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AGENDA

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

LANDMARKS COMMISSION

 

 

 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

7:00 PM

City Council Chambers, Room 213

1685 Main Street, Santa Monica

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION

 

1.            ROLL CALL

 

2.            REPORT FROM STAFF:

Information concerning future Landmarks Commission Agendas. Update on recent Architectural Review Board, Planning Commission, and City Council actions, including development projects, planning policy studies, ordinances, appeals and update of project status and related landmarks matters.

 

3.            COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

 

4.            APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

4-A.     December 10, 2018

 

5.            APPROVAL OF STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL ACTION:

 

5-A.     Historic District application 18ENT-0166, Statement of Official Recommendation to City Council regarding an application for designation of a new proposed historic district on 11th Street consisting of certain properties located along the east side of 11th Street, between Wilshire Boulevard and Arizona Avenue (1221-1253 11th Street), and properties along the north side of Arizona Avenue between 11th Street and 11th Court Alley (1107-1115 Arizona Avenue).

 

Statement of Official Recommendation, January 14, 2019

 

6.            PUBLIC INPUT: (On items not on agenda and within the jurisdiction of the Commission)

 

7.            DEMOLITION PERMITS:

 

7-A.     Historic Resources Preliminary Review Hearing. Preliminary review of Demolition Permit Applications for buildings or structures 40 years of age or older and consideration of whether there is credible evidence in the record to proceed with a further public hearing to determine whether the building(s) or structure(s) meet the criteria for a City Landmark or Structure of Merit. Preliminary review hearings do not result in buildings or structures being designated as City Landmarks or Structures of Merit.

1.    1741 Cedar Street (18BLD-8840)

(18ENT-0399) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

R1 – Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence & Garage

Approximate Date of Construction: 1944

Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: March 06, 2019

2.    1818 Marine Street (18BLD-8991)

(18ENT-0401) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

                       R1 – Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence & Garage

 Approximate Date of Construction: 1945

                       Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory                                            

                       End of 75 Day Period: March 10, 2019

 

3.    411 Ocean Park Boulevard (18BLD-9000)

(19ENT-0001) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

                       OP2 – Ocean Park Low Density Residential

Single Family Residence, Carport & Shed

                       Approximate Date of Construction: 1920

                       Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

                       End of 75 Day Period: March 13, 2019

 

4.    401 19th Street (18BLD-8963)

(19ENT-0002) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

R1 – Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence & Garage

Approximate Date of Construction: 1926

Structure Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: March 13, 2019

 

5.    614 10th Street (18BLD-9096)

(18ENT-0403) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

R1 – Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence & Garage

Approximate Date of Construction: 1949

Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

 End of 75 Day Period: March 14, 2019

          

6.     738 Ashland Avenue (18BLD-8901)

(19ENT-0003) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

                       OP2 – Ocean Park Low Density Residential

Rear Dwelling Unit

Approximate Date of Construction: 1926

Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: March 17, 2019

 

8.            CONSENT CALENDAR: None

 

9.            OLD BUSINESS:

 

9-A.     Landmark Designation 18ENT-0288, 1129 Ashland Avenue, to determine whether the Craftsman residence in whole or in part, should be designated as a City Landmark and, if so designated, whether an associated Landmark Parcel should be defined and described in order to preserve, maintain, protect, or safeguard the Landmark. The Landmarks Commission will consider the application based on whether the application, research and public testimony presented demonstrates that the building meets one or more of the required criteria for Landmark designation pursuant to SMMC Section 9.56.100(A). The Commission reviewed the proposed Landmark designation at the December 10, 2018 Landmarks Commission meeting and continued the item to allow for additional research based on Commission comments.

 

Staff Report

Landmark Assessment (ESA)

 

10.         NEW BUSINESS/PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

10-A. Structure of Merit 18ENT-0316, 610 California Avenue, to determine whether the single-story residence in whole or in part, should be designated as a Structure of Merit. The Landmarks Commission will consider the application based on whether the application, research and public testimony presented demonstrates that the building meets one or more of the required criteria for Structure of Merit designation pursuant to SMMC Section 9.56.080.

 

Staff Report

Applicant’s Materials

Structure of Merit Assessment (OSA)

 

11.         DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

11-A.   Discussion and possible selection of a Commissioner to address the City Council regarding the Commission’s recommendation to support the proposed 11th Street Historic District (18ENT-0166) at the January 22, 2019 City Council hearing, and any subsequent Council hearings related to the proposed district. 

 

11-B.   Discussion and potential appointment of an additional Commissioner to the Third Street Neighborhood Historic District Citizen Participation Committee (CPC).

 

11-C.  Discussion of Commission priorities for Fiscal Year 2019-20 with possible input to City Council regarding allocating funds for such priorities.

 

11-D. Update from the Landmarks Ordinance Update Subcommittee and Staff on recent activities related to recommendations for the proposed update to the Landmarks Ordinance, Santa Monica Municipal Code Chapter 9.56, including but not limited to, discussions held, recommendations formulated, input received, upcoming Subcommittee meetings.

 

11-E.  Update from the Public Education and Media Outreach Subcommittee on recent activities related to enhancing the awareness of, and engagement and participation in, the City’s historic preservation programs and activities.

 

11-F.   Update from the San Vicente Courtyard Apartments Historic District Ordinance Subcommittee and Staff on the draft Ordinance and to discuss next steps, including but not limited to, upcoming Subcommittee meetings.

 

11-G. Report from Landmarks Commission Liaison to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) on recent ARB consideration and action taken on proposed projects involving additions to or modifications of potential historic resources.

 

11-H.  Report from Landmarks Commission representative to the Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) on recent SMPC activities and action taken on proposed projects involving the Landmark Santa Monica Pier.

 

11-I.    Update from Staff on notable activities affecting any designated Landmarks or Structures of Merit.

 

11-J.   Updated Landmarks Commission Subcommittee List (Information Only).  

 

11-K.   Planning Commission Case List (Information Only).    

 

12.         WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS: (Public and Commission discussion and comment is permitted.)

 

13.         FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: (Requests from Commissioners to add items to upcoming agendas)

 

14.         NEXT MEETING DATE AND COMMISSION AGENDA: Regular Meeting of the Landmarks Commission: 7:00 PM Monday, February 11, 2019; Council Chambers, City Hall, 1685 Main Street.

 

15.         ADJOURNMENT:

 

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Lines 1, 2, 3, and Rapid 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 18 service City Hall. The Expo Line terminus is located at Colorado Avenue and Fourth Street, and is a short walk to City Hall. Public parking is available in front of City Hall, on Olympic Drive and in the Civic Center Parking Structure (validation free).

 

Note:   The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. If you need any disability-related accommodations, please contact City Staff at (310) 458-8341, or TDD Number (310) 458-8696 at least three days in advance. All written materials are available in alternate format upon request.  Every effort will be made to provide the requested accommodation.

 

CITY LANDMARKS COMMISSION

Richard Brand, Commission Licensed Architect
 Kenneth Breisch, Commission Architectural Historian
Roger Genser, Commission Historian

Amy Green, Commissioner

Barry Rosenbaum, Chair Pro Tempore
Ruth Shari, Commission Real Estate Licensee
Dolores Sloan, Chairperson
 

Steve Mizokami, Senior Planner, Commission Secretary

Stephanie Reich, AIA, LEED, AP, Design & Historic Preservation Planner

Heidi von Tongeln, Deputy City Attorney

Wendy Radwan, Staff Assistant III

 

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR THAT PROMOTE CIVILITY AT ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS:

 

·         Treat everyone courteously;

·         Listen to others respectfully;

·         Exercise self-control;

·         Give open-minded consideration to all viewpoints;

·         Focus on the issues and avoid personalizing debate;

·         Embrace respectful disagreement and dissent as democratic rights, inherent components of an inclusive public process, and tools for forging sound decisions.

 

 

AGENDA POLICIES

 

REQUESTS TO SPEAK on an item must be submitted on a speaker’s request form and submitted to the Commission staff.  All requests to address the Commission on agenda items must be submitted prior to the Commission’s consideration of the item. Items not identified on the agenda as public input or as a public hearing item generally require approval of 2/3 of the Commission to allow public comment.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR items will be acted upon by the Commission at one time without discussion unless a Commission requests discussion on an item.  If such a request is made, the item will be heard after the balance of the Consent Calendar has been voted upon.

 

PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURES on each public hearing item include presentation of a staff report; Commission question of staff; a five minute presentation by the project applicant or application proponent, if any, or property owner; Commission questions of the applicant or application proponent or property owner; three minutes each for each member of the public wishing to speak to the item; three minutes for project applicant or applicant proponent or property owner rebuttal; Commission deliberations and decision.

 

PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC should begin with the speaker stating his or her name and address followed by a statement regarding the item under consideration.  Please speak to the Commission as a whole.

 

Professionals appearing before the Commission should clearly identify their status, such as “attorney,” paralegal,” “architect,” “designer,” or “landscape architect.”  Instances of misrepresentation of professional status may be referred to the City Attorney for possible prosecution.

 

LETTERS OR WRITTEN MATERIALS for agenda items may be submitted to Commission staff prior to or at the meeting; written materials submitted at least eight days in advance of the meeting will be included in the Commission’s meeting packet.  Materials submitted after the deadline may be difficult to adequately review.

 

ASSIGNING OF TIME for members of the public wishing to speak on an item is permissible within specified limits.  A “representative speaker” may be allowed one additional minute of speaking time, to a maximum of five additional minutes (hence, eight minutes total) for each person actually in attendance who assigns his or her right to speak via a request to speak form to the “representative speaker.”

 

ACTION BY THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION on most matters occurs with the affirmative votes of at least four Commissioners.

 

APPEALS of certain actions of the Commission may be heard by the City Council.  For specific information on appeals, please contact the Commission staff.

 

Please note that the Landmarks Commission Agenda is subject to change up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.  We encourage you to check the agenda 72 hours prior to the meeting.

 

For more information regarding the Landmarks Commission

Agenda, please contact the Commission staff in the

Planning Division at (310) 458-8341.

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