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081202 OTLRB Minutes MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OLD TOWN TEMECULA LOCAL REVIEW BOARD AUGUST 12, 2002 CALL TO ORDER The Old Town Temecula Local Review Board convened in a regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., on Monday, August 12, 2002, in the Main Conference Room of Temecula City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, California. ROLL CALL Present: Board Members: Allen, Blair, Moore, and Chairman Harker Absent: Board Member Montgomery Also Present: Development Processing Coordinator Noland, Associate Planner Rush, Redevelopment Management Analyst Hillberg, and Minute Clerk Savage PUBLIC COMMENTS None CONSENT CALENDAR 1 . Aaenda RECOMMENDATION: 1.1 Approve agenda of August 12, 2002 MOTION: Board Member Blair moved to approve the agenda, as written. The motion was seconded by Board Member Moore and voice vote reflected approval with the exceotion of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. 2. Minutes RECOMMENDATION: 2.1 Approve the Minutes of July 8, 2002 Chairman Harker recommended a modification to the July 8, 2002, Minutes. A word should be changed on page 6 in the first full paragraph; change the word "station" to "statue." P:\PLANNING\Old Town\Minutes\Minutes 2002\081202.doc MOTION: Board Member Blair moved to approve the minutes, as amended. The motion was seconded by Board Member Moore and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. BOARD BUSINESS 3. Plannina Application No. 02-0393 - A sian proaram (three wall sians and one mini- monument sian) and new paint for a commercial buildina with three suites in Old Town Temecula. RECOMMENDATION: 3.1 Staff is requesting that the Old Town Local Review Board review, provide comments and approve: (1) The repainting of this building as proposed, and (2) The sign program including sign sizes, materials, colors and location. Development Processing Coordinator Noland explained that staff has been working with the new owner of the building to improve its exterior, and that The Applicant has cooperated with the applicant has cooperated with staff in preparing the proposed Sign Program. The applicant's representative, Mr. Chris Giapapas, 32245 Callesito Fredrique, presented a rendering of the proposed new paint for the building: using Birdseye Maple as the base, Roycroft Vellum for the trim and Roycroft Copper Red for accents. The three paints were selected from the preservation palette samples included in the City of Temecula Old Town Specific Plan, as amended. Mr. Giapapas responded to questions regarding the building colors and plans for signage. Mr. Noland confirmed that the monument sign, as referenced in the Applicant's proposed Sign Program, is within the Applicant's property boundary. Discussion ensued concerning overall design, the icons on the signs, and sign placement. Chairman Harker asked for additional comments from the Board, and the number of colors used on the signs was addressed. Mr. Noland noted that the monument sign will tie in with the building color scheme and each individual business in the building may use other colors, with a maximum of four colors per sign, as per Specific Plan guidelines. The Board and staff complimented Mr. Giapapas on the planned improvements to the applicant's property. MOTION: Board Member Moore moved to approve the repainting of the building and the sign program, as proposed. The motion was seconded by Board Member Allen and voice vote reflected approval, with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. 4. Plannina Application No. 02-0403 - Vendor Cart (Popcorn. cotton candv. snow cones, cold drinks. ice cream) RECOMMENDATION: 4.1 The cart proposed in this application has been determined by staff to be consistent with the Old Town Specific Plan as to size, materials and colors. Staff is requesting that the Old Town Local Review Board review, provide comments and approve this project. P:\PLANNING\Old Town\Minutes\Minutes 2002\08 I 202.doc 2 Development Processing Coordinator Noland noted that the proposed vendor cart is the first cart application that has been presented to staff. He added that the uniquely designed cart described in this application was manufactured in Ohio, and that there are also some local companies that can construct metal and/or wooden carts appropriate in design for use in Old Town. In response to Chairman Harker, Mr. Noland responded that the applicant, Mr. Davies, would store the cart, when not in use, either inside The Country Porch Antiques building or he will move it to his business' location. While in use, the vendor cart would be located on right-of-way of The Country Porch Antiques property. The owner of The Country Porch has an agreement with Mr. Davies to locate the cart on The Country Porch property, to sell from that location, and to provide an underground electric connection to the cart. (The Specific Plan disallows carts moving from site to site in Old Town.) Mr. Noland added that carts are required to be in the right-of-way of improved commercial property. For Board Member Moore, Mr. Noland noted that the hours specified in the Specific Plan, 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., are the only hours allowed for operation of any cart, but it is likely that the cart will not be operated during that full time span. Also, if approved, the term of operation would be for one year. The Board voiced their approval of the unique old-time design of the cart. MOTION: Board Member Blair moved to approve the cart project, as proposed. The motion was seconded by Board Member Allen and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. 5. Plannina Application No. 02-0425 - An Administrative Development Plan to desian and construct a 540-square foot addition to the existina Verizon buildina located at 41963 Moreno Road. RECOMMENDATION: 5.1 Staff is requesting that the Old Town Local Review Board recommend approval for the proposed 540-square foot expansion to the existing Verizon Building. Associate Planner Rush introduced Mr. Tony Finaldi, STK Architecture, 2575 San Jacinto, San Jacinto, who appeared on behalf of the applicant to explain the proposed project. Mr. Finaldi relayed the following information concerning this particular proposal: . That this project would encompass a 540-square foot expansion to the rear of the existing telephone operations building and that this addition would not be visible from the street. . That currently there is no sidewalk on the east elevation of the building. A new driveway apron would be constructed, and a sidewalk to an existing apron would be added that would tie the sidewalk into the existing U.S. Post Office sidewalk. . The landscaping on the east elevation of the property would be redone in a dry river bed motif, using river rock, shrubs and bushes, while the existing tall eucalyptus trees would be retained. P:\PLANNING\Old Town\Minutes\Minutes 2002\0812Q2.doc 3 . The building's existing tower, constructed of wood, would be repainted in Rockwood Dark Brown, a Specific Plan preservation palette color which is a medium brown color and would replace the present dark reddish color. . Although some parking would be eliminated by the building addition, there will not be a lack of parking since the number of employees working at the site at anyone time is only three or four. The handicapped parking area will be relocated in the existing lot. . The split-faced masonry block operations building would be secure, open only to employees who work at that site. Associate Planner Rush pointed out the before and after photographic renderings of the project included in the Agenda packet material. Chairman Harker invited further comments and the Board agreed the project would improve the appearance of the Verizon property. MOTION: Board Member Allen moved to approve the 540-square foot expansion to the Verizon building, as proposed. The motion was seconded by Board Member Moore and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. 6. Plannina Application No. 01-0277 - A Revision to an approved Administrative Plan PA01- 0277 to include eliminatina the approved wood deck and replacina it with a wood picket fence located at 41971 Main Street. RECOMMENDATION: 6.1 Staff is requesting that the Old Town Local Review Board recommend approval for the proposed change to the approved Planning Application 02-0277 with modifications to the location of the fence, landscaping, trash can and patio furniture. Associate Planner Rush explained that the applicant had submitted a plan last year, which included installation of a door from the building onto a proposed raised deck with patio seating. The applicant has since stated that due to financial and ADA restraints, he did not go forward with the plans. Instead, the applicant applied a red concrete material on the outdoor eating area and a former tenant placed patio furniture on the area. Staff proposes requiring the applicant to tie the eating area into the building by building a three-sided fence with a gate. This would tie the eating area into two corners of the building and alleviate customers walking through landscaping to access the patio seating. Mr. Rush added that the applicant plans to apply for a license to sell beer and wine. Should a liquor license be approved, the applicant's customers who choose to open alcoholic beverages will be required to consume alcohol only in the outside restricted and enclosed area. Although the applicant has proposed fencing only the front Main Street side of its eating area, staff is recommending that applicant add two additional sides and an entry gate to the proposed fence (the fourth side of the enclosed area would be the side of the building to which the fence would be tied in). Additionally, staff would like to condition the permit to include specific landscaping plantings on the north and east portions of the property and the addition of potted plants on the deck to replace landscaping which was taken out when the eating area was created. Staff would also condition approval based on the applicant's provision of a trash container and seating which would be consistent with historical fixtures in Old Town. P:\PLANNlNG\Old Town\Minutes\:.\1inutes 2002\081202.doc 4 The property has an owner and a tenant, both of which staff has contacted regarding this application. Staff is recommending approval of the application, with the above-described modifications. Chairman Harker, agreeing with the wrap around of the fence, questioned the east tie-in area and Mr. Rush explained that the east area is adjacent to the Tall Tree Mall. Staff recommends that landscaping to the east be improved behind the tied-in fence and up to the Tall Tree Mall property line. Board Member Moore questioned whether the small out building at the back of this property would be removed. Mr. Rush stated that the applicant is currently planning to remove the out building in an action separate to the application. Mr. Rush displayed a sample of an approximately four-foot picket fence that is sold in sections of approximately four feet tall by eight feet length each, which would be used for the fence construction. The Board concurred that a painted picket fence, along with improved and added landscaping would significantly upgrade the applicant's property and make it more consistent with the overall appearance of Old Town. MOTION: Board Member Allen moved to approve the project as proposed, subject to additional fencing with a swinging entry gate being built to enclose the entire eating area, and with additional landscaping, a trash container, and aesthetically improved patio seating. The motion was seconded by Board Member Blair and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgornery who was absent. 7. Plan nino Application No. 02-0405 - A sian proaram for a new commercial/office buildina in Old Town Temecula (the Penfold Buildina). RECOMMENDATION: 7.1 Staff is recommending that the Old Town Local Review Board review, provide comments and approve this sign program. Mr. Brian Keefer of Freedom Signs, 25681 Waldon Road, Menifee, appeared on behalf of the applicant. Chairman Harker and Development Processing Coordinator Noland invited Mr. Keefer to describe the signage plan. Mr. Keefer noted the following: . The sizes and colors in the Penfold sign program have been stated minimally to subtly enhance the new and attractive Penfold building. . The Penfold building currently has three tenants leasing on the ground floor and there is space for additional tenants on the second floor. . Metal brackets to hold extending signs will be permanently placed so that signs can be easily changed if tenants change. . Each tenant will have the option of choosing and contracting for the design style of its sign as long as the sign is designed and created according to the proposed Penfold sign program. Staff noted that the proposed signage plan limited the number of colors per sign to three, while the Specific Plan allows up to four major colors. The Board and staff also discussed the feasibility of allowing materials other than wood, such as high-density styrene, for signage in Old Town. It was noted that the Specific Plan specifically requires wooden frames for windows, and P:\PLANNING\Old Town\Minutes\.\tIinutes 2002\08 I 202.doc 5 no vinyl or aluminum frames are allowed. Mr. Noland pointed out that he has, however, seen signs produced in a material that appears to be carved wood but which is in actuality a material other than wood. He noted a bakery sign he particularly admired during a recent trip to Cambria, California. The Board asked that the question of allowed sign materials be addressed when the Staff and the Board meet to discuss the proposed amendment to the Specific Plan. The Board commended Mr. Keefer on his interest and participation in assisting the applicant with a sign plan for the Penfold Building, as well as his general concern for maintaining historically appropriate signage in Old Town. Based on a careful review of the sign plan, Board Members discussed with Mr. Keefer how the sign plan could be reworded to offer more breadth of use. MOTION: Board Member Allen moved to approve the sign program for the Penfold Building, subject to revising Sections 1 .C.2. and 2.H.3. Those sections should be replaced by the statement: "Hand-carved, kiln-dried wood or like material as described in the Old Town Temecula Specific Plan." The motion was seconded by Board Member Blair and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. DIRECTOR OF PLANNING REPORT Mr. Noland advised that Director of Planning Ubnoske relayed her apologies for her absence during this and the last meeting. He noted that Ms. Ubnoske has been delayed by her involvement with the redesign of various City processes. The Planning Department continues to review and work on suggestions made regarding the proposed amendment to the Specific Plan. Redevelopment Director Meyer expects to meet with the Board in September, October, or at a special meeting concerning the amendment. Mr. Noland reported that he did look into Leavenworth, Washington's historical development and has received materials for review. Redevelopment Management Analyst Hillberg reported that installation of directional signage in the Tourist Retail Core of Old Town has been completed. Associate Planner Rush reported that Code Enforcement is aware of changes made at the Barron's property on Pujol Street, as described at the last Board meeting, and staff is looking into that issue. BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS Board Member Moore noted that she would be unable to attend the September 9, 2002, board meeting. Mr. Noland acknowledged that Alternate Board Member Perkins would be invited to attend in her absence. He requested that Board Members advise staff of anticipated absences before the Wednesday preceding the meeting in order that an agenda could be mailed to the alternate Board Member. Board Member Allen clarified for the benefit of the applicant's representatives that while the Specific Plan preservation palette color samples are Sherwin Williams paints, applicants are not exclusively bound to select Sherwin Williams brand. Other brands of paints that match the color samples in the Specific Plan preservation palette are acceptable. Board Member Allen provided P:\PLANNING\Old Town\Minutes\Minutes 2002\08 I 202.doc 6 an equivalent paint sample- a Vista color palette -- to Staff in the past. Mr. Noland affirmed his statement and noted that applicants have used Vista and Dunn Edwards paints, among others, and that there are no limitations on the brand of paint in the Specific Plan, only on the colors of paint. At 10:37 A.M. Chairman Harker formally adjourned this meeting to Mondav. September 9. 2002. at 9:00 A.M. in the Community Development Conference Room, City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, California 92590 ~/C ;M~L Chairman William Harker ~~.U~~ Director of Planning Debbie Ubnoske P:\PLANNING\Old TownlMinuteslMinutes 2002\081202.dnc 7