The Hailey Historic Preservation Commission

Hailey Main Street at Croy Street looking North 1913.

2006 Public Workshops & Recommendations

During the summer of 2006 the Hailey Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC), at the request of the City Council and as directed in the City Comprehensive Plan, began to prepare a recommendation to the City Council to create an historic district.  The formation of the historic district was part of the HHPC’s ongoing mission to preserve the charm and character of Old Hailey by recognition and celebration of its uniqueness.  Patterned after similar districts in Boise and Pocatello, the language to create the historic district followed Idaho statutes.  The initial result of the process was a set of draft ordinances that would be reviewed by the public during workshops and hearings, revised based on public feedback and then submitted to the City Council for their consideration and further public review.  Following any further revisions the City Council would decide whether or not to enact the ordinances.

Idaho statues require that formation of an historic district includes a regulatory process called the “Certificate of Appropriateness.”  Being sensitive to property rights issues and wishing not to burden citizens with additional regulation, the HHPC based the Certificate of Appropriateness language in the draft ordinances on the Hailey Town Site Review Guidelines currently under review by the City Council.

The draft ordinances were presented to the public at a hearing/workshop in late September and again in early October. Based on comments from the public, the HHPC decided to eliminate the Certificate of Appropriateness process from its recommendations. This also meant the recommendation to establish the historic district would be put on hold until an acceptable alternate route could be developed. The final recommendations to the City Council involve language for a demolition ordinance, an authorization for the City Council to designate important buildings as "Historic," and to further clarify the duties and responsibilities of the HHPC. These recommendations will be presented to the City Council at their October 19 special meeting. (You may download the presentation made to the City Council by clicking here.)

The Historic Preservation Commission members look forward to working with our neighbors to achieve our shared goal of preserving the quality of life we all love in Old Hailey.  We would encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact us via email.

2006 Public Workshops & Recommendations

2006 Public Workshops & Recommendations

2006 Public Workshops & Recommendations

   

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