JAHP at Architectural Review Commission Meeting, 2/10/14

The Architectural Review Commission (ARC) will be reviewing the EIR from an aesthetic perspective at the meeting next Monday at 5 PM.  Information about the ARC can be found here.

The tentative agenda:

Tentative
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION
AGENDA
Council Chambers

990 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

February  10, 2014                     Monday                              5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Commrs. Ken Curtis, Suzan Ehdaie, Steven Hopkins, Anthony Palazzo, 1 Position Vacant, Vice-Chair Greg Wynn, and Chairperson Michelle McCovey-Good

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Commissioners or staff may modify the order of items.

PUBLIC COMMENT:   At this time, people may address the Commission about items not on the agenda.  Persons wishing to speak should come forward and state their name and city of residence.  Comments are limited to five minutes per person.  Items raised at this time are generally referred to the staff and, if action by the Commission is necessary, may be scheduled for a future meeting.

PRESENTATION:  Measure Y Presentation (Derek Johnson)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

NOTE:  Any court challenge to the action taken on public hearing items on this agenda may be limited to considering only those issues raised at the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Luis Obispo at, or prior to, the public hearing.  If you wish to speak, please give your name and address for the record.

Any decision of the Architectural Review Commission is final unless appealed to the City Council within 10 days of the action.  Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Commission may file an appeal with the City Clerk.  Appeal forms are available in the Community Development Department, City Clerk’s office, or on the City’s website (www.slocity.org).  The fee for filing an appeal is $273 and must accompany the appeal documentation.

1.     309 Madonna Road.  ARC 84-13; Review of new building for Buffalo Wild Wings; C-R-PD zone; Blazin Wings, Inc., applicant.  (Walter Oetzell)

2.      1642 Johnson Avenue.  ARC 56-08; Review of the Aesthetics Section of the Johnson Avenue Housing Project EIR and project design guidelines; R-2 zone; San Luis Coastal Unified School District, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

COMMENT & DISCUSSION:

3.    Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast

4.    Commission

ADJOURNMENT

Presenting Planners:  Walter Oetzell and Pam Ricci

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One thought on “JAHP at Architectural Review Commission Meeting, 2/10/14

  1. One of the joys of living in SLO is that it is walkable and it is generally possible to drive from one part of town to the other without encountering traffic jams. The two exceptions are LOVR at the 101 and the intersections along Johnson as it veers away from San Luis Drive and toward town. As someone who volunteers at the High School and who has occasion to go to various medical facilities in that area, and as a walker, I can’t imagine what those intersections will be like with even a modest increase in traffic, much less the numbers that this project would bring. It is barely manageable now. It is a difficult and dangerous pedestrian corner. People speed down the hill on Johnson despite the 25 mph limit because they have hurried to get through the intersection before the light changes and can’t slow down fast enough (I never see anyone ticketed).

    Please, consider the serious consequences of this plan before we make a major mistake that, like some of the bad decisions of earlier decades, cannot be fixed. Because of the hills in the area this will negatively impact so many neighborhoods: San Luis Drive neighborhood whose access will be slowed, the areas above Johnson, which already has limited access, the streets in the Railroad District that will become “shortcuts” for more people, even those off of California as more people divert to avoid the Johnson Street intersection.

    I am not opposed to development, or even development on that site. I am very worried about the scope of this plan, and the shortsightedness of it.

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