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Landmarks Design Review Committee (Ldrc)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Landmarks Board Members: John Decker and Abby Daniels
Historic Preservation Staff: James Hewat and/or Marcy Cameron Gerwing

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. 


Landmark Alteration Certificate Applications
8:30 a.m.
Address: 721 Spruce St.
Historic District: Mapleton Hill, contributing
Case #: HIS2021-00151
Owner / Applicant: Triple V Trust / Laura Schaeffer and Joel Smiley
Request: Proposed addition at rear of main house; replace shed windows and door and paint; replace garage windows and add door, paint.
9:15 a.m.
Address: 516 Maxwell Ave.
Historic District: Mapleton Hill, non-contributing
Case #: HIS2021-00157
Owner / Applicant: Brandie Emerick / Laura Schaeffer and Joel Smiley
Request: Proposal to restore historic details on front of house, new addition at rear, new dormer, new windows, replace doors. 
10:00 a.m.
Address: 406 Pearl St.
Historic District: West Pearl, contributing accessory building
Case #: HIS2021-00117
Owner / Applicant: Andrew and Diana Fordyce / Samuel Austin and Buffy Andrews
Request: Review of conditions for proposed on-site relocation of a contributing accessory building at 406 Pearl St. (a non-contributing property) per the 6.2.2021 Landmarks Board meeting.

About the LDRC

The Landmarks 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.