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Staff ReportDESIGN REVIEW BOARD STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Prochazka Date: February 20, 2004 Email: jrochazka@cstx.gov For ZAPATOS (SDSP) (04-31) Zoning District: NG-1, Core Northgate Location: 215 University Drive Applicant: Daniel Brightwell Item Summary: The applicant is proposing to open the old Bill's Barbershop as a bar. The existing front entrance facing University Drive will be closed to public access and will be for employee use only. The existing windows will be "blacked out." Two additional doorways leading to the patio on the west side of the bar are proposed. Staff suggests that it may be possible to redesign the interior bar area so that the existing front entrance and windows can retain their original function. The applicant is also proposing the addition of a walk-in cooler on the east side of the proposed bar located between the bar and Shadow Canyon Nightclub, behind the existing iron fence. The applicant is proposing to apply a cedar plank facade and a Spanish tile roof to the cooler. Staff suggests that it may be more aesthetically pleasing to require that the walk-in cooler be located behind the permanent structure so that it is not visible from University Drive or require that the cooler be screened from University Drive by tall, dense shrubbery behind the iron fence. The Northgate Design Guidelines suggest that color and design be consistent with the surrounding block or area. The Guidelines also suggest masonry (stone or brick) and that other materials be similar in character to those used in other areas of NG-1. The guidelines also state, that where wood is used, it should be protected by a water sealant. The applicant is not proposing any other facade changes or signs at this time. Item Background: The 6-foot iron fencing and the expansion of the Zapatos patio was approved by the Northgate Revitalization Board in 1999. Issues/Items for Review: 1. Architectural character • Mass & Scale • Style • Color • Building elements 2. Site design • Orientation • Mitigation of negative visual impacts 3. Landscaping requirements • Streetscaping/landscaping Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Copy of site plan 4. Copy of Survey 5. Description of work 6. Aerial 7. Photographs DESIGN REVIEW BOARD STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Prochazka Date: February 20, 2004 Email: jrochazka@cstx.gov For ZAPATOS (SDSP) (04-31) Zoning District: NG-1, Core Northgate Location: 215 University Drive Applicant: Daniel Brightwell Item Summary: The applicant is proposing to open the old Bill's Barbershop as a bar. The existing front entrance facing University Drive will be closed to public access and will be for employee use only. The existing windows will be "blacked out." Two additional doorways leading to the patio on the west side of the bar are proposed. Staff suggests that it may be possible to redesign the interior bar area so that the existing front entrance and windows can retain their original function. The applicant is also proposing the addition of a walk-in cooler on the east side of the proposed bar located between the bar and Shadow Canyon Nightclub, behind the existing iron fence. The applicant is proposing to apply a cedar plank facade and a Spanish tile roof to the cooler. Staff suggests that it may be more aesthetically pleasing to require that the walk-in cooler be located behind the permanent structure so that it is not visible from University Drive or require that the cooler be screened from University Drive by tall, dense shrubbery behind the iron fence. The Northgate Design Guidelines suggest that color and design be consistent with the surrounding block or area. The Guidelines also suggest masonry (stone or brick) and that other materials be similar in character to those used in other areas of NG-1. The guidelines also state, that where wood is used, it should be protected by a water sealant. The applicant is not proposing any other facade changes or signs at this time. Item Background: The 6-foot iron fencing and the expansion of the Zapatos patio was approved by the Northgate Revitalization Board in 1999. Issues/items for Review: 1. Architectural character • Mass & Scale • Style • Color • Building elements 2. Site design • Orientation • Mitigation of negative visual impacts 3. Landscaping requirements • Streetscaping/landscaping Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Copy of site plan 4. Copy of Survey 5. Description of work 6. Aerial 7. Photographs