AGENDA

 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

LANDMARKS COMMISSION

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

VIA TELECONFERENCE PURSUANT TO

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY

GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM

 

MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021

 

MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00 PM

 

 

TELECONFERENCE*: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/bhkbtrby

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1 (415) 466-7000 (US), PIN 6907872 #

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: A Regular Meeting of the Landmarks Commission has been called for Monday at 7PM, March 8, 2021. In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), the members of the Landmarks Commission and City staff will participate via teleconference. Participants may also join via the teleconference link above.

 

Those wishing to give public comment must make the request via email to planningcomment@smgov.net. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received later than noon the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting (with time limitations) and must be received prior to the Commission’s consideration of the item.

 

 

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:

 

          January 11, 2021

 

5.       APPROVAL OF STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL ACTION:

 

5-A.    Certificate of Appropriateness 20ENT-0160, 401 Ocean Avenue

An amendment to Certificate of Appropriateness 18ENT-0142 which included the rehabilitation, and restoration of the existing residence known as the Henry Weyse/Charles Morris House, a designated City Landmark, a new four-story residential building, and associated landscape improvements. Approval of the inclusion of a new/additional second entry door on the Landmark structure at the recessed porch facing Ocean Avenue, and a new/additional fence at the corner of the property, including the west and north frontages.

 

5-B.    Certificate of Appropriateness 20ENT-0273, 1436 2nd Street

Expansion to the existing four-story affordable lodging hostel facility on the site of the Rapp Saloon, the first building designated as a City Landmark. The expansion includes 40 additional guestrooms, a renovated dining hall, and a central courtyard. The proposed addition is otherwise separate and apart from the Rapp Saloon Building. The Rapp Saloon will be rehabilitated to continue to function as a community amenity at the front of the parcel and provide enhanced accessibility to this important City Landmark.

 

5-C.    Certificate of Appropriateness 20ENT-0287, 301 Santa Monica Boulevard

Reconstruction of the previously removed third floor of designated City Landmark, the Junipher Building, in accordance with S.M.M.C 9.27.030 (C).

 

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

 

7.       CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

7-A.     Certificate of Appropriateness 20ENT-0294, 1659 Ocean Front Walk, consideration of the placement of a blade sign for the multifamily residence known as the Purser Apartments, a designated City Landmark, in accordance with S.M.M.C 9.27.030 (C). The proposed blade sign is similar to an original sign previously removed and requires a Sign Adjustment.

 

Staff Report

A.             Public Notice

B.             Applicant’s Materials

C.            Landmark Designation 13LM-006 STOA (1659 Ocean Front Walk)

Letter on behalf of Applicant

 

8.       OLD BUSINESS:

 

None.

 

9.       NEW BUSINESS/PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

9-A.     Certificate of Appropriateness 21ENT-0024, 9 Vicente Terrace, consideration of an addition, rehabilitation and partial demolition of a single-family residence, a designated City Landmark, in accordance with S.M.M.C 9.27.030 (C).

 

Staff Report

A.             Public Notice

B.             Applicant’s Materials

C.            Statement of Official Action 19ENT0438: 9 Vicente Terrace

D.            Project Plans

E.             Conformance Review Memorandum, Chattel, Inc.:

o    January 22, 2021 Addendum

o    February 05, 2020 Conformance Review

Letter on behalf of Applicant

 

10.      DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

10-A   Discussion and potential action to review current Commission priorities, including but not limited to, an update on changes to the demolition permit review process relating to the preservation of historic resources to reflect a restructured historic preservation program, enacted through emergency Interim Zoning Ordinance 2643(CCS), adopted by the City Council on July 14, 2020, and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding the 2021-2023 biannual budget consistent with those priorities.

 

Commissioner Comments

 

Update on Current Interim Zoning Ordinance for Review of Demolition Permit Applications

 

 

10-B   Discussion on public outreach, education, and activities, including public engagement and participation in the City’s historic preservation programs and activities.

 

11.      WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS: Public and Commission discussion and comment is permitted.

 

Public Correspondence

 

12.      NEXT MEETING DATE AND COMMISSION AGENDA: Special Meeting of the Landmarks Commission: 7:00 PM Monday, April 12, 2021 Via Teleconference Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 Issued by Governor Gavin Newsom

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

CITY LANDMARKS COMMISSION

 

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

Amy Green, Commissioner

Barry Rosenbaum, Commissioner, Chair Pro Tempore
Dolores Sloan, Commissioner
Jodi Summers, Commission Real Estate Licensee
 

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

Heidi von Tongeln, Deputy City Attorney

Regina Szilak, Associate Planner

Wendy Radwan, Staff Assistant

Melissa Zak, Staff Assistant

 

 

 

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 During teleconference meetings, members of the public may email their comments to planningcomment@smgov.net. Comments will be read into the record by the Commission secretary on behalf of the public, with a reading time limit in accordance with Commission rules. All requests to address the Commission on public hearing items must be submitted prior to the Commission's consideration of the item.

 

WRITTEN COMMENTS may be submitted to planningcomment@smgov.net up until 12 p.m. the day of the meeting. Written comments received prior to the 12 p.m. cutoff will be distributed to the Commission for review and posted online for public viewing. Comments received after 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be read aloud by staff at the meeting (with time limitations) and must be received prior to the Commission’s consideration of the item.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 Stephanie Reich at stephanie.reich@smgov.net

 

If you need any disability-related accommodations, including assistive listening devices or interpreters and readers, please contact the City Planning Division at (310) 458-8341 or planning@smgov.net at least three days prior to the meeting. This document is available in an alternate format upon request.

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT DISCLOSURE AND FAIR USE COMMITMENT FOR COPIES OF ARCHITECTURAL PLANS

 

ARCHITECTURAL PLANS ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT PROTECTION UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY RESULT IN A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW, 17 USC § 501.

 

The City of Santa Monica provides copies of architectural plans that are submitted to the City in the course of the design review or land use approval process in order to comply with state public disclosure laws. The City provides copies of these architectural plans for the purpose of facilitating project review, public comment, and news reporting consistent with the doctrine of fair use. Any further use or publication of architectural plans without the permission of the copyright owner may constitute an infringement of applicable copyright projections.

 

By clicking on the links to access draft plans, you are (1) acknowledging the existence of copyright protection for architectural plans; (2) recognizing that the use of such plans is limited by the copyright protection; and (3) represent that you do not intend to use the copies in any manner that would infringe upon the copyright.