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Monday, February 11, 2019

7:00 PM

City Council Chambers, Room 213

1685 Main Street, Santa Monica





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.




4.            APPROVAL OF MINUTES:


4-A.     January 14, 2019




5-A.     Landmark Designation 18ENT-0288, 1129 Ashland Avenue, designating the one-story Craftsman residence (single-unit) as a City Landmark and the land on which it is sited as a Landmark Parcel.


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




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.    516 Colorado Avenue (18BLD-9107)

(19ENT-0029) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

TA – Transit Adjacent

Commercial Structure

Approximate Date of Construction: 1897

Structure Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: March 27, 2019

2.    819 Princeton Street (19BLD-0018)

(19ENT-0025) 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: April 1, 2019


3.    2646 31st Street (18BLD-9054)

(19ENT-0026) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

R1 – Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence & Garage

Approximate Date of Construction: 1937

Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: April 1, 2019


4.    830 Woodacres Road (19BLD-0258)

(19ENT-0030) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

R1 – Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence

Approximate Date of Construction: 1952

Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: April 12, 2019


5.    725 Navy Street (19BLD-0185)

(19ENT-0027) Landmark/Structure of Merit Designation Review

OP1 – Ocean Park Single-Unit Residential

Single Family Residence & Shed

Approximate Date of Construction: 1907

Structure Not Identified in Historic Resources Inventory

End of 75 Day Period: April 14, 2019


8.            CONSENT CALENDAR: None


9.            OLD BUSINESS: None




10-A. Landmark Designation 18ENT-0276, 808 Woodacres Road, consideration to determine whether the 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). (Continued at the property owner’s request)




11-A.   Discussion on Commission’s role in gathering evidence related to matters pending before the Commission, if any, and procedures for submitting evidence and/or requesting further information on such items.




11-B. Report on and discussion of the Commission’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2019-20 as forwarded to the City Council and public comments provided to the Council at its annual retreat held on January 26, 2019, including the recommendation to establish a dedicated Preservation Planner position on City Planning staff.


11-C.  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-D.  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-E.   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-F.   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-G.  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-H.  Update from Staff on notable activities affecting any designated Landmarks or Structures of Merit.


11-I.    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, March 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.



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





·         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.





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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