Historic Preservation Commission - June 20, 2017 Minutes
Regular Meeting: Tuesday: June 20, 2017
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 8:00 o’clock a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
The Historic Preservation Commissioners present or absent were as follows:
Present: Christine Kloubec, Heather Fischer, Matthew Boreen, Paul Gleye
Absent: Michael Burns
Also Present: John Strand (City Commission Liaison)
Acting Chair Kloubec called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.
Item 1: Minutes: Regular Meeting of April 18, 2017
Mr. Gleye moved the minutes of the April 18, 2017 Historic Preservation Commission meeting be approved. Second by Ms. Fischer. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 2: 346 9th Avenue South – HOD Review (Garage): APPROVED
Assistant Planner Dawn Mayo introduced the proposed project for the construction of a new garage.
Applicant Chuck Huff spoke on behalf of the project. He noted he will use materials that will match the house, and that the new garage will not be visible from the street.
Mr. Boreen moved to approve the project as presented. Second by Mr. Gleye. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 3: 813 9th Street South – HOD Review (Garage): APPROVED
Ms. Mayo introduced the proposed project for the demolition of an existing one stall garage and construction of a new garage with three single stalls.
Applicant Ryan Sather spoke on behalf of the project, discussing the footprint, design plan, and planned materials.
Ms. Kloubec moved to approve the project as presented. Second by Mr. Boreen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Items 4-6 were presented together:
Item 4: 18 13½ Street North – Storefront Grant Review: APPROVED
Item 5: 20 University Drive – Storefront Grant Review: APPROVED
Item 6: 30 University Drive – Storefront Grant Review: APPROVED
Ms. Mayo introduced the three proposed storefront rehab projects. She noted that all three projects have been approved for Community Development Block Grant funding by the Community Development Committee.
Phil Stahl, Stahl Architects and Lee Schwartz, Jade Companies spoke on behalf of the projects.
Ms. Kloubec moved the Historic Preservation Commission find that no historic property is being affected and to approve the designs as presented. Second by Mr. Boreen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 7: Jefferson Neighborhood Historic Overlay – Approve Proposed Area
Dawn Morgan, President of the Jefferson Neighborhood Association, spoke on behalf of the proposed overlay district and its importance to preserve the historic nature of the neighborhood.
Discussion was held on the boundaries for the overlay district and the survey process.
Mr. Boreen moved to approve the survey work for the historic overlay district. Second by Ms. Fischer. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 8: Other Business
Discussion was held on the Board’s two vacant seats and the process for appointing new members. Board members will look for qualified applicants and encourage them to submit an application.
Ms. Mayo shared that Fargo will be hosting the CLG (Certified Local Government) meeting in the near future, and that the Historic Preservation Commission will have an opportunity to play a role in the meeting. The meeting will be attended by local government jurisdictions whose communities are also working to help preserve historic properties.
Discussion was held regarding the status of the design and location options for the Theodore Roosevelt cornerstone marker from the Carnegie Library.
Item 9: Liaison Reports
Mr. Boreen gave an update on items from the May 2017 Board of Adjustment meeting.
Item 10: Next Meeting – July 18, 2017
The time at adjournment was 9:02 a.m.