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, c/o Sharon Lumbantobing
             PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810

Clark County Historic Preservation Commission

Staff Contacts

Jacqui Kamp
Planner III
Community Planning
564.397.4913
Sharon Lumbantobing
Planner II
Community Planning
564.397.4909
Date Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video

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

Join by computerhttp://bit.ly/nov4hpc - Meeting #: 146 133 8387 - Password: nov4hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  - Meeting #: 146 133 8387 

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


Roll Call and Introductions

Draft Oct. 7 meeting notes


Public Comment


Discussion of proposal to place solar panels at the 78th Street Heritage Farm (Poor Farm)


Vancouver Heritage Overlay/ Providence Academy (400 E Evergreen Blvd): Update on Unfit Building Determination for the smokestack building

  1. VMC Ch.17.32 Unfit Building and Premises Code
  2. VMC Ch. 17.08.040 Building and Fire Codes Commission
  3. VMC Ch. 20.510 Heritage Overlay District
  • BO documents:
  1. BO letter to The Trust 8/28/2019
  2. BO revised letter to The Trust 5/22/2020
  3. BO Order of Demolition 9/4/2020
  • Rippey Engineering documents:
  1. Structural evaluation letter dated 7/10/2019
  2. Amended evaluation letter dated 7/29/2019
  3. ASCE calculations 10/21/2020
  4. Unfit letter 10/21/2020
  • Engineering reports:
  1. Carlson brick shear test reports
  2. Olson 3D summary report
  3. Carlson field inspection report
  • The Trust request for unfit determination:
  1. The Trust cover letter and request for unfit determination 9/1/2020
  2. The Trust request for unfit determination 9/1/2020
  • Financial analysis/cost estimate:
  1. Seismic retrofit cost estimate prepared by Schommer and Sons.
  • Third party consulting engineer letter:
  1. Erickson Structural Engineers letter

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

Join by computerhttp://bit.ly/oct7hpc - Meeting #: 146 998 3998 - Password: 1234
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  - Meeting #: 146 998 3998 

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


Draft Sept. 9 Meeting Notes


Public Comment


Public Hearing:

Nomination to the Clark County Heritage Register - DuBois Motor Building - 500 Washington Street, Vancouver


Committee Updates


Old Business & Updates


New Business:

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

Join by computerhttps://bit.ly/sept2hpc Meeting #: 146 065 9787 - Password: hpcsept2
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  - Meeting #: 146 065 9787 

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

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Aug. 5 Draft Meeting notes - revised

Aug. 18 Draft Meeting notes


Public Hearing:
Summit Grove Lodge (30810 NE Timmen Rd, Ridgefield): Amendment to the original Clark County Heritage Register nomination


Public Hearing:

Old City Cemetery (2700 E Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver) - Nomination to the Clark County Heritage Register


Slocum House (605 Esther St., Vancouver) (CCHR/NRHP) - Discussion of roof replacement

The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a special public hearing Tuesday, August 18, 2020, starting at 6:00 p.m via video/telephonic connection. There are two ways to attend the meeting:

Join by computerhttps://clarkwa.webex.com/clarkwa/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef6528de127362f7468016d1f9e005e55  - Meeting #: 146 020 8366 - Password: aug18hpc
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  - Meeting #: 146 020 8366 

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

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Draft August 5 Meeting Minutes (updated)  

Spanky’s Building (812 Main Street) - Vancouver Heritage Overlay Advisory Review

Pittock-Leadbetter House (114 NE Leadbetter St, Camas, WA 98607) - National Register of Historic Places/Washington Heritage Register

Native American Petroglyphs, Grant House, Officer’s Row, Fort Vancouver, WA

Due to COVID-19, the Aug. 5 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

  1. Join by computer: https://bit.ly/aug5hpc - Meeting #: 146 083 1665  - Password: aug5hpc
  2. Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388  - Meeting #: 146 083 1665

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


Draft March 4, 2020 HPC Meeting notes

Public Hearing

HST2020-00001Summit Grove Lodge (30810 NE Timmens Rd., Ridgefield) - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for construction of new free-standing shed


Vancouver Heritage Overlay Reviews

Providence Academy (400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver) - Repairs and ADA updates

Providence Academy (400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver) - Update on Unfit Building Determination of Laundry and Boiler Room


Old Business and Updates

  • CCHM Update on Downtown Camas Interpretive Panels
  • CCHM August Speaker Series

The July 1, 2020 Historic Preservation Commission meeting is canceled due to COVID-19.

The June 3, 2020 Historic Preservation Commission meeting is canceled due to COVID-19.

The May 6  Historic Preservation Commission meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Community Planning has decided out of an abundance of caution to cancel the April 1 Historic Preservation Commission meeting.

 

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting: 6th Floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Please note the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m., not 6:00 p.m.

Draft Feb. 5 Meeting Notes

SEPA Process for Historic Preservation

Old Business

Presentations

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting: 6th Floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Draft Jan. 8 Meeting Notes

Presentations

New Business

  • March 4 meeting update
  • 2020 CLG Grant

Old Business

 

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting: 6th Floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

Please note the Jan 1st meeting has been rescheduled to Jan 8th, due to the holiday.

Draft Dec. 4 HPC Meeting Notes

Presentation

  • Washington School for the Deaf Campus Revitalization Project

Old Business & Updates

New Business

  • Clark County Courthouse (National Register of Historic Places) - new front signage: Informal review and comment
  • Sara Store 
  • New Heights Church