CRITICAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JUNE 29, 2010
Planning Board Members Present: Don Andersen, Michael Cole, Dan Coppelman, Leslie-Ann Morse, Craig Nightingale, Tom Johnson and John Knox-Alternate
Planning Board Members Absent: Howard Sandler
Critical Planning Committee Members Present: Kenneth Ainsworth, Michael Cole, Joseph Mistretta, Robert Smith, Marc Stahl, Karl Weiss, Dwight Woodson
Critical Planning Committee Members Absent: Michael Abeid, Ken Taber
Board of Selectmen Present: Aimee Eckman, John Knight, Martin McDonald
Board of Selectmen Absent: Wallace Adams, Linda Burt
Staff Present: Sarah Raposa-Town Planner
Members of the Public Present: Marilyn Miller, David Schropfer, Stephen Wasby
Planning Board Chairman, Mike Cole, opened the meeting at 4 pm and Critical Planning Committee Chairman, Marc Stahl, opened the meeting at 4 pm and described North Eastham Village Center process with the Critical Planning Committee for the past 8 years and introduced consultant Ted Brovitz of Stantec to the other Boards. The CPC feels that the appropriate place to move forward with zoning is with the Planning Board, but would like to stay involved in some capacity whether it be through a new committee or the CPC.
Ted Brovitz summarized the work of Stantec in the Phase I master plan of the North Eastham Village Center area and its potential for community benefit and need for regulatory structure. The Phase II Draft Zoning Regulations and Draft Design Guidelines are a product of an analysis of existing regulations and assessment of what would need to be done in order to produce an attractive area. Mr. Brovitz further described the goals and components of the zoning regulations and design guidelines i.e. mixed use/multi-use area with pedestrian access and open space while boosting economic development and better interior streetscapes and a reduction of curb cuts and improvement of visibility to existing businesses along Route 6.
Mike Cole stated that the Planning Board would be the Special Permit Granting Authority and Design Review Board, but would be responsible for doing intensive planning in the next couple of years. He mentioned the planning forum being planned for September and the possibility of getting started with the Trades Park/Technology Park idea. Discussion included heights and floor area ratios and whether this is something that the Planning Board should be doing (based on BoS and community support).
Selectmen Aimee Eckman opened the Board of Selectmen meeting at 4:37. She stated that the CPC should stay involved in the process and that the concept of “complete street” should be incorporated. Selectmen John Knight agreed that the project is more palatable in phases and that a document or model which shows phases would be smart. Discussion included an impatience to get moving on the zoning piece and creating a sense of place and destination in North Eastham. Martin McDonald indicated that the Board of Selectmen would be meeting with the Planning Board later in the summer about this topic.
Discussion about a community center as an anchor and phasing senior housing and small scale drug stores or markets as an interactive cultural/recreational/economical asset for Eastham. The design guidelines can be useful promote visibility as a destination spot and a way to divert southbound traffic heading to Orleans to Eastham.
Adjournment of Board of Selectmen and Critical Planning Committee:
A MOTION to adjourn the Board of Selectmen meeting was made by Aimee Eckman and Seconded by Martin McDonald.
The Vote: 3-0. In Favor: Eckman, Knight, McDonald
A MOTION to adjourn the Critical Planning Committee Meeting was made by Marc Stahl and Seconded by Dwight Woodson.
The Vote: 7-0. In Favor: Ainsworth, Cole, Mistretta, Smith, Stahl, Weiss, Woodson
Planning Board Discussion and Adjournment
The Planning Board discussed the merits of ‘detrimental to the neighborhood’ and intensification of use.
The Planning Board thanked Craig Nightengale for his many years of service to the Town and especially for his time as Clerk while enjoying Tom Johnson pineapple upside-down cake.
A MOTION to adjourn the Planning Board Meeting was made by Craig Nightengale and Seconded by Tom Johnson.
The Vote: 6-0. In Favor: Andersen, Cole, Coppelman, Johnson, Morse, Nightingale
Meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.
Craig Nightingale, Clerk
Eastham Planning Board