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Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Call To Order

Chairman McDonald called the meeting to order at 7:38 PM in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

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

Staff Present

Kathy Harbert, Associate Planner; Richard Hart, DSG Director


Commissioner Sandler moved to approve the April 11, 2001 meeting minutes. Approved. Vote: 5-0.

Regular Business

Action Item #1.Minor Exterior Modification design and review of façade changes on two exterior walls, two new signs and new lighting for the Islander Pub, located at 7440 SE 27th Street.

Kathy Harbert, Associate Planner, summarized the staff report for the exterior revisions. Staff recommended approval with three conditions relating to color. Ms. Harbert answered questions regarding the review limits of an existing tenant space.

Kevin Broderick, Architect, 55 S. Atlantic St. #301, Seattle, WA, answered some previous questions directed to staff. The proposal was forwarded to and approved by the owner of the complex, and the blue colored walls were chosen to give the pub a new identity. Mr. Broderick indicated the blue color would cover the north façade. Mr. Broderick presented larger color samples and additional colored renderings, entered into the record as Exhibit A.

The Commission deliberated on the façade modification proposal. Discussions included the need for owner participation, so that the color on the east façade may continue down behind the signs of the first floor, the possibility that the railing and stairs are nonconforming to building code(s), a stronger entrance and more landscaping at the entrance.

Commissioner Sandler moved to deny the minor exterior modification of an existing tenant space, Islander Pub, as shown on submitted plans and elevations for reasons discussed and comments made by the Design Commission.

Motion approved. Passed 5-0.

Chairman McDonald stated the Design Commission at a later date determined by staff would review the new plans and elevations. Ms. Harbert stated project review could be heard at the May 23, 2001 meeting, if the applicant provides new plans to staff with adequate time for review. Mr. Broderick stated the May 23, 2001 meeting would work for his client.

Other Business

Reminder of the special Design Commission meeting Tuesday, May 1, 2001, 6:00 PM to discuss the design guidelines with consultant, Mark Hinshaw. The meeting includes a box dinner for the Commissioners and will be held in the Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.

Commissioners’ Absences:
None indicated for the next meeting.

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

Next Regular Meeting:
MAY 9, 2001, Minor Exterior Modification Review of the dairy cooler proposed for QFC.


[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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