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Approved Mar 14, 2006 - Navarre Area Architectural Review Board Minutes

March 14, 2006

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 with the following members and staff present:
· Mr. Greg Fountain, Chairman
· Mr. Kenneth Walters, Committee Member
· Ms. Julie Seanor, Committee Member
· Ms. Joanne Connor, Committee Member
· Ms. Shirley Brown, Committee Member
· Ms. Sharon A. Bryant, Committee Member
· Ms. Sarah Hernandez, Committee Advisor
· Ms. Beckie Faulkenberry, P&Z Director and Staff to the Committee
· Mr. Joshua Dault, Planner I and Staff to the Committee
· Ms. Laurie Schulze, Recorder and Staff to the Committee

The following member was absent:
· Mr. Gaius Bruce, Vice Chairman

Mr. Fountain paraphrased the minutes from the January 10, 2006 meeting. There was one error; Mr. Ken Garner works for the Navarre Press. Ms. Sharon Bryant moved to accept the minutes with the correction. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

The board then moved on to consider individual cases on the agenda.

The first case was Holley-Navarre Fire District, 2006-NAARB-003. Mr. Les Slocum represented this project, which is the replacement of a training facility that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. This training building was ordered 14 months ago, before the Navarre Architectural Board existed. The building itself cost $75,000.00 to build. The training building exists on the site now and was placed in the same location as the prior training building. Mr. Kenneth Walters moved to approve the project as presented; Ms. Shirley Brown seconded the motion; the project was approved as presented at the meeting. Mr. Greg Fountain noted that this was passed under special circumstances due to the public’s safety.

The second case was MarVista & Hampton Inn, 2006-NAARB-002. Mr. Steven Delgallo presented this project, which is a 20 unit condominium and 122 room hotel. The board asked if the tower roofs will be continuous all the way around. Mr. Delgallo said they would. There was discussion regarding the view shed requirements. There will be a required 13’ finished floor elevation, so pedestrians will be able see the water; the required view shed corridor is 168 feet and they are providing 193 feet of view shed. Ms. Sara Hernandez suggested using half-size Bahama-style shutters. The board also inquired to the base color; Ms. Sara Hernandez suggested articulating the base with a shade darker color on the first or second floor. Ms. Sharon Bryant moved to approve the project as presented with the changes; Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded the motion; the project was approved as presented at the meeting, with the changes.

The third case was Mr. Robert Benaquis, 2006-NAARB-004. Ms. Sara Hernandez presented this project, which is the renovation of an existing gas station into a restaurant. Mr. Kenneth Walters suggested a facing for the existing canopy columns to dress them up. Mr. Greg Fountain asked about adding a triplet to camouflage the columns. The board also asked about the fencing, the landscape buffer in the front, and the parking. Ms. Faulkenberry said those concerns will be addressed during the site plan review with Planning & Zoning. Mr. Fountain suggested that the Right-of-Way landscaping buffer contain more than the minimum required. Ms. Joanne Connor moved to approve the project as presented with the changes; Mr. Kenneth Walters second the motion; the project was approved as presented at the meeting, with the changes.

The board and staff then discussed a variety of on-going issues, such as signage, paint colors, and compliance. Staff agreed to follow up on specific requests.

Ms. Faulkenberry introduced Mr. Joshua Dault, Planner I, as the board’s new staff to the committee.

Ms. Sharon Bryant moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on March 14, 2006