The Lakeside Chautauqua Community

Historic Preservation & Design Review Board

Contact This Organization
Jim Switzer, Lakeside Development Administrator
Lisa Hogue, Secretary
designreview@lakesideohio.com

About

The Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) consists of five voting members and up to two advisory members. All are appointed by the Lakeside Association Board Chair and serve up to two three-year terms. All members are Lakesiders who volunteer for this responsibility on behalf of the community.

Members
Dale Knobel, Board Chair
Dan Buckey
Charlie Meyer
Rose Dostal
Lindsay Jones

Advisory Member(s)
Chuck Baker

Homeowners must submit plans to the HP&DRB for any physical changes to ensure they are in keeping with Lakeside’s heritage and character. Reviews are required for all external changes, including porches, decks, gazebos, windows, roofing, siding, fences, sheds, driveways, ornamentation, major landscaping and removal of all or part of a building. Approval is not required for painting and routine repairs.

Applicant Information

The HP&DRB meets one Saturday each month. Application materials (see below) and the 2024 meeting schedule are available to download. Print copies are also available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. After obtaining a HP&DRB Certificate of Appropriateness, the owner should apply for Danbury Township and Ottawa County permits.

Lakeside regulations for setbacks, lot coverage and other building requirements are contained in the Danbury Township L District zoning regulations. The Zoning Resolution, as well as contact information for the Danbury Zoning Inspector, can be viewed online at danburytownship.com. Copies can also be purchased from the Zoning Inspector for a nominal fee.

Allow additional time for construction in case the board or township requests changes. Questions may be directed to designreview@lakesideohio.com.

HP&DRB Application (All HP&DRB and MSC forms included at this link. Please submit the pages applicable to your project.)
2024 Meeting Dates
Visitor Policy to Attend HP&DRB Meetings
Lakeside Association Rules & Regulations
Danbury Township Zoning Applications & Information
Ottawa County Building Application

Additional Information

Lakesider newspaper articles offer brief descriptions of Lakeside Chautauqua historic architectural styles and features. View here >

The Gaede Serne Report, released in 1993, is a historical document that outlined the formation of the HP&DRB. It contains an illustrated listing of existing Lakeside Chautauqua architectural types as well as diagrams of relevant construction features. View the report here >  

Please take advantage of these useful resources when considering window and porch projects:

Qualified Window Restoration Professionals

The National Trust’s Saving Windows, Saving Money

National Park Service recommendations for open front porches in a historic district

The National Register of Historic Places application contains the original 1983 cottage inventory survey and filing that resulted in the Historic District designation for the boundaries as defined in the application for the Lakeside Association. Click here to view. 

National Register Contributor map.

Announcements

Notice: HP-DRB has received an application for 320 Laurel from John and Jane Mueller (2/20/24). The request is to “remove and replace the existing garage/outbuilding and move into setback compliance.” This notice is posted pursuant to Lakeside Association Rule Title 3.6 in force as of April 2023. Should you have comments regarding this demolition request please direct them to designreview@lakesideohio.com. A copy of the demolition request will be posted prominently in a front window of the cottage.

Notice: HP-DRB has received an application for 653 Jasmine from Bruce and Susan Hall (3/13/24). The request is to “remove the existing A-frame and replace with a two-story cottage.” This notice is posted pursuant to Lakeside Association Rule Title 3.6 in force as of April 2023. Should you have comments regarding this demolition request please direct them to designreview@lakesideohio.com. A copy of the demolition request is posted prominently in a front window of the cottage.

 

Support Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside Chautauqua is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of families, friends, volunteers and its dedicated staff. Our Chautauqua programming and upkeep of the facilities and grounds are made possible through the philanthropic support of generous Lakesiders like you.