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 these criteria:
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.
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).