USHS_PR_EnclosuresProvo River

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Title USHS_PR_EnclosuresProvo River
Date 2002-04-16
Subject Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Description Brent Rhees Site Activities at 285 West 1100 North, Pleasant Grove March 20, 2002 Page 3 understanding that they have no jurisdiction there, but gladly participate and approve any effort to improve the site as it currently exists. 9. In May, 2001, Association staff made a presentation to the Association's Board of Directors on the relative usefulness and cost of various commercially available sites in northern Utah County. A copy of the analysis summary is attached. The Board of Directors directed Association staff to reconsider and reevaluate the potential for the Reclamation land at 285 West 1100 North. In June, 2001, the staff discovered the March, 1956 letter and determined that the site could be used. On July 3, 2001, the Association notified Reclamation if its intent to use the site and remove the old buildings. 10. On July 17, 2001 a meeting was held at the Pleasant Grove site. Representatives from Reclamation, Pleasant Grove City, Pleasant Grove Historic Preservation Society, the State Office of Historic Preservation and the Association were in attendance. At the meeting, the Association expressed its intention of constructing a new facility at the site. Representatives of Reclamation and historic preservation interests expressed their concern for the buildings and their historic significance. At that meeting I was directed to hire a preservation architect (as approved by SHPO) and have the architect answer the questions of restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive re-use or documentation and removal associated with these new buildings. Subsequent to the meeting, I went to the SHPO internet site and downloaded the list of approved preservation architects. I obtained bids from three and selected WPA Architects because of price and an office in Provo. WPA Architects were informed of the instructions given to me at the July 17 meeting and were provided a copy of the Association's Architectural Program. A copy of that program document is attached. During this same period, a representative of Pleasant Grove City indicated that they were not willing to accept all or part of any of these buildings to the City's care, custody and control. 11. On October, 25, 2001, WPA Architects presented their findings at an Association Board of Directors Meeting. WPA found that restoration to meet current building and safety codes would probably compromise their historical significance. WPA also found that rehabilitation could limit the usefulness of the site or compromise the historical significance of the buildings. WPA further found that they could not recommend adaptive re-use. Therefore, WPA recommended documentation and demolition of the buildings as the optimal solution for this site. This report was provided to Reclamation and SHPO at that time. A copy of that report is attached. 12. On November 28, 2001, the Association's Board of Directors directed the staff to continue discussions with Reclamation in an effort to find a solution to the historic concerns at the site and the need to move ahead. The Board also directed the staff to acquire the services of an architect to begin design of the proposed structure in anticipation of achieving that solution. 13. From November, 2001 to this writing, discussions have continued with
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Date Created 2004-06-28
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