YOUNGSTOWN | Design board The city's Design Review Commission handled these items Thursday:
Talked about needing lead time before meetings to review projects. Member Joseph Ohr asked that the agenda be set two weeks in advance to avoid last-minute items and give members more review time. Chairman Bill D'Avignon, city deputy director of planning, said he allows late applications to accommodate businesses. Member Jeffrey L. Chagnot, city development director, said inflexible bureaucratic rules hurt businesses. Some companies would have to wait 45 days for an approval if they were just short of a deadline, which he called unreasonable.Approved a mostly glass addition to the Butler Institute of American Art over the sculpture court near Tod Hall on the Youngstown State University campus. The addition is for a museum shop, cafe and sculpture vestibule.Approved a one-story addition and a new storage building for Murphy Contracting on Andrews Avenue.Approved new siding to three sides of the Brilex Industries building on Crescent Street, including the side that faces Interstate 680. The company is seeking a city facade grant, which provides up to $10,000.Approved a two-room addition and new vinyl siding, landscaping and fencing at the Wickview Boarding Home at Wick and Illinois avenues. The business is seeking a city facade grant.Approved the repair and repainting and the addition of an awning for the Family Service Agency on Marmion Avenue across from Wilson High School. The agency is seeking a city facade grant.