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Historic Commission Meeting

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Meeting Minutes
October 7, 2015
Community Development/Engineering Services Building Ė 51 Winburn Way Ė Siskiyou Room
REGULAR MEETING - CALL TO ORDER 6:0p.m. Ė SISKIYOU ROOM in the Community Development/Engineering Services Building, located at 51 Winburn Way
Historic Commissioners Present:  Mr. Skibby, Mr. Swink, Ms. Kencairn, Ms. Renwick, Mr. Whitford, Mr. Emery, Mr. Ladygo, Mr. Shostrom, Mr. Giordano
Commission Members Absent: 
Council Liaison :  Carol Voisin
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Mark Schexnayder; Clerk: Regan Trapp
Ms. Kencairn motioned to approve minutes from September 2, 2015.  Mr. Swink seconded.  Mr. Giordano abstained.  No one opposed.
There was no one in the audience wishing to speak.
Mr. Skibby requested that old business be moved up on the agenda before the Council Liaison report is given.     
Dan Merrill and Bruce Dickens with Ashland Parks and Recreation addressed the Commission.  They would like the Commission to consider a request to place a plaque on a large boulder in Railroad Park.  The plaque would commemorate the ceremony in which a golden spike was driven on December 17, 1887.  Mr. Merrill and Mr. Dickens would like to present to the signs and plaques committee of the Arts Commission and have the backing of the Historic Commission.
Ms. Renwick requested that the Commission help choose the actual plaque and stated she sent Mr. Merrill some design ideas prior to the meeting.  They discussed that having the plaque presentation as part of Historic Preservation week would be a good idea.
Ms. Voisin gave the Council Liaison report. 
Mr. Skibby read aloud the procedures for public hearings. 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2015-01517               
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  209 Oak St., 221 Oak St., 225 Oak St. and 11 B St.
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Spartan Ashland Natalie Real Estate, LLC
AGENTS:  Kistler, Small & White, Architects      
DESCRIPTION:  A request for Outline Plan, Final Plan and Site Design Review approvals for the properties at 209 Oak Street, 221 Oak Street, 225 Oak Street and 11 B Street.  The proposal includes the renovation of two existing, historic homes; the construction of six townhouses along B Street; and the construction a new, detached residential cottage.  Also included are requests for a Variance to allow a 15-foot wide, one-way driveway where a 20-foot driveway width would typically be required; two Conditional Use Permits to allow a 25 percent increase in the Maximum Permitted Floor Area, and to allow a commercial use within an existing, historic residential building; and an Exception to the Street Standards to allow a curbside sidewalk along B Street where a planting strip would typically be required between the curb and sidewalk.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSORíS MAP: 39 1E 09BB; TAX LOTS: 15600, 15700, 15900 and 16000  
Mr. Schexnayder gave the staff report on PA-2015-01517
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicant.
Leslie Gore of Kistler, Small, White addressed the Commission.  Ms. Gore stated that the applicant had already addressed the Commission with design information previously and that she was there to answer specific questions on the planning action.  She emphasized had she been told to bring in specifics on design she would have, but that the Commission had already seen the presentation previously.  She assured the Commission that the applicant will be restoring the buildings to historic integrity.  Ms Gore went on to say that the applicant would like to continue on to present to the Planning Commission the following week.
Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing and opened to the Commission. 
Historic Commissionís recommendation is to continue this planning action until Novemberís meeting where the applicant can provide more detailed information. 
Mr. Giordano motioned to continue PA-2015-01517 until Novemberís meeting.  Mr. Whitford seconded.  No one opposed.
The Historic Commission provided the following comments for the applicant to consider:
1. The cottage setback is a good use of space and preserves the character of the property.
2. The exclusion of a park-row along B Street is appropriate.
3. The slanted partitions separating the condominiums along B Street are not desirable.
4. Design development drawings would be helpful.
5. Details on materials and design specifics are needed.
6. Recommend against a Conditional Use Permit for the commercial use of the home on the corner of Oak and B Streets.
7. Metal roofing is not appropriate.
8. Detailed drawings of the condominium porches are needed.
 PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2015-01695              
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  399 Beach Street
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Chris and Samae Chlebowski
DESCRIPTION:  The property owners are proposing to construct a new garage to facilitate off-street parking. Due to circumstances on the property, the application requests a Variance from the standard setbacks.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multi-family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSORíS MAP: 39 1E 09DD; TAX LOTS: 1200.
Mr. Schexnayder gave the staff report on PA-2015-01695
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicants. 
There was no applicant present to address the Commission.
Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing and opened to the Commission. 
Mr. Swink motioned to approve PA-2015-1695 with recommendations below to go to the review board for approval.   Mr. Shostrom seconded.  No one opposed

1.  The proposed garage siding should match 1 x 6 large V groove on the existing cottage.
2.  The proposed garage door(s) should be historically compatible.
3.  The proposed garage roofing material specifics are required.

Mr. Skibby requested that PA-2015-01846 be moved up on the agenda as the applicants were present and no applicant was present (at the time) for PA-2015-01769.
PLANNING ACTION:   PA-2015-01846              
OWNER:  Randolph Hays LLC
APPLICANT:  Kistler, Small, White, Architects
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a minor modification to a previously approved Site Design Review (PA-2014-01226). The proposal is to replace the decorative porcelain tile with a wall mounted, decorative steel element. The steel component is a free form design that will be unique to this location and produced by a local artist. The steel element will be attached to the existing concrete masonry wall and will have a clear finish to prevent the rust from staining surrounding finishes.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial; ZONING: C-1; ASSESSORíS MAP: 39 1E 09BD; TAX LOTS: 1801.
No staff report was given for PA-2015-01769.     
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicants.
Matt Small with Kistler, Small, White addressed the commission.  He introduced the artist, Kirk Imus, who will be doing the steel work on the Growler as part of the modification submittal.  Mr. Imus will be adding a steel element that would replace the porcelain tile that was originally proposed for the building.
Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing and opened to the Commission. 
Ms. Renwick motioned to approve PA-2015-01769 as presented.  Mr. Ladygo seconded.  No one opposed.
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2015-01769               
OWNER/ APPLICANT:  Emily Inget/ Ben Treiger
DESCRIPTION:  The request is for a Conditional Use Permit for a roof expansion on a non-conforming two story dwelling. The existing dwelling is three feet into the public right-of-way. The proposed development will involve replacing the existing flat roof with a gable roof.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multi-family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSORíS MAP: 39 1E 09AD; TAX LOTS: 8600.
Mr. Schexnayder gave the staff report on PA-2015-01769
Mr. Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicants. 
Ben Treiger, General Contractor of 237 Talent Ave, Talent  OR, addressed the Commission.  Mr. Treiger stated that the applicants are looking to make this a family home with a better use of  space.  He remarked that they have limited means and are trying to increase the historic compatablilty of the home. 
Mr. Skibby closed the public hearing and opened to the Commission. 
Mr. Shostrom motioned to approve PA-2015-01769 with recommendations below.  Mr. Swink seconded.  No one opposed. 

1.  Include Board and Batten Siding with a Belly Band on proposed home addition.
2.  Plate height and gutter height should match on both the existing home and the addition.      
3.  The window headers on the home addition should match each other.
4.  Slider windows are acceptable
     Review board schedule
     Project assignments for planning actions
     PAC Gateway Island proposal
The Historic Commission requested that a separate agenda item be added for the November meeting regarding the Gateway Art Project so that the public may comment.  They will also discuss recommendations to give to Arts Commission.  The Commissionís recommendation is to continue this until the November meeting. 
Mr. Schexnayder spoke about the Oak Street wig wag on the railroad crossing sign. Mr. Schexnayder stated that the Public Works department would like to donate the wig wag sign to the Historic Commission to be preserved.   The Historic Commission recommends that the wig wag be restored and put back on the crossing if possible.
Mr. Schexnayder spoke about the CLG study session and stated that they would not be having any more meetings until 2016 due to time constraints. 
Mr. Schexnayder spoke about an upcoming Historic Preservation conference and stated that they need a speaker on September 24, 2015 to give a welcome speech.  It was discussed by the Commission and no one was able to do it this time.
Review Board Schedule
October 15th Terry, Bill, Kerry, Dale
October 22nd Terry, Tom, Allison
October 29th Terry, Bill, Andrew
November 5th Terry, Keith, Sam
Project Assignments for Planning Actions
PA-2014-01956 Lithia & First All
PA-2014-00710/711 143/135 Nutley Swink & Whitford
PA-2014-01283 172 Skidmore Shostrom
PA-2014-00251 30 S. First St Whitford
BD-2013-00813 374 Hargadine Swink
PA-2013-01828 310 Oak St. (Thompson) Shostrom
PA-2014-02206 485 A Street Renwick
PA-2015-00178 156 Van Ness Ave Kencairn
PA -2015-00374 160 Lithia Way Emery
PA-2015-00541 345 Lithia Way Giordano & Renwick
PA-2015-00493 37 N. Main Skibby
PA-2015-00878 35 S. Pioneer Ladygo
PA-2015-01163 868 Aí Street Kencairn
PA-2015-00980 637 Bí Street Shostrom
PA-2015-00797 266 Third Ladygo
PA-2015-01115 34 S. Pioneer Ladygo
PA-2015-01496 35 S. Second-Winchester Inn Shostrom
PA-2015-01512 198 Hillcrest Swink
PA-2015-01695            399 Beach Skibby
PA-2015-01769            860 C Renwick
Next meeting is scheduled for November 4, 2015, 6:00 pm.
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:05pm
Respectfully submitted by Regan Trapp


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