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Item 2 - 5.3.2017 LB meeting minutes_DRAFT CITY OF BOULDER LANDMARKS BOARD May 3, 2017 1777 Broadway, Municipal Building, Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. The following are the action minutes of the May 3, 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 William Jellick Ronnie Pelusio Fran Sheets, Vice Chair Deborah Yin, Chair David Ensign, *Planning Board representative without a vote STAFF MEMBERS: 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, Chair D. Yin declared a quorum at 6:02 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 April 5, 2017 Landmarks Board meeting minutes. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA Ed Byrne, 250 Arapahoe Ave., spoke in support of a demolition permit application for 3131 7th St. He requested that the board lift the stay of demolition. Mr. Byrne noted that the application has been updated with more information regarding construction costs in response to the recent meeting with staff and board members. 4. DISCUSSION OF LANDMARK ALTERATION AND DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS ISSUED AND PENDING • 3131 7th St. -- Stay of Demolition expires August 13, 2017 • 1321 9th St. -- Stay of Demolition expires July 12, 2017 • Statistical Report 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS [starting audio part 1 at 01:04:00 and ending 02:52:20, then starting again in audio part 2 at 00:00:15 and ending 02:12:30 audio minutes] A. [1:05:45 audio minutes, part 1] Continuation of 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 42’ at 1102 Pearl St. in the Downtown Historic District per Section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2016-00391). Owner / Applicant: Phil Day, PMD Realty c/o 1102 Pearl LTD / Jim Bray, Bray Architecture Ex Parte Contacts F. Sheets and D. Yin had no ex parte contacts; E. Budd, W. Jellick, R. Pelusio, and D. Ensign made site visits. Staff Presentation J. Hewat presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board approve with modifications. 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 Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support of most of staff’s recommendation, with the exception of their preference to have the application be reviewed next at the Landmarks Board and not at the Landmarks Design Review Committee. She expressed that the design does not meet 1.3B and 1.3C of the B.R.C with regard to the 3rd floor set back. Cheri Belz, 601 Kalmia Ave., architect, expressed concerns regarding the massing of the 3rd floor set back. Phil Day, 140 Windemere Ln., owner, spoke in support of approval of the application, highlighting his interest to design and construct a building that is functional and aesthetically handsome that would last for 100 years. He mentioned his intent to work collaboratively with all involved in the process of this project. Motion On a motion by D. Yin, and seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board voted (4-1, F. Sheets opposed to the procedural step of it being reviewed at the Landmarks Design Review Committee, where public is welcome, but not able to comment or participate; she preferred it be reviewed a Landmarks Board meeting, in which public comment is taken) to adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017, as the findings of the board Landmarks Board to (i) approve the application to demolish the non-contributing building and construct the proposed 15,380 sq. ft. building at 1102 Pearl St., as shown on plans dated 04/05/2017, finding that they generally meet the standards for issuance of a Landmark Alteration Certificate in Section 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, subject to the conditions below and (ii) adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017 in Matter 5A (HIS2016-00391) as the findings of the board. This recommendation is based upon staff’s opinion that the proposed demolition and new construction will be generally inconsistent with the conditions as specified in Section 9-11-18(a) and (b)(1)-(4), B.R.C. 1981, the Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines and the General Design Guidelines. CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL: The applicant shall be responsible for constructing the new building in compliance with the approved plans dated 04/05/2017, except as modified by these conditions of approval: 1. Prior to submitting a building permit application and final issuance of the Landmark Alteration Certificate, the applicant shall submit final architectural plans that include revisions, which shall be subject to the final review and approval of the Landmarks design review committee. The final plans shall ensure that the final design of the building is consistent with the General Design Guidelines and the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines; and 2. The Landmarks design review committee shall review details for the building including, materials, fenestration patterns on the north, west and south elevations of the building, doors and window details including moldings, headers and sills, railings, colors, lighting and signage on the property to ensure that the approval is consistent with the General Design Guidelines and the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines and the intent of this approval. 3. Reduce the perceived height of the building. 4. Express and celebrate the chamfer corner and west elevation. [02:52:30 audio minutes, part 1] BREAK B. [00:00:15 audio minutes, part 2] Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate application to demolish an existing non-contributing house and, in its place, construct a new 2,600 sq. ft. house at 341 Spruce St. in the Mapleton Hill Historic District, pursuant to section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2017-00103). Owner / Applicant: Justin and Nancee Gold / Nicholas Fiore Ex Parte Contacts E. Budd, W. Jellick, and D. Yin had no ex parte contacts. R. Pelusio, F. Sheets, and D. Ensign made site visits. Staff Presentation J. Hewat presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board adopt and approve. Applicant’s Presentation Nicholas Fiore, 1265 Berea Ave., architect/applicant, presented the project to the board and answered questions from the Landmarks Board. Public Comment Will Murray, 1701 15th St., #204, spoke in support of the application from his perspective of having lived in the house for 20 plus years. Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support of most of staff’s recommendation especially with regard to the conditions of simplifying the fenestrations and dormers. Motion On a motion by W. Jellick, and seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board voted (5-0) to adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017, as the findings of the board Landmarks Board to approve the demolition of the non-contributing house and the construction of the proposed 2,600 sq. ft. house at 341 Spruce St. as shown on plans dated 04/04/2017, finding that they generally meet the standards for issuance of a Landmark Alteration Certificate in Chapter 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, subject to the conditions below and adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017 in matter 5B (HIS2017-00103) as findings of the board, as condition 2b. amended by D. Yin Staff considers that if the applicant complies with the conditions listed below, the proposed demolition and new construction will be generally consistent with the conditions specified in Section 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, the General Design Guidelines, and the Mapleton Hill Historic District Design Guidelines. CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL: 1. The applicant shall be responsible for constructing the house in compliance with the approved plans dated 04/04/2017, except as modified by these conditions of approval. 2. Prior to submitting a building permit application and final issuance of the Landmark Alteration Certificate, the applicant shall submit the following, which shall be subject to the final review and approval of the Landmarks design review committee (Ldrc): final architectural plans that include revisions to ensure that the final design of the building is: a. Consistent with the General Design Guidelines and the Mapleton Hill Historic District Design Guidelines; and b. Simplify the massing, shapes, the number of materials and window styles and door types, and consider reducing the scale of the front porch. 3. The Ldrc shall review details for the building, including dormers, wall materials, fenestration patterns on the front, north and south elevations, doors and window details including moldings, and proposed insets, paint colors, and hardscaping on the property to ensure that the a pproval is consistent with the General Design Guidelines and the Mapleton Hill Historic District Guidelines and the intent of this approval. C. [01:04:25 audio minutes, part 2] Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate application to demolish a detached garage and, its place, construct 190 sq. ft. storage building and trash enclosure at 2124 14th St., (property landmark application pending), per Section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2017-00104). Owner / Applicant: First United Methodist Church of Boulder / Shannon Cox Baker Ex Parte Contacts E. Budd and W. Jellick had no ex parte contacts; R. Pelusio, F. Sheets, and D. Yin reviewed the overall project regarding the seven landmark designations at the Landmarks Board meeting early this year; and D. Ensign recused himself from the matter. Staff Presentation J. Hewat presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board approve the demolition and proposed new construction with conditions. Applicant’s Presentation Shannon Cox Baker, 3848 Elmhurst Pl., applicant, presented the project to the board and answered questions from the Landmarks Board. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support of demolition of the shed. She also took the opportunity to express that she, on behalf of Historic Boulder, is thrilled to have seven buildings designated as a part of the overall project. Motion On a motion by E. Budd, and seconded by F. Sheets, the Landmarks Board voted (5-0) to adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017, as the findings of the board Landmarks Board approve the demolition of the c. 1930 garage and the construction of the proposed 128 sq. ft. storage shed and trash enclosure at 2124 14th St., as shown on plans dated 03/13/2017, finding that they generally meet the standards for issuance of a Landmark Alteration Certificate in Chapter 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, subject to the conditions below and adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017 in matter 5C as findings of the board. as condition 2c. amended by D. Yin. Staff recommends that if the applicant complies with the conditions listed below, the proposed demolition and new construction will be generally consistent with the conditions specified in Section 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, and the General Design Guidelines. CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL: 1. The applicant shall be responsible for constructing the accessory building in compliance with the approved plans dated 03/13/2017, except as modified by these conditions of approval. 2. Prior to submitting a building permit application and final issuance of the Landmark Alteration Certificate, the applicant shall submit to the Landmarks design review committee (Ldrc), for its final review and approval: a. Final architectural plans that include revisions to ensure that the final design of the building is consistent with the General Design Guidelines and the intent of this approval; b. The applicant shall change the siding on new storage shed from T-111 siding to solid wood siding to make the shed more compatible with the main house. D. [01:28:40 audio minutes, part 2] Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate to relocate a contributing garage on-site, remove a non- contributing shed, and construct a new 964 sq. ft. two-car garage at 511 Marine St. in the Highland Lawn Historic District per Section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code (HIS2017-00072). Owner / Applicant: Judy Patrick and Candice Dickinson / Kristin Lewis Ex Parte Contacts E. Budd, W. Jellick, and D. Yin had no ex parte contacts; R. Pelusio reviewed the overall property at the LDRC, but not the garage specifically; D. Ensign has made a site visit and knows the applicant Candice Dickinson; and F. Sheets recused herself, because she lives within 300 ft. of the property. Staff Presentation J. Hewat presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board adopt and approve. Applicant’s Presentation Candice Dickinson, 511 Marine St., owner, presented the project to the board and answered questions from the Landmarks Board. Judy Patrick, 511 Marine St., owner, expressed her support for the project so that she may have an office on top of the garage and not in the house. Kristin Lewis, 1928 14th St., architect, spoke in support of the project. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support of relocating the existing garage and did not have concerns about the size of the new construction. Motion On a motion by D. Yin, and seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board voted (4-0, F. Sheets recused due to proximity of her residence) adopt the staff memorandum dated May 3, 2017, as the findings of the board and approve a landmark alteration certificate to remove the non-historic carport and shed, to relocate the contributing garage, and to construct a new, two-car garage at the local historic landmark property located at 511 Marine St. in the Highland Lawn Historic District in that the proposed construction meets the requirements set forth in Chapter 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, subject to the conditions below, and adopt this memorandum as findings of the board. This recommendation is based upon staff’s opinion that if the applicant complies with the conditions listed below, the proposed demolition and new construction will be generally consistent with the conditions specified in Section 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, the General Design Guidelines and the Highland Lawn Historic District Design Guidelines. CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL: 1. The applicant shall be responsible for constructing the house in compliance with the approved plans dated 04/03/2017, except as modified by these conditions of approval. 2. Prior to submitting a building permit application and final issuance of the Landmark Alteration Certificate, the applicant shall submit to the Landmarks design review committee (Ldrc), for its final review and approval: c. Details on the methodology for moving and rehabilitating the historic garage; consistent with the General Design Guidelines the Highland Lawn Historic District Design Guidelines; and d. Final architectural plans that include details for the new building including wall and roof materials, door and window details, and hardscaping on the property to ensure that the final design of the building is consistent with the General Design Guidelines the Highland Lawn Historic District Design Guideline and the intent of this approval. 6. [02:13:30 audio minutes, part 2] MATTERS FROM THE LANDMARKS BOARD, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND CITY ATTORNEY A. D. Yin nominated E. Budd, seconded by W. Jellick, as Chair of the board (5-0). R. Pelusio nominated D. Yin, seconded by W. Jellick, as Vice Chair of the board (5-0). B. Update Memo 7. DEBRIEF MEETING/CALENDAR CHECK 8. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 11:32 p.m. Approved on _______________, 2017 Respectfully submitted, ____________________________, Chairperson