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Historic Commission Regular Meeting

Agenda
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

ASHLAND HISTORIC COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

June 8, 2011

 

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

 

CALL TO ORDER – SPECIAL MEETING, 5:00 pm

 

Historic Commissioners Present:  Dale Shostrom, Terry Skibby, Keith Swink, Sam Whitford, Allison Renwick,

Tom Giordano, Ally Phelps

Commission Members Absent:  Kerry Kencairn (e)

Council Liaison: Michael Morris (arrived at 6:00 pm)

High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Planners: Derek Severson & Amy Gunter; Clerk: Billie Boswell

 

Historic District Design Standards Revision – Todd Scott reviewed the draft changes made to make Ashland’s Historic District Design Standards more in line with the federal standards and the Historic Commission’s goals. Section IV-B. was changed to Rehabilitation Standards to emphasize rehabilitation as opposed to remodel. Ms. Gunter asked if the definition of “rehabilitation” could be included. There was discussion regarding how additions should be delineated from the original structure in the line drawings. Also whether or not to encourage siding, windows and trim to match the existing home.   Ms. Gunter asked if the definition of “rehabilitation” could be included to differentiate it from “remodel”.    

 

On the illustrations, Section IV-C, several Commissioners suggested that an actual building drawing be used instead of a “box”.  On the new Section IV-C-11, Additions, it was asked that the illustrations be consistent with two homes so it doesn’t look like two houses were pushed together. It was also suggested that illustration IV-C-10 be added back with different pictures and a better description.  On the Downtown Design Standards the Commissioners supported adding an exception to allow historic architectural details to be retained on historic buildings.

 

Mr. Severson said the revised version would be presented to the Planning Commission on June 28th and the final would go to City Council on August 2nd.

CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING, 6:05 pm

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Renwick pointed out that on the 165 W Fork St project it was Ms. Phelps and not her that made comment on the siding. Mr. Whitford moved to approve the April 6, 2011 minutes as amended and the motion was seconded by Mr. Swink. Ms. Renwick abstained due to being absent and the minutes were approved unanimously by the remaining Commissioners.

 

PUBLIC FORUM:   None

 

PUBLIC HEARING: 

 

PLANNING ACTION:          2011-00558

SUBJECT PROPERTY:     39 Fourth Street

APPLICANT:                       Sarah Challman                  

DESCRIPTION: A request for a Conditional Use Permit approval for a Traveler’s Accommodation to be located within an Accessory Unit located behind 39 Fourth Street adjacent to the alley. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low-Density Multi-family ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09BD TAX LOT: 500

 

Mr. Severson explained that the applicant wants to convert an existing unit, built in 2001, to a Traveler’s Accommodation. No remodel would be required.

 

The applicant was not present.  There being no questions or concerns from the audience, the public hearing was closed. 

 

Mr. Giordano was concerned about the loss of an affordable rental unit.  Chairman Shostrom felt Traveler’s Accommodations have a direct impact on residential historic neighborhoods.  Mr. Swink said he thought Traveler’s Accommodations can actually rescue historic home because they are often rehabilitated and improved.  He also pointed out that they can always be reverted back to a rental.  Mr. Skibby agreed.  Mr. Severson pointed out that Traveler’s Accommodations were added to the code as a way to encourage rehabilitation of historic districts but requiring a CUP to address concerns of noise, parking, etc.  He did concede that some neighborhoods may be reaching a saturation point.

 

Mr. Whitford made a motion to recommend approval of the request as presented. It was seconded by Mr. Swink and the decision to recommend approval was unanimous.

 

PLANNING ACTION:          2011-00649

SUBJECT PROPERTY:      140 Central Ave

APPLICANT:                        Lois Van Aken                     

DESCRIPTION: A request for a Conditional Use Permit approval to reactivate a non-conforming structure to be used as habitable space; and a Conditional Use Permit to modify an existing CUP for an Traveler’s Accommodation unit, to have a total of 3 units.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: High Density Multi-Family;

ZONING: R-3; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04CC TAX LOT: 4400

 

Chairman Shostrom asked about exparte contact or conflict of interest.  Mr. Skibby said he talked to the owners about photos.  Mr. Severson explained that the applicant remodeled the out-building without a building permit and it currently does not meet fire and building codes. He said the owner plans to bring this building into compliance by removing the eaves on one side. She will then live in it, and rent out the main house and other 2 units for Traveler’s Accommodations. Mr. Shostrom questioned the bump-out used as a utility closet.

 

 Mr. Giordano made a motion to recommend approval for the project with the recommendation to retain the eaves and fireproof them as required by Building Code.  This revised design would be brought back for approval by the Historic Review Board.  Chairman Shostrom seconded the motion and it passed by majority vote, 6-1, with Mr. Whitford voting against it.

 

PLANNING ACTION:          2011-00668

SUBJECT PROPERTY:     66 Scenic

APPLICANT:                       Robyn Forsyth      

DESCRIPTION: A request for a Solar Access Variance approval to construct a detached garage structure. The structure will shade the property to the north more than permitted by code, the adjacent property owner has agreed to the requested shading. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential;

ZONING: R-1-7.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 08AD TAX LOT: 2400

 

Ms. Gunter explained that there are driveway and slope restrictions that contribute to the need for a solar variance for the detached garage with living space below.  She confirmed it would not shade any adjacent buildings.  The neighbor to the north has signed a Solar Variance agreement.

 

Mr. Giordano made a motion to approve the project as submitted.  Mr. Whitford seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:   

A.  Review Board Schedule

 

June 9th  

Terry, Keith

June 16th   

Terry, Sam, Dale

June 23rd   

Terry, Allison, Tom

June 30th   

Terry, Ally, Dale

July 7th    

Terry, Keith, Kerry    

 

 

C.  Project Assignments for Planning Actions – Added 66 Scenic with Ms. Phelps overseeing.

 

BD-2007-01764

160 Helman (Batzer-Comm Bldgs) {Recession Extension approved)}

Shostrom/Giordano

PA-2007-01939

175 Lithia Wy (formerly 165 Lithia) Archerd & Dresner-Mixed Use Bldg – (Expired 7/25/10)

Renwick

 

BD-2009-01288

165 W Fork – New SFR on hillside (new owner-Suncrest Hms) (Modification submitted)

Swink/Shostrom

 

BD-2009-00711

568 E Main St (McKechnie) Cucina Biazzi enclosed dining area (partial final)

Skibby

 

BD-2011-00436

426 A St (Sidney Brown) Mixed Use Bldg  (permit issued 5-18-11))

Giordano

 

PA-2009-00785

255 E Main (Ashland Elks) Balcony on rear (No permit yet; expired 8/27/10.)

Swink

 

PA-2010-00069

175 N Pioneer (Deli) Terrell   (no permit-code compliance letter written)

Shostrom

 

PA-2010-00486

820 C St (Ellison) Accessory Structure (finalled)

Giordano

 

PA-2010-00993

400 Allison (Robin Biermann) New SFR  (Modification submitted PA-2011-00043)

Whitford/Renwick

 

PA-2010-01239

85 Winburn (Phelps) New Restaurant/Café  (project withdrawn)

Shostrom

 

BD-2011-00820

156 Seventh (Annie McIntyre)  (Issued 7-12-11)

Renwick

 

BD-2011-00368

928 C St (92 Eighth St) (Charter) ARU (issued 7-11-11))

Swink

 

PA-2010-01611

260 First St (Syken) house to retail sales (appealed)

Phelps

 

PA-2011-00244

485 A St (Hoxmeier) enclosed porch & food truck (no permit)

Giordano

 

PA-2011-00256

134 Terrace (Allman) New SFR (no permit)

Whitford

 

BD-2011-00621

89 Oak St (Amorotico) New façade on building (under construction)

Shostrom

 

PA-2011-00668

66 Scenic (Forsyth) Solar Variance

Phelps

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  1. Mr. Severson announced that the project as 85 Winburn Wy was withdrawn June 8th by the applicant.
  2. Mr. Skibby asked about the status of the Gun Club lease.  Mr. Morris said it was scheduled for the July Council meeting.  Another consultant was hired to re-evaluate and estimate fees for clean-up.
  3. Mr. Severson announced that he was transitioning out and Amy Gunter would be the new Historic Commission staff liaison.

ADJOURNMENT

It was the unanimous decision of the Commission to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

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