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Historic Commission Meeting

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Meeting Minutes
April 2, 2014
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
REGULAR MEETING - CALL TO ORDER, 6:08p.m. – SISKIYOU ROOM in the Community Development/Engineering Services Building, located at 51 Winburn Way
Historic Commissioners Present:   Terry Skibby, Allison Renwick, Sam Whitford, Dale Shostrom,   Tom Giordono, Ally Phelps, Keith Swink
Commission Members Absent:  Kerry Kencairn, Victoria Law
Council Liaison: Mike Morris, Absent
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Amy Gunter, Clerk: Regan Trapp
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The meeting date was incorrect  in the minutes from March 2014. Mrs. Trapp corrected the minutes.  Ms.  Phelps motioned that minutes be approved,  Mr. Skibby seconded.
PUBLIC FORUM:  There was no one in the audience wishing to speak.
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:  Counselor Morris was absent, so no report was given.. 
 PUBLIC HEARING: Commissioner Skibby read the procedure for public hearings .
PLANNING ACTION:     PA-2014-00 251                                   
SUBJECT PROPERTY: 30 South First Street
APPLICANT:                 Oregon Shakespeare Festival
DESCRIPTION:              A request for Site Review approval to allow renovation of the existing OSF Scene Production Facility, a historic contributing building at 30 South First Street, into a Rehearsal Center.   Also included is a request for a Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of eight trees over six-inches in diameter-at-breast-height (d.b.h.)
Mrs. Gunter gave the staff report for this and stated it is under significant interior renovation. Exterior aspects of the renovation are windows and fixing of some mechanical equipment mess out of the backside of the building.  They will remove a couple of trees to accomplish this.  Windows will be the same as proposed. They are putting a recessed storefront door at one of the corners where there is an opening and adding some signs.  They will be changing the roof, gable and the elevator lift area.  The elevator lift will be exposed out of the roof in order to get the clearances they need. It is located on elevation 2, 3, and 4. There is an exterior staircase being added as well. 
Commisioner  Skibby opened  the public hearing.
 Ogden, Romer,  and Wilkerson Architecture
David Wilkerson and Dave Stevens
2950 E. Barnett Rd, Medford, OR 97504
Paul Nicolson from OSF
Mr. Wilkerson discussed their project with the commission and about what would be replaced and what materials would be used. It started as a window project, and grew from there.  In addition to replacing the windows, maintenance work is being done on the existing roof. The roof that is there now is an older pre-engineered metal building structure from the late 80’s.   Because of the condition of the roof they will be covering it with a TPO (thermo plastic) membrane, not visible from the street, suitable for a lower slope roof.  To increase energy efficiency, they are making the roof white.  Seams will not be visible from the street.  Making the roof a different color other than white, would be more of a cost. They will be replacing the existing metal panel gables with a board and batten façade and provide a new exterior paint scheme. The battens will run vertically and horizontally. They will replace the existing northwest corner CMU and storefront which faces the main street, with a new folding glass door and complimentary storefront. They will be replacing the windows to much of their original state.  Valuation of this project is estimated at 3 million. 
Public hearing was closed at 6:50pm.
There were several questions from the commission so the public hearing was re-opened at 6:55pm for further questions. .
Public hearing was closed at 7:05
Commissioner Swink motioned to explore options of alternative roofing because of the visual impact on the SW corner of the building.  Commissioner Skibby seconded the motion, no one opposed.
There was no old business to discuss.
Historic Preservation Presentation at Ashland City Council – April 15, 2014, 7
Mrs Gunter stated that city council needs a representative from the group to speak at the next meeting.  Council would like commission to speak on what they have been doing the last year or two.  A   5 – 10 minute presentation is needed. After much discussion, Commissioner Swink agreed to do the presentation with Mrs. Gunter’s help.
Historic Preservation Week – Award Winner write-ups
The Commissioners will do write-ups on the properties listed below.  The write-ups are due the second week of April.  It was decided that an online scrapbook would be made for each winner and commissioner Swink would take over this project with Mrs. Gunter’s help. 
112 Pine, Mr. Giordano
Enders Shelter, Mrs. Gunter
Atkinson Bridge, Mrs Gunter
134 Terrace, Ms. Phelps
Certificates and photo albums will be given to winners with photo images, of the winners available on the city website. Commissioner Skibby will take photos of all the winners and also lead the walking tour. The mausoleum will be open all day on May 21st.  The ceremony is scheduled for, Weds, May 21, 2014 at 1pm, at the Community Center.  Commission members are asked to be there by 12:30 for setup.
It was discussed that the historic photo albums be updated and placed in scrapbooks with photo CD’s placed in the back of each book.  This discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
Review Board Schedule
April 3rd Keith, Allison
April 10th Tom, Sam, Ally
April 17th Terry, Ally, Dale
April 24th Terry, Allison, Kerry
May 1st Keith, Dale, Kerry
Project Assignments for Planning Actions – Review Update
BD-2011-01029 400 Allison (Robin Biermann) New SFR  (under construction) Whitford/Renwick
BD-2011-00621 89 Oak St (Amorotico) New façade on building (under construction) Shostrom
BD-2013-00256 175 Lithia Wy (First Place Partners)  3-story mixed use building (under constr) Giordano
BD-2013-00718 5 B Street (Spartan Properties) New Comm Bldg  (under construction) Phelps
PA-2014-00251 30 S. First St Whitford
PA-2014-00491 566 Fairview St. New second unit over new garage (no submittal yet) Shostrom
BD-2013-00813 19 Gresham / 374 Hargadine  (No Submittal yet) Swink
PA-2013-01388 14 Calle Guanajuato (Sandlers) Restaurant Renwick
PA-2013-01421 270 N First St (Nisha Jackson) New SFR Renwick
PA-2013-01829 60 Alida St  (Micah & Greta Lieberman) new garage & ARU Shostrom
PA-2013-01828 310 Oak St (Brent Thompson) 2 new Res units in Comm Bldg Shostrom
Next meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2014, 6:00 pm.
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:58 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Regan Trapp

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