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File #: ID#19-889    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 1/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action:
Title: Hold discussion regarding Historic Preservation Commission Recommendation Resolution 2019-03RR to consider the initial authorization of a text amendment, per Section 2.4.1.2 of the San Marcos Development Code, to Article 5 of the Historic Design Guidelines to include a purpose statement regarding sustainability, and provide direction to Staff.
Attachments: 1. 2019-03RR - Amendment to Article 5, Standard Guidelines for Sustainability, of the Historic Design Guidelines

AGENDA CAPTION:

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Hold discussion regarding Historic Preservation Commission Recommendation Resolution 2019-03RR to consider the initial authorization of a text amendment, per Section 2.4.1.2 of the San Marcos Development Code, to Article 5 of the Historic Design Guidelines to include a purpose statement regarding sustainability, and provide direction to Staff. 

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Meeting date:  February 4, 2020

 

Department:  City Clerk / Planning and Development Services

 

Amount & Source of Funding
Funds Required:
  N/A

Account Number:  N/A

Funds Available:  N/A

Account Name:  N/A

 

Fiscal Note:
Prior Council Action: N/A

City Council Strategic Initiative: 

N/A

 

Comprehensive Plan Element (s):
Economic Development
Environment & Resource Protection
Land Use
Neighborhoods & Housing
Parks, Public Spaces & Facilities
Transportation

Core Services

Not Applicable

Master Plan
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N/A

 

Background Information:

At the November 7 regular meeting, the Historic Preservation Commission directed staff to bring back a proposed update to the Historic Design Guidelines to include a purpose statement that explains sustainability is important to the Commission and how it fits in with historic preservation practices. The Historic Design Guidelines are found in Appendix C of the San Marcos Design Manual. The sustainability guidelines are found in Article 5 of Appendix C.

 

The Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability from the Secretary of the Interior begins with an overview focusing on the fact that historic buildings are themselves often inherently sustainable and that this should be used to advantage in any proposal to upgrade them. A redlined purpose statement has been included which mirrors the overview that is found within The Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability.

 

Amending the Historic Design Guidelines requires a text amendment to the Design Manual. Per Section 2.4.1.2(B) of the San Marcos Development Code, an application for a text amendment requires initial authorization by the City Council.

 

Council Committee, Board/Commission Action:
The Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved Recommendation Resolution 2019-03RR at the December 5, 2019 regular meeting.

Alternatives:

N/A


Recommendation: 

Staff recommends approval of the attached purpose statement.