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11.1.2017 LB meeting minutes_signed CITY OF BOULDER LANDMARKS BOARD November 1,2017 at 7:00 p.m. 1777 Broadway, Municipal Building, Council Chambers The following are the action minutes of the November 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 (phone: 303- 441-3043). You may also listen to the recording on-line at: www.boulderplandevelop.net. BOARD MEMBERS: Eric Budd, Chair William Jellick Ronnie Pelusio Fran Sheets Deborah Yin David Ensign**Planning Board representative without a vote STAFF MEMBERS: Debra Kalish, Deputy 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, Chair E. Budd declared a quorum at 6:02 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On a motion by R. Pelusio, seconded by B.Jellick, the Landmarks Board approved (5-0) the minutes as amended of the October 4, 2017 Landmarks Board meeting minutes. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, reported that the Historic Boulder, Inc. attended a party at the Harbeck-Bergheim House (Boulder History Museum) in which many of the 300 guests expressed interest in learning more about the future of the building (since the museum is moving to 2205 Broadway, Boulder Masonic Lodge). On another topic, she shared their effort in finding resources to relocate 744 University Ave. and reported that two people are interested in submitting proposals to own and move the house to a new location . Kristin Creamer, 1035 Kalmia Ave., applicant for a demolition permit of same address, spoke in support of her request, stating that she considers their request to demolish a building is reasonable, considering that other buildings on the property are being rehabilitated and that a prior application (from a previous owner) proposed demolition of all buildings on the property. 4. DISCUSSION OF LANDMARK ALTERATION AND DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS ISSUED AND PENDING[00:03:22 audio minutes] • 1035 Kalmia Ave.-Stay-of-Demolition expires Jan. 2, 2018 On a motion from B.Jellick, seconded by D. Yin, (3-2 E. Budd and R. Pelusio opposed, noting the balance of property owner rights) moved to hold a public initiation hearing to consider landmark designation at the next Landmarks Board meeting on December 6, 2017. D. Yin amended, F. Sheets seconded, (3-2 E. Budd and R. Pelusio opposed, noting the balance of property owner rights) that the proposed landmark boundary encompassing the northern portion of the lot, measured6' south and 6' east of the stone accessory building proposed for demolition, extending to the west and north property lines. D. Yin clarified an ex parte contact that her husband worked with the owner19 years ago and while they are friends, she feels she can be impartial in the review of the demolition permit application. • 744 University Ave.-Stay-of-Demolition expires February 24, 2018 • Statistical Report 5. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM[00.50:40 audio minutes] A. Continuation of a public hearing and consideration of an application to designate five properties at 1406-08 Pine St., 1414 Pine St., 211814th St., 212414th St. and 213214th St., and portions of two properties at 1424 Pine St. and 1443 Spruce St. each as individual local landmarks pursuant to Section 9-11-5 of the Boulder Revised Code, 1981 (HIS2016-00127 and HIS2016-00358 to HIS2016-00363). Owner/Applicant: First United Methodist Church/Shannon Cox Baker Ex Parte Contacts D. Ensign recused himself because his involvement with a correlating entity. Staff Presentation M. Cameron presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board recommend designation of the properties to the City Council. APvlicant's Presentation Shannon Cox Baker, 3845 Elmhurst PI., SCB Consulting, the development consultant to the owners, expressed support for the project and answered questions from the board. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, commented that the Historic Boulder, Inc. supports these landmark designations. Motion On a motion by F. Sheets, and seconded by B.Jellick, (5-0) the Landmarks Board voted to recommend that the City Council designate the properties at 1406-08 Pine St., 1414 Pine St., 211814th St., 212414th St., and 213214th St., and the portions of the properties at 1424 Pine St. and 1443 Spruce St. identified in Attachment A, each as individual landmarks, finding that they meet the standards for individual landmark designation in Sections 9-11-1 and 9-11-2, B.R.C. 1981, and adopt the staff memorandum dated January 4, 2017 as the findings of the board. B. [01:24:50 audio minutes]Public hearing and consideration of a Landmark Alteration Certificate to replace existing wood siding with cementitious siding on a non-contributing building at 1039 Maxwell Ave. in the Mapleton Hill Historic District, per section 9-11-18 of the Boulder Revised Code (HIS2017-00221). Owner /Applicant: Maxwell Portland HOA/Meg Ritter, Redstone Property Management Ex Parte Contacts E. Budd D. Ensign D. Yin W.Jellick disclosed that he lives within 600' so he is aware of the property, though it is not enough to recuse. F. Sheets disclosed that she was approached by someone encouraging her to approve the application. R. Pelusio disclosed that he is the president of the Holiday HOA in which the Redstone Property Manager for which a board that he serves. It was decided that since Redstone is not the owner, that there was not a conflict. Staff Presentation J. Hewat presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board approve the application. Applicant's Presentation Laura Schafer, 1039 Maxwell Ave., #7, one of the seven owners/applicants, spoke in support of the application. She explained that they chose the Hardie board siding for its sustainability and longevity, as well as it is less flammable, and more cost effective in part due to less maintenance (painting), especially compared cedar. Ms. Schafer noted the unique situation that all owners are willing to invest in this project to help with the repair of the siding, instead of every 5 years. Natalie Wright, 1039 Maxwell Ave., #3, one of the seven owners/ applicants, spoke in support of the application. She highlighted that the disrepair includes rodents in walls, water damage, and structural problems. Chris Rosepihk, 12375 E Cornell Ave., #7, Aurora, CO 80014, contractor representing the James Hardie product, answered questions from the board. Motion On a motion by R. Pelusio, and seconded by D. Yin, the Landmarks Board voted to approve the proposal for the replacement of wood siding with non-textured cementitious lap siding at the non-contributing condominium building at 1039 Maxwell Ave., subject to the condition below, in that the proposal generally meets the standards in Section 9-11-18, B.R.C. 1981, and is generally consistent with the General Design Guidelines and Mapleton Hill Historic District Design Guidelines, and further, that the Board adopt this memorandum as findings of the Board. CONDITION OF APPROVAL 1. The applicant shall be responsible for ensuring that the siding is installed in compliance with all approved plans on file in the City of Boulder Planning Department, except as modified by these conditions of approval. This recommendation is based upon staff's opinion that, in this instance, if the applicant complies with the condition listed above, the proposed application of cementitious lap siding will be generally consistent with the conditions as specified in Section 9-11-18 B.R.C. 1981, the Mapleton Hill Historic District Design Guidelines and the General Design Guidelines. 6. MATTERS FROM THE LANDMARKS BOARD, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND CITY ATTORNEY[02:20:50 audio minutes] 1. Matters from the Landmarks Board, Planning Department, and City Attorney A. Update Memo B. Subcommittee Update 1) Design Guidelines and Code Revisions 2) Outreach and Engagement 3) Potential Resources 7. DEBRIEF MEETING/CALENDAR CHECK 8. ADJOURNMENT [03:22:52 audio minutes] The meeting adjourned at 10:37 p.m. Approved on 2017 Respectfully submitted, Chairperson