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Approved Apr 10, 2007 - Navarre Area Architectural Review Board Minutes

April 10, 2007

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. with the following members and staff present:
· Mr. Greg Fountain, Chairman
· Mr. Gaius Bruce, Co-Chairman
· Ms. Joanne Connor, Committee Member
· Ms. Shirley Brown, Committee Member
· Ms. Sharon Bryant, Committee Member
· Mr. Kenneth Walters, Committee Member
· Ms. Sarah Hernandez, Committee Advisor
· Ms. Beckie Faulkenberry, Planning Director
· Mr. Bill DuBois, Assistant Director and Staff to the Committee

Mr. Greg Fountain paraphrased the minutes from the March 13, 2007 meeting. The minutes were approved without objection.

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

The first case was Starbucks (2007-NAARB- 003); this was tabled from the last meeting. No one was present to represent the project. The Board moved this to the end of the agenda for discussion.

The second case was Citi Financial represented by C&S Signs (2007-NAARB-005). Mr. Kent Jacobs presented this project. Mr. Gaius Bruce moved to approve the project. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, as presented.

The third case was Regions Bank represented by C&S Signs (2007-NAARB-006). Mr. Kent Jacobs presented this project. Mr. Gaius Bruce moved to approve the project. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, as presented.

The fourth case was NIB Properties (2007-NAARB-007). Mr. Steve Walter presented this project, which includes large inflatable amusements, explaining his desire to set up in a more permanent basis through the summer. The Board discussed the need for tourist activities, but acknowledged that the use didn’t meet the architectural styles. The Board discussed allowing the project to proceed until two weeks following the June 2007 NAARB Meeting. This would allow the community to gage the compatibility of the project, and still allow the applicant to dismantle the site if at the June 2007 NAARB Meeting the Board voted not to allow the project to continue through the balance of the summer. Mr. Gaius Bruce moved to temporarily approve the project. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board approved the project, 5 -1.

The representative for the Starbucks project, Mr. Mitt Fulmar, arrived. The Board provided extensive guidance to Mr. Fulmer regarding the flat roof. It was suggested by the Board that the applicant present the approved styles to Starbucks and allow them to select one, and reapply with the Board.

Ms. Beckie Faulkenberry, Planning Director, asked for the board’s input regarding the proposed changes to the Heart of Navarre boundary line. The Board concurred and voted unanimously in support of revising the Heart of Navarre boundaries to a north-south line along Thresher Drive on the west, and a north-south line at Elks Way on the east. Ms. Faulkenberry will take the recommended changes to the Santa Rosa County BOCC.

The final discussion concerned whether the term “Auto sales and repair” as used in Article 6.05.24.B of the Santa Rosa County Land Development Code included dedicated Oil Change and Lubrication establishments. The Board concluded that such facilities were included in that category.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30.

Minutes approved by the Board on May 8, 2007