Review the Site Plan for the DEN Mechanical Contractor's Shop, located at the
SE corner of Andover Rd. and Commerce Street.
Doug Allison said he and David Beaver would step
down from participating in this case as his firm was working on it. Charley Lewis stepped up as Chairperson.
Matt Cartwright with Wilson Darnell Mann and Mike
Greer with Eby Construction said this would be a design build project. Matt
gave an overview of the plans. He said the building would be on the southeast
corner of the lot and is B-6 Business District on the front facing Andover Road, and I-1 Industrial District on the east of the site.
Matt said that Poe and Associates are preparing
plans for rerouting a drainage easement on the south side of the site in
cooperation with the adjacent lot to the east. He said that approval for this
plan must also come from Promote Andover Inc.
Matt stated this is a 25,000 square foot metal building
with administrative offices in the front and a shop in the back. The building
will run north/south. He said that the owner has brought in subsurface
drainage even though it is not required.
Matt said an 8' chain link fence with cream color
slats on the south and east is being proposed and dog-eared cedar would be on
the west side. The building materials would be metal.
On the back of the building would be an 18' eve
height. He said the B-6 zoning is more conducive to smaller scale businesses.
Matt said that the owner might expand this business in the future to include
a small retail store. Matt said he has already included trees along Andover Road in the plans as preparation for the future expansion of this building. He tried
to soften the aesthetics of this building on all 4 sides.
This plan is to connect the office building with the
taller shop facility, coming up to the 7'4" elevation still exposing the
body color of metal and using a dark green color on the fascia panel which
will project out 18".
Matt said that the lighting plan shows the parking
lot lighting. Wall packs will be used during twilight hours for security only
on the shop end of the building. Shoebox style parking lot lights are planned
to be hunter green to match the building.
The roof color will be similar to that of the body
of the building. Limestone will wrap around the office portion of the
building. The owner would like to use the limestone on the future building
adjacent to Andover Road.
Charley Lewis asked of the
office building would face Andover Road. Matt said that it would and that the
landscaping is being planned with the future expansion in mind.
Charley Lewis compared this
case with Treescapes and stated it is also a metal building with fascia and
appropriate landscaping. David Martine stated the front if his building was
required to have screening to cover the metal on the building. He said this
was to comply with the covenant with the development he is in.
Charley Lewis asked if the
building as it is planned now adheres to the covenant of the Industrial Park.
Matt said there are still negotiations going on about the language in the
Charley Lewis asked if
there was a definite date for construction of the additional building. Matt
said there is no projection.
David Martine asked how
fare the fence is off of Andover Road. Matt said it is 170 feet from Andover Road to the 8' cedar fence around the shop yard.
Charley Lewis asked Charles
Malcom if the covenant that PAI currently operates under, states "the
portion of the exterior of any building, structure facing the public street
shall have an architectural treatment of brick, stone, drywall, or other
treatment acceptable to the approving agent." Charles Malcom said that
Charley Lewis said in her
opinion that if this building faces Andover Road, it cannot have any metal.
Bill King stated that PAI is not in agreement with this project developer.
Mr. King said this same presentation was made to PAI and no agreement has
been made yet.
Charley Lewis asked if
there was any "guarantee" of another building being built in the
future. Matt said there is not.
Les Mangus said that the approval of any agreement
between the developer and PAI is not the concern of the Site Plan Review
Les said the technical requirements of this project
have been satisfied.
Charley Lewis was still
concerned with a metal building facing Andover Road. She thought something
could be done with berms and landscaping to screen this building.
Matt said the signage for this business is not part
of the application. He said the owner might choose to apply for sign approval
at a later date.
David Beaver said he would
abstain from voting due to a conflict of interest.
Les Mangus suggested a landscape screen adjacent to
the building. He said there is an immense space between the face of the
building and the fence that would be room for plantings.
There was general discussion about the options for
plantings and direction of the metal building. Bill King said the restrictive
covenants for this property does not allow retail business, only wholesale.
There was continued general discussion.
made a motion to approve this application with the condition there will be no
signage permitted at this time and to see a landscape plan that would screen
the west elevation and west fence with elevation views including the fence.
The motion died for lack of a second.
There was more general discussion.
Kevin Dreiling made a motion to approve this Site
Plan with the exception of signage, and to include the additional landscaping
along the west screening fence and the addition of at least 2 additional
Riverburch trees between each of the 4 bay panels with the exception of the
loading bay panel and 4 groupings of native grasses and plantings. Motion
died for lack of a second.
The question was raised about conditional approval
of the plan.
Les Mangus said that some plans have previously
been approved conditioned on bringing a landscape plan back to the committee,
or a change of lighting, or other minimal changes.
made a motion to approve this plan with the exception of the signage, and to
add plantings along the west side of the building and also shrub plantings on
the west side of the fence and bring that landscape plan back to this
committee next month for approval. Kevin Dreiling seconded the motion.
Jeff Bridges was concerned about staff issuing a
building permit and enforcement without an approved landscaping plan.
David Martine said his goal
is to allow the owner to build his building and bring back the landscape plan
to the next Site Plan Review Committee meeting for approval.
There was general discussion about the
qualifications for approval of the Certificate of Occupancy. Les Mangus said
the Certificate would not be allowed until the site and landscape plans have
been constructed and approved. Les said not even a temporary Certificate of
Occupancy would be issued until these plans are approved.
Motion denied 2/2 with Shawn King and Charley Lewis voting no and Doug Allison and David Beaver abstaining.
Charley Lewis stated it is
the Site Plan Review Committee's responsibility to work together with PAI in
the best interest of Andover in mind. She said she wants the applicant to
return to next month's meeting with the suggested changes being made.
Shawn King said it is just
too much metal building to be facing Andover Road.