1573 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Fairfax

The Marin Community Development Agency required the owners to assess the impact of their proposed exterior staircase on the historic character of this commercial building as part of the permitting process for the project. Alice had previously prepared an “HRE” for the project and was hired again to review the specific construction project. The building was constructed in 1908 and was determined to be historic at the local level based on its association with the early commercial development of Fairfax. Given that the building had been significantly modified and was not architecturally significant, Alice determined that the proposed exterior staircase would not compromise those elements of the building that made it qualify as an historic resource.