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East Design Review Case Report

FULLERTON PK-8 SCHOOL

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Project Information

East Case #  EAST 2016-003

Address: 3901 E. 74th Street
Company: TDA Architecture
Architect: Michael Herpy, TDA Architecture
Description:

Proposal by CMSD to construct a new pre-kindergarten to 8th grade school on the site of the old A.B. Hart School.

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Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: January 15, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
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Date: March 22, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Tabled
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Motion to table with the client to resubmit.

The Design Review Committee has concerns over the following items:

1). Provide cover or shelter for bike racks / skateboards

2). Rename the school (the current Fullerton is a placeholder)

3). Clad the entry and administration room all as one – material in the middle of the plan should not change

4). Possibility of spandrel glass on the front elevation/rendering

5). Missed opportunity for natural light. The building feels closed off with too many solid walls and narrow windows (flip auditorium)

6). Lack of engagement of the building with the street—should be able to see through the building to a courtyard or similar

7). Consider a recessed canopy – current canopy seems too deep and therefore dark, not welcoming

8). Consider replacing corrugated metal panels

9). Need for a vertical break on the left side of the rendering – this portion of the building looks “chunky” or “squatty.” Windows could stand to be taller – also a vertical break would help the school better relate to the houses across the street

10). Design review committee stressed that zoning code should not stand in the way of good design. If entryway needed to be taller, variance would be supported.

 

Date: April 18, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
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Date: April 26, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  

1) Insure that the banding transition is complete after turning corners

2) Reconsider the brick banding colors on north and south building sections reflect consistency with how the brick coloration makes the building feel

3)Study adding or redistributing proposed glazing (windows)

 
Date: May 6, 2016
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Conceptual Approval
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Date: May 2, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
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Date: May 10, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved
Conditions:  

Motion to approve as presented with the recommendation to adjust the banding on the two windows bays on the eastern facade, south of the main entrance and to add three trees to the corner of E. 75th Street and Canton Ave.

 
Date: May 20, 2016
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
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