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8.2.2017 LB meeting minutes_signed CITY OF BOULDER LANDMARKS BOARD August 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 1777 Broadway, Municipal Building, Council Chambers The following are the action minutes of the August 2, 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, 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, Senior Assistant City Attorney James Hewat, Senior Historic Preservation Planner Marcy Cameron, Historic Preservation Planner Holly Opansky, Landmarks Board Secretary Tony Wiese, Historic Preservation Intern 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 July 5, 2017 Landmarks Board meeting minutes. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA 4. DISCUSSION OF LANDMARK ALTERATION AND DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS ISSUED AND PENDING [00:04:50 audio minutes] • Statistical Report 5. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM[00:07:10- 01:32:20 audio minutes] A. [00:07:10 audio minutes]Public hearing and consideration of a motion to adopt a resolution to initiate the process for the designation of the property at 31317th St. (on which a stay-of-demolition was imposed on April 5, 2017), as an individual landmark pursuant to Section 9-11-3, B.R.C. 1981 (HIS2016-00325). Owner/Applicant: Margaret Freund/Ed Byrne Ex Parte Contacts Nothing was mentioned during this meeting, but at the April 2017 public hearing, R. Pelusio, F. Sheets, and D. Yin had no ex parte contacts. W. Jellick made site visits. E. Budd made a site visit and serves on the Better Boulder steering committee with the applicant,but they have not discussed the case. Staff Presentation M. Cameron presented the case to the board, with a staff recommendation to not initiate landmark designation to direct staff to issue a demolition permit. Applicant's Presentation Ed Byrne, 250 Arapahoe Ave., provided the board with written comments and was available for questions from the board. Public Comment Abby Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Director of Historic Boulder, stated that while Historic Boulder supported a stay-of-demolition for the application, the organization is not taking a position on the initiation of landmark designation. She spoke of Historic Boulder's efforts to pursue creative alternatives during stays-of-demolition. Motion On a motion by R. Pelusio, and seconded by B.Jellick, the Landmarks Board voted (3-2, F. Sheets and D. Yin opposed) to approve the application for demolition, finding that due its moderate level of architectural integrity, its marginal significance for its association with past residents, the fact that it is not located in an identified potential historic district, and the fact that there has been little public interest in the preservation of the buildings, initiating landmark designation over the owner's objection would not draw a reasonable balance between private property rights and the public interest in preserving the city's cultural, historic and architectural heritage, and that the Landmarks Board adopt the staff memorandum dated August 2, 2017, as the findings of the board. As a condition of approval, prior to issuance of the demolition permit, the applicant shall submit to PH+S staff for review, approval, and 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 building depicting existing conditions, fully annotated with architectural details and materials indicated on the plans; and 3. Medium format archival quality color photographs of all exterior elevations. F. Sheets voted in opposition, citing the lack of change in a building that represents a part of Boulder's history, believes the house is recoverable and could meet a need for affordable housing, and acknowledged that there has not been a lot of community support. D. Yin voted in opposition, citing architectural and structural merit of the building and that it is in good condition. She expressed that while the people associated with house may not be prominent in the traditional sense, as a group represent modest working people that created the community, and because of the lot size the house could be saved, added onto by-right and representing a reasonable balance of the public good and private property rights. B. [00:53:50 audio minutes] Public hearing and consideration of issuance of a demolition permit for an accessory building located at 1035 Kalmia Ave., a non- landmarked building over 50 years old, pursuant to Section 9-11-23 of the Boulder Revised Code 1981 (HIS2017-00179). Owner/Applicant: Kristin and Orion Creamer Ex Parte Contacts E. Budd, B.Jellick, and R. Pelusio had no ex parte contacts, but is on the stay-of- demolition subcommittee. F. Sheets and D. Yin were on the board when all buildings on the property were previously proposed for demolition. D. Yin knows the owners, but they have not spoken in the last year. Staff Presentation M. Cameron presented the case to the board, with a staff recommendation to issue a stay of demolition. Applicant's Presentation Kristin Creamer, 1035 Kalmia Ave., owner and applicant explained the desire to demolish the accessory building noting its constrictive proximity to the house, and clarified the estimated cost of relocation to be around $50,000. Public Comment Abbey Daniels, 1200 Pearl St., Director of Historic Boulder, spoke in support of a stay of demolition to explore options. Pia Gerstle, 920 Jasmine Cir., spoke in support of preserving the building. Heidi Gerstle,920 Jasmine Cir., spoke in support of preserving the building. Motion On a motion by F. Sheets, and seconded by B.Jellick, the Landmarks Board voted (5-0) to issue a stay of demolition for the accessory building located at 1035 Kalmia Ave., for a period not to exceed 180 days from the day the permit application was accepted by the city manager, adopting the staff memorandum with the findings listed below, in order to explore alternatives to demolishing the building. A 180-day stay period would expire on January 2, 2018. B.Jellick and R. Pelusio were selected as Landmarks Board to representatives for this case. 6. MATTERS FROM THE LANDMARKS BOARD, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND CITY ATTORNEY[01:32:20 audio minutes] a. Update memo b. Subcommittee updates c. Retreat follow-up: 2018 Landmarks Board priorities d. Landmark Alteration Certificate follow-up on recently approved cases 7. DEBRIEF MEETING/CALENDAR CHECK 7. ADJOURNMENT[02:36:00 audio minutes] The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m. Approved on GT 2017 Respectfully submitted,' 1 Chairperson