Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 27, 2018 – REGULAR

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting, and you are not an applicant, please sign the speaker list provided on the table at the side of the room.

 

1.          Roll Call.

 

2.         Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on October 16, 2018. 

 

3.         HDC 003-2019 for 363 Main Street, submitted by Duong Le, request to install new store awning on building front in orange color with white lettering “Pho Viet 75”. Applicant has decided not to bump out the front door and leave building front as is.

 

4.         HDC 030-2019 for 419 Prince George Street, submitted by Mary Hoffman, request to remove tree from side of property. Tree looks dying or diseased and is too big for the space, arborist report not provided. Applicant is willing to plant another tree on the property.

 

5.         HDC 032-2019 for 42 Avondale Street, submitted by Golamreza Sheibani Agdam, request to install 3 ½ feet fence to front of property and 6 feet privacy fence to rear of property. Fencing will be natural wood to match what was already approved. Applicant was previously approved for fencing on the side of property only.

 

6.         HDC 031-2019 for 906 Montgomery Street, submitted Deirdre Holliday- Williams, request to install a 18'' x 27'' hanging sign that is 6'' high, the sign is white with green and brown lettering that reads: "Flavor Garden,     Snack Bar, Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Funnel Cakes" with the business logo.

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 029-2019 for 110 Seventh Street, submitted by Tony Mazzuca, request to remove tree on front of property. Tree is very close to the street and touching wires. An arborist report was submitted that the tree should be removed. Applicant agrees to plant a new tree on the property.

 

HDC 035-2019 for 501 Montgomery Street, submitted by Sean Ryan with Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet (for homeowner Maureen Tobin), request to replace roof in kind (charcoal gray) shingles and dimension.

 

HDC 034-2019 for 332 Montgomery Street, submitted by Marlene Fraizer, request to replace 21 existing windows with weather shield premium series wood windows. Aluminum clad white exterior with simulated divided lights 1 1/18 to match existing configurations.

 

HDC 037-2019 for 201 Sixth Street, submitted by Eileen Collins, request to replace 14 sets of shutters with same style and color (midnight blue).

 

HDC 038-2019 for 33, 34, 37 & 38 Orchard Towne Court, submitted by Michele Horwtiz-Cornwell (for the owner Tilford A. Jones, LLC.), request to replace siding with same cream color and windows with same size and style as existing on apartment buildings.

 

7.     New Business

 

Follow up to previous discussion: Laurel Arts Council installation of public art bench at McCullough Field consisting of concrete block wall with granite slab.  Size approximately 3 ½’ high, 5’ wide and 2’ deep.  The bench will be covered in the ceramic tiles and will be installed by Department of Public Works and Department of Parks & Recreation.

 

8.     Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY –NOVEMBER 27, 2018 - REGULAR

 

Convened: 7:02 PM                                                       Adjourned 8:17 PM      

 

Commissioners Present:                                             Staff Present:

Douglas Hayes, Chairman                                            Robert Love, Deputy Director                   

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman                           Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Marlene Frazier                                                               

Margie McCeney            

Michael Leszcz, Councilmember

Karen Lubieniecki

Vicki Rambow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Commissioners Absent: 0

Citizens Present:  Approximately 7

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:02, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Seven (7) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

                Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on October 16, 2018. There were no corrections.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the minutes were approved with Mr. Kluckhuhn and Ms. Rambow abstaining, on five (5) affirmative votes.

 

HDC 003-2019 for 363 Main Street, submitted by Duong Le, request to install new store awning on building front in orange color with white lettering “Pho Viet 75”. Applicant has decided not to bump out the front door and leave building front as is.

The applicant was present and stated he will be using the same frame as the existing awning just changing the fabric with new color and sign.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

               

HDC 030-2019 for 419 Prince George Street, submitted by Mary Hoffman, request to remove tree from side of property. Tree looks dying or diseased and is too big for the space, arborist report not provided. Applicant is willing to plant another tree on the property.

The applicant was present to answer any questions and stated she would like to plant a tree more native to this area in the front of the yard next spring.  

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 032-2019 for 42 Avondale Street, submitted by Golamreza Sheibani Agdam, request to install 3 ½ ft fence to front of property and 6 ft privacy fence to rear of property. Fencing will be natural wood to match previously approved fence to front and rear of property. Applicant was previously approved for fencing on the side of property only.

The applicant was not present.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the stipulation that the chain-link fence will be removed and the new fence will match the previous approved fencing.

 

HDC 031-2019 for 906 Montgomery Street, submitted Deirdre Holliday- Williams, request to install a 18'' x 27'' hanging sign that is 6' high, the sign is white with green and brown lettering that reads: "Flavor Garden,  Snack Bar, Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Funnel Cakes" with the business logo. Sign has already been installed.

The applicant was present to answer any questions.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 009-2019 for 418 Prince George Street, submitted by Paris Thalheimer, request to lay 7’ by 47’ grey London cobblestone over existing driveway, in addition, using the same material, cover the sidewalk from driveway to the house. Item was not officially on the agenda, however, was tabled in October.

The applicant was present to answer questions from the Commission. There was discussion regarding options for using pervial material and possible rebates from Prince George’s County. The applicant would like to proceed with the material as requested and if material is changed to pervial, he will need to come back to the Commission for approval.

On a motion by Ms. Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were any comments regarding staff approvals and there were none.

 

The Commission had a lengthy discussion on the current planning and zoning project for the Tastee Diner.  Chairman Hayes and Ms. Lubieniecki stated they both spoke at the last Mayor and City Council meeting held on November 26, 2018 with concern to save the diner and possibly re-locate the structure. They believe there are funds available that have not been explored. The current proposal for the new owner to build over it and renovate the inside for a Cannabis Dispensary. Scraps of the diner have been offered to the Laurel Historical Society but no further details. Ms. Lubienieki mentioned there are only two diner structures like this nationally. Councilmember Leszcz explained the property had been for sale for a long time even though there may not have been a for sale sign on the property. The application for the new use of the diner was received by the city just recently. The applicant had looked at several other sites prior however; there are many regulations for this type of new use. He also stressed the cost to move the diner will be very expensive and questioned where it would go. Councilmember Leszcz added he is in favor of preserving it; however, he has no immediate answers on what exactly to do. Ms. Lubieniecki is concerned about the short amount of time left to figure out what to do with the diner.

 

A resolution, calling for the “preservation of the structure of the diner and for the City to work with the community to explore options for the diner’s use and preservation to include funding.”

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the resolution was approved with Councilmember Leszcz abstaining, on (6) six affirmative votes.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

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