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Design Commission - Minutes     
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Erwin called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. 
 
ROLL CALL:
Chair Richard Erwin; Vice-Chair Colin Brandt; Commissioners Daniel Hubbell, Tami Szerlip, and Hui Tian were present. Commissioners Lara Sanderson and Susanne Foster were excused.
 
STAFF PRESENT:
Jeremy Hammar, Assistant Planner; Shana Restall, Principal Planner; and Christina Schuck, Assistant City Attorney, were present.
 
MEETING MINUTES APPROVAL:
The Commission reviewed the minutes from the January 13, 2016 meeting. Commissioner Hubbell motioned to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Brandt. The minutes were approved as modified by a unanimous vote of 4-0.
 
REGULAR BUSINESS:
 
Agenda Item #1: Preliminary and Final Design Review Pagliacci Pizza - 3077 78th Avenue SE (DSR15-026)
The Design Commission was polled by Christina Schuck, Assistant City Attorney, regarding potential appearance of fairness issues. No Commissioners disclosed an appearance of fairness issue.
 
Shana Restall, Principal Planner, provided the staff presentation and responded to requests and questions from the Commission. 
 
Richard Floisand of Floisand Studio, 1941 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98134, for Pagliacci Pizza provided a presentation for the applicant and responded to questions from the Commission.
 
Bill Low, representative for the property owner, Gull Industries (P.O. Box 24687, Seattle, WA 98124), addressed the Design Commission about the existing Puget Sound Energy (P.S.E.) easement and responded to questions.
 
Additional information was provided by Matt Galvin of Pagliacci Pizza (423 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98112) who also responded to questions from the Commission.
 
Patrik Dylan of Eccos Design, L.L.C., 505 South First Street, Suite B, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, responded to questions from the Commission regarding proposed landscaping.
 
The Commissioners deliberated on the proposal and the conditions of approval for preliminary approval.
 
Vice Chair Brandt moved to grant Pagliacci Pizza preliminary design review approval for a proposed restaurant and associated appurtenances to be located at 3077 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA, 98040, as shown in Exhibit 1 and as conditioned by the February 10, 2016 staff report to Design Commission provided that Exhibit 1 shall be modified to include the six (6) recommended conditions of approval as drafted.
 
Commissioner Hubble seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (5-0).
 
The Commission recessed for a break at 8:41 PM.
 
The meeting was continued at 8:47 PM.
 
Chairman Hubble opened the public hearing at 8:48 PM.
 
No public comments were received.
 
Chairman Hubble closed the public hearing at 8:48 PM.
 
Bill Low, representative for the property owner, Gull Industries (P.O. Box 24687, Seattle, WA 98124), addressed the Design Commission about access to the existing Puget Sound Energy (P.S.E.) easement and utility pole.
 
Richard Floisand of Floisand Studio, 1941 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98134, for Pagliacci Pizza addressed the Design Commission about the garbage enclosure and screening.
 
Patrik Dylan of Eccos Design, L.L.C., 505 South First Street, Suite B, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, for Pagliacci Pizza addressed the Design Commission and provided additional clarification on the garbage enclosure and screening to Commission.
 
Shana Restall, Principal Planner, responded to questions from the Commission. 
 
The Commissioners deliberated on the proposal and the conditions of approval for final design review approval.
 
Commissioner Tian moved to grant Pagliacci Pizza final design review approval for a proposed restaurant and associated appurtenances to be located at 3077 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040, as detailed in Exhibit 1, and as conditioned by Exhibit 9, to the February 10, 2016 staff report to the Design Commission, and authorize the chair to sign the findings of fact and conclusions of law on behalf of the Commission.
 
Commissioner Erwin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (5-0).
 
OTHER BUSINESS:
None
 
PLANNED ABSENCES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
Commissioner Tian will be absent from the April 13, 2016 regular meeting.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
The next regularly scheduled meeting would be February 24, 2016. The Town Center Joint Commission will be meeting on that date. Therefore, the next regular meeting is scheduled for April 13, 2016.
 
ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 PM.
 
 

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