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Historic Commission Meeting

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2014
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
REGULAR MEETING - CALL TO ORDER  6;05,p.m. – SISKIYOU ROOM in the  Community Development/Engineering Services Building, located at 51 Winburn Way
Historic Commissioners Present:  Mr. Giordano, Ms. Renwick, Mr. Whitford, Mr.  Shostrom, Mr. Skibby, Mr. Swink, Mr. Ladygo
Commission Members Absent:  Ms. Kencairn (U), Mr. Emery(E)
Council Liaison :  Mike Morris
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Amy Gunter, Clerk: Regan Trapp
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:   Mr. Whitford motioned that the minutes be approved from November 5, 2014. Mr.Swink seconded.  Mr. Giordano abstained. No one opposed
PUBLIC FORUM:    There was no one in the audience wishing to speak. 
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:  Mr. Morris gave the council liaison report.  Mr. Morris discussed some changes to the land use ordinance and that it went through first reading with the City Council. Mr. Morris reported that the Normal plan is going back to the parks, traffic, and planning commissions for further review. 
Mr. Skibby read aloud the procedures for public hearings.  

PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2014-01880                           

SUBJECT PROPERTY:   280 Liberty Street 

APPLICANT:  Jason Eaton (Conscious Construction, Inc.)

OWNER:  Joan Kleen

DESCRIPTION:   A request for Site Review and Conditional Use Permit approvals to construct a new approximately 400 square foot accessory residential unit for the property located at 280 Liberty Street.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09DA; TAX LOT: 4500

Ms. Gunter gave the staff report on this planning action and she remarked that staff concerns were the orientation to the alley.
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicant.
Jason Eaton, contractor, resides at 865 Henry Street, explained that the property is not in the local historic district but in the national historic district. Mr. Eaton spoke in detail about the small accessory residential unit they are adding.  Main house has vertical siding, standards state new construction shall be contemporary in design and shall be differentiated from historic residence.  Applicant has proposed 12 inch board and batten siding with no corner trim,  2x2 window trim, and 6/12 pitch roof, with a  galvanized steel shed roof over porch.  Mr. Shostrom motioned to approved PA-2014-01880 as depicted, with the revised elevations. Mr. Giordano seconded.  No one opposed. 

PLANNING ACTION:  2014-01956

SUBJECT PROPERTY:  First Place Subdivision, corner of Lithia Way & First Street

OWNER/APPLICANT:   First Place Partners, LLC     
DESCRIPTION:   A request for Site Review approval to construct the second and third phases of the First Place Subdivision for the property located at the corner of Lithia Way and First Street.  Phase One, a three-story 18,577 square foot mixed-use building (Plaza West) consisting of basement parking, commercial and residential space on the first floor and residential space on the second and third floors was recently completed at 175 Lithia Way.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial; ZONING: C-1; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09DA; TAX LOT: 10100, 11601, 11701 and 15000
Plaza North Building
Ms. Gunter gave the staff report on the Plaza North building on First Street (across from the post office).
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicants.
The applicants spoke about Plaza North building and it’s history. Mark Knox, applicant representative, briefly went through the site plan for Plaza North. Mr. Knox showed renderings of different perspectives/elevations and what the building will look like. 
Steve Ennis, project architect, spoke about the shape of the lot, floor plans, materials used in the design, and spoke about why they used the stepping design on this building.
Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing to the applicants and opened to the commission for comments.
Mr. Colin Swales, 96 Coolidge, sent an email of public comments to be read at the hearing in regards to the Plaza West building. Mr. Swink read the email into record.   His concerns are height, setbacks, massing, color, building and window design.
Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing and opened up to comments from the commission.
Mr. Shostrom expressed concern that the building didn’t have any headers near the entrance and noticed the elevation pictures make it look recessed and dark around the Lithia Way approach.  The Commission agreed that the addition of a lintil would add interest to the entrance at the intersection of the South and east facades, and the street, and break up the massing on that recessed entrance.
Plaza East Building
Ms. Gunter gave the staff report on the Plaza East building. 
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicants.
Mark Knox and Jerome White, project architect discussed the Plaza East building.  The applicants addressed design of the building, including materials and window selections. 
 Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing to the applicants and opened to the commission for comments.
Mr. Knox provided rebuttal to Mr. Swales email by stating that the design is subjective.  They have addressed all the standards and feel they comply with the criteria for the exceptions.  He feels like there has been a commendable effort by the owner and the architects.
Mr. Whitford motioned to approve PA-2014-01956 with the conditions, regarding Plaza North that the addition of a lintil would add interest to the entrance at the intersection of the South and east facades, and the street, and break up the massing on that recessed entrance.  Mr. Shostrom seconded. No one opposed.

OLD BUSINESS:  There was no old business to discuss.
A.  Review Board Schedule
B.  Project Assignments for planning actions
C.  Welcome to Andrew Ladygo.  Mr. Ladygo told the commission about his qualifications and experience and remarked that he is excited about this opportunity. 
DISCUSSION ITEMS:  There were no items for discussion.
Review Board Schedule
December 4th Sam, Keith, Allison
December 11th Allison, Andrew, Bill
December 18th Tom, Andrew, Bill
December 24th Allison, Terry, Dale
December 31st Dale, Terry
January 8th Sam, Keith, Allison
Project Assignments for Planning Actions – Review Update
PA-2014-01956 Lithia Way & First All Commissioners
PA-2014-01880 280 Liberty Skibby
PA-2014-01388 107 Fork St. Emery
PA-2014-01126 345 Lithia Way-Gas station conversion to retail/restaurant-No permit as of yet Giordano
PA-2014-00725 121 Manzanita-Under construction Whitford
PA-2014-00725 469 Allison-Under construction Swink
PA-2014-00710/711 143/135 Nutley Swink and Whitford
PA-2014-01283 172 Skidmore Shostrom
BD-2013-00256 175 Lithia Way – Under construction Giordano
BD-2013-00718 5 B Street – Under construction/ almost done Not assigned
PA-2014-00251 30 S. First St. – No new permits issued Whitford
PA-2014-00491 566 Fairview St.  – Under construction/almost done Shostrom
BD-2013-00813 374 Hargadine – Under construction/almost done Swink
PA-2013-01388 14 Calle Guanajuato(Sandlers) Restaurant-Under construction/almost done Renwick
PA-2013-01421 270 N. First St.(Nisha Jackson)- Building permits issued Renwick
PA-2013-01829 60 Alida St. (Lieberman) - Complete Shostrom
PA-2013-01828 310 Oak St. (Thompson) – No new permits issued Shostrom
Next meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2015, 6:00 pm.
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at  8:10pm.
Respectfully submitted by Regan Trapp

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