ARB - March 28 2013

March 28, 2013

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, March 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, Main Conf Room. Chairman Dinardo presided.

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Mr. Ron Dinardo, Chairman
Mr. Joshua Klein, Chairman Pro-Tem
Mrs. Mary Ann Wervey
Mr. Carmen Miozzi


Mr. Ivo Tombazzi

Also Present:

Mr. John Marrelli, Building Commissioner
Ms. Deborah Garbo, Secretary


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mrs. Wervey made a motion to approve the minutes of Feb 14, 2013 as corrected.


Ayes: Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Klein, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Miozzi
Nays: None

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved As Corrected.


  1. Signage
    Koinonia Homes
    701 Beta Dr. Unit 5
    Geis Companies
    Note: Conditional Use Permit pending P & Z vote mtg 4/1



Chairman Dinardo called the meeting to order. The only proposal we have is for signage for Koinonia Homes. The conditional use permit is pending a P & Z vote on Monday. Geis Companies is the owner of the building.

Brandon Kline from Geis Companies introduced himself. It’s a pretty simple addition to the building as we’re looking to add some identity for future tenants. In this case it’s for Koinonia Homes. We’re adding a fabric awning to their storefront entry doors basically with a very small monotone white lettered sign to give some façade features to a building that’s very very bland and does not have very much identity.

Mr. Marrelli asked if he’ll be doing this with each tenant as they build-out.

Brandon Kline replied it’s been talked about as a possibility for the future. That’s why if you look at Koinonia Homes logo it’s purple and red. It’s got vibrant colors. We’re looking at this as if this is something we create as a building standard going forward. We want it to be something that would be acceptable for any future tenant.

Chairman Dinardo commented this Board just went through this scenario with signage for Panzica Realty who has multiple tenants. We’re going to ask you some of the same questions. Is this tenant facing Beta?

Mr. Marrelli said they face First Energy’s facility, they face north.

Brandon Kline said they’re located almost towards the end of the northern part of the building.  

Chairman Dinardo asked if the awning is by an awning manufacturer that will submit the structural calculations.

Brandon Kline replied yes.

Mr. Marrelli said because we have to have the wind & snow load.

Chairman Dinardo asked if they’ll do the same blue canopy with white letters for future tenants.

Brandon Kline said yes. We didn’t want to necessarily submit this as a building standard for Board approval but the idea is we’d use this slate blue as the building standard for the future and then a white logo, 8” letters for the sign in itself. It would be fairly small.

Mr. Miozzi said so down the road you’re not looking to putting signs on the building?

Brandon Kline said no signs on the building.

Mr. Marrelli asked if he’ll be doing the CrossFit Gym signage that’s getting ready to go in.

Brandon Kline replied there hasn’t been talk about doing the gym. The gym is a very small tenant in comparison to this.

Mr. Marrelli asked, will you do hit & miss, a canopy here and there?

Brandon Kline thinks this will be something they’d probably be strongly looking towards. This was one of the requirements of the tenant coming into the facility because they have a lot of drop off and pick ups of their paid interns. Being able to have that identifier to know this is their space was very crucial.

Chairman Dinardo would like to know how many blue canopies on the façade we’re talking about, are we talking 5 or 6? How many tenant spaces are on that side of the building?

Brandon Kline said there’s a total of 20 demise spaces right now within the facility. It’s a u-shaped building.

Chairman Dinardo asked, the north side you’re proposing, how many other tenants would be facing that parking lot, or north?

Brandon Kline believes 5 to 6.

Chairman said then there will be potentially 5 more of these awnings on that façade spaced out 20, 30, 50 or 100 feet.

Mr. Marrelli noted they would be irregular because this tenant is taking a couple tenant spaces.

Brandon Kline said correct. This one was a single, except there will be two doors. Every 10 foot there’s either a window or a door, depending on the tenant space.

Chairman is questioning the pattern.

Mr. Miozzi asked if the canopies will all be uniform width whether they go over a door and a window. 

Brandon Kline replied it’s the same rhythm, but it won’t be a set pattern, i.e. 20’ in between each canopy. Utilizing this as a building standard, an overall width of 15’, if that’s a stipulation the Village would recommend I think we’d have no problem with that.

Mr. Marrelli concurred because the doors aren’t spaced every so many feet. It could be 20’, then 100’, then 50’.   

Mr. Klein thinks if the canopy were uniform, it wouldn’t matter if there was one then 20’ then 40’ because they’d all look the same, they’d be the same size, same color and same font.

Chairman Dinardo prefers the signage on the awning vs. the building.

Brandon Kline agrees. From Geis’ perspective, being a landlord of the building it’s a lot easier to swap out a fabric for signage for each business rather than patching a bunch of holes on the building. 

Mr. Marrelli would like the Board to approve a pattern and size.

Chairman Dinardo said if we can approve a standard with pattern and size, then you wouldn’t have to come back to the A.R.B. each time. You’ll just submit to the Building Commissioner as each new one comes in.

Brandon Kline said for us, we’d absolutely love to be able to do that.

Mr. Marrelli said if you’re going to stick with one pattern, one design, one color and the same lettering sizes, then you won’t have to come back for each one.

Brandon Kline asked if the Village would be o.k. if they stay within the 8” lettering and white letters, would the font have to be in the center?

Mr. Marrelli said the font doesn’t matter. As tenants start to fill this building up and as visitors come, it’ll be easier for them to find you. I can’t see the sense in coming in every time with the same awning with a different name on it.

Chairman Dinardo said we’re giving him option to go 10’ for single tenant, 15’ for double tenant.

Mr. Marrelli agreed because you don’t need them all 15’, you might be crowding one into another in some cases.

Brandon Kline said it makes sense to me if you took the same dimensions from panel cut to panel cut to be aesthetically pleasing, depending on if it’s double or single window.

Mr. Marrelli and the Board concur.

Chairman Dinardo doesn’t have any issue with the color, thinking the white building needs some color. Board agrees. As far as future tenants that come in, we’ll leave it up to the Building Commissioner to see that it fits within the parameters of this meeting; same design, same color and white lettering.


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Klein made a motion to approve the proposed signage for Koinonia Homes and for the entire building at 701 Beta Drive as discussed and noted.


Ayes: Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Klein, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Miozzi
Nays: None                                       

Motion Carried. Drawing Approved & Signed As Noted.


There being no further business, Mr. Klein seconded by Mrs. Wervey made a motion to adjourn the meeting.


Ayes: All                                          
Nays: None                                       
Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.