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File #: 21-1121    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/26/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 9/1/2021 Final action: 9/1/2021
Title: Consider the Petitioner's appeal to the portions of the Downtown Design Standards (2011) that prohibit painting of the existing masonry surface and covering more than 25% of the fa?ade with an accent color at the subject property located at 8 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville
Attachments: 1. Appeal Letter, 2. Building Permit Plan Submittal, 3. Page from Downtown Design Standards, 4. 8 W Jefferson Avenue Prior Facade Street View, 5. Location Map
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Consider the Petitioner's appeal to the portions of the Downtown Design Standards (2011) that prohibit painting of the existing masonry surface and covering more than 25% of the fa?ade with an accent color at the subject property located at 8 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Kathleen Russell, AICP

ENTITLEMENTS REQUESTED:
* The Petitioner is requesting an appeal to the Downtown Design Standards (2011) in order to permit the building located at 8 West Jefferson Avenue to remain painted green.
BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
Per Code, official notice in the newspaper is not required.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property is located west of the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Washington Street and has a common address of 8 West Jefferson Avenue. It is improved with an approximately 760 square-foot tenant space currently occupied by Kerwell. The Petitioner, Kerry E. Aiyash, Founder and President of Kerwell, requests approval to allow the masonry fa?ade to remain painted green. Per the Petitioner, they were not aware of the Downtown Design Standards and painted the fa?ade without approval (see attached letter).

DISCUSSION:
Permit Drawings
The Petitioner submitted a permit regarding proposed changes to the fa?ade located at 8 W. Jefferson Avenue, which included changes to the existing door and glass storefront. As detailed in the attached drawings, the existing masonry fa?ade was to remain unchanged; no portion of the masonry fa?ade was proposed for painting. As shown in the attached street view image, the masonry fa?ade was previously unpainted when occupied by the former jewelry tenant.

Complaint Received
On July 29, 2021, City staff received a question about whether Kerwell had received approval to paint their fa?ade green. City staff again reviewed the permit drawings and confirmed that the City had not authorized any paint...

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