Village of Lagrange Design Review Commission met Jan. 8.
Here is the minutes provided by the commission:
I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:
A meeting of the Design Review Commission was held in the first floor conference room of the Village Hall, 53 South La Grange Road, La Grange, IL and was convened at 7:30 p.m.
Present: (and constituting a quorum): Commissioners Banks, Cahill, Dunne, McClinton, Wisthuff and Chairman Reardon.
Also Present: Lucas Bumba of Milk Money, John Janowski of Milk Money, Trustee Liaison Lou Gale, Trustee Beth Augustine, and Village Planner Heather Valone.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
On motion by Commissioner Banks seconded by Commissioner Wisthuff the Minutes of the September 11, 2019, Design Review Commission meeting were approved as presented at the meeting.
III. BUSINESS AT HAND:
DRC #111 DESIGN REVIEW PERMIT FOR 75 S. LA GRANGE RD., MILK MONEY, FIFTH AVENUE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT / JOHN BRANNEN
Chairman Reardon introduced the application.
Lucas Bumba presented the requested exterior changes. Mr. Bumba stated that the proposed changes include windows, doors, and other storefront details on the front façade of the building. A chiller and enclosure is also proposed in the rear of the building.
Commissioner Dunne asked about the note on the plans indicating a new sign would be placed on the Dryvit. She asked if they had any ideas yet for the sign.
Mr. Bumba replied that they are going to reuse the goose neck lighting on the building for the sign. They are not considering internally illuminated channel letters.
Chairman Reardon asked about the proposed roll up doors and the interior layout.
Mr. Bumba explained the location of the roll up doors in relation to the interior layout. Mr. Bumba also described the proposed materials for the windows and doors and presented the material sample.
Commissioner Dunne asked the applicants to clarify that the color of the Dryvit was changing. She stated that the applicants did not indicate in the start of their presentation that any color change was proposed.
Mr. Bumba indicated that they would be changing the color of the Dryvit from the dusty rose to a neutral color.
Commissioner Dunne asked what neutral color they were considering as that would impact the commission’s review of the proposed colors for the proposed changes to the façade.
Discussions continued related to what neutral colors would be atheistically pleasing based on the applicant’s proposed façade changes.
Chairman Reardon indicated that he thought either gray or brown would be a suitable Dryvit color based on the proposed façade changes.
Commissioner Dunne commented that the exiting goose neck lighting should also be repainted to match the proposed dark bronze aluminum storefront material. The existing color of the goose neck lighting matches the existing dusty rose color of the Dryvit.
Mr. Bumba indicated that the gray or brown color for the Dryvit would be acceptable based on their branding colors. He also agreed that the goose neck lighting should be repainted match the repainted match the proposed dark bronze aluminum storefront material.
Chairman Reardon asked if any Commissioners had questions or comments about the chiller and enclosure.
Commissioner McClinton asked the applicants to confirm that the color for the fence per the application submittals would match the dark bronze of the proposed storefront.
Mr. Bumba indicated that it will match the dark bronze.
Chairman Reardon asked if the Commissioners were ready to make a motion.
Design Review Commission Recommendation
A motion was made by McClinton, seconded by Banks to recommend the application with the following three conditions:
1. the Dryvit is repainted with either a brown or gray color;
2. the existing goose neck lighting on the front of the building be painted to match the repainted match the proposed dark bronze aluminum storefront material; and
3. the proposed fence around the chiller be a dark bronze color to match the proposed aluminum storefront material.
A roll call vote was taken
Ayes: Banks, Cahill, Dunne, McClinton, Wisthuff, and Reardon
IV. NEW BUSINESS
V. OLD BUSINESS
There being nothing further to consider, on motion by Commissioner Cahill and seconded by Commissioner Wisthuff, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m.