COMPLETED AGENDA

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

 

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014                                                City Council Chambers, Room 213

7:00 PM                                                                                    1685 Main Street, Santa Monica

 

1.            CALL TO ORDER:  7:04 p.m.

 

2.            ROLL CALL:  Board members Daly, Pearson, Rothman, and Chairperson Robb.

 

3.            SECRETARY’S REPORT

 

4.            APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

a.            March 17, 2014

ACTION:  APPROVED AS SUBMITTED

 

5.            PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted.

The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board and speak on any subject not on this agenda that is within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the Architectural Review Board. A “chit” form must be completed and submitted to staff at the beginning of the meeting.

 

6.            EX PARTE COMMUNICATION

 

7.            REVIEWS: Public input permitted.

 

The items for review are either placed on the Consent Calendar or the Regular Calendar.  Items on the Consent Calendar may be acted upon in one motion at the beginning of the meeting.  Items on the Consent Calendar approved by the Board are subject to any findings and conditions stated in the staff report, so please read the staff report carefully. All the other items on the agenda will be reviewed by the Board at the meeting. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board on any agendized item by completing a “chit” form and submitting it to staff prior to the item being reviewed.

 

Following Board action on your project, you will be mailed a Statement of Official Action (STOA) that details the findings made by the Board and any conditions of approval.  You will attest by signature to the following:

 

I hereby acknowledge that the Building, Design, Colors, and Materials [or sign program and sign plans] are as specified in the final application submittal and as approved by the Architectural Review Board, or Planning Commission on appeal, are the approved plans.  Any deviation from the approved plans, including, but not limited to changing any aspect of the design, colors, materials, finish, or adding new materials, features, equipment, or signs requires the prior approval of the Architectural Review Board.  I agree to have the construction plans prepared in compliance with all pertinent details of the ARB approved plans.  In the event of a conflict, the ARB approved Plans shall prevail over the construction plans.  I further acknowledge that failure to construct the project pursuant to the ARB approved plans is grounds for withholding final inspection and occupancy until such discrepancy(s) are resolved."

 

A.           CONSENT CALENDAR

 

a.            Resubmissions:

 

7.1.        13ARB-445, 2936 Main Street: Retail

Approval of façade design, colors, materials, and sign plans for a new retail tenant, MUJI.

ACTION:  APPROVED ON CONSENT CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

7.2.        14ARB-055, 1624 Ocean Park Bouelvard: Commercial

Approval of sign program for an existing commercial retail (two-tenant) building.

ACTION:  APPROVED ON CONSENT CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

7.3.        14ARB-050, 2012 Lincoln Boulevard: Retail

Approval of sign plans for a new retail tenant, Jack’s Surfboards.

ACTION:  APPROVED ON CONSENT CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

B.           REGULAR CALENDAR

 

a.            Resubmissions:

7.4.        14ARB-037, 725 California Avenue: Religious/Education

Approval of landscaping plans for an existing parking lot and schoolyard, Saint Monica Catholic Parish Schools.

ACTION:  APPROVED ON CONSENT CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

7.5.        14ARB-062, 2919 Lincoln/802 Ashland Avenue: Multi-Family

Approval of building design, colors, materials and landscaping for a new ten-unit, residential project.

ACTION:  CONTINUED BY STAFF PRIOR TO THE MEETING

 

b.            New Submissions:

 

7.6.        14ARB059, 1118 17th Street:  Multi-Family Residential

Approval of building design, colors and materials for an existing condominium

ACTION:  CONTINUED AT THE APPLICANT’S REQUEST

 

7.7.        14ARB-078, 1525 Pearl Street:  Multi-Family Residential

Approval of building design, colors and materials for an addition to an existing residential building.

ACTION:  APPROVED ON REGULAR CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

7.8.        12ARB-010, 401 Broadway:  Mixed Use

Approval of revisions to building design, colors and materials.

ACTION:  APPROVED ON CONSENT CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

7.9.        14ARB-073, 2909 Exposition Boulevard:  Public Park

Approval of building design, colors and materials for a new public park (Buffer Park).

ACTION:  APPROVED ON CONSENT CALENDAR WITH STAFF CONDITIONS

 

8.    DISCUSSION:    None.

 

9.    FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS: Public input permitted.

 

10.  REFERRALS TO STAFF

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT:  8:12 p.m.

 

*           Noted properties are listed on the City of Santa Monica Inventory of Historic Resources

**         Noted properties are forty (40) years or older and in an area of the City where the Inventory of Historic Resources was updated more than 5 years ago

***        Noted properties have been identified as having a Meritorious Sign on the site

 

Note:

For each item the Board will approve, approve with conditions, disapprove or ask for a submission of a redesign on a voluntary basis (continuance).  A submission of a redesign requires no additional filing fee.  Notification of the decision of the Board will be mailed to the applicant.  All decisions of the Board can be appealed to the Planning Commission during the 10-day appeal period following the decision date.  Such an appeal must be made by completing and submitting an appeal form available at the Planning Public Counter, Room 111, in City Hall within the appeal period.  The appeal filing fee is $433.18 and must accompany the appeal form.

 

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ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Lynn Robb, Chairperson

John Ellis, Vice Chairperson

Pamela Burton, Board member

Kevin Michael Daly, Board member

Margaret Griffin, Board member

Maegan Pearson, Board member

Amy Rothman, Board member

 

Steve Traeger, Principal Urban Designer

Grace Page, Associate Planner

Ivan Lai, Assistant Planner

Margaret Bell, Staff Assistant III

 

AGENDA POLICIES

 

REQUESTS TO SPEAK on an item must be submitted on a speaker's request form and submitted to the Board secretary.  All requests to address the Board on public hearing items must be submitted prior to the Board's consideration of the item.  A project applicant need not submit a request to speak.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR items will be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion unless a Board member requests discussion on an item or a member of the public has submitted a request to speak on an item.  If such a request is made, the item will be heard after the balance of the Consent Calendar has been voted upon.

 

HEARING PROCEDURES on each item include presentation of the staff report; Board questions of staff, if any; a two minute presentation by the project applicant on the merits of the proposed design; Board questions of the applicant, if any; two minutes for each member of the public wishing to speak to the item; two minutes for applicant to rebut, clarify, or answer questions or criticism raised in public comment, if any; followed by Board deliberations and decision.

 

PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC should begin with the speaker stating his or her name and address followed by a statement regarding the item under consideration.  Please speak to the Board as a whole.

 

LETTERS OR WRITTEN MATERIALS regarding agenda items may be submitted to the City Planning Division staff prior to or at the Board meeting; written materials submitted at least eight (8) days in advance of the meeting will be included in the Board members’ meeting packets.

 

ACTION BY THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD on most matters occurs with votes of at least four Board members on a motion to approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove a proposal (at least four (4) affirmative votes are required for approval).

 

APPEALS:  Certain actions of the Board can be appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 days of the decision.  For specific information on appeals, please contact the City Planning Division.

 

Any documents produced by the City and distributed to a majority of the Architectural Review Board regarding any item on this agenda will be made available at the City Clerk's Counter located at City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, during normal business hours.

 

For more information regarding the Architectural Review Board

 agenda, please contact the City Planning Division at (310) 458-8341.

No smoking in the Council Chambers.

 

 

 

 

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Lynn Robb, Chairperson                                               Date