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Landmark Design Review Committee (Ldrc)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Landmarks Board Members: Ronnie Pelusio and Bill Jellick
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 to observe the meeting "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" or email [email protected] 

Landmark Alteration Certificate:
8:30 a.m.
Address: 1590 Hillside Road
Historic District: Hillside, contributing
Case #: HIS2020-00138
Owner / Applicant: Kerstin Lieff / Zach Rosato
Request: Alterations to contributing house including changes to façade modification to dormers, new deck, new exterior doors and windows.
9:30 a.m.
Address: 637 Pine Street
Historic District: Mapleton Hill, contributing
Case #: HIS2020-00146
Owner / Applicant: Elizabeth and Anthony Armstrong / Joel Smiley and Laura Schaeffer
Request: Proposed construction of a new 244 sq. ft. detached garage off the alley in the rear yard of a contributing property in the Mapleton Hill Historic District.
10:15 a.m.
Address: 1044 Maxwell Avenue
Historic District: Mapleton Hill
Case #: HIS2020-00078
Owner / Applicant: Max and Sabrina Clauson / Joel Smiley and Laura Schaeffer
Request: Review of 4.23.2020 Landmarks Board conditions to reduce the height of proposed addition to house by about 2 feet, details on the proposed relocation and rehabilitation of the contributing garage and review window, door, trim, siding, roofing, paint color detail, porch details, hardscaping and 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.