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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Chair Bryan Caditz called the meeting to order at 7:34 pm in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. 



Chair Bryan Caditz, Commissioners Lucia Pirzio-Biroli, Emmett Maloof, George Wittman, and Scott Kuznicki, and Council Liaison Dan Grausz were present.  Vice-Chair Karla Weinheimer was excused.  There was a quorum.



Acting Principal Planner George Steirer, and Planner Matt Torpey, were present.




Agenda Item #1: Shorewood Heights Final Design Commission Approval

Matt Torpey, DSG Planner provided a brief overview of the project, and discussed how the current proposal meets the conditions of approval issued at the Preliminary Design Commission Meeting. 


The applicant’s representatives from GGLO Architects provided a presentation and overview of the project and discussed how the project met the conditions of Preliminary Design Commission approval.


The Commissioners asked several questions of staff and the applicant regarding landscaping, and building architecture.


Chair Caditz opened the open record public hearing for public comment.  One public comment in favor of the project was given.  The hearing was closed.


There was brief discussion among the Commissioners.  Commissioner Kuznicki moved to approve the project, Commissioner Maloof seconded the motion.   Commissioner Wittman moved to add a condition that the structures are constructed as they appear on pages 18 and 52 of the preliminary approval packet.  Commissioner Kuznicki seconded.  The Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposal.  The amendment to the main motion passed unanimously with Chair Caditz abstaining.  The main motion passed 3-2 (Wittman, Maloof, and Pirzio-Biroli- yeah’s.  Caditz and Kuznicki- Nay’s)




Scheduled Absence of Commissioners:  January 9th- Commissioner Kuznicki


Staff Comments:  None


Council Liaison Update:  Council Liason Grausz notified the Commission that this may be his final meeting as Council Liaison,  new council appointments will take place in the first of the year.


Next Regular Meeting: The next regularly scheduled Design Commission meeting is December 26th, there is no scheduled item for this meeting.



Chair Bryan Caditz adjourned the meeting at 9:55 PM.


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