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Larry Lauber inside 1 April 23, 2018, 12:20 PM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.
None of the above


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
No


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
None


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I do not prefer this procedure because design review should require a public hearing


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
A new accessory building, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 1 April 23, 2018, 8:17 AM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District., I plan to purchase or occupy property in the Downtown Historic District


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
Yes


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Participating in public hearing/public speaking


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure if it saves money, I prefer this procedure if it saves time


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic commerical, Changing or removing an architecural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 3 April 22, 2018, 10:46 PM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in the Downtown Historic District., I own property in the Downtown Historic District.


If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.
None of the above


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
Yes


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
Yes


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure if it saves money, I prefer this procedure if it saves time


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic commerical, A new accessory building, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 1 April 21, 2018, 8:50 AM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.
None of the above


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
No


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure if it saves money, I prefer this procedure if it saves time


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commerical, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architecural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 1 April 20, 2018, 9:03 PM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
Yes


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review, Other - Keep the design review people local. We don't need outside people telling us how Benicia should look, just look at old pictures and build on those designs.


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure if it saves money, I prefer this procedure if it saves time


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Maintenance and repair, Emergency repairs (due to earthquake, fire, etc.), New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Maintenance and repair, Emergency repairs (due to earthquake, fire, etc.), New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commerical, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architecural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addition


If you have any other comments, please share them with us below
We have 2 old buildings in the 900 block of First St. that are in need of repair. I believe they should be repaired and up dated within historic parameters and not torn down and replaced with a space age design. Go to downtown Auburn and Folsom to see how they have repaired old buildings and retained a historic look and feel. Look at old pictures and use that as a guide. On the same vein, the 2 historic buildings on Amports property that used to house The Pacific Mail & Steamship Co. are prime examples of letting historic buildings fall into disrepair and not preserving them which is a disgrace in my eyes.

Name not shown inside 1 April 20, 2018, 10:12 AM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.
None of the above


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
Yes


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure if it saves money, I prefer this procedure if it saves time


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Maintenance and repair, New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Changing or removing an architecural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addition

Mitch Kessler inside 1 April 20, 2018, 8:12 AM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
No


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure always


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
A new accessory building, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 1 April 19, 2018, 8:57 PM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
No


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review, Participating in public hearing/public speaking


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I do not prefer this procedure because design review should require a public hearing


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Maintenance and repair, Emergency repairs (due to earthquake, fire, etc.), New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new accessory building, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Maintenance and repair, Emergency repairs (due to earthquake, fire, etc.), A new accessory building, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 1 April 19, 2018, 7:58 PM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
No


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure always


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence, New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial, Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, Changing or removing an architectural detail, A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
Changing roof material or color, Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors, A new building addition

Name not shown inside 2 April 19, 2018, 4:50 PM

Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
I live in the Downtown Historic District., I own property in the Downtown Historic District.


If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.
Build a new detached garage or accessory dwelling, Renovate the interior of the building, Renovate the exterior of the building


Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
No


Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
No


What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
Financial Cost, Time/Project delays, Ability to predict outcome of design review, Participating in public hearing/public speaking


How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
I prefer this procedure always


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
A new building addtion


What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
A new building addition


If you have any other comments, please share them with us below
NO ONE here is doing anything other than improving these properties and area - and you make it a nightmare for us all. Would you rather these homes sit dilapidated? Just let us pick out our own darn paint color and fix failing windows and replace roofs that are falling apart for pete's sake! Even if you think it's not the perfect choice - it would still be an improvement!! Many of these homes have not been maintained for years. If we are going to go through the expense of restoring and loving these homes - don't you think we will do them justice?? Please stop being babysitters that break the bank and embarrass us for trying to make things better!! Trust me, it would be WAY easier and less expensive to buy a new home!!! WE LOVE OUR OLD HOUSES! Don't you get it???