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10/23/23 - Historic Landmarks Commission Hearing Agenda

Public Hearing
Regularly scheduled Historic Landmarks Commission Hearings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
1:30 pm 4:00 pm

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1. (1:30-1:45) 

Items of Interest

2. (1:45-1:55)

BRIEFING - Housing Regulatory Relief Code Project - Review & Vote - Written Testimony for Housing regulatory Relief Code Project

CITY CONTACT: Staci Monroe, BDS, 503-865-6516

3. (1:55-3:55)

 LU 23-068457 HR – St Mary's Church Admin Office Renovation Project

APPLICANT: Michael Roberts, LRS Architects

SITE: 1715 NW Couch St

CITY CONTACT: Tanya Paglia, BDS, 503-865-6518

Type III Historic Resource Review hearing for a proposal to make exterior alterations to buildings that are part of the St Mary’s Cathedral property, a contributing resource in the Alphabet Historic District historically known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located in the Northwest Plan District. The exterior alterations accompany a full-scale interior demolition and renovation of the existing administration buildings including seismic strengthening. The project will involve replacing a connecting structure between the Rectory building and the Archbishop’s Residence and Parish Center building, as well as multiple changes to the existing facades including door, window, chimney, stair, lighting, and other small changes.

EA 22-184037 DA – Redevelopment of Jefferson High School buildings and site 


APPLICANT: Doug Miller | Lever Architecture 

SITE: 5210 N Kerby Ave

CITY CONTACT: Arthur Graves, BDS, 503-865-6517

DAR for proposed redevelopment of the Jefferson High School buildings and campus located in the Piedmont Conservation District. Proposed alterations include either complete or partial demolition of the existing contributing buildings and site amenities: track, fields, parking areas, etc. to be replaced with new buildings, track, fields, parking areas, etc. The following Modifications are anticipated but, due to schematic drawings, additional Modifications may be identified:

  1. Setback – Minimum (33.150.215).
  2. Setback – Maximum (33.150.215).
  3. Transit Street Main Entrance (33.150.265).
  4. Parking area setbacks and landscaping (33.266.130.G).
  5. Recreational Fields (33.279.040).
  6. Superblocks (33.293).

Please Keep in mind

  • The agenda is subject to change.

  • Agenda items may be rescheduled.

  • Times are estimates only and agenda item times may change.

  • Projects are reviewed in the order listed with a 10 minute break between agenda items.

  • All continuances and reschedules are requested by the applicant, unless otherwise noted.

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