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07-03-2019 SMDRB1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 SOUTH MESQUITE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD Following are the minutes of the South Mesquite Design Review Board meeting held on July 3, 2019 in room 1158 at City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. MEMBERS PRESENT: RobertWilliams Ernie Campos David Chavez Tony Dahlin Faith Hutson STAFF PRESENT: Adam Ochoa, CLC Planner Sara Gonzales, CLC Planner Troy Ainsworth, Historic Preservation Specialist Larry Nichols, Community Development Becky Baum, RC Creations, LLC, Recording Sec. I. CALL TO ORDER (6:00) Chair Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. It. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - February 6, 2018 The minutes were motioned by David Chavez, seconded by Faith Hutson, and unanimously approved. III. NEW BUSINESS Sara Gonzales stated she has spoken with both applicants and they are both open to any conditions and ideas that we deem necessary as part of the review process in moving. 1. Case 19DR0500056: Request for approval of the construction of a new addition to an existing commercial structure located at 420 S. Manzanita Street. The subject property is zoned C-2 (General Commercial District) and is located outside of the Original Townsite in the South Mesquite Overlay District. Submitted by Omar Velasquez, property owner. Council District 4. Sara Gonzales presented the case for the addition on a commercial building. A general discussion of 50-year-old buildings and historical significance, and contributing or not contributing. Owner decision on preference of historic. Larry Nichols introduced Troy Ainsworth, City's new Historic Preservation Specialist. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Troy Ainsworth discussed the building being just under 50 years old, it has muted features and character. Consensus of staff, do not conceal aggregate stone behind stucco. General discussion about the rock wall, it looks good, is common, fits in with already existing rock wall. General discussion about the height of the new section and where the roofs meet. David Chavez questioned why there was no permit pulled. Troy Ainsworth stated the client called it an accessory structure. But by definition, not even close. Motioned by David Chavez, second by Faith Hutson, with the recommendation to leave the rock wall and not stucco over it. Motion passed unanimously. 2. Case 19DR0500060: Request for approval for the replacement to the street facing facade windows and door of the primary structure located at 324 E. Bowman Avenue. The subject property is zoned R-4 (High -Density Residential and Limited office District) and is located within the Original Townsite in the South Mesquite Overlay District. Submitted by James O'Brien, property Owners. Council District 1. Sara Gonzales presented the case for the replacement of street facing windows and doors with same size, same types. All window replacements and doors will be same size, except the kitchen in the back will be larger. Motioned by David Chavez, second by Ernie Campos. Motion passed unanimously. IV. DISCUSSION ITEMS Sara Gonzales stated there is one case for next month unless no quorum. Brief discussion of bathrooms at Klein Park. Not happening. Neighbors around park did not want them. But it is part of the original Master Plan that has already been approved. If it comes up, Board would like to be part of the discussion. Larry Nichols asked to put on next month's agenda, discussion about blending the South Mesquite Design Review Board with the Historic Ad Hoc Committee. With general committee agreement. Faith Hutson brought up the three -fold pamphlet and the $1,000 donated from Tony Dahlin. Discussed using it for the brochure. Add this for next months discussion also. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 David Chavez brought up the City's recent purchase of two properties in the Mesquite District. Larry Nichols discussed the City created a Neighborhood Action Team. And the main purpose is to look at properties throughout the City that have become neglected and basically unsafe structures. Previously property owners were asked to board and secure, maintain and secure property. City getting calls and checking if properties are unsafe, dangerous and then subject for either demolition or some type of remediation. V. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NONE. VI. ADJOURNMENT (6:46) Chairperson