Contractor Michael Boyd left Bexley City Hall frustrated Monday night.

Contractor Michael Boyd left Bexley City Hall frustrated Monday night.

Boyd came to the Bexley Planning Commission meeting hoping to get approval for plans to improve the old Sunoco station site at 2761 E. Main St.

He left with orders to go back to the drawing board.

Boyd was seeking approval for exterior changes to the building, including a 1,250-square-foot addition on the west side of the building and changes that would include a red brick exterior and red brick-faced columns under the canopy.

His plan also called for increased parking on the site. The parking changes would accommodate parking for seven vehicles on the lot, plus one ADA space to the west of the building.

Despite the project being an expansion of an existing building, the Main Street Guidelines call for 4-sided architecture on all buildings. City staff and commission members agreed that the addition of brick to all four sides of the building would be a major improvement over the existing exterior of the building. However, they also added that they thought Boyd's building lacked the architectural details found on other new Main Street buildings.

After discussion, Boyd agreed to table his request until the commission's September meeting and work with city staff to include more architectural detail in the building design.

In other action during the Aug. 23 meeting, the commission:

Approved a conditional use permit for Be Ho Tae Kwon Do Academy martial arts school at 500 N. Cassady Ave.

Approved a request by Barbounia Restaurant for exterior changes to the building which used to house Flavors restaurant, at 2455 E. Main St.