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File #: RES. 2021-R042    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/26/2021 Final action: 7/26/2021
Title: To modify two decisions of the Commission of Architectural Review, which approved with conditions two certificates of appropriateness for the permanent removal of certain monuments on Monument Avenue and in Libby Hill Park, by removing from each of such certificates the condition that the City retain all pieces of each removed monument for a period of two years in a manner that they are available to the community for reuse.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2021-R042
Title
To modify two decisions of the Commission of Architectural Review, which approved with conditions two certificates of appropriateness for the permanent removal of certain monuments on Monument Avenue and in Libby Hill Park, by removing from each of such certificates the condition that the City retain all pieces of each removed monument for a period of two years in a manner that they are available to the community for reuse.
Body
WHEREAS, on May 25, 2021, the Commission of Architectural approved with conditions two applications of the City of Richmond identified as Certificate of Appropriateness Application No. COA-091354-2021 for the permanent removal of certain monuments on Monument Avenue directed to be removed by Ordinance No. 2020-154, adopted August 3, 2020, and Certificate of Appropriateness Application No. COA-091355-2021 for the permanent removal of a monument in Libby Hill Park directed to be removed by Ordinance No. 2020-154, adopted August 3, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on June 7, 2021, pursuant to section 30-930.8 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, the City filed an appeal with the City Clerk concerning the Commission of Architectural Review's attachment to each of these two certificates of appropriateness a condition that the City retain all pieces of each removed monument for a period of two years in a manner that they are available to the community for reuse; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 30-930.8 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, the Council may reverse or modify a decision appealed, in whole or in part, by resolution when it is satisfied that the decision of the Commission of Architectural Review is in error, or, by taking no action, the Council may affirm such decision of the Commission; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that the aforementioned condition purports to illegally restrict the Council's sole authority under section 15.2-1812 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as...

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