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File #: 19-1785   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/21/2019
Posting Language: Resolution to initiate historic landmark designation for 219 N San Marcos and a waiver of application fees fees totaling $842.70. Funding for the application fees is available in the Office of Historic Preservation General Fund FY 2019 Adopted Budget. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Shanon Shea Miller, Director, Office of Historic Preservation]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Historic Preservation

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Shanon Shea Miller

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: District 5

SUBJECT:

Resolution to initiate historic landmark designation for 219 N San Marcos and a waiver of application fees fees totaling $842.70. Funding for the application fees is available in the Office of Historic Preservation General Fund FY 2019 Adopted Budget.

SUMMARY:

This resolution requests direction from City Council to move forward with historic landmark designation for the property at 219 N San Marcos. On December 19, 2018, the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) agreed with the finding of historic significance and supported the designated of the property as a local landmark.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On November 7, 2018, a demolition application was submitted to the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) by the property owner of the commercial structure at 219 N San Marcos, located in the Prospect Hill neighborhood of District 5. A Request for Review of Historic Significance was submitted on November 27, 2018 by Sarah Gould, representing the Westside Preservation Alliance and Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.
219 N San Marcos is a double-height, single-story modified 1920s commercial building at the corner of N San Marcos and W Travis streets. David Fernandez currently owns the property. The structure meets criteria 5, 7, 8, 11, and 15, exceeding the eligibility requirements for local landmark designation outlined in the UDC.
On December 19, 2018, the HDRC agreed with the finding of historic significance, recommended approval and requested a resolution from the City Council to initiate the designation process. The property owner does not support designation.

ISSUE:

219 N San Marcos meets the criteria and is eligible for landmark designation. If Council approves a resolution to proceed with landmark designation, OHP would apply for a change in zoning to include a historic landmark overly for the properties. The change ...

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