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Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Call To Order

Chairman McDonald called the meeting to order at 7:35PM in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

Carl Bryant, Marcia Dawson, Norman Sandler, George Wittman and Chairman McDonald were present. Attila Laszlo and Fred Glick were absent.

Staff Present

Kathy Harbert, Associate Planner; Richard Hart, DSG Director


Commissioner Wittman moved to approve the May 9, 2001 meeting minutes. Approved. Vote: 5-0.

Regular Business

Action Item #1.
Continued review of Minor Exterior Modification for the Islander Pub, located at 7440 SE 27th Street. Modifications include façade changes on three exterior walls, two new signs, new lighting and site improvements on the south side.

Kathy Harbert, Associate Planner, summarized the staff report for the changes made since the first meeting held on April 25, 2001. Staff recommended approval with two conditions relating to a landscape security agreement and future use of the rooftop for a garden. Ms. Harbert answered questions regarding color locations.

Kevin Broderick, Architect, 55 S. Atlantic St. #301, Seattle, WA, stated the intent of the revisions is to address the previous Design Commission concerns while working within the tenant area. He answered questions relating to color and proposed site upgrades.

The Commission deliberated on the revisions. Discussions included the landscaping proposed and the lighting of the stairwell. Placing a light on the wall of the stairwell was suggested by the Commission and received by Mr. Broderick. Types of plant material were discussed.


Commissioner Dawson moved to grant approval of the minor exterior modifications of an existing tenant space, Islander Pub, as presented on formal site plans and elevations dated May 7, 2001, incorporating the findings of the Staff Report and in accordance with the Mercer Island Town Center District Development and Design Requirements of the Mercer Island Code, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Any future application for a roof top use located along the north elevation shall be administratively reviewed and approved by DSG staff.
  2. A landscape security agreement in the amount approved by the Development Services Group shall be submitted to the City for the duration of one year from date of final certificate of occupancy inspection.

Motion approved. Passed 5-0.

Other Business

Mr. Hart expects to bring staff’s comments regarding Mark Hinshaw’s phase one review of the Town Center District design requirements to the Design Commission in a few weeks.

Commissioners’ Absences:
Commissioner Laszlo will not be present at the June 13, 2001 meeting.

Council Liaison Report:
Councilmember Cairns updated the Commissioners on upcoming agenda items by the City Council.

Next Regular Meeting:
June 13, 2001, Continued review of QFC cooler addition.


[Important Note: The proceedings of the Design Commission meeting were recorded on tape and are on file with the Development Services Group. The complete agenda and official minutes of this meeting are also available from the Development Services Group.]


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