April 13, 2005
The Vines Country Club – The Perry Room
Meeting Time: 5:00 P.M.
Members in Attendance: Gordon Lyons, Joe McHarris, Bill Prysi, Nancy Cohen, Wayne Robinson, Al O’Donnell, Tom O’Dea, Jim Wallace
Members Absent: None
Minutes By: Terri Melna
Meeting called to order by Wayne Robinson.
Wayne Robinson opened the meeting and called for approval of the minutes of the March 9th meeting. Bill Pyrsi made a motion to approve, seconded by Nancy Cohen. Minutes were approved with no changes.
Fee: Previously Paid
Presentation by: Bill Prysi – Conceptus, Inc.
This was a courtesy, return visit to show the entry feature designs, materials and colors. First presentation was last year and DO applied for in November. Entry feature will be one-side, asymmetrical with cultured stone. County recommending D buffer along Corkscrew Road, but developer trying to work out with County to use the golf course as part of their buffer. Water feature will also be one-sided facing west to east as that is the direction of the majority of traffic on Corkscrew. Lighting will be reverse channel, individual letters with lit columns and a lit waterfall. The Staff report for Cypress Shadows has recommended denial of the golf course and to cut the number of units from 770 to 500 units. HEX is April 20th.
· Agreed to return next month with finished design.
Presentation by: Gene Edens – West Bay Club Development
This is a high-rise condominium on 880 acres. This is a gated, golf course community with 3 sides having water, located at the end of Williams Road. Zoning allows 20 floors residential over 2 floors of parking. Will actually have 19 floors residential. Towers will be 220’ high. Community podium with pool and shared parking. Will use variety of palms on the main street and podium level of parking. The sides will use mahoganies, oaks and Florida slash pines. Planter beds will provide layering effects. Berming will roll up and down. On the deck area, there will be planter beds with 18”, 36” and 40” planter walls. Top deck will have vines on trellis, most likely bougainvillea which provides good color. Upper level of garage will be partial open air, but will still have mechanical ventilation. Inside garage lighting will not be visible from the road level. Street lighting will be in the medians with smaller lights on the decks. The photometrics are in accordance with the regulations for the turtles. Planter beds will have niche lights. Detail of garage and elevation of front needed more explanation as size of trees and plant list were missing. The garage is split by the entry and tree heights will be varied. Some banding on the floors with color blocks. Trellis will be aluminum as it was believed the Fire District would not allow wood; however, Jerry VanGelder said wood was allowed. Air conditioning will be water source heat pumps with cooling tower on the roof. Concern was raised regarding the white plumes of steam. The mechanical boilers on the roof are now gone from the plans. There will be a generator in the garage – diesel with stack on the exterior. Natural gas is being piped to the site and it was mentioned that propane could be an option. Trim on aluminium doors and windows will be white powder finish.
· Need to show planting sizes and present a color elevation of the building.
· Applicant agreed to return with the color elevation and a detailed plan for the planting by the garages.
· Applicant can submit DO in the meantime.
Presentation by: Cliff Verdeber – Oakbrook Properties
Site plans for Area 3 south the Coconut Road being submitted for preliminary review. 3D is 17 acres, 250 multi-family, 3B 13 acres, 200 adult living and 3A1, 6.3 acres. Review consultants were hired – Joe McHarris, Wayne Robinson and Ned Dewhurst to review the preliminary plans. With the departure of Ron Dillon, nothing will change as far as the quarterly updates to the EDRC. Simon Mall will present to EDRC on 6/8/05. Mike Sharpe is their in-house architect.
Wayne mentioned election of officers which took place via email. Gordon and Wayne will be co-chairs with Gordon having a 2-year term and Wayne a 1-year team. Tom will be vice chairman for a 1 year term retroactive to January 2005. A meeting will take place between Gordon, Wayne and Tom to decide on duties.
Wayne welcomed Jim Wallace to the Estero Design Review Committee.
A concern was raised as to FDOT’s placement of the pedestrian safety pipe railings along Corkscrew Road. Joe McHarris will provide the ECPP and other ELCC with pictures and ideas of shape, design and color samples to improve what is currently being used here.
It was agreed between the Board and Neal Noethlich that a workshop should be scheduled since we have so many new members on the EDRC to familiarize everyone with who should be presenting to the EDRC and when and where.
It was also discussed that some applicants do not return as recommended and a procedure needs to be put in place so the County is aware of it also. It was decided to put a running list at the end of each month’s minutes of developers who have not returned.
Next Meeting: Next EDRC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 5:00 P.M. at The Vines Country Club – The Perry Room