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Call to Order
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Heritage Preservation Commission and to the general public that, at this regular meeting, the Heritage Preservation Commission may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for legal advice and discussion with the City’s attorneys for legal advice on any item listed on the following agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3).
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
3. Public Comment

At this time, any member of the public may address the Commission on any subject within their jurisdiction that is not scheduled before the Commission on that day. Due to Open Meeting Laws, the Commission cannot discuss or act on items presented during this portion of the agenda. To address the Commission on an item that is on the agenda, please wait for the Chair to call for Public Comment at the time the item is heard.
  Moved by Jerry McLaughlin, seconded by Harris Abernathy
  Vote: 6 - 0
A. Historic American Building Survey Outline Report (Phase 2 CRS) - The David Babbitt House
Address: 319 N Beaver Street  
Assessor's Parcel Number:  101-13-008A
Property Owner: FSL Holdings, 1201 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014 
Applicant: Stephen L. Hastings Director of FSL RES, LLC
City Staff:  Mark Reavis, AICP, NCARB

The applicant is requesting approval of a Phase 2 Cultural Resource Study to be accepted as same in a Historic American Building Survey format, for the residential property commonly known as the David Babbitt home, located at 319 N Beaver Street, Flagstaff Arizona. 
Staff recommends approving the Phase 2 Cultural Resource Study with conditions. See Recommendation section of staff report for the full text of the recommended conditions
  • The Commission could approve and accept the conclusions of the Phase 2 Cultural Resource Report/HABS format and require no further actions or requirements.
  • The Commission could approve with conditions by requesting modifications, additional information and documentation in the Phase 2 Cultural Resource Study beyond HPO recommendations and have the report brought back to the Commission at a future date.
  • The Commission could deny approval of the report and ask that it be returned to the commission with specific modifications. (Staff does not recommend this alternative because of the timing requirements associated with meeting milestones for the LITCH funding)

No previous Commission Decisions on the Babbitt Home with the exception of inclusion in the North End Historic Residential District, National Register of Historic Places.
  Mark Reavis discussed that the HABS report and staff recommendations for approveing the Phase 2 with conditions.
Steve Hastings, Lindsay Schube and Annie Lutes were present as applicant representatives.
Annie Lutes of SWCA Consultants presented:
  • HABS format and integration with Zoning Code requirements with National Park Service guidelines
  • That she was not able to exhaust the archival record due to the pandemic, could not access NAU archive or State libraries
  • origins and evolution of the building, period of significance, architectural adaptations, modifications outside the period of significance. findings for integrity and significance
Some of the appendices from December did not get transferred to January agenda.  Staff emailed Appendix G and F to the Commission and will add to minutes.
Commission discussed the report findings:
  • ratings for integrity are too low based on the evidence in the report and the site visit the commission members went on in December 2020.
  • Questions about the well and the possibility of accidental historic archeology discovery during demolition.  The report did not include archeological evaluation.
  • Questions about whether the evaluation of setting was too strictly interpreted.
  • Discussion of the consideration of State and National level criteria for significance. State significance and Bulletin 15 need to be revised in the report.
Foundation for Senior Living discussed their efforts to save the building.  Lindsay Schube, the group is nonprofit, and cares about heritage preservation.  The organization has tried to address conflicting community interests and unfortunately saving the house on this property is not possible. Discussed voluntary mitigation provided in letter sent on 1/20/2021.

Commission was skeptical of these efforts because the applicant hadn’t reached out to the Commission about relocation and preservation on site previously.
Request for the salvage plan to include records and documentation of what was salvage and what entity, or person took possession of it as part of the salvage plan. Applicant said efforts would be made to do this.
Request that photos be retaken after the building has been cleaned up from the evidence of squatters in the house as keeping people out of the property was the owner's responsibility. Lutes will need to retake photos and meet conditions tied to the physical presence of the building before demolition or moving and can later exhaust the archival record to update the report.  Applicant representative stated they would like the commission to take a get an update when the final report that meets their conditions is completed.

No public comment

Chairman Hayward stated the importance of affordable housing to the community is recognized by the chair; otherwise the commission would likely deny this application for a Phase 2 approval. However, the Commission wants to be a good community partner.

  Moved by David Hayward, seconded by Harris Abernathy Approve the Phase 2 Cultural Resources Study for the David Babbitt house conditional to all mitigations in the staff report and that the consultant reassess the integrity based on the Commissions comment and in consultation with the HPO and with the two voluntary mitigations proposed by the applicant in their letter received 1/20/2021.
  Vote: 6 - 0 - Unanimously
  Discussion of the motion: Webber: reach out to appropriate organizations for historic preservation first for salvage.
  Moved by David Hayward, seconded by Jill Hough Motion to Amend: Add the condition that in the event that hte house is not saved by moving that there is documentation and a concerted effort to find a home for historic items from the property.
  Vote: 6 - 0 - Unanimously
B. St Mary's Catholic School Phase 1 Cultural Resource Study
Address: 320 N Humphreys St  
Assessor's Parcel Number: 101-13-008A
Property Owner: FSL Holdings  
Applicant: Stephen L. Hastings Director of FSL RES  
City Staff: Mark Reavis, AICP, NCARB  

The applicant is requesting approval of the Phase-1 Cultural Resource Study for a school property commonly known as the St. Mary’s School, 320 N Humphreys Street, Flagstaff Arizona. 

Heritage Preservation Officer recommends approval  and acceptance of the Phase 1 Cultural Study for St Mary’s school with the condition of mitigations recommended by the consultant and/or HPO and/or HPC.

No Heritage Preservation Commission decisions on this property have taken place on this building with the exception of excluding it from the North End Historic Residential District, National Register of Historic Places.
  Questions for staff and the applicant
Hayward: This building is outside the district and falls outside the period of significance. Why was a Phase I required
Reavis: The building retains integrity and is being demolished and so a report was required to create documentationa nd determin if the building was significant.
  Moved by Harris Abernathy, seconded by Emily Dale Approve report as-is
  Vote: 6 - 0 - Unanimously
A. Heritage Preservation Commission Zoning Code Overview Part 1 of 3
Ask questions and discuss the current regulations.
  Tabled until February 2021
1. 905 Beaver Windows
Permit Number(s): BP-20-0293 
Address: 905 N Beaver 
Type of Approval: Window replacement 
Approval Date:  Initial review 12/14/2020 with later consultation.
2. Town Place Suites - Confirmation of Phase 2 report
Permit Number(s):  PZ-17-00231 Phase 2 Cultural  Resource Report complete
Address:  Route 66
3. Lumpkin Basement ADU
Permit Number(s):  PZ-20-00229 & BP-20-01922
Address: 918 W Summit  
Type of Approval:  Zoning review and permit review and approcal
Approval Date: 1/5/2021 
4. Lofts on the Mesa
Permit Number(s):  PZ-20-00100-01
Address:  1571 N Pine Cliff
Type of Approval:  Approved Letter Report
Date of Approval: 1/13/2021
1. 407 W Aspen Facade Grant - Leap, Lisa and Maile
Address: 407 W Aspen (PZ-20-00140)
Type of Approval:  Monitoring of Grant work
Approval Date:  1/12/2021 last inquire of payment $10,000 match funds to be dispursed
2. D'Alosio Facade Grant
Permit Number(s):  BP-20-02780
Address: 112 E Elm St 
Type of Approval: Permit for window replacement for reversal of changes and compatibility to North End District 
Approval Date:  Ongoing monitoring of contractor for compliance of grant per submitted architectural drawings.
3. Mikes Pike Addition
Permit Number(s):  PZ-20-00231
Address:  102 S Mikes Pike
Type of Approval: Review of application to Confirm project is not in Southside District
Approval Date:  1/14/2021
4. FSL San Francisco Square - Senior Housing Project
Permit Number(s):  PA-19-00031-01
Address:  320 N Humphries St (AKA 319 N Beaver)
Type of Approval: Reviewing site plan with comments for submission of CR Studies
5. Haynie & CO CPA Sign
Permit Number(s):  PZ-20-00234 & CC-20-02890
Address:  603 B Beaver
Type of Approval:  Review (return for corrections) Central Sign Zone
Approval Date:  Ongoing
6. Mother Road Brewing Patio Cover
Permit Number(s):PZ-20-00213  
Address:  7 S Mikes Pike
Type of Approval:  Review of concept for signifigant addition to Historic Property within Southside District - Industrial Architectural Expression
Approval Date:  Ongoing review
7. Museum of Northern AZ property - Bullwhip Cell Tower
Permit Number(s): PZ-20-00039-01  
Address:  3100 N Fort Vally RD
Type of Approval: Monitoring Update
Approval Date: Ongoing 
8. SCA Paper (tissue)
Permit Number(s): PZ-20-00071-04 
Address:  1600 E Butler Redevelopment
Type of Approval:  Update - Monitoring Compliace
Approval Date:  ongoing
9. ARC- Flagstaff
Permit Number(s):  PZ-20-00164-01
Address: 7000 N Highway 89 
Type of Approval: Review of Site Conceptual Development 
Approval Date:  Ongoing review
  • Council visit to the David Babbitt House
  • Commissioner Abernathy
  • Commission appointments
  Commissioner Abernathy is resigning from the Commission due to a move out of the City.
  Adjourn at 6:14pm

The undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the foregoing notice was duly posted at Flagstaff City Hall on                      , at                a.m./p.m. This notice has been posted on the City's website and can be downloaded at

Dated this               day of                                       , 2020.

Sara Dechter, Comprehensive Planning Manager                                            


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