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Cultural Heritage Committee Meeting Update

July 25, 2011                                Monday                                           5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Committee Members Hemalata Dandekar, John Fowler, Jaime Hill, Buzz Kalkowski, Bob Pavlik, Vice-Chair Enrica Costello, and Chair Jeff Oliveira                  

                             Committee Member Bob Pavlik was absent.

STAFF:                Phil Dunsmore, Senior Planner

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

MINUTES:  Minutes of June 27, 2011, were approved as amended.


1.    868 Upham Street.  CHC 63-11; Review property for placement on the City's List of Historic Resources; R-2 zone; Maggie Browning, applicant.  (Brian Leveille)

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the City Council add the property located at 868 Upham Street to the Master List of Historic Resources

ACTION:  Moved by Kalkowski/Hill to recommend placement on the City's Master List of Historic Resources with a condition to review accessory structures and front façade modifications if the property is reviewed for Mills Act benefits in the future (6:0).

2.     1119 Garden Street.  ARC 124-06; Review project redesign for the Garden Street Terraces project; C-D-H zone; Garden Street SLO Partners, LP, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Determine that the revised project design is appropriate in the Downtown Commercial Zone and Downtown Historical District, and recommend final approval of the project design to the Architectural Review Commission and City Council, based on findings and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Fowler/Dandekar to forward the project to the Architectural Review Commission as recommended by staff with a report on the archeological monitoring of the site excavation to return to the CHC during project construction (6:0).

3.     City-Wide.  CHC 48-11; Continued study session to review draft program for updating the City's Historic Resource Inventory; City of San Luis Obispo, Applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore)

RECOMMENDATION:  Receive public and Committee testimony, further define subcommittee assignments, introduce an outreach program, and continue the item to the regular August CHC meeting.

ACTION:  Moved by Hill/Kalkowski to evaluate the neighborhood east of Old Town Historic District for an evaluation of potential historic resources and continue the discussion to the regular August meeting.


4.    Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast

Staff presented an agenda forecast of the August CHC meeting

5.     Committee

Committee Member Kalkowski discussed ongoing efforts to encourage the Sunset Drive-in to become a historic resource.


The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.





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