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Historic Preservation Commission - May 19, 2020

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held virtually at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

The Historic Preservation Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Heather Fischer, Matthew Boreen, Paul Gleye, Jay Nelson, Nathan Larson

Absent: Christine Kloubec, Mike Dawson

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

Item 1: Minutes: Regular Meeting of July 16, 2019
Member Gleye moved the minutes of the July 16, 2019 Historic Preservation Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Nelson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Historic Overlay District Review
a. 1224 7th Street South – Erskine’s Historic Overlay: APPROVED
Planner Kylie Bagley introduced the proposed project for the demolition of an existing garage and driveway to install a new slab and driveway, and construct a new garage.

Project contractor Matt Dawson spoke on behalf of the application, briefly reviewing the details of the proposed construction.

Member Gleye moved to approve the project as presented. Second by Member Larson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Oak Grove Neighborhood Historic Overlay District
Ms. Bagley reported staff is working with Carol Pearson of the Oak Grove Neighborhood to establish a Historical Overlay District, and reviewed the information included in the packet. Ms. Bagley noted that Ms. Pearson has held a neighborhood meeting, and surveys were completed by residents that live within the proposed boundary. She stated this item and the proposed ordinance will be presented to the Board at the June 16 meeting for recommendation of approval.

Carol Pearson spoke on behalf of the proposal.

Ms. Bagley continued with an overview of this process going forward. She explained upon the Boards recommendation in June, this will be presented to the Planning Commission for their recommendation, and to the City Commission for the final decision.
Discussion was held regarding the area that is included in this proposal, noting the exclusion of the property owned by Jesse Craig that is zoned as DMU, Downtown Mixed-Use.

Item 4: Liaison Reports
Ms. Bagley gave an update from the April 22, 2020 Renaissance Zone Authority meeting.

Item 5: Other Business or Public Comment
No other business or public comments were discussed.

Item 6: Next Meeting – June 16, 2020
The time at adjournment was 8:13 a.m.