Placerville Streetscape

Comments for the May 12, 2015 City Council Meeting
Re: Item #12.1: Phase 2 of the Central Main Street Rehabilitation Project (CIP 1412)

May 12, 2015

I have a serious concern regarding the possible loss of Main Street as a Historic Resource to Placerville due to Phase 2 of this project. According to SECTION 8-1003 of the California Historic Building Code (CHBC) “The relationship between a building or property and its site, or the associated features of a district (including qualified historical landscape), site, objects and their features are critical components that may be one of the criteria for these buildings and properties to be qualified under the California Historic Building Code (CHBC).” In order to not damage the historic integrity of properties and Main Street, the City should have engaged a State Historic Preservation Officer for this project. The features that have been shown at the workshops are not in line with the historic nature of Main Street. Moving forward could cause the loss for properties and site to be considered as eligible for a Historic designation which is critical when it comes to applying building codes.

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