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Southeast Design Review Case Report

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Project Information

Southeast Case #  SE 2016-001

Address: Larchmere
Company: Van Auken Akins Architects
Architect: Justin Fliegel
Description:

New construction of a K-8 school building.

Notes:  

Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: April 6, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  

Committee Comments

  • Needs signage at MLK and Larchmere to identify the school.
  • Will the courtyards get enough natural light
  • How will snow and debris blowing into the courtyard be handled?
  •  Committee has concerns about the six foot fence. They do not want it to look like a prison. (The architects indicated that they are looking at installing a decorative fence at the end of the courtyards.)
  • The building needs better articulation on Larchmere and MLK. 
  • Also look at the possibility of removing the retaining wall between the parking to the west of the site and the playground and sloping it to improve visibility and make it feel as though it's more connected to the rest of the site.
  • Concrete ramps should be blended in with the building by using brick that is similar to the base of the building.
  • Add glass to the portion that pops up at the top on the side facing MLK.
  • Try to add more of a separation between the service and the main entry.
  • Is there enough space for cars to cue in the parent drop-off/pickup area.
  • The committee had concerns about the connectivity between the future soccer field and the playground.
  • Add directional signage in the parking lot, particularly at the circular drive.
  • Show a more pronounced Entry on Overlook.
  • Utility area needs better screening.  

 

 
Date: April 13, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Schematic Design Approval
Conditions:  

Rory Turner made a motion to approve the schematic design with the condition that they take into consideration the comments made by the committee.  Darrell Nelson seconded the motion.  Final vote: 2 yes, 1 no

Members Present:

  • Angela Jayjack
  • Darrell Nelson
  • Rory Turner

Members Absent:

  • Khrys Shefton
  • Willie Jones
 
Date: May 6, 2016
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
Conditions:  

Schematic Design Approval.

Date: May 23, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  

Members Present:

  • Rory Turner
  • Khrys Shefton
  • Angela Jayjack

Members Absent:

  • Darrell Nelson
  • Willie Jones
 
Date: May 25, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

The project received unanimous approval with the following conditions:

  • Parking area along MLK needs to be landscaping according to code.
  • Change the color of the fence from black to a lighter color to give it a softer more playful feel.  (bronze was suggested)
  • Add a monument sign at the entrance to the parking lot on MLK.
  • Look into the possibility of adding landscaping in front of the mechanical shed. May be able to add ornamental trees so that it remains visible for safety.

 

 

 

 

 
Date: June 3, 2016
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
Conditions: