Staff is tasked with an array of different responsibilities including code-required project review decisions on historic properties, support to other standing and special work groups across the City organization, and education & outreach programming. This report will provide highlights for the benefit of Commission members and the public, and for transparency regarding decisions made without the input of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).
The owner is seeking to demolish the existing buildings on the property that contribute to the Laurel School Historic District and construct a new single-family dwelling.
This is a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for changing a roof on a designated property from wood shingle to a synthetic roofing product that simulates the appearance of wood shingles. Associated fascia and gutter work is expected. The alterations are proposed for the Boughton (Bouton) House, 113 North Sherwood Street.
As a follow up to the discussion at the August 2022 Historic Preservation Commission meeting regarding the proposed Land Use Code Phase One Update, City staff will provide an updated overview of the key proposal details and a request for a recommendation to City Council, based on the anticipated impact of the changes on the recognition and protection of historic resources. The draft code sections are currently posted for public review at https://www.fcgov.com/housing/lucupdates.