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TO AMEND TITLE 8 OF THE BLOOMINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, ENTITLED “HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION” TO ESTABLISH A HISTORIC DISTRICT – Re: Greater Restaurant Row Historic District (Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission, Petitioner)

This ordinance amends the List of Designated Historic Districts in the City of Bloomington by establishing the Greater Restaurant Row Historic District. In recommending this designation, the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission (“Commission”) relied on a survey; held a public hearing on January 28, 2016; and, submitted a map and accompanying report to the Council. The map describes the boundaries of the district, classifies the total number of properties within the district, and is approved by the ordinance. The report demonstrates how this district meets the necessary criteria. Local designation will provide the protection needed to ensure that these properties are preserved. Note from the Council Office: At the March 23, 2016 Regular Session of the Common Council, the eight members present (Cm. Volan was absent) considered five amendments and unanimously adopted the ordinance as amended by four of them. Here, in brief, are those amendments: - Am 01 - Modified the sixth Whereas clause to clarify that the Council has the final decision on historic designations - Vote: 8-0 (Adopted); - Am 02 - Removed 408 East Kirkwood Avenue (Trinity Episcopal Church) from the map and text of the ordinance and reduced the number of designated properties accordingly - Vote 8-0 (Adopted); - Am 03 - Removed 322 East Kirkwood Avenue (Kirkwood Manor) along with 408 East Kirkwood Avenue (Trinity Episcopal Church) from the map and text of the ordinance and reduced the number of designated properties accordingly - Vote: 5-3 (Adopted); - Am 04 - Would have removed 212 South Grant from the map and text of the ordinance and reduced the number of designated properties accordingly - Vote: 3-5 (Defeated); and - Am -5 - Reclassified the rating of 212 South Grant from "non-contributing" to "contributing" to conform with the State Historic Architectural and Archeological Research Database (SHAARD).

Amends CodeYes
Committee 2016-03-09 1 (Sturbaum)-0-6 (Sandberg, Volan absent)
Final 2016-03-23 Passed 8-0 (Volan absent)
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