Historical Buildings and Sites Commission
Officially, the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission (HBSC) meets on the 2nd 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 these criteria:
- Is the purpose of the Historic District being met?
- Are the details of the proposed change compatible with the district?
- What kind of effect 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 the 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
- Arden McConnell, Vice Chair
- Terri Collins-Bain
- Nathan Miller
- Sandra Crowder
- Samuel Marsh
- Joel King, Council Liaison
- Jason Maki, Staff Liaison
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Ordinances governing the hearing authority of the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission are contained in Article 7.060 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code (PDF).
Development regulations related to properties located in the Historic District or designated as landmarks can be located in Article 13.400 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code (PDF).
Historic Resource Planning in Grants Pass
Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.
Apply for Committee on Public Art - Applications are being accepted for three positions. Special qualification: Representatives will generally represent visual arts, performing arts, and art education fields. Fill out and submit online by December 1, 2023
Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: Residents and Electors of City of Grants Pass. Seek diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by January 26, 2024
Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Citizen-at-large. Fill out and submit online by December 29, 2023
Apply for Parks Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: The Council desires to have a balance of viewpoints and demographic representation including individuals with interest or experience representing athletic leagues, individuals knowledgeable in natural resource preservation, people involved with recurring park events, frequent park users, and individuals who use park family play friendly facilities. A majority of the members should live within the city limits. Fill out and submit online by December 1, 2023
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