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Historic Preservation Commission - September 18, 2018 Minutes

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 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

The Historic Preservation Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Michael Burns, Christine Kloubec, Heather Fischer, Matthew Boreen, Paul Gleye, Nathan Larson

Absent: Mike Dawson

Chair Burns called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Minutes: Regular Meeting of August 21, 2018
Member Boreen moved the minutes of the August 21, 2018 Historic Preservation Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Gleye. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Member Larson present.

Item 2: Storefront Rehabilitation Project – 506 Broadway North
Austin Morris, Enclave Development, presented the proposed storefront rehab project. He provided an overview of the request to renovate the exterior façade of the existing building.

Member Boreen declared a conflict of interest on this item and was excused from voting.

Board discussion ensued concerning the type and design of brick to be used, the lack of photos in the packet of the original building façade, and the application not meeting the criteria of the federal grant guidelines.

Ben Meland, Enclave Development, addressed the Board’s concerns.

Further discussion continued regarding existing copper panels and the plan to infill the existing brick up to these panels.

Member Gleye moved this item be continued to allow the applicant time to revise the proposal to meet the required criteria for the grant. Second by Member Kloubec. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Historic Overlay District Review
a. Draft Ordinance of Jefferson Neighborhood Historic Overlay
b. Architectural styles within the Jefferson Neighborhood Historic Overlay
Tim Magnusson, SRF Consulting, presented a PowerPoint to the Board and talked about the Special Development Standards document included in the packet that is required for the Jefferson Neighborhood Historic Overlay request.

The Board discussed the need to make sure the draft is clear and correctly stated, and suggested to further review the document before formally presenting it before the Board at an upcoming meeting. Members Gleye and Larson volunteered to work with staff to complete this review.

Philip Grotenhuis, a resident in an adjoining neighborhood, asked for further clarification of what a historic overlay district means. Members Burns and Larson responded to his question.

Member Gleye moved this item be continued to allow review of the draft of the special development standards. Second by Member Fischer. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4: Liaison Reports
No reports were provided at this time.

Item 5: Other Business or Public Comment
Assistant Planner Kylie Bagley stated that she and Member Gleye would be attending the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in November.

Item 6: Next Meeting – October 16, 2018

The time at adjournment was 8:36 a.m.