June 13, 2007
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Members in Attendance: Tom O’Dea, Gordon Lyons, Bill Prysi,
Al O’Donnell, and Joe McHarris
Nancy Cohen, Gerald Simons, and Jim Wallace
Meeting called to order.
Approval of the minutes of the May 9th meeting was called for. A motion to
approve the minutes was made, seconded and carried unanimously. Minutes
were approved with no changes.
Coconut Crossing across from Coconut Point Mall on the corner of US41 & Coconut
Presented by: Scott Beauchesne, Hole
Discussion: Teresa Artuso from Hole Montes, and Stewart Hempel from Mayse &
Associates presented revised plans for
located in Coconut Crossing
across from Coconut Point Mall on
the corner of US41 and Coconut Road to address the comments of the EDRC from the
Landscaping changes made included adding clusters of palms on the north side of
the site and changed from 18 to 20, incorporating more plantings in the parking
lot, and placing additional trees in the preserve side to provide additional
buffer from Marsh Landing.
The EDRC agrees the landscaping concerns have been completely addressed.
All in attendance concurred.
Architectural concerns were addressed by making the columns more vertical, built
up the portico & made it stronger, the overhangs were pulled back, and offsets
The EDRC agreed that all concerns architecturally were addressed. The EDRC
plans be emailed to committee members in jpeg format for posting on the
Corner of Corkscrew Road and River Ranch Road.
Caleb M. Janus, Architect.
Renee Zepeda from Boughton Architect, Inc. presented plans for the
Londonberry Plaza located
on the corner of Corkscrew Road and River Ranch Road. The project consists
of two 2-story business offices, with covered parking inside the back of the
first floor of building two located on the south end of the plaza. The
second floor of building one located along Corkscrew Road has a corridor &
outdoor arcade with seating on the second floor.
Comments on architectural included:
- More detail needs to be added to the building one side facing Corkscrew
by adding more detail to the windows. A few palladium windows would
help and adding layering of detail to windows to break up length of windows.
Comments on landscaping included:
- Concerns about the light pole locations.
- Detention area needs to be planted.
- Off-site pedestrian access needs to be created.
- Dumpster wall need to be buffered.
- Parking lot islands must be 18 ft. in width.
- Bike racks need to be located at each building.
- Project signage needs to be indicated and illustrated.
Comments on signage included:
- Make the tower of the monument signs slightly wider.
Renee Zepeda and her team will come back for next month’s meeting with the
recommended changes for review by the EDRC.
Coconut Point Mall
Dennis Toner, Colite International, LTD.
Gary Caldwell, Super Target
Representative, noted that there is not an opportunity to make any architectural
changes due to the timing of the panels already are being manufactured. Al
O’Donnell explained (and the committee concurred) that the community is
supportive of the additional sign square footage along the front of the building
if the rear and side signage is incorporated into monument signs at the entry
drives along Via Coconut Pointe. The EDRC also requested additional sabal palms
to be added to the front of the building to break up the long linear roof lines.
Gary Caldwell of Target noted that he could work with Simon Group to get the
additional landscaping to be added to the front. All in attendance felt
that this was an amicable compromise. The EDRC will help support any
variance requests if applicable.
Dennis Toner and Gary Caldwell assured the committee that there will be no
trademark signage such as “Expect More, Pay Less” placed on the Super Target
located in Coconut Point Mall.
Super Target will present the landscape changes and the monument signs at next
month’s EDRC meeting.
There is nothing new to report on the improper Stoney’s sign and there is now
a banner sign located on the bottom of the sign.
Bill Prysi will bring the logos to the next meeting for a vote by the EDRC.
It was recommended to have name plates of the EDRC members for audience visual.
This will be looked into for future meetings.
Next EDRC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at the Estero Park