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10.4.2017 LB meeting minutes_DRAFT CITY OF BOULDER LANDMARKS BOARD October 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 1777 Broadway, Municipal Building, Council Chambers The following are the action minutes of the October 4, 2017 City of Boulder Landmarks Board meeting. Unfortunately, due to equipment failure there is not a digital recording of this meeting. This written copy of action minutes (maintained for a period of seven years) are retained in Central Records; they can be reached by phone at 303-441-3043 or https://documents.bouldercolorado.gov/WebLink/Welcome.aspx. You may also find a copy online via the City of Boulder’s Historic Preservation webpage at https://bouldercolorado.gov/boards-commissions/landmarks-board-lb-current-agenda, then select Search for Past Meeting Materials – Landmarks Board. BOARD MEMBERS: Eric Budd, Chair William Jellick Ronnie Pelusio Fran Sheets Deborah Yin David Ensign, *Planning Board representative without a vote and unavailable to attend 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 6:17 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On a motion by R. Pelusio, seconded by E. Budd, the Landmarks Board approved (5-0) the minutes as amended of the September 6, 2017 Landmarks Board meeting minutes. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA Kristin Creamer, 1035 Kalmia Ave., stated that she is here to address any questions that arise during a possible discussion of her application. 4. DISCUSSION OF LANDMARK ALTERATION AND DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS ISSUED AND PENDING • 1035 Kalmia Ave. – Stay-of-Demolition expires Jan. 2, 2018 Marcy Cameron reported that the Landmarks Board received an email from a neighbor, Amy Hubbard, on October 4, 2017 in support of the demolition. There has not been another meeting since the board last received an update on the case. M. Cameron noted that this is a unique example of an intact agricultural property, but that landmark designation over the owners’ objection, particularly for an accessory building, is very rare. E. Budd asked K. Creamer to restate her position and she remarked that they support demolition of the structure, and called attention to the fact that two of the five accessory buildings on the property will be preserved. D. Yin expressed interest in investigating initiating landmark designation of many if not all the structures, except the house, on the property and not only the structure currently being reviewed. On a motion by E. Budd, and seconded by R. Pelusio, to vote on issuing a demolition permit at the next meeting. After board discussion, E. Budd withdrew the motion and encouraged the board to make site visits and clarify their recommendations to discuss at the next meeting and to not take no action tonight. • Statistical Report 5. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM A. Public hearing and consideration of issuance of a demolition permit for the house at 744 University Ave., a non-landmarked building over 50 years old, pursuant to Section 9-11-23 of the Boulder Revised Code (HIS2017-00275). Owner / Applicant: James Sonn / Public Works, City of Boulder Ex Parte Contacts E. Budd and R. Pelusio had no ex parte contacts. F. Sheets and D. Yin made site visits. W. Jellick replied to an email from Waylon Lewis, directing him to contact staff. Staff Presentation M. Cameron presented the case to the board, with the staff recommendation that the Landmarks Board issue a stay of demolition in order to provide time to offer the property to someone who would relocate the building outside of the High Hazard zone. If,at the end of the stay, a feasible relocation plan is not identified, staff recommends the Landmarks Board issue the demolition permit in order for Public Works to make flood mitigation improvements. Applicant’s Presentation Katie Knapp, City of Boulder, Public Works, Engineering Project Manager Flood Management and Greenways, spoke in support of the application. She shared the goals of the Flood Management Program regarding Gregory Canyon Creek and the 744 University Ave. property. Ms. Knapp imparted that one of the objectives of the Greenways Program is to preserve structures and that there is interest in identifying an entity to move the structure. She requested that the stay of demolition be shortened to 30 days and that the requirement of archivally documenting the building be delegated to the historic preservation program. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Executive Director of Historic Boulder, reported that the Historic Boulder, Inc. board unanimously supported staff’s recommendation, but are not necessarily concerned about length of the 180 days for the stay of demolition. She stated that Historic Boulder is interested in facilitating relocation of the building. Ms. Daniels indicated that they believed the structure meets the criteria for landmark designation and have interest in pursuing such (if relocated). In addition, Historic Boulder expressed a preference to work with the city in creating a plan for all the structures identified along the Gregory Canyon Creek as high hazard properties. Motion On a motion by E. Budd, and seconded by R. Pelusio, the Landmarks Board voted (4-1, F. Sheets opposed to shortening the length of stay) to issue a stay of demolition for the building located at 744 University Ave., for a period not to exceed 180 days (March 7, 2018) from the day the permit application was accepted by the city manager, adopting the staff memorandum. He further moved that: 1. If, at the end of the stay, alternatives have not been found, the demolition permit will issue, in order for the Public Works Department to make flood mitigation improvements as identified in the Gregory Canyon Creek Master Plan. 2. The board hold a hearing at the December Landmarks Board meeting to consider early issuance of the demolition permit application. 6. MATTERS FROM THE LANDMARKS BOARD, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND CITY ATTORNEY A. Update Memo B. Recently Approved Landmark Alteration Certificates C. Subcommittee Updates • Stay-of-Demolition Effectiveness – Fran, Ronnie and Eric • Solar Panels and Historic Buildings – Deborah • Downtown Signage – Deborah, Bill and Fran • Community Engagement – Deborah and Bill 7. DEBRIEF MEETING/CALENDAR CHECK 8. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 10:17 p.m. Approved on _______________, 2017 Respectfully submitted, ____________________________, Chairperson