AGENDA

 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

 

SPECIAL MEETING

 

VIA TELECONFERENCE PURSUANT TO

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY

GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021

7:00 PM

 

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Architectural Review Board, Applicants, and City Staff will all participate via teleconference.

 

The meeting can be accessed at https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/tsddgguf (Chrome browser recommended) or by dialing in at +1 (415) 466-7000 (US) PIN: 8788743 #.

 

Those wishing to give public comment may do so by emailing planningcomment@smgov.net. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received later than noon the day of the meeting will be read into the record by the Board secretary on behalf of the public (with time limitations) and must be received prior to the Board’s consideration of the item. Comments received prior to noon the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Board and posted online.

 

 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

 

2.             ROLL CALL

 

3.             SECRETARY’S REPORT

Provided by Design and Historic Preservation Planner

 

4.             APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

·       None

 

5.             PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT:

The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board and comment on any subject not on this agenda that is within the subject matter and jurisdiction of the Architectural Review Board. Comments must be sent to planningcomment@smgov.net prior to the hearing in order to be read into the record.

 

Public Correspondence

 

6.             EX PARTE COMMUNICATION

 

7.             REVIEWS: Public Input Permitted

 

A.            CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

a.    Resubmission: None

 

b.    New Submissions

 

7.1      20ARB-0251: 1639, 1643, 1649 9th Street: Commercial Building & Signs

Review the building design, colors, materials, landscape plans, sign adjustment, and sign plans for a new two-story, 13,413 square foot building that would house a new dog rescue operation known as the “Happy Dog Project”.  In addition, the request is to also approve the building design, colors, and materials for upgrades to an existing one-story building that would be repurposed into artist studios.

 

Staff Report

Applicant’s Submittal Material

 

7.2      20ARB-0315: 1232 3rd Street Promenade: Façade Remodel

Review the design, colors, materials, and signs, for a façade update to accommodate the subdivision of the existing building into two ground floor retail tenants as well as a rear ground floor and 2nd floor office tenant.

 

Staff Report

Applicant’s Submittal Material

Promenade Elevations

 

7.3       20ARB-0328: 1502 Franklin St. New 2nd Floor Multi-Unit Residential *

Review a 2,585 SF addition to an existing one-story, six-unit condominium building located at the corner of Franklin Street and Broadway. The proposal will roughly double the floor area of the site and create a second floor at all but the alley adjacent unit. The units will remain as one-bedroom units, triggering no additional parking. The addition continues the existing Spanish Revival design of the building while expanding the usability and livability of the existing units.

 

Staff Report

Applicant’s Submittal Material

Public Correspondence

 

B.            REGULAR CALENDAR:

 

a.    Resubmission: None.

 

b.    New Submissions: None.

 

8.             PRELIMINARY REVIEW:

 

8.1      710 Broadway

Preliminary review of a proposed Tier 3, eight-story, mixed-use project with 296 residential units (including 90 deed-restricted affordable units), 99,085 square feet of commercial space (including a 63,500 square foot grocery store), and two levels of subterranean parking.

 

Staff Report

Applicant’s Submittal Material

Public Correspondence

 

 

9.             REFERRALS TO STAFF

 

10.          ADJOURNMENT

 

 

*         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

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Therese Kelly, Chairperson

Patrick Tighe, Vice-Chair

Barbara Coffman, Board Member

Kevin Daly, Board Member

Craig Hamilton, Board Member

Barbara Kaplan, Board Member

Joshua Rosen, Board Member

 

CITY STAFF

Stephanie Reich, Design & Historic Preservation Planner

James Combs, Associate Planner, Liaison to the Board

Melissa Zak, Staff Assistant

 

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 $539.57 and must accompany the appeal form.

 

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.  Deviations from the approved plans, including, but not limited to any aspect of the design, colors, materials, finish, features, equipment, or signs requires the prior approval of the Architectural Review Board. Minor deviations may be approved by staff in accordance with Architectural Review Board Resolutions. 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."

 

This agenda is subject to change up to 72 hours prior to a regular meeting and 24 hours prior to a special.  Please check the agenda for prior to the meeting for changes.

 

 

AGENDA POLICIES

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: During teleconference meetings, members of the public may email their comments to planningcomment@smgov.net. Comments will be read into the record by the Board secretary on behalf of the public, with a reading time limit in accordance with Board rules. All requests to address the Board on public hearing items must be submitted prior to the Board’s consideration of the item.

 

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.

 

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 https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Architectural-Review-Board/

 

COPYRIGHT DISCLOSURE AND FAIR USE COMMITMENT FOR COPIES OF ARCHITECTURAL PLANS

 

ARCHITECTURAL PLANS ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT PROTECTION UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY RESULT IN A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW, 17 USC § 501.

 

The City of Santa Monica provides copies of architectural plans that are submitted to the City in the course of the design review or land use approval process in order to comply with state public disclosure laws. The City provides copies of these architectural plans for the purpose of facilitating project review, public comment, and news reporting consistent with the doctrine of fair use. Any further use or publication of architectural plans without the permission of the copyright owner may constitute an infringement of applicable copyright projections.

 

By clicking on the links to access draft plans, you are (1) acknowledging the existence of copyright protection for architectural plans; (2) recognizing that the use of such plans is limited by the copyright protection; and (3) represent that you do not intend to use the copies in any manner that would infringe upon the copyright.

 

 

For more information regarding the Architectural Review Board agenda, please contact the City Planning Division at planning@smgov.net