Heritage Committee Meeting Update
28, 2011 Monday
Committee Members Barbara Breska, Enrica Costello, Hemalata Dandekar,
Buzz Kalkowski, 1 Committee Member Position Vacant, Vice-Chair Jeff
Oliveira, and Chair – Position Vacant
Deputy Director Kim Murry, Senior Planner Phil Dunsmore, Assistant
Planner James David, Associate Planner Brian Leveille, and Recording
Secretary Janet Miller
There was no public comment.
Minutes of December 13, 2010, were approved as presented.
PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS:
1880 Santa Barbara Avenue.
123-10; Mills Act contract request for Master List Channel
Commercial Building (Railroad Square); C-R-S-H zone; Depot Square,
LLC, applicant. (James David)
Adopt the resolution to recommend the City Council approve a Mills
Act contract for the historic Channel Commercial Warehouse Company
Building, as described in the contract.
Moved by Dandekar/Breska to adopt the staff recommendation to
recommend approval of the Mills Act contract for the historic
Channel Commercial Warehouse Company Building only and to return to
the Committee with additional information on Mills Act provisions
and whether they can be applied to the entire property versus just
the historic resource itself (5:0).
4-11; Request for Mills Act Historic Preservation Agreement for
Master List Charles John Kelly House; R-2 zone; Matt and Sarah
Ritter, applicants. (James David)
Adopt a resolution to recommend the City Council approve a Mills Act
contract for the historic Charles John Kelly House, as described in
Moved by Breska/Kalkowski to adopt the staff recommendation
recommending the Council approve a Mills Act contract for the
historic Charles John Kelly House (5:0).
ARC 130-10; Review of City's way-finding sign program; City of San
Luis Obispo, applicant. (Phil Dunsmore)
Receive presentation and provide preliminary comments on discussion
Committee members provided comments on the color, design, and
placement of way-finding signs with particular attention given to
historic district compatibility. Specific comments included:
Consider use of universal symbols such as an airplane and train for
the airport and rail depot locations respectively.
Consider use of term City Centre instead of Downtown on signs.
Suggest real element be installed on major entry signs such as a
CHC would like to see other color type options for black and brown
coating for smaller signs.
CHC is supportive of entry monument.
CHC prefers a bronze seal instead of the painted vinyl if cost
CHC likes the typeface chosen.
- 1977 Santa Barbara Avenue.
ARC 137-10; Review of a new mixed-use development project, including
demolition of existing non-historic structures, in the Railroad
Historic District; C-S-H zone; Quaglino Properties, LLC, applicant.
Recommend the Architectural Review Commission find the proposed
mixed-use project consistent with the Historic Preservation Program
Guidelines and approve the project subject to conditions.
Moved by Breska/Kalkowski to recommend the Architectural
Review Commission find the project consistent with the Historic
Preservation Program Guidelines and approve the project subject to
COMMENT AND DISCUSSION:
presented a forecast of the March agenda.
b. Staff asked
the CHC if they would like to agendize a discussion of the Certified
Local Government program application. Committee members unanimously
agreed to place the item on a future agenda and expressed support
for the City becoming a CLG.
c. Staff briefed
CHC on the upcoming study session at the City Council to discuss
alternatives for communication to property owners of historic
properties and within historic districts.
members discussed various locations in the City that would benefit
from historic listing and discussed specific neighborhoods that
would benefit from inclusion in a historic district. The committee
asked the historic resource inventory work program be brought
forward as a future agenda item.
members asked questions about the Mills Act program and requested an
update on details of program administration.
Oliveira provided an update from his subcommittee assignment as the
CHC representative on the Palm-Nipomo Parking Structure committee.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.