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HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Date of Meeting: January 19, 2005

Time of Meeting: 7:00 PM      

Meeting Location: Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood Ave.

           

                                                                                   

                                                                                              

MEMBERS:                

Mimi Shipp (Chair)  

Marilynne Bradley                                                                    

Debbie Dinzebach (A)                                                

Liz Little                                                                      

Mike McGuire                                                             

Todd Meyer                                                                

Kim Rensing                                                                                   

 

ARB Chairperson (E)

P & Z Chairperson (E)       

                             

COUNCIL LIAISON:

Rob Goldson, Council Member (E)                              

STAFF:           

Mike Harney, Building Commissioner (E)                           

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

WORK SESSION:

 

1.      James Bielefeldt – Historic Preservation Commission Web Site

2.      Status of 337 Gray Ave.

3.      Goals and objectives for 2005

 

NEXT MEETING: February 16, 2005

 

 

WORK SESSION:

 

1.      [Brochure] Historic Landmark/Historic District – Benefit or Liability

  1. commonly asked questions

1.      Will my taxes be raised because of the designation?

2.      What are the benefits of having a house designated as historic?

3.      What are the benefits of living in a historic district?

4.      What is the difference in the review process at the Architectural Review Board (ARB) between a designated house and a non-designated house?

a.       ARB reviews accessory structures in a historic district or relative to a historic landmark.

b.       

5.      What makes a structure a historic landmark?

6.      I heard that if your house is designated as a landmark, the city goes as far as telling you what color to paint your house. Is this true?

7.      What is the difference between a landmark structure and a century home?

8.      How does a landmark designation effect the interior renovation of a building?

  1. tax credits

1.      Local, state, federal tax credits – how they work for you

2.      How do tax credits effect the tax benefits of the school system?