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Historic Commission Regular Meeting

Agenda
Wednesday, June 03, 2009

ASHLAND HISTORIC COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2009

 

Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room

 

CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 pm

 

Historic Commissioners Present: Dale Shostrom, Terry Skibby, Allison Renwick, James Watkins, Keith Swink

Absent  Commission Members:  Sam Whitford, Alex Krach, Henry Baker, Tom Giordano

Council Liaison: Eric Navickas, absent

High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Planner: Angela Barry; Clerk: Billie Boswell;

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Watkins moved to approve the minutes of the June 3, 2009 meeting.  Mr. Swink seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

 

PUBLIC FORUM:   There being no one wishing to speak, Chairman Shostrom closed the Public Forum.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

 

A.       PLANNING ACTIONS:       2009-00554         

SUBJECT PROPERTIES: 555 Siskiyou Boulevard

APPLICANT:                         Stratford Inn

DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Review approval and a modification of the existing Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of a 28-seat outdoor café at the Stratford Inn Hotel located at 555 Siskiyou Boulevard. The application includes a request for a 9½ percent reduction in required off-street parking through a joint use parking credit.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION:  Retail Commercial; ZONING: C-1; ASSESSOR’S MAP #: 39 1E 09 AC; TAX LOTS: 14400, 14500 & 14600

 

Ms. Barry reviewed the proposal pointing out that the “S” sign shown would not be allowed per the City’s sign code.  Chairman Shostrom pointed out that the seating wall on the west side of the designated patio area would encroach into the setback.  Ms. Barry said a Public Work’s encroachment permit would be required.  Staff had no other issues with the proposal.

 

No one representing the Stratford Inn was in attendance and no one in the audience had comments.  Chairman Shostrom closed the public hearing.

 

 Mr. Watkins and Ms. Renwick felt the outdoor seating would enhance the corner.  Mr. Skibby asked if additional parking would be required.  Ms. Barry said it wasn’t an issue because, as an accessory to the hotel, there was already plenty of parking available.  Mr. Watkins confirmed that there was seating for 28 as stated.  Ms. Barry said it included the wall and bench seating shown.  Mr. Skibby felt it added life to the street. 

 

Mr. Skibby made a motion to recommend approval of the project.  Ms. Renwick seconded the motion.  It was approved unanimously.

 

 

B.    PLANNING ACTIONS:       2009-00555         

SUBJECT PROPERTIES:  125 Wimer Street

APPLICANT:         Karin Onkka

DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Review and Conditional Use Permit approval to operate a two-unit Traveler’s Accommodation (including an owner’s unit plus one guest unit) for the property located at 125 Wimer Street.  OMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION:  Low Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP #: 39 1E 05 DA; TAX LOT: 10700

 

Ms. Barry explained that this was a reactivation of a pre-existing Traveler’s Accommodation and that there would be no changes to the existing structure.  Chairman Shostrom pointed out that the off-street parking space appeared to encroach into the City right-of-way. The applicant, Karin Onkka, stated she was unsure of exactly where the property line was.  Ms. Renwick confirmed that the single-family residence was being converted from one unit to one unit plus a traveler’s accommodation unit and there would be no loss of a rental space.  Mr. Watkins asked about which areas of the home were “shared space” and Ms. Onkka said it would be the laundry and basement storage areas only. 

 

There being no further questions and no one in the audience to speak, the public meeting was closed.

 

Mr. Skibby felt it was a good use of the property and well maintained.  Ms. Renwick liked that it would not take away a full time rental.

 

Mr. Watkins made a motion to approve the project.  Mr. Swink seconded the motion and is passed unanimously.

 

There was consensus of the Commissioners to hear the Elks Club preliminary plans next.

 

 

COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

 

PreApp for 255 E. Main Street

Ashland Elks Lodge #944

 

Ms. Barry explained that the Ashland Elks Lodge was proposing to construct a balcony on the rear of the Elks Building.  She passed out a project description and plans.  Mr. Skibby said the applicant had presented the plan to the Historic Review Board on May 28, 2009 and they had referred it to the full commission.  Ms. Barry stated that staff had no concerns.

 

The applicant, Chris Garcia, Exulted Ruler of the Ashland Elks Lodge #944, explained the history of the building, the recent interior remodels, and the design plans for the new balcony of the rear of the building.  He said they would use all metal materials for fire safety and planned on screening the existing mechanical equipment.  The metal railing would be compatible with the railing in the front of the building except straight stock would be used instead of curved.  He presented the Commissioners with two different sized mesh screening materials and the larger-holed pattern was preferred.  A proposed awning would not be in the budget for this year so umbrellas would be used for sun and rain shelter.  Chairman Shostrom felt some kind of greenery would soften the look.  Overall, the Commissioners were supportive of the project.


 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.      Review Board Schedule

                                                                                           

June 4th

Terry, Keith, Henry

June 11th

Terry, Sam

June 18th

Terry, Henry, Allison

June 25th

Terry, Jim, Tom

July 2nd

Terry, Dale, Alex

July 9th

Terry, Keith, Jim

 

 

B.     Project Assignments For Planning Actions – Add 555 Siskiyou, Watkins

 

BD-2007-00545

11 First St (Ron Yamaoka) (under construction)

Skibby

BD-2007-01764

160 Helman (Batzer-Comm Bldgs) {Permit not issued-expired}

Shostrom/Giordano

PA-2007-01939

175 Lithia Wy (formerly 165 Lithia) Archerd & Dresner-Mixed Use Bldg (No Permit yet)

Renwick

PA-2008-00596

165 W Fork – New SFR on hillside (Ashley Jensen) (project on hold per appl)

Swink/Shostrom

BD-2008-01892

637/649 E Main – 2 Additional motel units (Runkel)  (finalled)

Renwick

BD-2008-01896

281 Fourth St – Noble Coffee Roaster (finalled)

Whitford

BD-2008-01995

21 Winburn Way-Conversion to Restaurant (finalled)

Skibby

PA-2009-00554

555 Siskiyou-Stratford Inn outside eating area

Watkins

 

 

C.     Single Family Residential Design Standards – No report

 

 

COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA – cont.

 

Mr. Skibby said he met with Paul Christensen about the Audio Tour script and clarified some of the historical information.  He said Mr. Christensen will rewrite and resubmit the script.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Renwick announced that she had withdrawn her resignation from the board and will continue to serve out her term.

 

Mr. Skibby said the next Mayor’s Brown Bag Lunch meeting will be the fourth Friday, June 26th.  He will attend.

 

The next Historic Commission meeting will be on July 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the Siskiyou Room.

 

ADJOURNMENT

It was the unanimous decision of the Commission to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

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