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File #: RES 2019-095    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Quasi-Judicial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/6/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Resolution Approving a Request for Demolition of the Building Located at 407 Jerry Street (Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel)
Attachments: 1. Staff Memo, 2. Attachment A: Resolution, 3. Attachment B: Vicinity Map, 4. Attachment C: Cultural Resource Survey, Updated 7/19/19, 5. Attachment D: Photos of Existing Conditions, 6. Staff Presentation

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

Through:                     Bill Detweiler, Director, Development Services

 

From:                     Julie Kirkpatrick, PLA, ASLA, Long Range Project Manager Development Services

 

Title

Resolution Approving a Request for Demolition of the Building Located at 407 Jerry Street (Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel)

Body

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PUBLIC HEARING

 

Resolution Approving a Request for Demolition of the Building Located at 407 Jerry Street

 

The Town Council will now consider a request for the approval of a Resolution Approving a Request for Demolition of the Building Located at 407 Jerry Street.

 

In order to afford all parties due process under law, the Town Council members must be fair and impartial in deciding whether this application should be approved, approved with conditions, or denied. In making that determination, each Councilmember must consider the record, which includes the planning commission recommendation, the staff recommendation, the applicant presentation, public comment presented during the hearing, and other written public comments offered before or during the hearing. Under law, Town Council must evaluate this proposal based solely upon the record and the criteria established under the Municipal Code, which are highlighted in the staff report.  

 

It is important that each Councilmember remain objective and capable of considering information offered into the record during this hearing. 

 

Does any Councilmember believe that he or she is incapable of evaluating and voting on the application consistent with these due process requirements? If so, please describe the situation and recuse yourself from further participation on this agenda item.

Does any Councilmember have a conflict of interest or any other matter he or she would like to disclose prior to proceeding on this item?

 

The Council will hear from the applicant, the public and staff. Time for this public hearing is allotted as follows:

                     Staff Report:                      as needed

                     Applicant Presentation:                      as needed

                     Public Comment:                      as needed

                     Applicant Response                       as needed

                     Council Questions:                       as needed

                     Follow-up Questions:                      as needed

 

Madame Clerk, has this public hearing been properly noticed under the applicable regulations for this type of land use hearing? (Clerk to refer to certification from Development Services, describing the notice).

 

Mr. Detweiler, the staff introduction please

 

(Public hearing is conducted, applicant presentation, public comment, applicant response, questions from Council)

 

Do any Council members have any final questions of staff or the applicant before I close the public hearing and refer this to the Council for action? 

 

I now close the public hearing and refer this to Council for discussion and action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

Through:                     Bill Detweiler, Director, Development Services

 

From:                     Julie Kirkpatrick, PLA, ASLA, Long Range Project Manager
                     Development Services

 

Title:                     A Resolution Approving a Request for Demolition of the Building Located at 407 Jerry Street

 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Located at the northwest corner of Jerry and Fourth Streets (Attachment A), the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel is considering a future expansion.  Their consultants have determined that demolition of the existing structure and constructing an entirely new chapel is more feasible than renovating the existing building.  Any structure within the historic downtown area built before 1945 must get a recommendation from the Historic Preservation Board and approval from Town Council prior to issuance of a demolition permit.  Built around 1929 with additions following after 1939, the existing structure is not landmarked.  On August 21, 2019, the Historic Preservation Board voted 6-0 to recommend to Town Council that they approve the demolition request.

 

Staff Recommendation

 

This independent staff analysis takes into account the representations made in the application and attachments submitted to date.

 

1.                     Per the updated Cultural Resource Survey (Attachment B), the property is eligible for local landmarking.  However, the property is not eligible for National or State landmarking.  This is likely because the historical integrity of the building has been compromised by the various additions and material changes over the years.

2.                     While the property’s use has remained the same since 1929, evidence of the original artisan’s labor and skills along with the historic materials are no longer intact.  The building does not have sufficient integrity to be considered for National or State historic designations. 

3.                     Because the building does not have many distinguishable historic features intact, demolishing the building would not negatively impact adjacent properties or the downtown district.  Additionally, because the property would continue to operate as a funeral home/chapel but within a new building, the site’s association with historic people, businesses, and heritage will remain.

4.                     It would not be economically feasible to restore the few historic elements that remain.

5.                     Because the building does not retain its historic integrity, relocation is not desirable or feasible.

 

The history of the building has been thoroughly documented through a Colorado Cultural Resource Survey, and staff finds that demolition is the best alternative for the property so that redevelopment can occur.

 

Historic Preservation Board Recommendation

 

The Historic Preservation Board voted 6-0 to recommend to Town Council that they approve the demolition request.

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve the Resolution, as introduced by title.”

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A:                     Resolution

Attachment B:                     Vicinity Map

Attachment C:                     Cultural Resource Survey, Updated 7/19/19

Attachment D:                     Photos of Existing Conditions