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February 18, 2010: Architectural Board of Review
AGENDA:

 
To meet in Regular Session on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 7:30 PM, in the Council Chamber of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., Nicholas DeBaltzo; Councilman Schlessel, William Tamerlano.
 
Others: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 15, 2009.
 
Oath of Office to renew term of Nicholas DeBaltzo.
 
Oath of Office to renew term of Tom Milanich.
 
Election of Officers for the year 2010
 
5637 Mayfield Road:
 
Review proposed plans for a new Key Bank on the north east corner of Brainard and Mayfield Roads.
 
February 18, 2010: Architectural Board of Review
MINUTES:

 
The Architectural Board of Review met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Nicholas DeBaltzo, William Tamerlano, Councilman Schlessel.
 
Member Absent: Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr.
 
Others Present: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner; Joseph A Marko, Vice Mayor.
 
It was moved by Mr. DeBaltzo, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 15, 2009, copies of which were mailed to all members, be dispensed with and said minutes stand approved as circulated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed with Councilman Schlessel and Vice Mayor Marko abstaining.
 
Motion carried.
 
At this time, the Oath of Office was administered to both Mr. Milanich and Mr. DeBaltzo to renew their terms on the Architectural Board of Review.
 
It was moved by Mr. DeBaltzo, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano to nominate Mr. Tom Milanich as Chairman for the year 2010.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
5637 Mayfield Road
 
Review proposed plans for a new Key Bank on the northeast corner of Brainard and Mayfield Roads.
 
Mr. Kunz explained that as part of the approval process, the site development plan, under the planning and zoning code, was presented to the Planning Commission on December 10, 2009 and was approved subject to conditions. A revised site development plan was submitted and was sent to all Planning Commission members; the revisions that were asked for by the Planning Commission were included in that subsequent plan. One subject that came up that is going back to Planning Commission is the concern with landscaping. That is the one item that the Planning Commission does have control over under the planning and zoning code. He stated that any landscaping recommendations made by the Architectural Board of Review will be given to the Planning Commission, who will have the final say. He further stated that the building itself, as far as location, parking, and setbacks are in compliance with the code. He then stated that the brick wall on the east side of the building which steps down as it approaches Mayfield Road, and the vinyl fence with the brick piers, in the back of the property was asked for by the Planning Commission and shown on this proposal.
 
Mr. Michael DeMarco, Vocon, Architects for the project, presented the Board with proposed materials. He explained that the existing buildings on the site will be demolished, and site remediation will be conducted at that time, in preparation for the pad of the new Key Bank building. He stated that the building will be approximately three thousand nine hundred (3,900') square feet, with the entry towards the west side. He further stated that there will be three (3) drive through lanes, and the dumpster will be in the rear of the building, the HVAC unit will in the front and screened. He then stated that due to some of the Planning Commission's recommendations, there will be eighteen parking spaces, which is in compliance with the code, instead of the originally proposed twenty-one (21) parking spaces, for additional green space. He stated there will be two (2) screen wall fences; one vinyl fence which is six (6') feet tall with brick piers on the north side of the property, and a brick wall to the east, which will start at six (6') feet at the northern property line and reduces down in size to four (4') feet in height, then two (2') feet in height towards Mayfield Road. He explained that there are two signs, one located on the west side of the building, and one on the south side of the building facing Mayfield Road.
 
Mr. DeMarco then presented renderings of the elevations, which are a two tone brick material, the main building will be a darker brown brick blend and the drive through area will be a lighter brick blend. He further stated that accent stone banding will be around the building with a fiberglass cornice at the top of the building. He then explained that the dumpster screen wall and mechanical screen wall will be of darker brick to match the building. He then presented the landscaping plan.
 
Mr. Milanich commended the architect on the location and design of the building and stated that this will be a vast improvement to the Mayfield and Brainard corner. He further stated that the ground sign is not located on the plans and questioned whether the landscaping would compliment the sign location.
 
In answer to Vice Mayor Marko's question, Mr. DeMarco stated that Key Bank uses the smaller dumpsters with wheels, and will be wheeled out if necessary.
 
In answer to Mr. Milanich's question regarding the mechanical enclosure, Mr. DeMarco stated that there are two condenser units for the furnaces in the building and also a condenser unit for an isolated package unit for the computer room. He stated there is no electrical in this area. He further stated that a transformer will be inconspicuously located in the rear of the building.
 
Mr. DeMarco stated that the color of the vinyl fence is tan.
 
Mr. Kunz asked that a color sample of the vinyl fence be presented at the next Planning Commission Meeting.
 
In answer to Mr. Tamerlano's question, Mr. DeMarco stated that there is parking for nine (9) employees, but typically there would be fewer employees there per day.
 
Mr. DeBaltzo asked about the mullions on the proposed elevation, Mr. DeMarco stated that the mullion is there to break up the large expanse of window on the front of the building. He further stated that the monument sign, which will be internally illuminated, will be presented for approval at a later date.
 
It was moved by Mr. Tamerlano, seconded by Mr. DeBaltzo that the proposed plans for a new Key Bank on the northeast corner of Brainard and Mayfield Roads be approved contingent upon the requests and clarification made and that additional information be provided, and also pending approval of the location of the proposed ground level sign.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Vice Mayor Marko, seconded by Mr. DeBaltzo that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


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