Scanlon to discuss overlay ideas with OWN

       Tim Scanlon, the city's historic preservation planner, will talk to the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) at its board meeting Thursday, March 27, about the future of the older Westside's historic-overlay effort.
       The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St.
       He said the discussion will involve an update of the project's status, which has changed because of the termination of the former consultant, which was being finalized this week. By March 27, he expects to have city staff recommendations on how the city and OWN could move forward on preparing the overlay's design guidelines.
       Assuming eventual approval from Westsiders and City Council, the guidelines are to become detailed standards that homeowners could optionally use when remodeling the facades of their historic homes.
       OWN, the city-recognized advocacy group for the older Westside, had worked with the city last year to obtain city funds and a state grant to hire a consultant for the guidelines project. The termination resulted from the city and state deeming the consultant's work unsatisfactory.

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