The final agenda and reports for Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) meetings are released to the public at the end of the day on the Friday before the meeting.
The HPRB Agenda shows the order of cases to be heard and the estimated time allotted for each case. The timing of the meeting is shown for the convenience of applicants and the public, but cannot be guaranteed. Those wishing to participate in a case should arrive before the time estimated on the agenda.
For cases that do not require a public discussion, HPRB makes its findings on the basis of the written record distributed to the Board members in advance. These cases are listed on Consent and Denial calendars acted on at the meeting by a voice vote.
Listing on the Consent Calendar means that the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) has found the project consistent with HPRB standards, and there is no known opposition. A request to remove a case from the Consent Calendar should be made to the assigned HPO staff person as far in advance of the meeting as possible.
Occasionally, there is also a Denial Calendar released with the agenda. Listing on the Denial Calendar means that HPO has found the project clearly inconsistent with HPRB standards, and has allowed the applicant to submit a written statement in support of the project for distribution to HPRB members in advance.
The written HPO Staff Report and Recommendation is distributed five days before the meeting. At the meeting, the assigned HPO staff member summarizes the report and offers any additional comments needed on the applicant's presentation. Staff reports do not cite or evaluate comments received from Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, community groups, or individuals, since those comments are directed to the Board.
Record of HPRB Actions
HPRB issues a written Record of Actions after its monthly meetings. HPO maintains an archive of meeting actions dating to December 2005.