REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

LANDMARKS COMMISSION

VIA TELECONFERENCE

PURSUANT TO ASSEMBLY BILL (AB) 361

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021

MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

 

Pursuant to AB 361 signed by Governor Gavin Newsom,

the public can only attend this meeting via teleconference* at:

https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/fzurvwcx

or DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1 (415) 466-7000 (US), PIN 6844650 #

*Chrome Browser recommended

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), the members of the Landmarks Commission and City staff will meet via teleconference. Participants may also join the teleconference via the methods listed above.

 

WAYS TO PROVIDE REMOTE PUBLIC COMMENT:

Those wishing to give written public comment shall email comments to planningcomment@smgov.net. Comments received prior to 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Landmarks Commission prior to the meeting and posted online. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received after 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be considered part of the record of the proceedings but may not be posted online with the Landmarks Commission’s agenda, might not be reviewed by the Landmarks Commission, and will not be read aloud during public comment during the meeting.

 

If you decide you want to speak on a particular agenda item during the meeting, please dial 1-408-740-7256 (meeting ID: 465946632 and passcode: 8172 followed by #) once the caller queue for the agenda item opens.  Please note that the caller queue for each agenda item will not open until the item is called and will close after the first five public comments are heard. Remarks from the public made by telephone will be limited to up to 3 minutes per item. 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

Please note that Agenda Items may be reordered during the meeting at the discretion of the body.

 

1.      SPECIAL AGENDA ITEMS

 

A.  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.

 

B.  Landmarks Commissioner Announcements

 

2.     CONSENT CALENDAR

All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a member for discussion.

 

A.    Approval of Minutes:

·       September 13, 2021

 

B.  Approval of Statement of Official Action:

·       Certificate of Appropriateness application 21ENT-0136 for the property located at 1415 Ocean Avenue, (Georgian Hotel) consideration of a sign adjustment to replace identity signage for “The Georgian” a designated City Landmark.

 

3.     Not Used

 

4.     CONTINUED ITEMS (PUBLIC HEARING)

 

A.  Landmark Designation Application 21ENT-0067 for the property located at 1665 Appian Way to determine whether the multi-family residential building 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).  

Item continued from September 13, 2021.

 

Staff Report

a.          Public Notice

b.          Landmark Nomination Application, March 2021

c.           Landmark Assessment Report, Architectural Resource Group, July 2021

d.          Staff Report, September 13, 2021

e.          Supplemental Memorandum, Architectural Resource Group, November 2021

Public Correspondence Received through September 13, 2021

Public Correspondence Received September 14, 2021 through Present

 

B.  Approval of Certificate of Appropriateness 212 San Vicente Boulevard 21ENT-0112. Consideration of a revised landscape design, exterior building painting, lighting, railing replacement and other maintenance items for an existing multi-family residential apartment complex that is a Contributor within the San Vicente Boulevard Courtyard Apartments Historic District.

Item continued from September 13, 2021.

 

Staff Report

a.          Public Notice

b.          Applicant’s Materials Including Chattel Report and Landscape Plans by Salt

c.           Revised Landscape Drawings by Salt

d.          Architectural Resource Group Assessment of San Vicente Courtyard Historic District

e.          September 13, 2021 Plans

f.            September 13, 2021 Staff Report

Public Correspondence Received through September 13, 2021

Public Correspondence Received September 14, 2021 through Present

 

5.     STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

·       None.

 

6.     PUBLIC HEARING (NEW BUSINESS)

·       None.

 

7.     RESOLUTIONS

·       None.

 

8.     WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Written public comment is permitted only on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City. Please note that State law prohibits the Commission from taking any action on items not listed on the agenda, including issues raised under this agenda item.

 

9.     DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A.   Possible appointment of two Commissioners, with one alternate, to an ad hoc subcommittee to discuss and make recommendations on the public engagement process concerning the contextualization of the murals in the City Hall lobby.

 

10.   PUBLIC INPUT

Public input is permitted only on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the body. State law prohibits the body from taking any action on items not listed on the agenda, including issues raised under this agenda item.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

LANDMARKS COMMISSION

Richard Brand, Commission Licensed Architect

Kenneth Breisch, Commission Architectural Historian

Roger Genser, Commission Local Historian, Chairperson

Gloria Garvin, Commissioner

Amy Green, Commissioner

Dolores Sloan, Commissioner

Jodi Summers, Commission Real Estate Licensee

 

CITY STAFF

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 III

Melissa Zak, Staff Assistant III

 

 

 

AGENDA POLICIES

 

WAYS TO PROVIDE REMOTE PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

Those wishing to give written public comment shall email comments to planningcomment@smgov.net. Comments received prior to 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Landmarks Commission prior to the meeting and posted online. Please note the agenda item in your comments. Comments received after 12 PM on the day of the meeting will be considered part of the record of the proceedings but will not be posted online with the Landmarks Commission’s agenda, might not be reviewed by the Landmarks Commission, and will not be read aloud during public comment during the meeting.

 

If you decide you want to speak on a particular agenda item during the meeting, please dial 1-408-740-7256 (see first page of agenda for Meeting ID and Passcode) once the caller queue for the agenda item opens.  Please note that the caller queue for each agenda item will not open until the item is called and will close after the first five public comments are heard. Remarks from the public made by telephone will be limited to up to 3 minutes per item. 

 

Please note that the normal procedures for “representative speakers will not be in place while meetings are conducted via teleconference. At this time, we are unable to accept visual aids as part of your oral testimony. However please note that you may e-mail written comments and attachments to Planningcomment@smgov.net by 12pm on the day of the hearing to be posted with the agenda as described above.

 

TRANSLATION SERVICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please contact Planning@smgov.net at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

SERVICIO DE TRADUCCIÓN DISPONIBLE A PEDIDO. Comuníquese al Planning@smgov.net al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión programada.

 

EXTENDED TIME LIMITS FOR SPEAKERS WHO REQUIRE AN INTEPRETER.  A member of the public who utilizes an interpreter to provide English language translation shall receive twice the time otherwise allotted under these Rules. The interpreter should be in the queue for public comment and available to provide English language translation over the phone when called on.

 

Special Assistance for Those Who Cannot Wait to Speak. Members of the public, including those with special needs or without technological resources, who cannot wait to speak on an agenda item may request assistance from the Director by calling (310) 458-8341 or e-mailing Planningcomment@smgov.net, and a member of the City Planning Division will provide assistance in preparing a written statement of testimony for distribution to the Landmarks Commission.

 

CLOSED CAPTIONING

Meeting participants using the BlueJeans Desktop App can turn on automated Closed Captions (subtitles) from the Settings tab.

 

 

 

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.

 

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FILES AND PLANS: The project file and project plans regarding any development application on this agenda are available at the Landmarks Commission webpage: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Landmarks-Commission/

 

EX PARTE COMMUNICATION DISCLOSURES. During the pendency of any quasi-judicial proceeding, no member of the Landmarks Commission may engage in ex parte communications with applicants, appellants, or members of the public with respect to the matter which is the subject of the proceeding unless that member of the Commission discloses such communication. Prior to each quasi-judicial agenda item each Commissioner must place on the record the subject and substance of any written or oral ex parte communication including the identity of the person, group, or entity with whom the communication took place.

 

TIME LIMITATION ON CONSIDERATION OF NEW ITEMS. The Commission shall not commence consideration of a new item on its agenda after 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise required by State or local law or unless otherwise determined by a majority vote of those Commissioners present.

 

 

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR THAT PROMOTE CIVILITY AT ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS:

·  Treat everyone courteously

·  Listen to others respectfully

·  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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

This agenda is available in alternate formats upon request. If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact the City Planning Division at planning@smgov.net at least three days prior to the scheduled meeting.

 

This agenda is subject to change up to 72 hours prior to a regular meeting and 24 hours prior to a special meeting.  Please check the agenda prior to the meeting for changes.