FAIRFAX DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Krystal Jenness Revision to a previously approved site plan at Fairfax Family Physical Therapy at 1282 Main St.
Members Present: J. Heyer, C. Rainville, M. Casey, M. Dufresne
Alternate Present: P. Rainville
Applicant Present: K. Jenness
Public Present: S. Taylor, ZA;
7:15PM- J. Heyer called the meeting to order. The warning was read, introductions made, and interested persons sworn in.
Ms. Jenness explainedto the Board that her Revision was for a design change to her proposed addition to Fairfax Family Physical Therapy. The change will add an additional 100 sq. ft. to the original site plan approved May 18, 2011. The addition will include additional treatment rooms, storage, and a therapy pool. The new design will be angled instead of straight, improving aesthetics and lending itself to future solar options.
There was considerable discussion regarding the square footage of the addition. Calculations supplied with the site plan differed from Skips by over 100 sq. ft., affecting the calculations for the proper amount of parking spaces needed. Skips calculations totaled 3273 sq. ft. vs. the 2800 sq. ft. Ms. Jenness calculated. There was discussion regarding the current number of parking spaces (Ms. Jenness testified 21. The Board had required 16 parking spaces on the previous site plan), and the maximum number of people expected to be in the building at any one time. The total square footage of the existing building (minus some planned minor demolition) plus the new addition was calculated at 4037 square feet (calculated from the Listers card for both floors of the existing building plus the addition). According to the Fairfax Development Regulations, this would require up to 25 parking spaces. The DRB has the option to reduce this number if they see fit.
There was additional discussion regarding the number of people working in the building, the possibility of future exercise classes or other public use, and additional employees in the future that may affect the number of parking spaces needed. Ms. Jenness estimated the maximum number of cars in the lot at any one time would be only 15.
Skip told Ms. Jenness and the Board that Randy Devine (Fairfax Water and Sewer Dept.) requested that when the pool is drained that it be emptied into the Towns sewer lines to help flush the system. The pool cannot be filled from the Towns water supply.
There was additional discussion regarding landscaping, the removal of trees, and re-establishing some trees, in addition to designating an overflow parking area.
M. Dufresne asked if more parking could be added in the future. Ms. Jenness said yes, additional room is available. The existing gravel lot currently has more than the 16 required by the Board in 2011 when the proposed addition was smaller. Skip asked if there were any plans to change the hours of operation in the future. Ms. Jenness stated there were not.
There was no public input.
7:50PM- M. Casey moved to close to public input and move to deliberative; P. Rainville 2nd. All in favor.
Martha Varney, Zoning and Planning Assistant
Approved: __________________________________ Date: __________________
For the DRB
These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise indicated.