The Committee reviewed conceptual site and architectural plans for Fire Station No. 6, proposed for a 1.34-acre site on the north side of Rosecrans Avenue west of Sunnyridge Drive. Senior Planner Mullis explained the history of planning the new Fire Station, which is to replace the existing one at Gilbert Street and Pioneer Avenue. She noted that the Zoning Ordinance requires that all major public facilities are to be subject to a review by the RDRC. She introduced the Committee to others involved with the development of the new Fire Station: Susan Linquist from Centex Homes; Donny Dewees, the architect selected by Centex Homes to design the Fire Station; and Julie Kunze, staff from the Fullerton Fire Department.
Ms. Kunze said that with the proposed design the architect is satisfying Fire Department's adopted guidelines for the new fire station. The architect has worked closely with the Fire Department to achieve this plan.
Mr. Dewees described the architectural features of the new station and submitted a color and materials board. He said that the building would be constructed with two kinds of concrete block: a gray split-faced unit and a brown precision-finish unit. A gray standing-seam metal would be used for the low-pitched shed and gable roofs. A blue accent color would be used for steel lintels and kickers as well as for finishes to windows and doors. He noted the design provides a sense of entry for the public entrance; that the plan features a community room for use by the public; and that all of the public spaces will be ADA accessible. There will be 8 parking spaces for the public in the front of the building and nearly 20 spaces at the rear for staff parking.
Chairman Coffman noted that no one was present from the public to speak on this matter. He asked for comments from the Committee.
Committee members expressed complete approval of the plans and in particular the design of the new building, noting that the architecture has good features and should fit well in the context of the developing residential neighborhood. Members noted that the conceptual landscape plan is also well designed, and there would be no reason for the landscape plans to be further reviewed by the Committee.
Motion by Johnson, seconded and CARRIED unanimously by Members present to RECOMMEND APPROVAL of Miscellaneous Development Project MDP-02-1, as proposed.