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Item 2 - 12.7.2016 LB meeting minutes DRAFT CITY OF BOULDER LANDMARKS BOARD December 7, 2016 1777 Broadway, Council Chambers Room 6:00 p.m. The following are the action minutes of the December 7, 2016 City of Boulder Landmarks Board meeting. A digital recording and a permanent set of these minutes (maintained for a period of seven years) are retained in Central Records (telephone: 303- 441-3043). You may also listen to the recording on-line at: www.boulderplandevelop.net. BOARD MEMBERS: Eric Budd Briana Butler Ronnie Pelusio Fran Sheets, Vice Chair Deborah Yin, Chair John Putnam, *Planning Board representative without a vote STAFF MEMBERS: Debra Kalish, Senior Assistant City Attorney James Hewat, Senior Historic Preservation Planner Marcy Cameron, Historic Preservation Planner Holly Opansky, Landmarks Board Secretary William Barnum, Historic Preservation Intern 1. CALL TO ORDER The roll having been called, Chair D. Yin declared a quorum at 6:00 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On a motion by D. Yin, seconded by F. Sheets, the Landmarks Board approved (4-0, B. Butler was not yet at the meeting and did not vote on this) the minutes as amended of the November 2, 2016 board meeting. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA 4. DISCUSSION OF LANDMARK ALTERATION AND DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS ISSUED AND PENDING  Statistical Report  1723 Marine St. - Stay of Demolition expires Jan. 16, 2017  Application was withdrawn  2334 14th St. - Stay of Demolition expires Jan. 29, 2017  On a motion by D. Yin, seconded by F. Sheets, the Landmarks Board voted (5-0) to hold a hearing to consider initiation of landmark designation or to lift the Stay of Demolition and issue a demolition permit.  3900 Orange Ct. - Stay of Demolition expires Jan. 31, 2017  On a motion by E. Budd, seconded by F. Sheets, the Landmarks Board Voted (5-0) to hold a hearing to consider initiation of landmark designation or to lift the Stay of Demolition and issue a demolition permit. 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS [starting 0:24:45 and ending 3:14:26 Audio minutes] A. [0:24:46 Audio minutes] Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate application to install two internally illuminated wall signs "Community Banks of Colorado" at 2045 Broadway in the Downtown Historic District, per Section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2016-00296). Owner / Applicant: The Willard Building, LLC c/o Eric Gabrielsen / Broomfield Sign Co. Ex-parte contacts E. Budd has no ex-parte contacts. R. Pelusio and F. Sheets made a site visit. B. Butler and D. Yin made a site visit and reviewed at the LDRC. Staff Presentation J. Hewat, presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board approve the request. Applicant’s Presentation Bobby Pucci, 7245 W. 111th Pl., Broomfield, CO, c/o Broomfield Sign Co., spoke in support of the application and answered questions from the board. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support of the application, but that expressed desire that the luminosity be compliant with the Boulder’s Dark Skies lighting code. Motion On a motion by D. Yin, and seconded by R. Pelusio the Landmarks Board voted, (4-1, F. Sheets opposed because the internally illuminated sign may not be appropriate and could set a precedent for the Downtown Historic District), that the Landmarks Board approve a Landmark Alteration Certificate to install two internally illuminated signs at 2045 Broadway, in that, provided the conditions below are met, the proposed installation will meet the requirements of Section 9- 11-18, B.R.C. 1981, and adopt the staff memorandum, dated Dec. 7, 2016, as findings of the board. CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL 1. Prior to issuance of a landmark alteration certificate, the Landmarks design review committee shall review the light level, on site with a light meter, of the proposed signage to ensure that it is low, dimmable, and appropriate to the building and this location in the historic district. 2. The applicant shall be responsible for ensuring that the signs shall be manufactured and installed in compliance with approved plans dated 08/25/2016 on file in the City of Boulder Planning, Housing and Sustainability Department. 3. The sign shall be flush to the building face with no gap between the sign casing and the exterior of the building. This recommendation is based upon staff’s opinion that, provided the condition listed above is met, the proposed installation will be generally consistent with the standards for issuance of a Landmark Alteration Certificate as specified in Section 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, and the General Design Guidelines. F. Sheets voted in opposition because the internally illuminated sign may not be appropriate and could set a precedent for the Downtown Historic District B. [1:08:28 Audio minutes] Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate application to demolish a non-contributing building and construct a 3,055 sq. ft. house at 409 Spruce St. in the Mapleton Hill Historic District, pursuant Section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2016- 00341). Owner / Applicant: Nancee and Justin Gold / Nicholas Fiore Ex-parte contacts E. Budd, B. Butler, and F. Sheets have no ex-parte contacts. R. Pelusio and D. Yin made a site visit. Staff Presentation J. Hewat, presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board deny the request. Applicant’s Presentation Nicholas Fiore, 1265 Berea Dr., applicant, spoke in support of the application and answered questions from the board. Justin Gold, 409 Spruce St., owner, spoke in support of the application and answered questions from the board. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, concurred with staff recommendation on most issues, though they (HBI) felt that this is a non-contributing house and support demolition; continuing, Ms. Daniels expressed that the current proposal for new construction did not meet the guidelines with regard to reading as two separate structures, instead of one cohesive design. Cindy Carlisle, 411 Spruce St., neighbor, expressed concerns about the scale, height, and massing of the proposal and potential view being blocked, but appreciates the relationship with her neighbors and is supportive of her neighbor’s efforts. Elizabeth Jessup, 425 Mountain View Rd., neighbor, expressed concern the proposed height and blocking the views. Board Discussion The board identified the following concerns with the proposed design: 1. Address Size/Scale: (Not majority) a) The majority of the board considers that the size and scale isn’t the issue, but its placement on the site is problematic. b) Consider concealing the rear portion of the building further. 2. Avoid angle at rear of building (Majority) a) Concern of the proximity of the proposed construction to the east property line. b) Angle is pronounced due to the length of the rear portion; explore starting “kink” later; explore ways to reduce mass of building along east property line. 3. Revise design so front and rear portions are consistent and cohesive. (Majority) a) Avoid design that appears to be a “house with addition.” 4. Height: a) Explore design with a 1 ½ wall plate at the rear portion to mitigate height issues. b) Provide information on proposed height relative to existing buildings on the 400 block of Spruce Street. Motion The applicant withdrew their application. No motion was considered. C. [2:54:40 Audio minutes] Public hearing and consideration of a demolition permit for the building located at 1580 Cress Ct., non-landmarked building over 50 years old, pursuant to Section 9-11-23 of the Boulder Revised Code, 1981 (HIS2016- 00271). Owner / Applicant: Lacy LLC / Donald Hackstaff. Ex-parte contacts B. Butler and F. Sheets had no ex-parte contacts. E. Budd, R. Pelusio, and D. Yin made a site visit. Staff Presentation M. Cameron, presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board approve the request the application. Applicant’s Presentation Donald Hackstaff, 6990 W. 9th Pl, Lakewood, CO, applicant and owner, spoke in support of demolition. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, did not support staff recommendation to demolish a building (in general). She shared that the group lamented the loss of the smaller, sweater, and humble structures, like this stone house, but in particular the loss of Boulder’s agricultural legacy. However, on behalf of HB, Ms. Daniels did not feel strongly enough to support investigating landmark designation. Motion On a motion by E. Budd, and seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board voted, (3-2, B. Butler and F. Sheets opposed, because of the interest in exploring alternatives to demolition by issuing a Stay of Demolition), to approve the demolition permit application for the building located at 1580 Cress Ct. finding that, due to a lack of architectural, historic or environmental significance, the property is not eligible for landmark designation, and adopt the staff memorandum dated December 7, 2016, as the findings of the board. The Landmarks Board recommends that prior to issuance of the demolition permit, staff require the applicant to submit to CP&S staff for recording with Carnegie Library: 1. A site plan showing the location of all existing improvements on the subject property; 2. Measured elevation drawings of all faces of the buildings depicting existing conditions, fully annotated with architectural details and materials indicated on the plans. 3. Archival quality color photographs of the exterior of the building, including at least one photograph of each side. 8. MATTERS FROM THE LANDMARKS BOARD, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND CITY ATTORNEY A. Update Memo B. Subcommittee Update 10. DEBRIEF MEETING/CALENDAR CHECK 11. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 9:59 p.m. Approved on _______________, 2016 Respectfully submitted, ____________________________, Chairperson