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10-02-2019 SMDRB1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 SOUTH MESQUITE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD Following are the minutes of the South Mesquite Design Review Board meeting held on October 2, 2019 in 1158 at City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert Williams Ernie Campos David Chavez Tony Dahlin Faith Hutson STAFF PRESENT: Sara Gonzales, CLC Planner Troy Ainsworth, Historic Preservation Specialist Larry Nichols, Community Development Becky Baum, RC Creations, LLC, Recording Sec. I. CALL TO ORDER (6:00) Chair Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES — August 1, 2019 The minutes were motioned by David Chavez, seconded by Faith Hutson, and unanimously approved. III. NEW BUSINESS 1. Case 19DR0500102: Request for approval of the construction of a new primary structure for a Colour Bar & Hair Studio located at 353 S. Espina Street. The subject property is zoned C-2 (General Commercial District) and is located outside of the Original Townsite within the South Mesquite Overlay District. Submitted by JIG Rodriguez Engineering LLC, representative. Council District 1. Sara Gonzales presented the details of the case to the Board, including more parking spaces than required. Deviation to the side yard setback is for the driving aisle which needs a minimum of 24 feet. General discussion about the style of the architecture and large windows and fencing. The chain link will be removed and rock wall placed in the back, no fencing in some areas. Client mentioned not too worried about others parking in their lot but if the situation comes up then a sign would be warranted, also with the building pushed to the front and parking in the rear will help discourage non -patron parking. There will be a small overhang and the windows will be recessed. Landscaping will include low maintenance, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 possibly trees in the pond itself, low level succulents, native species. Looking for an opening hopefully summer 2020. The case was moved by Ernie Campos, second by David Chavez, and unanimously approved. IV. DISCUSSION OF OTHER ITEMS Discussion continued on the tri-fold brochure. Robert Williams did the brochure but did not receive anything other than from Sara Gonzales so wording is as is for place holders. He needs text in Word document. City logo will be incorporated along with contact information at the City. The brochure will be printed and located around town, especially within the Mesquite neighborhood. Various Board Members stated they would be sending to Robert; meeting dates, pictures of before and after, and the Board does not restrict outside exterior colors. Include part of the letter written to the Mayor. Include that "fees may apply" depending on circumstances/what is being done. "Vision statement" was discussed. Sequencing might be important: the cover, vision, and then map, then talk about the process and requirements for review; what we are, what we like, what we want to see. Explain the requirements and process to ease some concern about coming to the Board. V. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION VI. ADJOURNMENT (6:40) Chairperson