Officially, the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission (HBSC) meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month when there is business to attend to or a decision to make. For consideration of development review, the HBSC looks at 4 criteria
Is the purpose of the Historic District being met?
Are the details of the proposed change compatible with the district?
What kind of affect will the proposed change have on the district?
What type of economic impact will the change have on the value of the historic district or structure?
Just as in a Planning Commission decision, official findings of fact must be signed and the minutes approved before a development permit can be issued. The HBSC has the authority to issue land use decisions regarding alteration of structures, new construction and demolition within all locally designated historic districts, sites, and landmarks within the Urban Growth Boundary, which were designated by the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation on October 1, 1981.
Ward Warren, Chair
Dan McBerty, Vice Chair
Dennis Roler, Council Liaison
Lora Glover, Parks & Community Development Director