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February 25, 2010: Planning Commission
AGENDA:

 
To meet in Regular Session on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road. Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., presiding.
 
Members:
Commissioners: V F DeCrane, R S Febo, D J Sirk, J M Cicero, L A Schlessel
 
Others: P T Murphy, Director of Law; T P Kunz, Building Commissioner; C J White, Secretary.
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Special Meeting held December 10, 2009.
 
5637 Mayfield Road:
 
Review revised site development plan for the proposed new Key Bank development.
 
February 25, 2010: Planning Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Planning Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 7:30 PM, in the Council Chamber of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road. Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., presiding.
 
Members Present:
Commissioners: V F DeCrane, R S Febo, D J Sirk, J M Cicero
 
Member Absent: L A Schlessel
 
Others Present: P T Murphy, Director of Law; T P Kunz, Building Commissioner; C J White, Secretary; Councilman D A Frey.
 
It was moved by Mr. DeCrane, seconded by Mr. Febo that the reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting held December 10, 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 unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
5637 Mayfield Road
 
Review revised site development plan for the proposed new Key Bank development.
 
Michael DeMarco, Vocon, Architects, 3142 Prospect Ave, Cleveland
Matt Matisco, The Matisco Group, PO Box 4544 Westlake OH
 
Mr. Kunz gave a recap of the revised items, as recommended at the December 10, 2009 Planning Commission meeting. He stated that at that meeting, the proposed site development plan was approved subject to conditions laid out by the Planning Commission; Mr. DeMarco has since submitted a revised site development plan taking into consideration what he thought were all recommendations from the Planning Commission. Mr. Kunz stated that to the best of his knowledge, those recommendations have been met. He then stated that the proposed site plan was before the Architectural Board of Review last week and was approved as to the aesthetics, orientation of the building, materials and colors to be used.
 
Mr. DeMarco, Vocon, Architects for the Key Bank Project, outlined the changes shown on the revised site plan. He stated that the landscape screening along Mayfield Road was increased from about five (5') feet to eight (8') feet. He further stated that three (3) parking stalls were eliminated, which further increased the amount of green space, along the Mayfield Road frontage. He also stated that modifications were made to the proposed site plan layout, by moving the building to the north to gain more frontage along Mayfield Road and to maintain more screening along the eastern property line, between Key Bank property and St. Clare Church. He then stated that the screen wall along the eastern property line will decrease in height, it will be six (6') feet high in the rear of the property until the last two sections, where it steps down from six (6') feet to four (4') feet, and then four (4') feet to two (2') feet, as it approaches Mayfield Road. He stated that elevations were submitted showing color, style and detail of the vinyl fencing and the screen wall. He also stated that some of proposed landscaping has been changed; the landscaping on the eastern boundary line will coincide with the tiering effect of the masonry wall, higher plantings in the back, and shorter plantings towards the front. He further stated that some landscaping was eliminated and/or changed on the site.
 
Mr. Febo complimented the architects on the revised plan. He then asked that the proposed vinyl fence in the rear of the Key Bank property extend only to the fifty (50') foot front setback line of the existing house on Brainard Road.
 
Mrs. Consilio, owner of adjacent property, 1449 Brainard Road, concurred with the placement and length of the proposed vinyl fence.
 
Mr. Sirk stated that the existing curb cut of twenty-two feet, four inches, (22' 4") is acceptable, even though the current code states that curb cuts are to be twenty-four (24') feet.
 
In answer to Mr. Sirk's question, Mr. DeMarco stated that the western curb cut along Mayfield Road will be eliminated and restored, and the utility pole will be relocated.
 
Mr. Brad McLane, WXZ Development, stated that the utility pole will be relocated in accordance with other existing poles in the area.
 
Mr. DeCrane commended the architect for listening and applying the recommendations made at the last meeting.
 
Mrs. Consilio, 1449 Brainard Road, asked if something could be done about the grading of the commercial property's driveway, which slants into her property, and sometimes floods her driveway. She also commended the architect and developer on the project.
 
Mr. Kunz stated that he will be happy to pass along any pictures to the city engineer for review, and before any type of approval can be made, a grading and drainage plan will have to be submitted and approved by the city engineer.
 
It was moved by Mr. Febo, seconded by Mr. DeCrane that the proposed revised site plan, dated February 23, 2010, be approved as submitted, and that the existing western entrance drive which is twenty-two feet, four inches (22' 4"), be accepted by the Planning Commission, and that the vinyl fence in the rear of the Key Bank property extend only to the fifty (50') foot front setback of 1449 Brainard Road.
 
Roll Call:
 
Yeas: DeCrane, Febo, Sirk, Cicero, Frey
Nays: None
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sirk, seconded by Mr. DeCrane that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.


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