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Landmark Design Review Committee (Ldrc)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Landmarks Board Members: Abby Daniels and Ronnie Pelusio / Fran Sheets
Historic Preservation Staff: James Hewat and Marcy Cameron

All meetings are open to the public for observation.

Please review the Ldrc Meeting Procedures and Guidelines. pdf 

 The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. Because of this, the LDRC meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams video call until further notice. Meetings remain open to the public for viewing via video call only. Click this link "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" to observe the meeting. 

Demolition Review
8:30 a.m.
Address: 637 Pennsylvania Avenue
Case #: HIS2020-00217
Owner / Applicant: Emily Hannah / Brad Quiller, 2Q Homes
Request: Partial demolition (construction in front of a street-facing wall) of a building constructed in 1907.
Landmark Alteration Certificate:
9:00 a.m.
Address: 776 14th Street
Historic District: University Place, contributing
Case #: HIS2020-00198
Owner / Applicant: Paul Summerside / Jeff Abrams, JKA Design
Request: Proposed 673 sq. Ft. rear addition on east (rear) elevation of 2,673 sq. ft. house, installation of new window wells and first floor windows at north and south faces, re-grading of driveway from alley, new wood trellis on existing east deck, and installation of mini-split cooling system.
9:45 a.m.
Address: 1013 Mapleton Avenue
Historic District: Mapleton Hill, non-contributing
Case #: HIS2020-00207
Owner / Applicant: Katherine Payge / Matt Speedy, Lumin Systems
Request: Proposed replacement 19 windows with aluminum clad double-hung sash, new iron rail front door and installation of French doors at rear face.
10:30 a.m.
Address: 2385 4th Street
Historic District: Mapleton Hill, non-contributing
Case #: HIS2020-00216
Owner / Applicant: Jeff Dufour / Scott Harris, Tesla Energy Operations Inc.
Request: Proposed replacement of photo-voltaic system installed in 2014 with new solar module roof system.
11:15 a.m.
Address: 643 Mapleton Avenue, John E. Law House
Historic District: Mapleton Hill, contributing
Case #: HIS2020-00218
Owner / Applicant: David Wein / Luke Sanzone, Marpa Design Studio
Request: Proposed construction of 23' x 12.5' in-ground pool, flagstone patio and associated landscaping.

About the LDRC

The Landmark Design Review Committee (Ldrc) comprises two members of the Landmarks Board and one Historic Preservation Planner. The Ldrc typically meets every Wednesday morning (except holidays) at the Planning and Development Services Center at 1739 Broadway Street, 3rd floor, Olmsted Conference room, Boulder, Colorado 80302.  

Additional information on the review processes is available online:

  • Design Review:  All exterior changes to an individual landmark or a property located in a historic district requires review and approval through a Landmark Alteration Certificate (LAC) to ensure the changes are compatible with the historic character of the landmarked site. The changes must meet the Design Guidelines  The Ldrc can either approval an application, request revisions, or refer the application to the Landmarks Board for review in a public hearing.
  • Demolition Review:  Demolition permit applications for non-designated buildings constructed before 1940 are reviewed by the Ldrc to prevent the loss of potentially significant buildings. The Ldrc determines whether a building is potentially eligible for landmark designation and can either approve the demolition permit or refer the application to the Landmarks Board for review in a public hearing.