REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

VIA TELECONFERENCE

PURSUANT TO ASSEMBLY BILL (AB) 361

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

 

Pursuant to AB 361 signed by Governor Gavin Newsom,

the public can only attend this meeting via live stream* at:

https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/vekecyew

*Chrome Browser recommended.

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1 (415) 466-7000 (US), PIN 3609519 #

 

 

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 only be accessed via the teleconference methods listed above.

 

WAYS TO PROVIDE REMOTE PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

Those wishing to give written public comment shall email comments to planningcomment@smgov.net. Comments received prior to 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) prior to the meeting and posted online. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received after 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be considered part of the record of the proceedings but will not be posted online with the ARB agenda, might not be reviewed by the Board, and will not be read aloud during public comment during the meeting.

 

If you decide you want to speak on a particular agenda item during the meeting, please dial 1-408-740-7256 (meeting ID: 165863681 and passcode: 0790 followed by #) once the caller queue for the agenda item opens.  Please note that the caller queue for each agenda item will not open until the item is called. Remarks from the public made by telephone will be limited to up to 2 minutes per item. 

 

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.

 

6.              EX PARTE COMMUNICATION

 

7.              REVIEWS: Public Input Permitted

 

A.             CONSENT CALENDAR

All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a member for discussion.

 

a.    Resubmissions: None.

 

b.    New Submissions:

 

7.1        21ARB-0192: 1448 7th Street: Mixed-Use 

Review building design, colors, and materials for the construction of a new Tier 2, 5-story mixed-use building with approximately 2,742 square feet of ground floor commercial retail space and 20 residential condominiums units with one level of subterranean parking.

 

Staff Report

A.          Applicant’s Submittal Material

 

B.             REGULAR CALENDAR:

 

a.    Resubmissions: None.

 

b.    New Submissions:

 

7.2       21ARB-0203: 1650 Euclid: Office Building

Review building design, colors, materials, and landscape plans for a new three-story creative office building in the Industrial Conservation (IC) Zoning District.  

 

Staff Report

A.          Applicant’s Submittal Material

B.          Preliminary Plans, October 19, 2020

 

7.3      21ARB-0226: 1640-1644 14th Street: Office Building

Review building design, colors, materials, and landscape plans for a new Tier 2 three-story, commercial building to accommodate a restaurant and creative office above a single-level subterranean parking garage in the MUBL Zoning District. Additionally, the project requests an alternative review of the solar panel installation by the ARB for projecting above the permitted 7-foot height limit above the permitted building height.

 

Staff Report

A.          Applicant’s Submittal Material

B.          Preliminary Plans, August 17, 2020

 

8.              PRELIMINARY REVIEW:

·       None.

 

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


 

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR THAT PROMOTE CIVILITY AT ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS:

·  Treat everyone courteously

·  Listen to others respectfully

·  Give open-minded consideration to all viewpoints

·  Focus on the issues and avoid personalizing debate

·  Embrace respectful disagreement and dissent as democratic rights, inherent components of an inclusive public process, and tools for forging sound decisions

 

This agenda is available in alternate formats upon request.  If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact the City Planning Division at planning@smgov.net at least three days prior to the scheduled meeting.

 

CLOSED CAPTIONING

Meeting participants using the BlueJeans Desktop App can turn on automated Closed Captions (subtitles) from the Settings tab.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

AGENDA POLICIES

 

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).

 

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."

 

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 planningcomment@smgov.net