Meeting Date:           September 24, 2007


From:                          Kenneth L. Thomas, Director of Housing & Economic Development          


Subject:                      Appeal the Recommendation of Historic Preservation Board To Change the Existing Paint Color



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends the City Commission allow the existing paint color to remain.



The Housing & Economic Development staff obtained a grant for $565,000 to renovate the City Hall Annex for a new Business Incubator.  The grant permitted the City to purchase paint for the interior & exterior of the building.


The existing paint color for the Business Incubator is the identical color of the Market Street Loft building.  The paint swatch for the color was obtained from the owner of Market Street Loft’s and provided to the Planning Department, together with a Historic District Request form for their review.  The existing paint color is consistent with other buildings in the area.


The Historic Preservation Board at their meeting on July 11th recommended that the building be repainted and the new colors would be brought back to the Board for final approval.  They indicated that the new colors should be close to the original colors on the building.  During the August 1st Historic Preservation Board meeting, the Board agreed the new paint color should duplicate the color of the Heritage Museum


1.  Approve the existing paint color of the Business Incubator building; or

2. Paint the Business Incubator the color of the Heritage Museum as recommended by the Historic Preservation Board; or

3. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact: Repainting the building will cost approximately $9,966.00.


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