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  5.a.       
Meeting Date: 10/22/2019  
Topic:    Falls Plaza I Facade Changes
From: Gabriel Gilbertson
Department: Community Development  
Date of Committee
Action (if required):
10/22/2019

Information
Subject:
Consideration of approval for exterior improvements to the FALLS PLAZA I multi-tenant commercial building owned by FALLS PLAZA I, LLC located at N81 W15066 Appleton Avenue.
Background Information:
The multi-tenant commercial building Falls Plaza I has recently been purchased and the new owner has submitted plans to renovate the exterior of the building, install new landscaping, and install new site furnishes. 
Application Requests:
The submitted plans show that the building will receive a new EIFS facade on the upper horizontal portions of the buildings with a variety of browns and grays to compliment the brick and also provide accents on the vertical elements. The elevations show new vertical projects to highlight tenant entrances.

The application also includes a landscape plan the is proposing additional landscaping in prominent locations throughout the development – including revitalizing a plaza area that is currently predominantly concrete with new landscaping, benches, and lighting.
Municipal Code Compliance:
Requested Action by Commission/Committee/Board:
Staff recommends the Architectural Control Board make the following two findings:
  1. The site plan is architecturally functional.
  2. The exterior design proposed is not unsightly or obnoxious and is not disharmonious or so similar to existing neighboring developments that substantial depreciation of neighboring property or development will be caused by the applicant’s proposal.
And approve the request for exterior improvements to the FALLS PLAZA I multi-tenant commercial building owned by FALLS PLAZA I, LLC located at N81 W15066 Appleton Avenue, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Submitting color and material samples to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  2. All planting beds shall have a minimum of 2-3 inches of hardwood mulch.
  3. All roof and ground mounted HVAC units shall be screened from view from the public right of way.
  4. Submitting a site plan showing a minimum of 17 bike stalls to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  5. Submitting a light plan showing the setbacks for all propose light poles to Staff to review and approve.

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