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3.1.2017 LB meeting minutes_signed CITY OF BOULDER LANDMARKS BOARD March 1,2017 1777 Broadway, Council Chambers Room 6:00 p.m. The following are the action minutes of the March 1, 2017 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 Harmon Zuckerman, "Planning Board representative without a vote STAFF MEMBERS: David Gehr, City Attorney James Hewat, Senior Historic Preservation Planner Marcy Cameron, Historic Preservation Planner Holly Opansky, Landmarks Board Secretary 1. CALL TO ORDER The roll having been called, Vice Chair F. Sheets declared a quorum at 6:01 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On a motion by D. Yin, seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board approved (5- 0) the minutes as amended of the November 17, 2016 Library Commission and Landmarks Board joint study session. On a motion by B. Butler, seconded by D. Yin, the Landmarks Board approved (5-0) the minutes as amended of the January 4, 2017 Landmarks Board meetings. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA 4. DISCUSSION OF LANDMARK ALTERATION AND DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS ISSUED AND PENDING • Statistical Report 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS [starting audio part 1 at 6:50:00, break 1:51:30; starting audio part 2 at 00:00:02 and ending 00:39.40 audio minutes] A. [08:22:00 audio minutes]A. Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate application to demolish a non-contributing, 5,200 sq.ft. building and, its place, construct a 15,380 sq. ft. three-story building to a height of 38' at 1102 Pearl St. in the Downtown Historic District per Section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2016-00391). Owner/Applicant: 1102 Pearl LTD /Jim Bray Ex-parte contacts F. Sheets and D. Yin had no ex-parte contacts. B. Butler, E. Budd and R. Pelusio made site visits. H. Zuckerman made a site visit and reviewed the project at the Planning Board. Staff Presentation J. Hewat presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board deny the application. Applicant's Presentation Jim Bray, 1300 Yellow Pine #C, architect, presented the project to the board and answered questions from the Landmarks Board. Public Comment Henry Beer, 1112 Pearl St., long-term Pearl Street property owner adjacent to this building, spoke in support of the project. He noted his involvement in the creation and evolution of the Pearl Street Mall 1975-1977, and believed that maintaining the heterogeneous mix of buildings is important to the character of the Pearl Street Mall. Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support staff's recommendation, particularly the recommendation to simplify the design, reduce the apparent mass and scale, and simplify the materials used. Motion On a motion by F. Sheets, and seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board voted (5-0) to continue the hearing to the regular business meeting in May and providing direction to the applicant and staff for their preparation of revisions. Board Guidance The board provided the following direction for the redesign of the building: • Narrow chamfer at northwest corner and extend full height of the building. • Revise design so it reads as one building; • Simplify materials and fenestration pattern; • Eliminate awnings on the second floor; • Align fenestration with adjacent buildings (document relationship to its historic context); • Revise design of parking screen to incorporate into design; • Revise south elevation to allow for alley activation; • Simplify street-level awnings to be fabric and operable. The board provided input on the treatment of the third floor massing: • Support third-floor setback: E. Budd, B. Butler, and R. Pelusio • Third-floor should extend to street-facing facades: D. Yin 6. MATTERS FROM THE LANDMARKS BOARD, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND CITY ATTORNEY A. Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP) update, Bill Cowern, Principal Traffic Engineer Public Works-Transportation Division, and Susan Connelly, Deputy Director, Community Vitality. B. Update Memo C. Subcommittee Update 1) Design Guidelines and Code Revisions 2) Outreach and Engagement 3) Potential Resources 7. DEBRIEF MEETING/CALENDAR CHECK 8. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 9:41 p.m. Approved on q/s- ' 2017 Respectfully submitted, Chairperson