Historic Preservation Commission

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The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission raises awareness of the county’s historic and cultural resources and serves as the county’s primary resource on historic preservation. The commission initiates and maintains the Clark County Historic Register and reviews proposed design changes to registered properties.

The commission has a minimum of five members appointed by the Clark County Council. Members must have demonstrated special interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture or related disciplines.

Meetings

The Historic Preservation Commission typically meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Public Service Center, 6th floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. However until further notice, the commission meetings will be held remotely via Webex.

How to participate remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Until further notice, the Historic Preservation Commission meetings will be held in a virtual format with members attending and voting via WebEx.

The Historic Preservation Commission will accept public testimony regarding any case, project, or property before them for official review. The commission will accept public comment on any other topic at the end of the meeting. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes. 

If you would like to speak during the public comment period, you will need to connect to the meeting via your computer/internet or by phone. 

If you would like to provide public testimony or public comment but are not able to participate during the meeting, please send your comments at least two days prior to the hearing to:

Email: historicpreservation@clark.wa.gov
Mail:   Clark County Historic Preservation Commission
             PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810

Date Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video

The Sept. 1, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computer: Meeting link
Meeting #: 146 232 7625
Password: sept01hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


July 7 HPC Meeting Notes 

Aug. 4 HPC Meeting Notes - DRAFT


Mid-Century Modern Context Statement and Survey Project - Findings Presentation


Public Hearing (continued from Aug. 4, 2021) - Certificate of Appropriateness: Improvements at the John Stanger House, 9215 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA


Committee updates/announcements

  • Historical Promotion Grant committee update
  • Underrepresented communities committee update
  • Vancouver Heritage Overlay code committee update

Old Business and Updates


New Business

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE - SITE VISIT

Notice is hereby given that a quorum of the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission may be in attendance at a site visit to the John Stanger House, a Clark County Heritage Register property that has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission for improvements to the structure.

The site visit is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at 9215 SE Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA.

For additional information about the historic preservation program and the Historic Preservation Commission, please visit: www.clark.wa.gov/planning/historic.

Jacqui Kamp, Program Manager Community Planning

Clark County, Washington

Dated: Aug. 26, 2021

The Aug. 4, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computer: Meeting link
Meeting #: 146 042 5604
Password: aug4hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


July 7 HPC Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Public Hearing – Clark County Heritage Register Nomination: Reba House, 6502 Montana Lane, Vancouver, WA


Public Hearing – Certificate of Appropriateness: Improvements at the John Stanger House, 9215 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA


Committee Updates/Announcements

  • Committee Assignments
  • Under-Represented Communities committee
  • Vancouver Heritage Overlay Code committee
  • Providence Academy SEPA committee

Old Business & Updates


New Business

2021-0804 Meeting Minutes_FINAL.pdf

The July 7, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computer: Meeting Link
Meeting #: 146 598 3579
Password: july7hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


June 2 HPC Meeting Notes-DRAFT

June 14 HPC Special Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Heritage Overlay Review - Providence Academy: Request for demolition of the Smokestack structure at the National Register site.

JULY 7 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION DECISION


Committee updates/announcements


Old Business & Updates

  • Rules and Procedures Update project

New Business

Video

Special Meeting

The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a special meeting to discuss the comments they will submit for the SEPA regarding the demolition of the boiler, laundry, and potentially the smokestack structures at the Providence Academy site.

There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerMeeting link - Meeting #: 146 728 3382 - Password: june14hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


Related docs:

The June 2, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computer: Meeting linkMeeting #: 187 350 2731 - Password: june2hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


May 5 Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Member Recognition


National Register Nomination Review - Northrup Primary School at the School of the Deaf Campus


Committee updates/announcements


Old Business

  • Unreinforced Masonry
  • HPC Rules and Procedures

New Business

  • Officer elections (July 7)

The May 5, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerbit.ly/may5hpcMeeting #: 187 223 4540 - Password: may5hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


April 7 HPC Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Public Hearing

Clark County Heritage Register Nomination for Reba House, 6502 Montana Lane, Vancouver


Public Hearing

Certificate of Appropriateness application for the Albert and Letha Green Barn: Construction of detached one-story enclosed shop and attached carport on property (12112 NE Gren Fels Drive, Battle Ground)


Committee updates/announcements

  • SEPA Academy committee
  • Vancouver Heritage Overlay code committee
  • Underrepresented communities committee
  • HPC Application review committee  

Old Business & Updates

  • 2021 CLG Unreinforced Masonry Project
  • 2022 Historical Promotion Grant update                                                                        

The April 7, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerhttp://bit.ly/april7hpcMeeting #: 187 105 4121- Password: april7hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


March 3 HPC Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Committee Updates and Announcements

  • SEPA Academy committee
  • Vancouver Heritage Overlay code committee
  • Underrepresented communities committee
  • Historic Preservation Commission vacancies – applications due April 16
  • HPC application review committee

Old Business & Updates

  • 2020 Historical Promotion Grant project updates
  • Budget updates

New Business

The March 3, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerhttps://bit.ly/march3hpcMeeting #: 146 772 4357- Password: march3hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


Feb. 3 Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Public Hearing

HST2021-00001 Clark County Poor Farm (78th Street Heritage Farm) – Certificate of Appropriateness application for new proposed weather station and fence enclosure at the historic district site.


Heritage Overlay Review

812 Main Street, Vancouver (Spanky’s) - Request for review and comment regarding façade improvements


Committee updates/announcements


Old Business and Updates

  • 2022 CLG Grant Ideas

New Business

The Feb. 3, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerhttp://bit.ly/feb3hpc Meeting #: 146 288 2755 - Password: feb3hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  

For detailed instructions on how to join and/or participate in the Webex meeting, please see this handout.


Draft Dec. 2, 2020 HPC meeting notes


Presentation: Mid-Century Modern Context Statement and Inventory Project 

Presentation summarizing the Certified Local Government funded project to research and identify the county’s mid-century architectural resources. This is also an opportunity to seek public input on refining the properties to be included in the survey.


Committee updates/announcements

  • SEPA committee update
  • Vancouver Heritage Overlay Code committee update
  • 2022 CLG grant application period open

Old Business

  • Update on the 2020 Cultural Resource Summit
  • Formation of a subcommittee to look at underrepresented communities

The Jan. 6, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting is canceled. The commission will reconvene on Feb. 3, 2021.