June 9, 2010 at 5:00 P.M.
The Estero Recreation
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Members in Attendance:
Brian Farrar, Joe McHarris, Al O’Donnell and Bill Prysi
Neal Noethlich from the ECPP
Bob Melzer, Nancy Cohen, Gerald Simons and Jim Wallace
The meeting was called to order by Bill Prysi at 5:05 PM.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
A motion was made by Mr. Farrar to approve the May 12th
minutes as circulated to the Committee in advance of the meeting. The motion, seconded by Mr. McHarris was
Location of Project:
US 41 & Corkscrew Road at Wing City site
Chris Kirschner from BDG Architects, Inc. presented revised
conceptual plans for Chase Bank based on comments received from the committee via email correspondence.
- Previous committee exceptions to allow 60% of the
roof area to be pitched have historically been made for restaurants because of kitchen exhaust & equipment. The committee supports the
applicant’s request for deviation from Chapter 33 ruling which defines buildings with fewer than 5000 square feet of under air usage as requiring
a minimum roof pitch of 30 degrees. This deviation is granted providing the flat portion of the roof be not more than 30% and the pitched portion
of the roof be at least 70%.
- The Architecture of the Building has generated
numerous versions and public review. The latest version dated 06/09/10, signed by both the EDRC and Applicant has been accepted by the public and
committed to by Chase Bank to be executed as a condition of the Development Order Permit. The Applicant has agreed to submit this specific version
to the County as a condition of approval for a Development Order and Building Permit.
- The Landscape Plan and Site Plan where reviewed with favorable approval at the April 2010
- The Monument Signage was reviewed with favorable approval at the May 2010 meeting.
Mr. Prysi reported that email correspondence was received from
Ms. Cohen, Mr. Simons and Mr. Wallace and that they were in favor of the design as presented and made a motion to approve the Design concept as
presented. The motion, seconded by Mr. McHarris was approved unanimously.
The committee discussed the Caya de Estero Sign request and
subsequent Sign Code issues and misinterpretations.
Considerations for updating the current code and proposed
revisions were reviewed to clarify the current language in Chapter 33 pertaining to monument signage. The Committee’s goal is make the public meeting
procedure part of the application process and to clarify in code language that parallels the public’s intent.
These considerations will be presented in written format to Lee County for proposed amendments to the code.
There being no further business to come before the committee,
the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 5:00 P.M. at the Estero Recreation