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  • Landmarks Board

Landmarks Board Retreat

Landmarks Board Mini Retreat
Monday, August 31, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm


- via video conference -

click here to join the meeting

or call in to the meeting video conference via telephone:

Call +1 669 900 6833

use meeting ID: 952 9625 1093 and passcode 877850


The Landmarks Board and staff meet annually in retreat to discuss accomplishments, identify areas for improvement, and to prioritize items for the next year’s work program while providing the opportunity to engage in discussion topics. 
1. Introduction (John Decker) 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
A. Questions or thoughts from last mini-retreat
2. Board Led Topics 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
A. Landmarking interiors and other limitations of the code (Fran Sheets - 30 minutes) 
B. Midcentury Modern and Modernistic Design Guidelines: preservation by age (John Decker - 30 Minutes)
C. Color and Paint in Historic Districts (John Decker - 20 minutes)
D. Community Outreach Initiatives (Abby Daniels - 20 minutes)
3. Additional items (John Decker) 4:55 – 5:00 p.m.
A. Next retreat date
B. Debrief and adjournment
Video conference information

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, this meeting will be held virtually via video conference.

  • If at any point during the meeting the staff, board and applicant unanimously decide that it is not possible to hold the meeting by electronic participation due to technical issues, the meeting will be rescheduled when issues can be resolved or in-person meetings have resumed.
  • Members of the public may observe the meeting via internet-connected device using the meeting link or via telephone. Observers will be asked to turn off their camera and mute their microphone. No public input will be taken. Activities that disrupt, delay or otherwise interfere with the meeting are prohibited. Any and all interested persons may:
For more information, contact Clare Brandt at [email protected], [email protected],  or (303) 441-1994.


Board members who will be present are: 
John Decker, Chair
Abby Daniels, Vice Chair
William Jellick
Ronnie Pelusio
Fran Sheets

The Landmarks Board is constituted under the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance (Ordinance No. 4721; Title 9, Chapter 11, Boulder Revised Code, 1981) to designate landmarks and historic districts; review and approve applications for Landmark Alteration Certificates on such buildings or in such districts; review demolition applications for non-designated buildings over 50 years old; and recognize buildings as Structures of Merit. 

No public hearings / public meeting will be held during this session.

All City of Boulder board meetings are digitally recorded and are available from the Central Records office at (303) 441-3043. A full audio transcript of the Landmarks Board meeting becomes available on the city of Boulder website approximately ten days after a meeting.