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Cultural Heritage Committee Meeting Update

July 23, 2012                                Monday                                           5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Committee Members Thom Brajkovich, Hemalata Dandekar, Jaime Hill, Buzz Kalkowski, Patti Taylor, Vice-Chair Bob Pavlik, and Chair Enrica Costello 

STAFF:          Senior Planner Phil Dunsmore and Associate Planner Brian Leveille


The agenda was accepted as presented. 

MINUTES:  Minutes of May 29, 2012, were approved as presented. 


There were no comments made from the public on non-agenda items. 


1.     667 and 679 Monterey Street.  ARC 43-11; Review of rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of Contributing historic Leitcher Building and mixed-use project with 23 residential units and 24,000 square feet of commercial space; C-D-H zone; Michael Hodge, applicant.  (Brian Leveille) 

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the ARC approve the proposed mixed-use project which includes rehabilitation of the historic Leitcher apartment building. 

ACTION:  Moved by Hill/Pavlik to recommend the ARC approve the mixed-use project which includes rehabilitation of the historic Leitcher apartment building and to consider incorporating public art into the project that emphasizes the story/history of the creek. (7:0). 

2.   City-Wide.  CHC 48-11; Continued review of updates to the Historic Resources Inventory including nomination of properties to the Contributing List of Historic Resources; City of San Luis Obispo, applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore) 

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the City Council add the following properties to the City's Contributing list of Historic Resources: 1129, 1135, 1153, 1154, 1159, 1160, 1170, and 1184 Islay Street; 1159, 1160, and 1169 Leff Street; 1424, 1432, and 1519 Toro Street; 1203, 1216, 1227, 1256, and 1262 Buchon Street; 1203, 1208, 1211, 1218, 1221, 1241, 1253, 1263, 1267, 1335, 1337, and 1362 Pismo Street; and 1318, 1405, and 1436 Johnson Avenue. 

ACTION:  Moved by Pavlik/Kalkowski to recommend the City Council add the subject properties to the Contributing list of Historic Resources with the exception of 1208 Pismo Street (7:0). 


3.     Staff 

a.  Agenda Forecast – Phil Dunsmore gave the forecast for the upcoming meeting. 

4.     Committee 

a.  Discussion of Historic Context Statement and Historic Theme Forum

Staff discussed the upcoming historic context work, discussed ideas about forming a forum to gather public feedback on what should be included in the historic context statement and what other communities have done.  Staff asked for CHC “volunteers” who would be interested in being part of a subcommittee to guide historic context statement efforts.  Patti Taylor, Hemalata Dandekar, and Bob Pavlik volunteered to staff the subcommittee to guide the historic context statement.  


Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.


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