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08-28-19 HPC MinutesI A 11 II II I q �,ppa��IIlIu nIIp IIm ppmpp aII oIIIIrIIIIuu a ' IIOO VOV IIIIOV � Mllll �. YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (HPC) Minutes for Meeting on August 28, 2019 J INT MEETING WITH THE YAKIMA PLANNING CQMMISSIQN (YPC) . Call to Order Yakima Planning Commission Chairwoman Patricia Byers called the joint meeting to order at approximately 3:00 P.M. II. Roll Call HPC Members Present: Cynthia Hall, Alixanne Pinkerton, Paul Edmondson, Dawn King HPC Members Absent: Joe Mann (excused) Quorum: Quorum present YPC Members Present: Chairwoman Patricia Byers, Bill Cook, Al Rose, Leanne Hughes - Mickel, Philip Ostriem YPC Members Absent: Vice -Chair Jacob Liddicoat, Robert McCormick (both unexcused) Staff: Trevor Martin, Historic Preservation Liaison; Joseph Calhoun, Planning Manager; Lisa Maxey, Planning Technician Council Liaisons: HPC - Jason White, District 2 (absent); YPC - Dulce Gutierrez, District 1 (absent) III. Staff Announcements Planning Manager Joseph Calhoun announced that City Council will hold public hearings on September 3, 2019, to consider the Planning Commission's recommendation regarding text amendments to the Yakima Municipal Code (YMC) Chapter 15.29 Wireless Communications Facilities, as well as a proposed rezone submitted by Gary Delaney for property located at 1414 S 2nd Ave. IV. Audience Participation None noted. V. New Business A. Approval of Meeting Minutes It was motioned by Commissioner Edmondson and seconded by Commissioner Pinkerton to approve the HPC meeting minutes of July 24, 2019; the motion carried unanimously. Commission Members 1 Cynthia Hall • Alixanne Pinkerton • Paul Edmondson • Joe Mann • Dawn King It was motioned by Commissioner Rose and seconded by Commissioner Cook to approve the YPC meeting minutes of August 14, 2019; the motion carried unanimously. B. Northwest Vernacular Presentation on Fruit Row Associate Planner Trevor Martin explained that the city received a Certified Local Government (CLG) grant from the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to provide funding for hiring a consultant to conduct an intensive -level survey and inventory of the buildings along "Fruit Row," which is an area of N 1St Ave between Yakima Ave and D St. Spencer Howard of Northwest Vernacular made a presentation detailing the information that came out of the survey and concluded that: • 24 of the 26 properties that were surveyed may be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as a historic district; • The property at 201 N 1st Ave may be eligible for the NRHP and the Washington Heritage Register for its integrity, distinctive architectural character, and historical associations; and • 13 of the 26 properties may be eligible for the Yakima Register of Historic Places (YRHP) in addition to the NRHP listing. Howard informed the commissions that the final report will be submitted to DAHP by September 3, 2019, and the next step would be for property owners to decide if they would like to pursue a historic district listing and on which historical register. Staff clarified that if nominations are made, the commissions will review changes to the Historic Preservation Element of the city's Comprehensive Plan, and the YPC will make a recommendation to City Council to update the plan accordingly. C. Appoint New Historic Preservation Commission Chair The HPC members had consensus to postpone this agenda item to their next meeting as not all members were present. D. Grant Update Martin announced that the city applied for another grant from DAHP for $12,000 to do a reconnaissance -level survey of Naches Ave between Yakima Ave and H St in order for that portion of Naches Parkway area to potentially be registered as a historic district. E. Discussion on Potential Text Amendments: Congregate Living Facilities Calhoun provided examples of how other jurisdictions regulate boardinghouse -type uses. He also gave the YPC members the language from their recommendation to City Council in 2018 that Council did not accept, which consisted of a new definition of "Congregate Living Facility" to replace the current "Boardinghouse" definition within the YMC, along with recommendations on which zoning districts the use should be allowed in and at what levels of review. It was reiterated that the Council took issue with the, primarily residential, zoning districts where congregate living facilities were proposed to be permitted. After discussion, the YPC had general consensus for staff to amend their draft text amendment proposal as follows: • Prohibit the "Congregate Living Facility" use in the Suburban Residential (SR) zoning district; Commission Members 2 Cynthia Hall • Alixanne Pinkerton • Paul Edmondson • Joe Mann • Dawn King • Remove "maximum occupancy of the facility shall be determined by the Building Official" from the proposed Congregate Living Facility definition; and • Retain the two-tiered approach from their original proposal from 2018 which has "Congregate Living Facility Up to 10" as one line within the Table of Permitted Land Uses in YMC Ch. 15.04 with its own designated levels of review and permitted zoning districts, and "Congregate Living Facility 11+" as separate line within the table. It was decided to propose a Type 2 level of review in the Central Business District (CBD) (which is consistent with the current level of review required for Boardinghouses in the CBD) for "up to 10" and prohibit it in the CBD for "11+" for the purpose of finalizing this draft to send out for public comment, with an understanding that additional discussion and debate may take place at the public hearing as the commission did not come to a full agreement on this issue. VI. Other Business Calhoun informed the YPC that the Yakima Tree City USA Board will meet in September. Staff may be able to report back after that meeting on the Tree Board's response to the YPC's request for their draft tree recommendations list to include text about tree types that are compatible with Yakima's climate and provisions on how far away trees should be planted from sidewalks and structures. Brief discussion took place on the potential Naches Parkway project previously mentioned. VII.Adjournment A motion for the YPC to adjourn to September 11, 2019 was passed with unanimous vote. A motion for the HPC to adjourn to September 25, 2019 was passed with unanimous vote. This joint meeting adjourned at approximately 4:16 p.m. Prepared, Respectfully Submitted By: Lisa Maxey Planning Technician City of Yakima Planning Division Commission Members 3 Cynthia Hall • Alixanne Pinkerton • Paul Edmondson • Joe Mann • Dawn King