The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by
Boardmembers present: Scott Ellinwood
Boardmembers absent: William Araluce
OTHERS PRESENT: Approximately 3 interested persons were present.
PRESENTATIONS BY CITIZENS – None
1) Applicant: Shubin and Donaldson Architects for Lynda.com Planner: Shanna R. Farley
Project Number: 11-1605-DPR/CDP/ARB
Project Location: 6410 Via Real
Hearing on the request Shubin
and Donaldson Architects for Lynda.com the preliminary/final review of a
request to construct an addition of 227 square feet and construct an outdoor
patio area at 6410 Via Real. The
addition would be added to the existing 26,415 square foot structure, which
is occupied by Lynda.com. The proposed
addition and patio would be constructed upon the southern elevation of the
structure, visible from Via Real. The
addition would enlarge the entry/lobby area.
The patio would be used as an employee dining and break area, to
include patio furniture, water feature and bamboo landscaping.
Project Architects Sieglinde Pukke and Liz Hughes presented a brief description of the project and presented a revised material sample of the frosted glass, which was changed from a green to white colored glass.
The Board discussed elements of the project including the material of the patio enclosure brackets, windows, patio flooring and landscape materials. The Board discussed concerns regarding the proposed Black Bamboo landscaping, regarding its growth pattern, density once mature and maintenance concerns. Boardmember Nomura suggested alternative bamboo species (Chocolate Bamboo) which is clumping and would have a less dense growth pattern.
ACTION: Motion by Boardmember Johnson, seconded by Boardmember Ellinwood to recommend final approval of the project to the Community Development Director, with the comment to consider a clumping variety of bamboo such as Borinda fungosa (Chocolate Bamboo).
Project Number: 10-1574-CDP
Zoning: Planned Residential Development (PRD-20)
Hearing on the
Boardmember Reginato suggested that the one-car garage should have a garage door; the rest of the Board agreed. Mr. Pollard indicated that he could add doors to the one-car garage to match those to be used on the two-car garage.
Boardmembers Ellinwood and Nomura noted that the beam used for the pergola over the new driveway gate appeared too heavy and out of scale with the other wood elements used on the property.. The Board asked that the beam dimensions be restudied. It was suggested that the beam be brought down in size, or possibly replaced with two “6x’s” sandwiched on the post(s). If necessary, the trellis members resting on the beam would then need to be extended to overhang the beams by at least one foot.
Boardmember Nomura sought clarification on the construction details of the new driveway gate. Mr. Pollard explained that the grape stake fence would return along the driveway and terminate adjacent to the new pergola. The gate itself would be constructed of grape stake planks with a squared lattice panel across the top. The gate would be connected and hung off of the fence and not the pergola posts.
ACTION: Motion by Boardmember Nomura, seconded by Boardmember Johnson, to recommend final approval with the Board’s comments.
OTHER BUSINESS: None
ACTION: Motion by Boardmember Reginato, seconded by Boardmember Ellinwood to approve Action Minutes of December 1, 2011.
VOTE: 3-0 (Nomura Abstain)
MATTERS REFERRED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION/CITY COUNCIL – None
MATTERS PRESENTED BY STAFF
· The scheduled 2012 meeting dates for the Planning Commission and ARB was provided to Boardmembers
Chair Reginato adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m. to the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in City Council Chambers. All Boardmembers indicated they would be in attendance.
Secretary, Architectural Review Board
Chair, Architectural Review Board