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Approved Sep 11, 2007 - Navarre Area Architectural Review Board Minutes

September 11, 2007

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. with the following members and staff present:
· Mr. Greg Fountain, Chairman
· Mr. Gaius Bruce, Co-Chairman
· Mr. Kenneth Walters, Committee Member
· Ms. Joanne Connor, Committee Member
· Ms. Sharon Bryant, Committee Member
· Ms. Sarah Hernandez, Committee Advisor
· Mr. Bill DuBois, Assistant Director and Staff to the Committee
· Ms. Laurie Schulze, Recorder and Staff to the Committee

Absent:
· Ms. Shirley Brown, Committee Member
· Ms. Julie Seanor, Committee Member

Mr. Greg Fountain paraphrased the minutes from the August 14, 2007 meeting. The minutes were approved.

The board then moved on to consider individual cases on the agenda, starting with the old business.

The first cases were new single family residences (2007-NAARB-016 and 2007-NAARB-017). These projects were presented by Mr. Lonnie King of Lonnie King Construction. Mr. King provided the Board with new plans consisting of a bungalow, neo-classic architectural style. The Board discussed the different elements of the proposed plans. Ms. Joanne Connor made a motion to approve the projects with the following changes:
· Change the front columns to a round-tapered look
· Add another column, with windows appropriately spaced between the 3 columns
· Change the vent on top of the gable to a rectangular-shape

Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, with the changes.

The second case was Navarre Seafood Market (2007-NAARB-020). There was no representative to present this case. The Board discussed the signage and the color choices. Ms. Joanne Connor made a motion to approve the project with the following change:
· Landscaping is to be added to the base of the sign

Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, with the change.

The third case Coldwell Banker/JME Realty (2007-NAARB-021). Mr. Gregory Uzdevenes presented this project. The Board discussed the project and the color choices. Ms. Sharon Bryant moved to approve the project with the following change:
· The lower band be painted in ramie (SW6156)

Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the project, with the change.

The Board then moved on to discussing auto repair in the Heart of Navarre. The discussion concerned allowing minor auto services north of the intersection of James Harvell Rd & SR 87. The Board consensus approved staff’s draft language, but desired that overnight parking be allowed in the rear of the building, and that commercial garage door screening be limited to adjacent property. Ms. Joanne Connor moved to approve the proposed language change with Board recommendations. Ms. Sharon Bryant seconded. The Board unanimously approved the proposed language change.

The Board then discussed the proposed language change allowing trademark color choices to be allowed. Mr. Gaius Bruce moved to approve the proposed language change. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The Board unanimously approved the proposed language change.

The Board then discussed signage and the various sign cases being presented to them. The Board unanimously voted to continue reviewing the sign applications.

The meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on October 9, 2007