The city design review committee handled these items Wednesday:
Approved plans for Andrews Metal Products to invest about $25,000 in facade improvements at its Andrews Avenue plant. The company will wash the building, install glass block windows, install siding, repaint areas not covered by siding, fix masonry, install new gutters and down spouts, grade the parking lot and landscape the devil strip. Andrews Metals simply wants to improve the look of the building, said Brian D. Durkin, vice president of operations.
Approved a proposal by Timekap Inc. improve its warehouse and office space at 2315 Belmont Ave. The company will wash and repaint the building, install glass block, install new down spouts, repair masonry and landscape.
Deferred a proposal by AMPCO Parking to improve a lot it recently acquired at 20 1/2 Boardman St. The lot also is bounded by Front Street and Vindicator Square. AMPCO proposed repaving the lot with 44 spaces and surrounding it with a decorative chain. Board members suggested fencing and landscaping similar to what has been installed recently in new lots. An AMPCO official said that would be too costly and the company would rather skip improvements than raise the project's cost. The board deferred the issue so the city and company could talk about a landscaping grant for up to $10,000 that might cover the costs.

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