented with the recommendation that staff grant the Isaac’s an extension for fulfilling the landscape requirements through the next summer season (2011).

Staff reminded the Board that the building was at issue as well. Ms. Epstein asked to clarify the colors on the sign since it would be vinyl. Ms. Isaac stated the colors would be the same as those on the business card provided with the application. Ms. Martin asked about the colors for the pergola top. Ms. Isaac stated that although she would prefer to leave it natural, it will likely be red. Mr. Bruce amended the motion to include that the sign will be the colors discussed:  Lettering = black, Background = white, Cup rim and body & saucer = colors as indicated on the business card (comparable to Dutch Boy OR44 “Cozy Beige”, Dutch Boy OR48 “Artisan Pottery”, and Dutch Boy RO49 “Ready to Dance”), Posts = Dutch Boy OR44 “Cozy Beige”, and Roof = Dutch Boy RO49 “Ready to Dance”. He stated that he did not find the pinstriped detail on the building to be offensive. The Board discussed the two-tone scheme concluding that it added dimension to the building. The Board also discussed the requirements for reviewing exterior modifications of buildings which pre-date the Navarre Town Center Plan. Mr. Bruce amended his motion to approve the sign as presented with the colors as discussed, to recommend the extension for the landscaping requirement until the end of next summer season, and that the colors on the building may remain as they are. Ms. Martin seconded the motion. The motion was then unanimously approved.

Mr. Fountain then introduced the next item, 2010-NAARB-003, located in the Town Center Core (TC-1) zoning district at 1850 Luneta Street. Mr. Frank Marshall was present as representative for the request. Ms. Bruce asked if the neighbors had been notified. Mr. Marshall said they had not. Ms. Connor asked staff if the use was acceptable. Staff advised that it is and the issue is the architectural style and color choices. Mr. Marshall showed the Board a model of the proposed structure as well as samples of the building materials. Ms. Connor asked if Ms. Sarah Hernandez, Architectural Advisor to the Board, had commented. Staff relayed to the Board that Ms. Hernandez had not. Mr. Fountain inquired about the exposed rafters. Mr. Marshall stated that the original plan was for a fascia but that the exposed rafters are more architecturally appropriate.

The Board then discussed the architectural style of the support columns. Mr. Bruce stated that he liked the outdoor pavilion as it is. Ms. Martin concurred and made a motion to approve as presented. The Board approved the motion with a vote of 5 in favor and 1 in opposition.

The Board then discussed other business. Mr. Ken Walters initiated a discussion regarding new nonconforming signs with the Heart of Navarre. Staff was advised of several locations where signs have been placed which have not been reviewed by the Board. Ms. Leslie Statler told the Board that she would be more than happy to relay the information to Code Compliance.

Mr. Fountain announced the next meeting date, August 10, 2010. Mr. Bruce then made a motion to adjourn and Ms. Martin seconded the motion, which was unanimously  approved. The meeting adjourned at 4:07 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on August 10