Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

Purpose

Officially, the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission (HBSC) meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month when there is business to attend to or a decision to make. For consideration of development review, the HBSC looks at these criteria:

  1. Is the purpose of the Historic District being met?
  2. Are the details of the proposed change compatible with the district?
  3. What kind of affect will the proposed change have on the district?
  4. What type of economic impact will the change have on the value of the historic district or structure?

Just as in a Planning Commission decision, official findings of fact must be signed and the minutes approved before a development permit can be issued.

The HBSC has the authority to issue land use decisions regarding alteration of structures, new construction and demolition within all locally designated historic districts, sites, and landmarks within the Urban Growth Boundary, which were designated by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation on October 1, 1981.

Members

  • Ward Warren, Chair
  • Arden McConnell, Vice Chair
  • Shirley Holzinger
  • Nathan Miller
  • Sandra Crowder
  • Vacant
  • Cynthia Charat
  • Joel King, Council Liaison
  • Jason Maki, Staff Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Ordinances

Ordinances governing the hearing authority of the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission are contained in Article 7.060 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code (PDF).

Development regulations related to properties located in the Historic District or designated as landmarks can be located in Article 13.400 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code (PDF).

Historic Resource Planning in Grants Pass

Go to the Historic Resource Planning page to view a summary of documents related to inventory, planning and protection of historic resources in Grants Pass.

Application

  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Urban Area Planning Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: Applicants are required to have their principal residence within the City Limits or the Urban Growth Boundary. Fill out and submit online by November 16, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: One position is for a representative from local historical societies in Grants Pass, and one position is a representative who is the owner of a business located within the Central Business District of the City of Grants Pass. Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art (CoPA) - Applications are being accepted for two positions.  Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: A resident and elector of the City of Grants Pass who seeks diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Sustainability and Energy Action Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: A Grants Pass High School Student. Fill out and submit online by October 7, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: This position is for a representative who is either an owner of a property located within the Historic District, the owner of a property located within a Conservation District, or the owner of a Historic Landmark as defined by Section 13.312 of the Development Code and Designated under Section 13.420 of the Development Code. Fill out and submit online by October 7, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: Interest in promotion and enhancement of the urban forest.  Fill out and submit online by October 5, 2022.

    Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for three positions. Special qualification:  Person who represent the interest of walkers.  Fill out and submit online by October 5, 2022.