By Tommi O. Peters
For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE – Trussville’s booming economy was evidenced in the 16-item agenda for Monday’s Design Review Board. The committee currently meets on the fourth Monday of each month with the intent to improve or maintain the overall aesthetics of Trussville.
Committee members include Chairperson Ryan Dawkins, Jef Freeman, Emily McDaniel, Matt Phillips and Kris Reeves, all of whom were present for the meeting. There is currently one vacancy on the panel.
Eskridge & White received approval of a 3500-square foot building design, exterior materials and color for their new location on the vacant lot between John Street and John Main (behind Edgar’s Bakery). The board requested future review of their landscaping, lighting, dumpster location and signage.
A 386-square foot addition to Chik-Fil-A’s kitchen was approved to accommodate dual lane ordering and delivery. The expansion is intended to increase efficiency at pace with the growing customer base.
Happy Wok received approval to modify the sign at the previous Mr. Chen’s location, off Gadsden Highway, to represent their new ownership.
Parking, hardscape, landscdape, utilities, stage and pavilion design elements for the southwest quadrant of downtown Trussville, Quad 1, received approval and is expected to be released for bidding on Tuesday, September 4.
Design aesthetics for a two-story addition to Hewitt-Trussville Middle School was approved by the Board with exterior materials to match that of the existing building. The addition will include a fine arts space and multiple classrooms.
Trussville City Schools also presented a shingle selection to replace Paine Elementary’s decade-old roof, which was approved by the committee. Approximately ninety percent of the roof will be replaced with the same shingles as those used in the school’s expansion two years ago. The expansion accounts for the remaining ten percent of the roof, which is not yet in need of replacement.
Premier Urgent Care received approval for brushed aluminum lettering to be used against the dark gray exterior of their future location under construction at 4913 Deerfoot Parkway. Once construction is complete, the doctor’s office will move from its current location in the shopping center located on Camp Coleman Road.
Additional approved agenda items included:
- Minutes from July 23, 2018 meeting;
- Trussville Cigar Company, LLC – request to update logo on both sides of monument sign;
- Verizon – Updates to two wall signs and monument sign to reflect company’s updated logo and branding;
- Magic City Computers, Inc. – Wall sign at company’s new location at 7120 Gadsden Hwy., Suite 203;
- Hardy Engineering – Roof repair and awning addition;
- QC Properties – Materials for use in construction of additional building at the property’s current location. Materials selected match that of existing building;
- Former Pizza Hut location – Paint colors for roof and exterior of vacated location at 5950 Valley Rd. Pizza Hut’s parent company, NPC International, requires unbranding of buildings upon termination of lease;
- Bama Blaze, LLC – Shingles for roof replacement and exterior paint color;
- Motion for Board to seek City Clerk Lynn Porter’s approval for additional meeting time; and
- Urgent Care for Children – Wall sign and lighting with design modifications requested to center lights in alignment with existing vent on building front.