Historic Commission Regular Meeting
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
ASHLAND HISTORIC COMMISSION
July 3, 2013
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING, 6:15 pm
Historic Commissioners Present: Dale Shostrom, Keith Swink, Ally Phelps, Allison Renwick, Kerry Kencairn
Commission Members Absent: Sam Whitford, Terry Skibby, Tom Giordano, Victoria Law
Council Liaison: Greg Lemhouse - absent
High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Amy Gunter; Clerk: Billie Boswell
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Keith Swink made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2013 meeting. Allison Renwick seconded the motion. They were approved unanimously.
PUBLIC FORUM: none
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT: Greg Lemhouse-absent
PLANNING ACTION: PA-2013-00836
SUBJECT PROPERTY: 140-142 N Third Street
OWNER/APPLICANT: Ann and Martha McIntyre
DESCRIPTION: Request for a Residential Site Review approval to construct a new residential dwelling unit at the rear of the property adjacent to the alley for the property located at 140 and 142 Third Street. The existing second dwelling unit located directly behind the front residence will convert to a guest house. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low-Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09BA; TAX LOTS: 8200
Chairman Shostrom asked if there were any ex-parte contact or conflict of interest. Ms. Kencairn and Ms. Renwick disclosed that they had visited and walked the property. Ms. Gunter explained the application and layout of the existing buildings and how their uses would be modified. Ms. Renwick asked the applicant, Ann McIntyre, about the type and setting of the windows. Ms. McIntyre said the final decisions had not been made yet. Ms. Renwick suggested that a 5.5” vertical space be maintained between the double hung windows making it more in keeping with the historical design. Chairman Shostrom also recommended the window and door headers be placed at the same height.
Chairman Shostrom made a motion to recommend approval with the suggested conditions of a 4.5”-6” separation between the windows and maintaining consistent door and window header heights. Ms. Renwick seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
PLANNING ACTION: PA-2013-00831
SUBJECT PROPERTY: 370 E Main Street
OWNER/APPLICANT: Edward “Web” Staunton
DESCRIPTION: Request for a Site Review approval to modify the exterior façade of a Historic Contributing Structure in the Downtown for the property located at 370 E Main Street. The applicant has proposed to install folding doors in place of the fixed windows and to move the existing recessed entry forward to five feet from the front façade of the building. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial Downtown; ZONING: C-1-D; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09BD; TAX LOTS: 6500
Chairman Shostrom confirmed there was no exparte contact or conflict of interest issues. Ms. Gunter explained the applicant, Web Staunton, wants to open a juice bar in the old Laundromat building. The only comment received from a neighbor was concerns about the engineering required to open up the front façade. She assured the neighbor that the building code would address those concerns. Mr. Staunton passed around historic pictures of the building. He said the front doors will fold flat back against the interior walls so the juice bar will glow out to the street. Chairman Shostrom asked how deep the awning would be and he said it was 4 feet. Ms. Renwick felt the angled beams over the doorway looked too 70’s and would prefer them to be straight. Ms. Kencairn agreed. Mr. Swink didn’t feel they were as angled as the picture indicated and felt they were different but compatible. Mr. Staunton confirmed that the angle is less than the perspective shown in the picture. They would also have Plexiglas between the beams for drainage. Ms. Renwick suggested painting the beams a dark color such as brown to minimize their prominence.
Chairman Shostrom made a motion to recommend approval of the project with the condition of limiting the slope of the entry beams to 1.5 inches per 12 inches. Mr. Swink seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Ms. Kencairn had to leave the meeting and since there was no longer a quorum, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.