Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District design guidelines update
This spring, we asked people to share their thoughts and ideas with us by having meetings and group discussions. Thank you for taking part in these meetings!
The consultant team completed a draft in June and public comments were submitted and reviewed in July. Staff reviewed and edited the document and will present it to the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) on November 28, 2023, for discussion. This will not be a public hearing. The draft will then be sent to the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office for review. Staff will bring the final draft to the HPC for adoption in a public hearing in the spring. Members of the public can give testimony at that time.
- Focus Group #1 on March 6, 2023
- Focus Group #2 on March 13, 2023
- Community Meeting #1 on March 25, 2023
- Focus Group #3 on March 29, 2023
- Community Meeting #2 on April 29, 2023
From 2021-22, we hired a consultant team to research and update the inventory of properties in the district. They determined the district’s period of significance to be 1863 to 1939. Properties built during this period are contributing. Properties built after this period are non-contributing. Individual inventory forms are available upon request.
Contact John Smoley to share information or to ask questions. Check back for updates as the project continues.