Review the site plans for the Auto Storage Building located at Market &
Main. Co-owners Mike Morgan and Chris
Hamman and Architect Randall Steiner presented the plans. They stated Jeff
Seagal is the 3rd owner of this building.
Martine asked to see the material
board. Randall Steiner said this will be a metal building that will look
similar in material and brown/tan colors to the 3 existing buildings in the
Crouse asked if the only planting selection around this building is Boxwood.
Randall Steiner said some Autumn Maple trees would also be planted. Larry
Crouse complained the landscape plan presented is grossly inadequate and
needed more plantings for his approval. The applicants said they will do
anything necessary to comply with the regulations and guarantee this property
will be kept tidy at all times. General discussion continued about the
proposed landscape plan and options to improve it.
Martine asked if there was a bar ditch
on this property and if there was enough room for a landscaping berm.
Consensus of the committee was there is not enough space.
Martine made a motion to
approve this plan with the exception of the Chinese Pistash trees are minimum
2”, 3 Boxwood shrubs to be added at the 3 panels between the garage doors. There was discussion to consider keeping the area
open without plants to allow for car traffic. The applicants said they
desired asphalt all the way up to the garage doors.
Mangus asked if the lighting was necessary on the north and east sides of the
building. Randal Steiner said this building will store very expensive cars
and they want the additional lighting for security. Les suggested using soffit
lighting instead. There was discussion about shoebox lights that are down
shaded. Randal said the west is the only side with a soffit.
Martine amended his motion to
down shade the lights on the east and north sides. Discussion continued.
Allison asked about the grading on the
site. He asked if it was appropriate to pool water on the property line. Les
said some swales have been designed to carry the water on the east side of
the building around to the north and out to the west.
Crouse insisted on landscaping between the garage doors on the west and north
end of the building. Les asked if the landscaping would be better served if
it was out on the street right-of-way. Larry agreed. General discussion
Allison stated some other buildings in
this area have incorporated some brick in their exterior design. There was
general discussion about breaking up the west elevation with some brick or by
using different color wains cot. The applicants said the builder’s intention
was to maintain as much uniformity on the block as possible and they do not
want to spend more money on the construction site. General discussion
continued about possible exterior colors and materials.
Martine made an amended motion
to approve the plan with increasing the size of the Pistash trees to 2”,
planting 2 landscape beds on the west side of the building between the Autumn
Blaze Maple trees, deleting the Boxwood shrubs around the building and the
landscape plan is to be approved by staff, and shadowbox the lights on the
east and north sides. Clark Nelson seconded the motion. Motion carried 4/0.
Martine complimented the applicants on
their presentation as first time applicants. He said they did a nice job.