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Design Commission - Minutes     
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chair Maloof called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. 
Chair Emmett Maloof, Vice-Chair Scott Kuznicki, Commissioners Steve Bryan, Bert Loosmore, Donald McLaughlin, and Lucia Pirzio-Biroli were present.  Commissioner Susan Foster was excused.  Council Liaison Bruce Bassett was present.
George Steirer, Principal Planner; and Tim Stewart, Director of Development Services Group.
The minutes of July 28, 2010 were approved, as written.
AGENDA ITEM #1 – Open record public hearing: New Canopy at Starbucks  Drive Through
George Steirer, Principal Planner, gave a staff presentation and responded to questions from the Design Commission.
Chair Maloof opened the hearing for public testimony.
Janice Morriss and James Warnat, representing Starbucks, at 2401 Utah Avenue South, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98124 spoke together regarding the application.  Commissioners asked questions.
Chair Maloof closed the hearing.
Commissioner Bryan moved to grant final approval for the new canopy, identified as permit number DSR10-013, and depicted in Exhibits 1 through 5, in the September 22, 2010 staff report to the Design Commission, and authorize the Design Commission Chair to sign findings of facts on behalf of the Design Commission.
Commissioner McLaughlin seconded the motion.
The motion passed with six ‘yeas’ and no ‘nays’.
Council member Bruce Bassett discussed the next steps towards the Design Commission’s request to have the City Council discuss amending review procedures for Wireless Communication facilities.
Tim Steward introduced himself to the Commission and answered questions.
Chair Maloof stated he would be absent the October 13th and 27th.  Commissioner Loosmore stated he would be absent October 27th
The next regular meeting is scheduled for October 13th, 2010; however, no agenda items are anticipated.
ADJOURNMENT:          8:16 PM


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