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.

Due to COVID-19 meetings are being held in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options for commissioners, staff, and the public. You can join in person, on the 6th floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98666, or virtually via WebEx. 

How to participate remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

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 beginning 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 attend in-person or 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 July 1, 2022 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options for commissioners, staff, and the public.

The in-person meeting will be held in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. To attend remotely via Webex, there are two ways to attend the meeting, by computer or phone:

Join by computerMeeting link
Meeting #: 2489 815 7083  
Password: HPCJuly22  
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 1 HPC Meeting Notes - DRAFT


Documentation/review process prior to demolition presentation


Advisory Review - Vancouver Heritage Overlay
614 Main Street, Vancouver 

The June 1, 2022 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options for commissioners, staff, and the public.

The in-person meeting will be held in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. To attend remotely via Webex, there are two ways to attend the meeting, by computer or phone:

Join by computerMeeting link
Meeting #: 2484 662 6655  
Password: HPCJune22  
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 4 HPC Meeting Notes - DRAFT


Main Street Streetscape Presentation


Budget Review


Committee Updates/Announcements

  • Position vacancies/ application review subcommittee

Old Business & Updates


Good of the Order

The May 4, 2022 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held in a hybrid hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options for commissioners, staff, and the public.

The in-person meeting will be held in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. To attend remotely via Webex, there are two ways to attend the meeting, by computer or phone:

Join by computerMeeting link
Meeting #: 2499 672 1036   
Password: HPCMay22  
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.


Mar. 2 2022 HPC Meeting Notes - DRAFT


Draft Letter of Support


Budget review for memberships, training


Committee Updates/Announcements

  • Vancouver Culture, Art & Heritage Commission – partnership opportunities
  • Position vacancies/ application review subcommittee
  • Consulting party for bridge replacement
  • 2021 Community Planning Annual Report

Old Business & Updates

The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission has no scheduled agenda items for the April meeting.  Therefore, the meeting has been canceled.

We hope you can join us for the next regular meeting on May 4, 2022. 

The Mar. 2, 2022 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerMeeting link
Meeting #: 2494 383 1502   
Password: HPCMar22  
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. 2 HPC Meeting Notes - DRAFT


DAHP Training: Design Review Introduction and Replacement Materials for Historic Buildings


Heritage Farm Wetlands Update: Project Overview


Committee updates/announcements

  • Vancouver Heritage Overlay code committee
  • Announcement: City of Vancouver RFQ for Main Street Project

Old Business Updates


Good of the Order

Video

The Feb. 2, 2022 Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held remotely via Webex. There are two ways to attend the meeting.

Join by computerMeeting link
Meeting #: 2488 581 8441     
Password: HPCFeb22  
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.


Nov. 3 HPC Meeting Notes-DRAFT


Public Hearing - Certificate of Appropriateness:  Old City Cemetery Fence Replacement, 2700 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA


Advisory Review – Vancouver Heritage Overlay:  Aegis Mixed Use Development Phase II (Providence Academy Site), 312 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA


Old Business & Updates

  • City’s upcoming Strategic Plan
  • Rules and Procedures
  • Committee updates

Video