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1 CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Thursday, January 04, :00 PM Village of Plainfield Planning Conference Room W Lockport Street Plainfield, IL Agenda APPROVAL OF MINUTES Minutes of the Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee dated December 7, LDDC Minutes.pdf OLD BUSINESS: DNA Athletics S. Eastern possible Property Tax freeze - 1st mid-century Landmark Box Factory Landmark - Center to Eastern Ave. transition to connect the East Side District W. Lockport status Rehabilitation Grant Program and Agreement HPC - Rehabilitation Grant Program Description.pdf HPC - Rehabilitation Grant Agreement.pdf Properties Eligible for Rehab Grant.pdf Kendall County HPC Presentation Feb Possible Public Outreach program Youth Preservation Volunteers CLG - Historic Guidelines manual Matt Odom- local professional photographer Update Preservation Watch List NEW BUSINESS 1

2 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Page - 2 DISCUSSION ADJOURN W. Lockport St. LockportW pdf 2018 Preservation Awards HPC Preservation Awards.pdf 2

3 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Agenda Item Report Agenda Item No Submitted by: Tracey Erickson Submitting Department: Planning Department Meeting Date: January 4, 2018 SUBJECT Minutes of the Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee dated December 7, Recommendation: ATTACHMENTS LDDC Minutes.pdf 3

4 Village of Plainfield Meeting of the Landmarks & District Designation Subcommittee Record of Minutes Date: December 7, 2017 Location: Village Hall CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL Vice Chair Hagen called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. Roll call was taken: Commissioners Derrick, Hagen, Olsen, Rap and Chairman Bortel were present. Commissioner Hendricksen was absent. Also in attendance: Trustee Bill Lamb and Kendra Kuehlem, Associate Planner. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OLD BUSINESS W. Lockport St. ReMax Realty Historical Signage Planning Dept. and HPC worked with them on verbiage. It is not a local landmark, but can say it is in a National Registry District W. Lockport St. John Bayles Bldg. Façade reconstruction complete, reimbursement being processed W. Lockport St.- DNA Athletics Footings have been poured W. Lockport St. Status on Sanctuary business plan at the Trolley Barn Restaurant group working with Plainfield Building Department to get on the same page about the elevator Budget Fund the Rehabilitation Grant Program for residential Historic Districts & Landmarks o LDDC to revise current language in Rehab Grant for December 14, 2017 HPC meeting o Send revised document to Village Board & hope to get funding in budget new program. Kendall County HPC Presentation February 2018 Mr. Proulx and Chairman Bortel asked to do a presentation in Kendall County on February 21, 2018 to educate others about what Plainfield did with the downtown. Village Green Letter Public works focusing on engineering designs currently. Looks like the project will be constructed in phases over several years. There will be plenty of time to address parallel parking concerns. Possible Public Outreach Program Youth Preservation Volunteers CLG - Historic Guidelines manual Matt Odom, Local Professional Photographer Photographer came out in November and it interested in taking pictures Update Preservation Watch List Mr. Proulx is still working on the list. NEW BUSINESS W. Lockport St. Renovation & Tax Credit Application Debbie Olsen working with Anthony from Illinois State Historic Preservation Office 4

5 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes August 10, 2017 Page 2 of 2 Cannot receive tax credit for ADA compliant bathrooms, if bathrooms are constructed from scratch S. Eastern Ave. possible Property Tax freeze - 1st mid-century Landmark S. Eastern Ave. - Box Factory Landmark - Center to Eastern Ave. Transition to connect the East Side District W. Lockport St. New awnings & exterior paint W. Lockport St. - Volar - Possible façade project & Certificate of Appropriateness Planning department plans to meet with owner this week to discuss what they are interested in doing LDDC suggests fiber optic cables for more lighting inside, more signage at entrances, possibly a different exterior paint color LDDC would only have a problem if anything was done with the windows Downtown Sidewalks Excessive sale spreading during winter destroying cast iron store fronts. DISCUSSION ADJOURN Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m. Documented by: Kendra Kuehlem, Associate Planner & Chairman Bortel 5

6 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Agenda Item Report Agenda Item No Submitted by: Tracey Erickson Submitting Department: Planning Department Meeting Date: January 4, 2018 SUBJECT DNA Athletics S. Eastern possible Property Tax freeze - 1st mid-century Landmark Box Factory Landmark - Center to Eastern Ave. transition to connect the East Side District W. Lockport status Recommendation: ATTACHMENTS 6

7 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Agenda Item Report Agenda Item No Submitted by: Tracey Erickson Submitting Department: Planning Department Meeting Date: January 4, 2018 SUBJECT Rehabilitation Grant Program and Agreement Recommendation: ATTACHMENTS HPC - Rehabilitation Grant Program Description.pdf HPC - Rehabilitation Grant Agreement.pdf Properties Eligible for Rehab Grant.pdf 7

8 REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION PROGRAM PURPOSE The Village of Plainfield Rehabilitation Grant Program is designed to encourage owner investment in the exterior rehabilitation and restoration of historically designated residential structures in the Village. The program is intended to provide financial assistance and incentives to owners of local landmarks or contributing properties in a historic district in recognition of the positive impact that individual building improvements can have on the overall appearance, quality, and vitality of the neighborhood and community as a whole. The rehabilitation and maintenance of historic resources will protect the character of the community for years to come. GRANT ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for a Rehabilitation Grant reimbursement, projects must preserve, restore, or rehabilitate the historic character of the structure s exterior. Rehabilitation for the purpose of this grant means that an effort is being made not only to maintain a historic property in reasonable repair, but to improve, reclaim, and restore historic architectural characteristics that are threatened or have been lost through wear, alteration, or neglect. Additionally, the property must be a designated landmark or located within a designated historic district. Properties with a pending application for landmark or district designation at the time of application are also eligible. An official designation is required to receive grant funding. See the Grant Reimbursement section of this document for more information. All projects should reference the new Design Guidelines for Historic Properties and/or the Secretary of the Interior s Standards for Rehabilitation. The Standards for Rehabilitation can be found online at or copies of both documents are available in the Planning Division Office. Property owners or tenants who will make at least $1,000 in qualifying improvements are eligible to receive a matching grant. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to paint and repair, substitute siding removal and rehabilitation of architectural elements. For a full list of qualifying improvements, please see the Eligible Improvements section of this document. FUNDING GUIDELINES Grants are available to make certain improvements to a historically designated building. The grant reimburses up to 50% of the total project cost the reimbursable amount is not to exceed $2,500 per project. Rebates and other forms of economic incentives may be utilized as part of the grant reimbursement at the Village s discretion. Funding amount can be influenced by the scope of the project, facade orientation, and other factors. 8 Approved 9/18/2006

9 Rehabilitation Grant Program Description Page #2 of 5 Grants may be awarded to applicants for residential properties up to two times in a calendar year. If awarded, the sum of the grant amounts may not exceed the maximum grant allowance. Should an applicant own multiple designated properties, they may apply for the Rehabilitation Grant Program twice per calendar year for each parcel. While architectural services by a licensed architect are encouraged, they are not required to participate in the program. If the Village approves the project, the architect may provide bidding and construction plans and documents, as well as construction supervision. Only architectural services directly related to the approved improvements will be reimbursed. APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS Interested parties should schedule a pre-application meeting with staff at (815) prior to preparing any materials for submittal. Following said meeting, the applicant may complete and submit a grant application form, available on the Village s website or in the Planning Division office. Submittal requirements are set forth on the application form. In addition, staff may request material samples to gain a better understanding of the proposed colors. Information provided by the applicant will be used as the basis for preparation of the staff report to the Historic Preservation Commission. The Village retains the right to approve an entire request, to approve portions of a request, suggest and/or ask for changes/additions to a request before approving, or to deny any request or portion thereof. Staff will prepare a report offering a brief introduction to the project, a review of the various aspects of the proposal, and a suggested recommendation based on an evaluation of the proposed work against the Village s Design Guidelines for Historic Properties. The report will then be presented to the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) for review and then forwarded to the Village Board for approval. Every project will be evaluated for the historic or architectural significance of the structure, extent/scope of work proposed, impact to the streetscape, and occupant. The staff report will be presented and consider various aspects in the following method: 1. Introduction to the project and proposal 2. Analysis of proposal a. Historic or Architectural Significance i. Service use of the building ii. Historic significance (Historic significance will be based on the landmark/district nomination or designation, inclusion of Date of Construction and all modifications or alterations over time, as well as the historic resources surveys available in the Planning Division.) b. Extent/scope of work proposed i. Discuss each aspect of the project (Utilize photographs and descriptions submitted by the applicant to explain and evaluate the project. Projects that intend to reconstruct missing historic elements are required to submit evidence of such element.) 9 Approved 9/18/2006

10 Rehabilitation Grant Program Description Page #3 of 5 ii. Evaluate adherence to the Design Guidelines for Historic Properties (residential Section). (Available for purchase at the Village or on-line at c. Contribution to improving the streetscape i. Building location/visibility ii. Impact on block/neighborhood d. Occupancy (owner-occupied vs. rental unit) 3. Summary a. Highlight desirable or unique aspects b. Funding proposal 4. Recommendation In most cases, applications will require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) in addition to any applicable building permits, filed in conjunction with this application. See Planning Staff for requirements for COAs. moved here PROCESSING TIMELINES Upon receipt of a complete application, with all required attachments, a petition will be scheduled for the next available HPC meeting, typically within thirty (30) days of receipt of completed submittals. The HPC meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Once the HPC has made a recommendation and any appropriate revisions, the Historic Preservation Commission will prepare a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) which will include a Letter of Agreement that will outline those recommendations and revisions that will be agreed upon and signed by all parties and the petition will be scheduled for a Village Board meeting. The Village Board meets in regular session the first and third Monday of each month. Upon Village approval, the applicant and Village will enter into a formal agreement, called a Rehabilitation Grant Agreement, establishing the scope of work and approved reimbursement amount. The Agreement is signed by the Village and the applicant, after the Village Board has approved the project. Grant project work may commence after the Agreement is signed and necessary building permits are obtained. All work completed under the Rehabilitation Grant Program is to be skillfully performed using appropriate materials approved by the Village. The work is to be conducted, installed and completed to secure the results intended by the Historic Preservation Ordinance. The Village has the authority to reject work not completed using the acceptable materials or standards of workmanship. Upon notification by the owner that the work is entirely complete, the Village will inspect and notify the owner of any incomplete or defective work. The property owner will be required to take immediate steps to remedy such deficiencies. GRANT REIMBURSEMENT If costs exceed the original estimates, the property owner or tenant will be responsible for the full amount of the excess. The Village cannot reimburse more than the total amount specified in the Agreement. Any work commenced prior to Village Board approval and signing of the Rehabilitation Grant Agreement will not be eligible for reimbursement funding. The applicant 10 Approved 9/18/2006

11 Rehabilitation Grant Program Description Page #4 of 5 has one year to complete the work from the date of approval. Owners or lessees may request a six month extension provided there is a demonstrated hardship. Grant reimbursement will occur upon official landmark or district designation, completion of the improvements and after proof of payment has been received. If the applicant is doing his/her own labor, funding will be reimbursed only for material costs. Reimbursement grants are subject to Federal and State taxes, and are reported to the Internal Revenue Service on Form Property owners and tenants should consult their tax advisor for tax liability information. ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS Reconstruction of Missing Features Reconstruction of missing original features such as front/side porches, towers, turrets, cornices, carriage houses, etc. Reconstruction must be based on evidence such as historic images. Removal of Non-Original Features/Restoring Original Details Removal of any material that is not original and restoring back to the historic material(s), primarily substitute siding. Substitute siding is siding that has been installed over the historic exterior cladding material. When substitute siding is removed, the original material uncovered and any trim and ornamental details are to be repaired or restored. Repairing/Stabilizing Deteriorated Existing Elements Repair or reinforcement of existing details that are deteriorating: for example, repairing a porch using new structural lumber and decking, but conserving existing column/posts, spindles/balusters and brackets through epoxy consolidations or other methods; or repairing windows using epoxy consolidations or other methods. Continuing Maintenance Cleaning, tuckpointing, scraping and painting; porch handrail repair, glazing and glass replacement while retaining original sashes. Paint colors are subject to HPC review. Replacement Replacing deteriorated materials with appropriate materials different than the original. Original materials may be replaced if more than fifty (50) percent is damaged. Replacement might consist of new wood siding, new wood windows, new door, or new architectural composition asphalt shingles, where the new materials shall consist of traditional building materials. The following items are not eligible for reimbursement grants under the Village of Plainfield Rehabilitation Grant Program: Acquisition of land or buildings; Title reports and legal fees; Building permit fees and related costs; New additions; Decks and fences; Landscaping; Repair or installation of sidewalks; Site improvements that are not associated with the designation; 11 Approved 9/18/2006

12 Rehabilitation Grant Program Description Page #5 of 5 Extermination of insects, rodents, vermin, and other pests; Heating, ventilation and air conditioning; Electrical work; Plumbing; Interior floor or ceiling replacement and repair; and, Any work commenced prior to execution of a Rehabilitation Grant Agreement. Contact Planning Staff at (815) with inquiries or to schedule a pre-application meeting. 12 Approved 9/18/2006

13 VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD REHABILITATION GRANT AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this day of, 201, between the Village of Plainfield, Illinois (hereinafter referred to as VILLAGE ) and the following designated OWNER/LESSEE, to witness: Owner Name: Lessee s Name: Name of Business: Tax ID#/Social Security #: Address of Property to be Improved: PIN Number: WITNESSETH: WHEREAS, the Village of Plainfield has established a Rehabilitation Grant Program to for the purposes of encouraging the preservation, restoration and/or rehabilitation of designated structures within the Village; and WHEREAS, said Rehabilitation Grant Program is administered and funded by the VILLAGE; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the Rehabilitation Grant Program the VILLAGE has agreed to participate, subject to its sole discretion, in reimbursing Owners/Lessees for the cost of eligible exterior improvements to designated properties up to a maximum of onehalf (1/2) of the approved construction cost, including applicable professional services, of such improvements as set forth herein; and WHEREAS, the OWNER/LESSEE s property is designated a or a contributing property in a designated district, and the OWNER/LESSEE desires to participate in the Rehabilitation Grant Program pursuant to the terms and provisions of this Agreement. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements obtained herein, the VILLAGE and the OWNER/LESSEE do hereby agree as follows: 13 Page 1 of 6

14 REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENT Created 9/18/06 SECTION 1 With respect to eligible exterior and related improvements, the VILLAGE shall reimburse OWNER/LESSEE for the cost of improvements to the OWNER/LESSEE s property at the rate of fifty percent (50%) of such cost or up to $2,500 including the cost of applicable fees for professional services pertaining to such improvements as defined herein. The actual total reimbursement amount per this Agreement shall not exceed $ for eligible improvements. The improvement costs, which are eligible for VILLAGE reimbursement, include all labor, materials, equipment, and other contract items necessary for the proper execution and completion of the work as shown on the plans, design drawings, specifications and estimates approved by the VILLAGE. Such plans, design drawings, specifications and estimates are attached hereto as Exhibit A. Professional fees may include architectural, landscape, or other appropriate design services as determined by the VILLAGE. SECTION 2 No improvement work shall be undertaken until its design has been submitted to and approved by the VILLAGE. Following approval, the OWNER/LESSEE shall sign the LETTER OF AGREEMENT which is part of COA and the contract for the work and shall commence and complete all such work within one year from the date of such approval. The OWNER/LESSEE may request a six-month extension provided there is a demonstrated hardship. This Agreement shall in no way replace the requirement for a building or other applicable permit(s). Any improvement work requiring a permit shall not commence until this Agreement is executed and the applicable permit is issued. Initials: 14 Page 2 of 6

15 REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENT Created 9/18/06 SECTION 3 The Community Development Director or his designee shall periodically review the progress of the contractor s work on the improvement(s) pursuant to this Agreement. Such inspections shall not replace any required permit inspections by the Building Inspectors. All work which is not in conformance with the approved plans, design drawings and specifications shall be immediately remedied by the OWNER/LESSEE and deficient or improper work shall be replaced and made to comply with the approved plans, design drawings and specifications and the terms of this Agreement. SECTION 4 Upon completion of the improvements and upon their final inspection and approval by the Community Development Director or his designee, the OWNER/LESSEE shall submit to the VILLAGE a properly executed and notarized contractor sworn statement showing the full cost of the work, as well as each separate component amount due to the contractor and each and every subcontractor involved in furnishing labor, materials or equipment in the work. In addition, the OWNER/LESSEE shall submit to the VILLAGE proof of payment of the contract cost pursuant to the contractor s statement and final lien waivers from all contractors and subcontractors. The OWNER/LESSEE shall also submit to the VILLAGE a copy of all the invoices for professional service fees for preparation of plans and specifications. The VILLAGE shall, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the contractor s statement, proof of payment and lien waivers, and the professional services statement, issue a check to the OWNER/LESSEE as reimbursement for one-half of the approved cost estimate or onehalf of the actual cost, whichever is less, but not to exceed $2,500 subject to the limitations set forth in Section 1 hereof. In the alternative, at its sole discretion, the VILLAGE may reimburse OWNER/LESSEE in two payments. The first reimbursement may be made only 1) upon completion of work representing 40% or more of the maximum reimbursement specified in Section 1 hereof, and 2) upon receipt by VILLAGE of the professional services other invoices, contractor s statements, invoices, proof of payment and notarized final lien waivers for the completed work, and 3) upon a determination by the Community 15 Page 3 of 6

16 REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENT Created 9/18/06 Development Director or his designee that the remainder of the work is expected to be delayed for thirty days or more following completion of the initial work due to weather, availability of materials, or other circumstances beyond the control of the OWNER/LESSEE. The second, final reimbursement payment shall be made by VILLAGE only upon submittal of all necessary documents as described herein. SECTION 5 If the OWNER/LESSEE or his contractor fails to complete the improvement work provided for herein in conformity with the approved plans, design drawings and specifications and the terms of this Agreement, then upon written notice being given by the Community Development Director or his designee to the OWNER/LESSEE, by certified mail to the address listed above, this Agreement shall terminate and the financial obligation on the part of the VILLAGE shall cease and become null and void. SECTION 6 Upon completion of the improvement work pursuant to this Agreement and for a period of three (3) years thereafter, the OWNER/LESSEE shall be responsible for properly maintaining such improvements in finished form and without change or alteration thereto, as provided in this Agreement, and for the said period of three (3) years following completion of the construction thereof, the OWNER/LESSEE shall not enter into any Agreement or contract or take any other steps to alter, change or remove such improvements, or the approved design thereof, nor shall OWNER/LESSEE undertake any other changes, by contract or otherwise, to the improvements provided for in this Agreement unless such changes are first submitted to the Community Development Director or his designee, and any additional review body designated by the Director, for approval. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld if the proposed changes do not substantially alter the original design concept of the improvements as specified in the plans, design drawings and specifications approved pursuant to this Agreement. OWNER/LESSEE shall execute and record a restrictive covenant at the VILLAGE s request. 16 Page 4 of 6

17 REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENT Created 9/18/06 SECTION 7 This agreement shall be binding upon the VILLAGE and upon the OWNER/LESSEE and its successors, to said property for a period of three (3) years from and after the date of completion and approval of the improvement provided for herein. It shall be the responsibility of the OWNER/LESSEE to inform subsequent OWNER/LESSEE(s) of the provisions of this Agreement. SECTION 8 The OWNER/LESSEE releases the VILLAGE from, and covenants and agrees that the VILLAGE shall not be liable for, and covenants and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the VILLAGE and its officials, officers, employees and agents from and against, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses, of every conceivable kind, character and nature whatsoever arising out of, resulting from or in any way connected with directly or indirectly with the improvement(s), including but not limited to actions arising from the Prevailing Wage Act (8320 ILCS 30/0.01 et seq.) The OWNER/LESSEE further covenants and agrees to pay for or reimburse the VILLAGE and its officials, officers, employees and agents for any and all costs, reasonable attorneys fees, liabilities or expenses incurred in connection with investigating, defending against or otherwise in connection with any such losses, claims, damages, liabilities, or causes of action. The VILLAGE shall have the right to select legal counsel and to approve any settlement in connection with such losses, claims, damages, liabilities, or causes of action. The provisions of this section shall survive the completion of said improvement(s). SECTION 9 Nothing herein is intended to limit, restrict or prohibit the OWNER/LESSEE from undertaking any other work in or about the subject premises, which is unrelated to the improvement provided for in this Agreement. 17 Page 5 of 6

18 REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENT Created 9/18/06 SECTION 10 This agreement shall be enforceable by any action at law or in equity, including actions for specific performance and injunctive relief. The laws of the State of Illinois shall control the construction and enforcement of this agreement. The parties agree that all actions instituted on this agreement shall be commenced and heard in the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, and hereby waive venue in any other court of competent jurisdiction. Before any failure of any party to perform any obligation arising from this agreement shall be deemed to constitute a breach, the party claiming the breach shall notify the defaulting party and demand performance. No breach of this agreement shall have been found to have occurred if performance is commenced to the satisfaction of the complaining party within thirty (30) days of the receipt of such notice. IN WITNESS THEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement on the date first appearing above. OWNER VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD Village Administrator LESSEE (if applicable) ATTEST: Village Clerk 18 Page 6 of 6

19 Properties Eligible for the Plainfield Rehabilitation Grant Program Properties must be a designated residential Village landmark (510) S. Fox River St (726) S. Bartlett Ave (707) W. Ottawa St (222) W. Main St (409) W. Commercial St (223) W. Main St (803) S. Bartlett Ave (405) W. Commercial St (708) S. Bartlett Ave (723) S. Bartlett Ave S. Bartlett Ave (208) Joliet Rd (719) S. Bartlett Ave (300) W. Lockport St. Properties underlined are also part of the East Side Historic District. A contributing property located within the East Side Historic District, Currently only 27 properties are eligible to be considered in the Grant Program OR Properties with a pending application for landmark or district designation at the time of application are also eligible. 19

20 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Agenda Item Report Agenda Item No Submitted by: Tracey Erickson Submitting Department: Planning Department Meeting Date: January 4, 2018 SUBJECT Kendall County HPC Presentation Feb Possible Public Outreach program Youth Preservation Volunteers CLG - Historic Guidelines manual Matt Odom- local professional photographer Update Preservation Watch List Recommendation: ATTACHMENTS 20

21 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Agenda Item Report Agenda Item No Submitted by: Tracey Erickson Submitting Department: Planning Department Meeting Date: January 4, 2018 SUBJECT W. Lockport St. Recommendation: ATTACHMENTS LockportW pdf 21

22 HISTORIC URBANIZED CORE SURVEY ADDRESS W. Lockport St. Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission PIN/Property Index Number # # Historic Property Name(s) Common Name(s) Architectural Style Greek Revival Vernacular Building Type Side Hall Plan/Temple form Upright and Wing Italianate influence (entrance hood) Construction Date c Architect/Builder Historic Use(s) Single Family Residential Present Use(s) Single Family Residential History (associated events, people, dates) See reverse side/continuation Sheet. Description See reverse side/continuation Sheet. Integrity/Major Physical changes from original construction Wall material. Shutters added. Windows not original. Window size appears to have been made shorter on the 1 st story of the Upright and wider on the 2 nd story of the Upright. Frieze windows changed to gable wall dormers on the Wing. Subsidiary Building(s)/Site Tall scalloped wood fence conceals rear of house/property. Huge warehouse to rear of house s lot in poorly placed proximity to this Early Settlement Thematic house. Peyla Electric Building in Rear - sign at front lot. Small front setback. Asphalt driveway for modern industrial/warehouse building on west. Modern Vaughn Dance building nearby to east. Registration & Evaluation National Register of Historic Places: Currently Listed: yes X no If not currently listed, recommend: Individually yes X no; historic district X yes Contributing X or non-contributing Significance statement: See reverse side/continuation Sheet. no Village of Plainfield designation: Currently Listed: yes X no If not currently listed, recommend: Historic Landmark X!!! yes no; Historic District X yes no Contributing X or non-contributing Form prepared by: ArchiSearch Historic Preservation Consultants (Alice Novak) Date of Field Survey:

23 HISTORIC URBANIZED CORE SURVEY ADDRESS W. Lockport St. Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission PIN/Property Index Number # # History (associated events, people, dates) Assessor s Subdivision. Appears on the 1893 Sanborn map, the earliest Sanborn for the Village. Shown as # , with the 2 story Upright and 1.5 story wing. The house was set in very close proximity to the west lot line. The Upright had an entrance porch, as is extant. The wing had a full-elevation reentrant angle porch. Both sections of the building had one story rear wings. A large rectangular 2 story carriage barn was near the NE/rear lot corner on the east lot line, #503-1/2, which together with the two 1 story outbuildings, occupied much of the width of the rear lot. The property remained unchanged on the 1898 and 1912 Sanborn maps, but by the 1931 Sanborn, the carriage barn had been removed. Nearby, an unusually long rectangular 1 story garage had been constructed, adjacent to what appears to be the easternmost of the earlier outbuildings, which had been converted into a garage. The smaller west side outbuilding had been removed. This remained intact on the 1944 Sanborn map, with the address change to 623 being implemented. Description Random limestone foundation; synthetically sided walls (wide gauge white); asphalt shingle deteriorated gable roof. 2 and 1.5 stories; L-shaped facade; 6 facade bays; 3 elevation piles. Left Upright in Side Hall Plan form, made Temple form via deep cornice returns in a unique vernacular and stylistic pattern within the Village. Two 1/1 double-hung sash, then door in right/east bay. Gable hood with Italianate brackets over Upright entrance. Raised concrete stoop; iron open rail on either side. Two 1/1 double-hung sash on 2 nd story. Plain cornice. Bulkhead door right/east elevation. Blind bay along staircase location, east side of Upright in typical Side Hall Plan form. Deeply recessed wing to east with three bays: paired 1/1, middle door with deep gable hood, and single 1/1. Upper story with frieze windows altered to gable wall dormers with single 1/1. Front/south of west wall blind. Mixed single 1/1 to rear. Low 1 story rear gable wing, historic as shown on Sanborn maps; shed extension off wing also appears to be historic. Rear of Upright also with deep cornice returns. Significance statement: This is an OUTSTANDING residence, combining Greek Revival influence and an Upright and Wing vernacular house type. Additionally, the minor influence of the Italianate style is expressed through the Upright s entrance hood with Italianate brackets. Of particular significance and completely unmatched in the Village is that the Upright form is a Side Hall Plan house, another vernacular form; with the application of Greek Revival influence, the Side Hall Plan/Upright section, becomes a Temple form, which is also unique, if not unmatched, in the Village. With the collective significance of the Greek Revival style in the Village, this building easily ranks among the top 5 significant houses within the Early Settlement Thematic and should be a top priority to protect with landmark status. Given the high significance of this house, it should be considered for landmarking despite the synthetic siding. VP, Comm, VG&Comm, AA; EST. 23

24 Landmark & District Designation Subcommittee Agenda Item Report Agenda Item No Submitted by: Tracey Erickson Submitting Department: Planning Department Meeting Date: January 4, 2018 SUBJECT 2018 Preservation Awards Recommendation: ATTACHMENTS HPC Preservation Awards.pdf 24

25 Plainfield Historic Preservation Awards The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission is looking to honor local property owners who have made significant improvements while maintaining the historic character of their buildings within the Village s historic core, the downtown property owners or other residents through a set of Preservation Awards. Properties eligible for these Awards for Historical Preservation should be at least 50 years old or designated as historic by the Village of Plainfield and will be accepted through April 1 and presented during Preservation Month which is celebrated during the month of May. The Commission has designated that awards be selected from these categories: 1. Rehabilitation of the Year: This award would be presented in recognition of an outstanding effort to restore or rehabilitate the exterior of a structure in a manner fitting its historic character while adhering to Plainfield s restoration guidelines* and contributing to the preservation of Plainfield s history. Entries will be judged on the extent to which the exterior rehabilitation/restoration is in keeping with the structure s historic character. *References the Secretary of Interior Standards 2. Architectural Compatibility: This award would be presented in recognition of an outstanding effort to construct a new structure in an architectural style and scale that contributes to the preservation of Plainfield s historic neighborhoods. Entries will be judged on their compatibility with existing streetscapes, in terms of architectural style and scale. 3. Architectural Details: This award would be presented in recognition of an outstanding effort to restore an exterior detail element of a structure in a manner fitting its historic character and contributing to the preservation of Plainfield s history. Examples of exterior detail elements would include but are not limited to porches, leaded glass windows, cornice work, or decorative fencing. Entries will be judged on the compatibility of the element with the historic character of the home or building. 4. Landscape /Streetscape : Recognizing that historic preservation and the creation of functioning outdoor spaces complement each other in saving our past and future resources, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Green Village programs seek applicants for this award. Residents who have created unique or distinctive outdoor spaces that enhance their property or inspired outdoor projects that owners have finished to showcase their historic structure and/or retail commercial landscapes may be cited. 25

26 Entries in each category may include: Residential single family homes Multi-unit buildings, such as apartments or condominiums Commercial buildings such as shops, banks or restaurants Institutional buildings such as assisted living facilities or schools Streetscape Design Retail Commercial Landscapes Historic site Landscapes Village residents are encouraged to nominate projects of special interest in their neighborhoods and homeowners or builders interested in applying for awards may also self-nominate. To nominate a structure, please use the nomination form included with this packet. Guidelines for Historic Preservation Guidelines are primarily concerned with front facades and other readily visible features. The rears of buildings, less in the public eye, are more flexible and recommended for alterations or additions. Our goal is to help you make smart choices: to provide a flexible set of criteria that can balance personal needs with construction or renovation projects that complement the characteristics of a historic neighborhood and respect the styles of adjacent properties. Plainfield's guidlines are based on the U.S. Secretary of the Interior: Guidelines for Repair, Rehabilitation and Alteration. Broadly speaking, these guidelines will help property owners preserve, renovate or build structures that are compatible with historic buildings and guarantee that a structure s characterdefining elements are retained. Keys include: Retain and repair, rather than replace, a home s original parts and materials, whenever possible. Replace parts and materials in kind, when necessary. If replacement in kind simply isn t possible, it is best to replicate the appearance of the original part or material as closely as possible. Modern parts or materials can be smart choices but incorporate them with sensitivity to a building s original architectural style. Replacing missing features and removing inappropriate modernizations can go a long way toward restoring a home s original appearance. 26

27 Please consider: HISTORIC PRESERVATION NOMINATION FORM Nominations accepted through April 1, 2018 [Address of home or commercial building] to receive a 2014 Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission Award in the category of: Rehabilitation of the Year Architectural Details Architectural Compatibility Landscape/Streetscape Projects Owner Address Phone or Architect Address Phone or Contractor Address Phone or Landscape Architect Address Phone or Nominated by Address Phone or Date Please attach a brief description and photos of the project and send completed nominations to: Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission Planning Office Village Hall W. Lockport Street Plainfield, IL

28 Historic Preservation in Plainfield The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission seeks to help preserve our village s historic character. We see local landmarks as critical to this cause, both of free-standing buildings with historic or architectural merit and of well-defined landmark districts within historic neighborhoods. Plainfield s Historic Preservation Guidelines are designed to help you make appropriate choices especially as a first step toward seeking a landmark designation. They are intended to help property owners who have an interest in maintaining their historic homes or other buildings, caring for structures situated within historic areas, considering streetscape-compatible additions to their properties, or are planning new construction. But first, read below for additional information regarding historic character, benefits of historic preservation, architectural styles within the Village and landmarking. Plainfield s oft-referred to historic character encompasses an eclectic range of building styles for people with different tastes, incomes and lifestyles. In 2005, representatives from ArchiSearch Historic Preservation Consultants conducted a historic resources survey of over 750 properties in Plainfield s Historic urbanized core containing architecturally significant residential and commercial buildings within a defined range in the older historic neighborhoods around downtown. Benefits of Historic Preservation The HPC urges property owners to renovate rather than replace historic properties. We fear that Plainfield s character could be lost to this teardown trend. Historic preservation serves a variety of interests in our community. Some of these include: Residents and prospective home buyers seeking homes with traditional quality and historic charm. Neighborhoods hoping to preserve historic ambiance while welcoming compatible new construction. Economic developers and tourists attracted to Plainfield s blend of convenience and historic charm. New business owners deciding where to locate and drawn by the sense of character and place that underlie our vibrant commercial and residential centers. And significantly, historic preservation can benefit you. These guidelines may encourage you to become more familiar with your property s architectural style and the materials and construction that were common to its time. Many people enjoy this learning process and find it rewarding to have true knowledge of their buildings histories. 28

29 Plainfield's Architectural Styles The following provides a highlight of the architectural styles and vernacular building types which are most commonly found in the Village s older historic and architecturally significant neighborhoods: Greek Revival ( ) Gothic Revival ( ) Romanesque Revival ( ) Italianate ( ) Hall and Parlor ( ) Side Hall ( ) Shingle Style ( ) I-House ( ) Upright and Wing ( ) Gabled Ell ( ) Queen Anne ( ) Colonial Revival ( ) Tudor/English Revival ( ) Pyramidal Cottage ( ) Cape Cod Cottage ( ) American Foursquare ( ) Gable Front ( ) Craftsman/Arts & Crafts ( ) Bungalow ( ) Dutch Colonial Revival ( ) Prairie ( ) Mediterranean ( ) Ranch ( ) Tri-Level ( ) Landmarking The purpose of landmarking is to identify, preserve, protect, enhance and encourage the continued use and care of areas, districts, places, buildings, structures, works of art and other objects within the village that express a special historical, community, architectural or aesthetic interest to the village and its citizens. Other benefits to landmark include, but are not limited to: Honoring our historic and cultural heritage as embodied and reflected by designated Plainfield landmarks Encouraging civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past. Preserving the character and vitality of village neighborhoods and the central business district. Encouraging public participation in identifying and preserving historical and architectural resources through public hearings on proposed designations, building permits and economic hardship variations. Studies across the country have also documented numerous economic benefits associated with landmarking a property or historic district. 29

30 Plainfield Historic Preservation Awards 2015 Rehabilitation of the Year Chester Ingersoll s Residence John/Keebie Bright 2016 Rehabilitation of the Year W. Chicago James/Janet Anderson Rehabilitation of the Year S. Division Barry/Vickie Hafenrichter Rehabilitation of the Year S. Illinois Bryan/Jennifer Buss Architectural Details S. DesPlaines Anthony, Nicole, Eustaquio Solis Residential Landscape of the Year Village Green Plainfield Park District 2017 Architectural Details Center Street - Heather & Todd Loizzo Residential Landscape of the Year Bartlett Avenue - Sarah & Eric Cerda 30

31 2018 PLAINFIELD HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD Rehabilitation of the Year The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission in celebration of Preservation Month would like to present this award in recognition of your efforts to restore, rehabilitate & maintain the exterior of this historic house in a manner fitting its historic character while adhering to the Secretary of the Interior s guidelines as well as those of the Village of Plainfield The efforts and contributions of in this restoration & rehabilitation continues the efforts to protect Plainfield s preservation heritage 2018 PLAINFIELD HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD Architectural Details The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission in celebration of Preservation Month would like to present this award in recognition of your outstanding efforts to restore the exterior details of the historic residence while preserving the historic exterior details which contribute to Plainfield s preservation heritage. The efforts and contributions of in this restoration & rehabilitation continues the efforts to protect Plainfield s preservation heritage 31

32 2018 PLAINFIELD HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD Residential Landscape of the Year The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission in celebration of Preservation Month would like to present this award in recognition of your outstanding efforts to create a distinctive outdoor space that enhances the neighborhood and showcases this historic park The efforts and contributions of are recognized which continues our efforts to protect Plainfield s preservation heritage 2018 PLAINFIELD HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD Architectural Compatibility The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission in celebration of Preservation Month would like to present this award in recognition of your outstanding effort to construct a new structure in an architectural style and scale that contributes to the preservation of Plainfield s historic neighborhoods The efforts and contributions of are recognized which continues our efforts to protect Plainfield s preservation heritage 32

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