Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

Purpose

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:

  1. Is the purpose of the Historic District being met?
  2. Are the details of the proposed change compatible with the district?
  3. What kind of affect will the proposed change have on the district?
  4. 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.

Members

  • Ward Warren, Chair
  • Rob Pell, Vice Chair
  • Shirley Holzinger
  • Arden McConnell
  • Jolie Wilson
  • Virginia "Ginger" Ford
  • William Richardson
  • Barry Eames, Council Liaison
  • Lora Glover, Staff Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Ordinances

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

Go to the Historic Resource Planning page to view a summary of documents related to inventory, planning and protection of historic resources in Grants Pass.

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