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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL BOARD
MINUTES

 August 22, 2017

 
 
Meeting called to order at 4:01 pm. 
Present:
Member William Carity; Member Aaron Ebent; Member Keith Kolbe; Member Patrick Yates; Member Chris Rolenc; Member David Lehman
Absent:
Chairperson Mike Manke
Staff Present:
Planning & Zoning Specialist Jane Kolberg; Planner Gabe Gilbertson

             
   Aaron Ebent assumed the role of Chairperson in absence of Mike Manke.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
             
   Approval of the minutes of the July 25, 2017 meeting.
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member William Carity to approve the minutes of the July 25, 2017 meeting.


  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
  
TABLED ITEMS
             
   Consideration of approval on the request of AAL MAIN STREET, LLC & ASLIN HOLDINS 2, LLC for façade and site improvements to the multi-tenant commercial building located at N87 W15125 Main Street, in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 11, Tax Key Number 42.169.002, in the PDD Planned Development District No. 2.
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member William Carity to remove the item from the table.

  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
  Present:
Robert Ford, Ford Construction Company, Inc.
1419 Poplar Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
 
Lisa Samanske, All About Learning
880 Rose Drive, Hartland WI 53029
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member David Lehman to make the following two findings:
 
 
  1. The plan is functional and is compatible with the overall urban design of the area.
  2. The elements of the proposed application are 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 of AAL MAIN STREET, LLC & ASLIN HOLDINS 2, LLC for the proposed stairway and color changes to the multi-tenant commercial building located at N87 W15125 Main Street, in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 11, Tax Key Number 42.169.002, in the PDD Planned Development District No. 2, subject to the following conditions:
 
 
  1. Submitting a landscape plan for the Architectural Control Board to review and approve prior to the installation of any landscaping.
  2. The landscape plan shall include architectural options for the east and south faces of the space under the stairs.
  3. The landscape plan shall include landscaping to shroud the east side of the stairs and wrap around the south of the stairs by the lower level staircase.
 

Under discussion, the motion was amended by Rolenc, second by Lehman to combine conditions 2 and 3 for clarification.  The final conditions are as follows:
 
  1. Submitting a landscape plan for the Architectural Control Board to review and approve prior to the installation of any landscaping.
  2. A complete landscape solution shall be submitted for Architectural Control Board review and it should address the screening and shrouding of the area underneath the stairs with landscaping and/or architectural elements.


  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
  
APPEARANCES
             
   Consideration of approval for exterior modifications to the industrial building owned by KAUL AVENUE INVESTMENTS, LLC located at N60W14521 Kaul Ave, in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 26, Tax Key Number 101.989.003, in the I-2 Heavy Industrial District.
  Present:
Robb Wierdsma, Oliver Construction Company       
1770 Executive Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member David Lehman to 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 modifications to the industrial building owned by KAUL AVENUE INVESTMENTS, LLC located at N60W14521 Kaul Ave, in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 26, Tax Key Number 101.989.003, in the I-2 Heavy Industrial District, subject to the following condition:
 
  1. A landscape plan shall be submitted to the Architectural Control Board prior to the installation of any landscaping on site.


  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
  
Consideration of and industrial use approval on the request of EXCLUSIVE SERVICES for an addition to an existing industrial building on lands owned by MARK PLUER located at N59W14176 Kaul Ave., in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 26, Tax Key Number 101.005, in the I-1 Light Industrial District.
  Present:
Johathan Synovic, Source 1 Project Solutions
3315 N. 124th Street, Suite A, Brookfield WI 53005

Mark Pluer, Owner of Exclusive Services
N59 W14176 Kaul Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member Keith Kolbe to make the following two findings:
 
  1. The plan is functional and is compatible with the overall urban design of the area.
  2. The elements of the proposed application are 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 of EXCLUSIVE SERVICES for an exterior building addition to the property owner by MARK PLUER located at N59W14176 Kaul Ave., in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 26, Tax Key Number 101.005, in the I-1 Light Industrial District, subject to the following conditions:
 
 
  1. Submitting a landscape plan to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval prior to the installation of any landscaping.  The plan shall include any areas proposed to be paved such as the driveway, parking lot, and/or entrance area.  Options for the replacement of existing fencing shall at a minimum, address the section along Kaul Avenue.

 
Under discussion, the motion was amended by Rolenc, second by Kolbe, to amend condition 1 and add a separate condition for fencing.  The revised conditions are as follows:
 
 
  1. Submitting a landscape plan to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval prior to the installation of any landscaping.  The plan shall include any areas proposed to be paved such as the driveway, parking lot, and/or entrance area.
  2. Any changes to the fence should return to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
 
Under further discussion, the motion was amended by Rolenc, second by Kolbe, to add condition 3.  The final conditions are as follows:
 
 
  1. Submitting a landscape plan to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval prior to the installation of any landscaping.  The plan shall include any areas proposed to be paved such as the driveway, parking lot, and/or entrance area.
  2. Any changes to the fence should return to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  3. The proposed outdoor kitchen area is conceptually approved. However, the applicant shall submit final details to the Architectural Control Board for approval once site details and setback requirements are determined.


  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
  
Consideration of approval on the request of DS BUILDING ENTERPRISES for outdoor storage screening on the property located at N94W14330 Garwin Mace Dr., in the Northeast ¼ of Section 02, Tax Key Number 5.002.008, I-2 Heavy Industrial District.
  Present:
Scott Bordeau, DS Building Enterprises
N94 W14330 Garwin Mace Drive, Menomonee Falls WI 53051
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member William Carity to make the following two findings:
 
  1. The site and building 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 grant approval on the request of DS BUILDING ENTERPRISES for outdoor storage screening on the property located at N94W14330 Garwin Mace Dr., in the Northeast ¼ of Section 02, Tax Key Number 5.002.008, I-2 Heavy Industrial District, subject to the following conditions:
 
 
  1. Submitting a revised site plan that shows the fencing installed around the entire perimeter of the outdoor storage area to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  2. Submitting details for the proposed privacy slats and the size and location of the proposed gate to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  3. Submitting a landscape plan that incorporates landscape screening in conjunction with the proposed fencing to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  4. Obtaining all applicable permits prior to commencement of work.
  
Under discussion, the motion was amended by Rolenc, second by Carity to have staff review and approve the conditions.  The revised conditions are as follows:
 
 
  1. Submitting a revised site plan that shows the fencing installed around the entire perimeter of the outdoor storage area to Staff for review and approval.
  2. Submitting details for the proposed privacy slats and the size and location of the proposed gate to Staff for review and approval.
  3. Submitting a landscape plan that incorporates landscape screening in conjunction with the proposed fencing to Staff for review and approval.
  4. Obtaining all applicable permits prior to commencement of work.
 
Under discussion, the motion was amended by Rolenc, second by Carity to amend condition 3.  The final conditions are as follows:
 
 
  1. Submitting a revised site plan that shows the fencing installed around the entire perimeter of the outdoor storage area to Staff for review and approval.
  2. Submitting details for the proposed privacy slats and the size and location of the proposed gate to Staff for review and approval.
  3. Submitting a landscape plan that incorporates landscape screening in conjunction with the proposed fencing to Staff for review and approval.  Landscaping shall include 6-foot staggered evergreens along both sides of the south end of the parking lot.
  4. Obtaining all applicable permits prior to commencement of work.


  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
  
Consideration of a recommendation to the Village Board on the request of WIRELESS PLANNING to obtain a Conditional Use Permit allowing a wireless communications facility on the property owned by AUDREY & JIM WESP located at the Northwest corner of Appleton Avenue and Lilly Road, in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 14, Tax Key Number 53.990, R-1 Single Family Residential Zoning District.
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member David Lehman to table the item at the request of the applicant.


  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
  
Consideration of an industrial use approval for TOWN REALTY INC dba ZILBER PROPERTY GROUP to construct a speculative industrial building located on the north side of Manhardt Drive, in the Southwest 1/4 of Section 25, Tax Key Number 99.999.003, 1-1 Light Industrial District.
  Present:
Frank Dekan, Zilber Property Group
710 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53203
                       
Steve Smith, Stephen Perry Smith Architects
215 N. Water Street, Ste 250, Milwaukee WI 53202
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member William Carity to make the following two findings:
 
 
  1. The plan is functional and is compatible with the overall urban design of the area.
  2. The elements of the proposed application are 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 an industrial use approval for TOWN REALTY INC dba ZILBER PROPERTY GROUP to construct a speculative industrial building located on the north side of Manhardt Drive, in the Southwest 1/4 of Section 25, Tax Key Number 99.999.003, 1-1 Light Industrial District, subject to the following conditions:
 
 
  1. Submitting a revised landscape plan that shows plantings relocated further north along the north side of the property to incorporate with the existing tree line.  The number of evergreen trees should be increased north of the west parking area as well to enhance screening in that area.
  2. All roof- or ground-mounted HVAC units shall be screened from public right-of-way and the methods of screening shall be submitted to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  3. All landscape beds shall have a minimum of 3 inches of hardwood mulch unless otherwise approved by the Architectural Control Board.
  4. Submitting a lighting plan to Staff showing setbacks for each of the poles and meeting the requirements of the Municipal Code for review and approval.
 
Under discussion, the motion was amended by Rolenc, second by Carity, to change condition 1. The final revised conditions read as follows:
 
 
 
  1. Submitting a revised landscape plan for Architectural Control Board review that shifts proposed plantings further north along the entire north side of the property to incorporate with the existing tree line and with the topography in the area. The landscaping shall maximize screening of any trucking or vehicular activity occurring at the east and west parking lots to shield the activity from residential properties to the north.
  2. All roof- or ground-mounted HVAC units shall be screened from public right-of-way and the methods of screening shall be submitted to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
  3. All landscape beds shall have a minimum of 3 inches of hardwood mulch unless otherwise approved by the Architectural Control Board.
  4. Submitting a lighting plan to Staff showing setbacks for each of the poles and meeting the requirements of the Municipal Code for review and approval.

  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
             
   ADJOURNMENT
             
  Motion by Member Chris Rolenc, second by Member David Lehman to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 6:05 P.M.

  Vote: 6 - 0 Motion Carried
Submitted by Gabriel Gilbertson, Planner
Minutes transcribed by Jane Kolberg, Planning & Zoning Specialist
Minutes approved on September 26, 2017

    

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