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HPC Meeting Agenda

April 18, 2013

The City of Cambridge Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a meeting on Thursday, April 18th, at 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 305 Gay Street. The following items are on the agenda for this meeting:


Roll Call

Opening Statement, Oath Administered-Persons Wishing to Testify

Approval of Following Minutes:

November 15, 2012 (unfinished)

February 21st, 2013 (Regular meeting-unfinished)

March 7th, 2013, (Work Session-Citizens Advisory meeting-unfinished)

March 21st, 2013 (Regular Meeting-unfinished)

April 4th, 2013 (Citizens Advisory Meeting-workshop-unfinished).


Consent Agenda:

HPC#34-13, 210 Belvedere Ave.: Scot Allen, James Long (owners) construct new 8' x 10' accessory building in rear yard area.


Extension/Continuation Cases

HPC#31-13, 705 Church St.: Jamie Richardson (applicant-purchaser), replace existing one over one windows with one over one vinyl replacement windows.  (HPC acted to table application with concurrence of property owner to explore ways to preserve or repair/replace front and other windows).


Regular Agenda Items

HPC#32-13, 116 Vue De Leau: John Lewis, Annie Watts, (owner) Wes Sampson, Tiger Roofing (applicant-contractor), replace 3 tab shingles on house with slate like asphalt shingles.

HPC#33-13, 101 Choptank Avenue: Tom Allers, (owner) construct accessory structure (Tiki Hut) in rear yard area (after the fact).

HPC#35-13, 205 High St.: Larry Mills-Diane West, (owners), replace 3 tab shingles on house with architectural/dimensional shingles.

HPC#36-13, 106 Choptank Ave.: Bill Hofherr, replacement material for porch roof, renewal of COA from 2011.


Discussion-Courtesy Review

West End Citizen's Association, Presentation-Sunday, May 19th, 2-4:00PM.

Wallace Building Restoration Plans, Jane Devlin, West End Citizen's Association


Administratively Approved/Routine Maintenance:

HPC-Adm #19-13, 6 Oakley St.: (COA#36-12--six month extension approved for replacement of windows and gutters.  Extension authorized to October 19th, 2013.

HPC-Adm #20-13, 533 Poplar St.: Jack Helgeson, (Choptank Charlie's) replace awnings on existing brackets of commercial storefront. Administratively approved.  3-28-13.

HPC-Adm #21-13, 109 Belvedere: Alvin Moore, replace existing 9' x 12' greenhouse (previously approved by HPC-2007) with 12' x 16' greenhouse in rear yard area, not visible from street.  Administratively approved. 3-28-13.

HPC #26-12, 119 Vue De Leu: (extension request), Jay Jones (out of town owner), front porch repairs, Permit expired on 12-20-12, building permit expired due to lack of activity.  Staff is re-authorizing for 6 months to June 20, 2013 at which point applicant will have to come back to HPC. Administratively approved - March 28th, 2013.

HPC-Adm #22-13, 518 Poplar St.: Felicia Lewis, re-install new projection sign on existing sign bracket for "Another Place-Another Time, Consignment Boutique". Administratively approved-April 2nd, 2013.

HPC-Adm #23-13, 413 Muir St.: Jamie Summer, Stoked LLC, re-install new projection sign on existing sign brackets for new restaurant. Administratively approved. 04-09-13.


HPC-Adm #24-13, 304 High St.: National Bank of Cambridge, replace flat membrane roof, not visible from the street.  Administratively approved.  April 11th, 2013.


Enforcement Update

Staff Report to be provided at meeting.


Discussion of Guidelines/By-Laws/Rules of Procedures

Review of Draft By-Law and Rules of Procedure Changes

Review of Draft Material for Guidelines

Subcommittee Assignments-Status Report

Update on 507 Race Street-Condemnation Order


Other Business

Law and Ethics Presentation (to be rescheduled).