CITY OF SANTA MONICA
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
VIA TELECONFERENCE PURSUANT TO
EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY
GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
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/jpfrvwhsor by dialing in at +1 (415) 466-7000 (US) PIN: 3411115 #.
Those wishing to give public comment may do so by emailing email@example.com. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received prior to noon the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Board and posted online. 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. There is no opportunity for oral comment during the meeting.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. SECRETARY’S REPORT
Provided by Design and Historic Preservation Planner
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the hearing in order to be read into the record.
6. EX PARTE COMMUNICATION
7. REVIEWS: Public Input Permitted
A. CONSENT CALENDAR:
a. Resubmissions: None.
b. New Submissions:
7.1 21ARB-0208: 2500 Michigan Avenue: Fire Training Facility
Review of a new 10,000 square foot, two-story training facility for the Santa Monica Fire Department including ground floor meeting rooms, landscape, and six at-grade parking stalls. The project site is associated with the City Yards masterplan.
7.2 21ARB-0209: 2906 Santa Monica Boulevard: Multi-Unit Residential
Review the building design, colors, materials, and landscape plans for a new four-story, 63,677 square foot, mixed-use building with 88 residential units and approximately 12,984 square feet of ground floor commercial space and subterranean parking. A similar project was reviewed and approved on February 3rd, 2020.
B. REGULAR CALENDAR:
a. Resubmissions: None.
b. New Submissions:
7.3 21ARB-0197: 1633 26th Street: Office Buildings
Review the design, colors, materials, and landscape plans for the construction of a new Tier 2 four-story, 128,311 square foot office building complex and renovation of and addition to an existing three-story 45,429 square foot office building with central courtyard, and ground floor restaurant/retail and subterranean parking.
8. PRELIMINARY REVIEW:
8.1 1674 20th Street: Personal Storage Facility
Review of a proposed Tier 2, personal storage facility consisting of storage units in two basement levels and three above ground levels with approximately 330 square feet of office and 13 covered parking stalls located at ground level.
9. REFERRALS TO STAFF
* 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
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.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Those wishing to give public comment may do so by emailing email@example.com. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received prior to noon the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Board and posted online. 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. There is no opportunity for oral comment during the meeting.
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.
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