Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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  1. Roll Call.
  2. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on April 20, 2021.
  1. HDC-049-2021 for 113 St. Mary’s Place, submitted by St. Vincent Pallotti High School c/o Jeffrey Palumbo, the applicant is seeking Historic District Commission (HDC) Approval to construct a 36,000 sq. ft. multi-use athletic building addition, a 28,000 sq. ft. outdoor turf field, remove and replace a chain link fence, and demolish two (2) existing service buildings. The exterior of the building will have split face masonry (to closely match existing red brick) to 2’-8” above grade. The siding above the split face masonry will be a Surrey Beige, Royal Blue and Terra Cotta as manufactured by American Buildings Company.  The building will have a continuous 5’ band of translucent, 40 mm arco plus 547 polycarbonate panels at 12’ above finished floor on side walls. The building will have white fixed insulated windows on the 9th St. elevation. The roof will have a 24 gage, 24” wide Galvalume Standing Seam roof panel, manufactured by American Buildings Company (gray in color). The exterior doors are steel doors, that will be painted Surrey Beige. The exterior lighting of the building will be black LED lights to project light no more than 50’ from the building structure. This item was tabled on 3-16-2021.
  2. HDC-047-2021 for 36 Fourth Street, submitted by Gary Horton, applicant is seeking approval to construct an addition to the existing detach garage in the rear of property.  The property is a single-family dwelling.  The lot size is 6,500 square feet.  The property is zoned R-55 residential zone.  Sec. 20-6.16 of the zoning ordinance establishes the maximum building coverage for the lot at 30% and the minimum green space for the lot at 65%.  The configuration of the lot with the proposed detach garage addition, existing single-family dwelling and driveway are within the limitations mandated by the zoning ordinance.  In addition to maintaining the required lot coverage.  Applicant has removed an existing 9 feet x 9 feet concrete pad (see attachment) behind the rear deck and planted grass seeds.  The Applicant has also removed and filled with dirt a 10 feet x 15 feet man-made pond area. This item was tabled on 4/20/2021.
  3. HDC-050-2021 for 409 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Irenia Ruth Barbosa, applicant is approval to install a Natural wood color French Gothic and Pressure-Treated Pine Dog-Ear fence.   The new fencing will be installed along the front, side, and rear of property.   Applicant will be installing a natural wood, 3 ½ feet French Gothic fence along the front and right side of property, ending at the rear of the house.  The applicant also will be installing a 6 feet Pressure-Treated Pine Dog-Ear fence with a gate continuing from the rear of the house, along the right and rear property line. 
  4. HDC-064-2021 for 606 Main Street, submitted by Glenford (Glen) Blanc, applicant is seeking approval for the repair and replacement of an existing wood guardrail on the front porch of the property. Proposed Guardrail: Wood material, 2x2 pickets, 2x4 upper rail, 2x6 rail cap. 2x4 lower rail.  Applicant has stated that the purpose of the replacement is due to the existing wood guardrail being rotted and deemed unsafe. The proposed replacement will match the existing guardrail in size and will be painted white.
  5. HDC-066-2021 for 327 Montgomery Street, submitted by Elden Carnahan, applicant is approval to remove existing white retaining wall and columns on the front porch. The applicant would like to replace the existing white retaining wall with railings and replace the existing short columns with full length columns.  The Applicant will be installing railings and pickets and columns similar to adjacent property.  Applicant will paint the railings, pickets and columns white.
  6. HDC-067-2021 for 206 Tenth Street, submitted by Laura Pelletier, applicant is seeking approval install a 30’ X 30’ asphalt driveway and parking pad on the right side of the property. The driveway installation will also include a 30’ apron entrance from 10th Street. Applicant is aware that a small portion of the proposed driveway is within a storm drain easement. e applicant is proposing the installation of a new driveway 30’ x 30’ with 30’ apron. 
  7. HDC-059-2021 for 425 Prince George Street, submitted by C.J. Howard, applicant is seeking approval to construct a 1,152 square foot addition to the primary structure of the property as well as approval to perform exterior renovation work to include a new privacy fence and driveway. Please see all details listed in the staff report and supporting documents.
  8. HDC-061-2021 for 600 Main Street, submitted by Cameron Manesh, applicant is proposing to remove / replace existing brown shutters.  The new shutters will be made a black Raised Panel Vinyl.   The Applicant is proposing to remove and replace the existing roof.  The roof will change from brown 3 tab to charcoal architectural roof.  Applicant is proposing to paint trim, soffits, gutters, downspouts and facia from brown to white. The applicant is proposing to install new landscaping.  The Applicant proposes to install bushes and shrubbery around property and repave existing concrete walkways.  Applicant will repave existing footprint of concrete walkways and not expand.
  9. HDC-071-2021 for 509 Montgomery Street, submitted by Cameron Manesh, the applicant is requesting approval to install black vinyl shutters around the windows.  The shutters will be located on the windows in the front, sides, and rear of building.  There are no shutters currently existing around the windows. Also requesting to change the front entrance door from a white wooden door to white clear steal door.  Additionally, requesting to replace the roof.  The roof will change from light-gray 3 tab to charcoal architectural roof.  Applicant is also requesting to install a new Weblon fabric awning over the entrance door. The awning will be black with the address in white lettering.  The awning will measure 6 ft x 8 ft wide and project 3 ft x 6 ft from the building.  There is currently no awning over the entrance door.  Additionally, requesting to remove and replace existing retaining wall with cinderblock with brick façade, matching existing apartment brick dimension – 36 inches tall and 36 feet long located along Montgomery Street.  Lastly, requesting to install new landscaping.  The Applicant proposes to install bushes around property and repave existing concrete walkways and stairs.
  10. HDC-072-2021 for 407 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Alison and Ben Farmer, applicant is seeking for the replacement of two (2) sections of an existing wood privacy fence with similar wood fence. Fence Section A: 6’ in height, 55’ in length along the right-side yard (street-facing). Includes a 4’ gate. Fence Section B: 6’ in height, 125’ in length along the rear yard. Includes a 4’ gate. The applicant has stated that the purpose of the replacement is due to the two existing sections of fencing being damaged. Furthermore, the applicant would like to adjust the position of the proposed sections to better match their property lines (Fence Section B) and bring a section away from the existing tree line (Fence Section A). Lastly, applicant has stated that they plan to install an aboveground pool in the future and would like to ensure privacy with the proposed fence.
  1. HDC-074-2021 for 23 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Richard Wang, the applicant is requesting approval to replace windows, close-in (2) two side windows on porch, replace front door and screen door, replace existing addition on left side of the house, replace existing front-yard walkway, replace right-side driveway and replace roof shingles.

Staff Approvals

HDC-065-2021 for 310 Fourth Street submitted by Cheryl Dyer, the applicant requested to repair (2) two brick chimneys with existing brick mortar to match. Design will be exactly the same as original chimneys.

HDC-062-2021 for 507 Prince George Street submitted by Gayle Snyder, the applicant requested to repaint eaves in same existing white color and front porch flooring with same existing color grey.

HDC-070-2021 for 506 Prince George Street submitted by Mary Biddison, the applicant requested to remove dying/diseased evergreen tree that is rotting at the base. A letter from Prestige Tree Experts received. Recommend applicant replant a new tree on property.

HDC-063-2021 for 507 Prince George Street submitted by Gayle Snyder, the applicant requested to repaint front door from hunter green to Sherman Williams Rembrandt ed that closely resembles approved color ruby red and repaint shutters from hunter green to Sherman Williams Rocky Bottom dark gray and repaint storm door from what to Sherman Williams Rock Bottom grey that closely match pre-approved color Row House Grey.

HDC-069-2021 for 503A Montgomery Street submitted by Judith Miller the applicant requested to remove dead/dying Maple tree, a letter from East Coast Tree Care was received. Applicant agrees to plant a new tree on property, possibly a red bud.

HDC-073-2021 for 916 Montgomery Street submitted by Rose Ogbonna the applicant requested to repaint exterior wood trims in Sherwin Williams pure white which is very similar to the pre-approved color Manor white.

  1. Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINTH MEETING

TUESDAY – MAY 18, 2021 – REGULAR – 6:00 P.M.

 

*This meeting was conducted virtually through Zoom due to COVID-19*

 

Convened: 6:00 P.M.                                       Adjourned 8:15 P.M.

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Robert Kluckhuhn, Chair                                                                     

Margie McCeney, Vice-Chair                             Monta Burrough, Planner II, ECD

Councilmember Michael Leszcz                       Joshua Mitchum, Planner II, ECD                                   

Karen Lubieniecki                                               Robert Love, Acting Director, ECD

Marlene Frazier                                                  Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator, ECD

                                                                              Darnell Butler, Communications Department                                                                           

Commissioners Absent: One (1)

Citizens Present:  Approximately twelve (12)

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Five (5) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn asked if there were any corrections to  the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on March 16, 2021. There was one request to add that the applicant will preserve the cornice from building on application no. HDC-050-2021.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the minutes were approved on (5) five affirmative vote.

 

HDC-049-2021 for 113 St. Mary’s Place, submitted by St. Vincent Pallotti High School c/o Jeffrey Palumbo, the applicant is seeking Historic District Commission (HDC) Approval to construct a 36,000 sq. ft. multi-use athletic building addition, a 28,000 sq. ft. outdoor turf field, remove and replace a chain link fence, and demolish two (2) existing service buildings. The exterior of the building will have split face masonry (to closely match existing red brick) to 2’-8” above grade. The siding above the split face masonry will be a Surrey Beige, Royal Blue and Terra Cotta as manufactured by American Buildings Company.  The building will have a continuous 5’ band of translucent, 40 mm arco plus 547 polycarbonate panels at 12’ above finished floor on side walls. The building will have white fixed insulated windows on the 9th St. elevation. The roof will have a 24 gage, 24” wide Galvalume Standing Seam roof panel, manufactured by American Buildings Company (gray in color). The exterior doors are steel doors, that will be painted Surrey Beige. The exterior lighting of the building will be black LED lights to project light no more than 50’ from the building structure. This item was tabled on 3-16-2021.

The applicant was present and stated he did not have samples of the terracotta with him however it is a little more red then what the picture shows, adding that they picked as closely as they could to what is already there on the building. The Commission stated they believe the new design is much better and they like the logo. 

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the application was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-047-2021 for 36 Fourth Street, submitted by Gary Horton, applicant is seeking approval to construct an addition to the existing detach garage in the rear of property.  The property is a single-family dwelling.  The lot size is 6,500 square feet.  The property is zoned R-55 residential zone.  Sec. 20-6.16 of the zoning ordinance establishes the maximum building coverage for the lot at 30% and the minimum green space for the lot at 65%.  The configuration of the lot with the proposed detach garage addition, existing single-family dwelling and driveway are within the limitations mandated by the zoning ordinance.  In addition to maintaining the required lot coverage.  Applicant has removed an existing 9 feet x 9 feet concrete pad (see attachment) behind the rear deck and planted grass seeds.  The applicant has also removed and filled with dirt a 10 feet x 15 feet man-made pond area. This item was tabled on 4/20/2021.

The applicant did not appear to be on the call, however the Commission thanked the applicant for providing a more detailed plans this time around. Staff verified to the Commission that the current windows on the garage will be re-used on the addition.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-050-2021 for 409 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Irenia Ruth Barbosa, applicant is approval to install a Natural wood color French Gothic and Pressure-Treated Pine Dog-Ear fence.   The new fencing will be installed along the front, side, and rear of property.   Applicant will be installing a natural wood, 3 ½ feet French Gothic fence along the front and right side of property, ending at the rear of the house.  The applicant also will be installing a 6 feet Pressure-Treated Pine Dog-Ear fence with a gate continuing from the rear of the house, along the right and rear property line. 

The applicant was on the call. The Commission and applicant discussed the locations of the two (2) fences. The applicant stated the picket fence will be on the front and sides of the house while the dog eared flatboard panels will be in the backyard, which will connect to an already existing white lattice top fence. The purpose of this fence request is to allow her dog to run freely around the house property.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-064-2021 for 606 Main Street, submitted by Glenford (Glen) Blanc, applicant is seeking approval for the repair and replacement of an existing wood guardrail on the front porch of the property. Proposed Guardrail: Wood material, 2x2 pickets, 2x4 upper rail, 2x6 rail cap. 2x4 lower rail.  Applicant has stated that the purpose of the replacement is due to the existing wood guardrail being rotted and deemed unsafe. The proposed replacement will match the existing guardrail in size and will be painted white.

The applicant was on the call and stated the new railings will not match the style of railings on the rest of the building however they will match the railing style on the steps.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki seconded by Ms. McCeney i the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-066-2021 for 327 Montgomery Street, submitted by Elden Carnahan, applicant is approval to remove existing white retaining wall and columns on the front porch. The applicant would like to replace the existing white retaining wall with railings and replace the existing short columns with full length columns.  The Applicant will be installing railings and pickets and columns similar to adjacent property.  Applicant will paint the railings, pickets and columns white.

The applicant was on the call. There was no discussion on this item.

On a motion by Ms. Frazier seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-067-2021 for 206 Tenth Street, submitted by Laura Pelletier, applicant is seeking approval install a 30’ X 30’ asphalt driveway and parking pad on the right side of the property. The driveway installation will also include a 30’ apron entrance from 10th Street. Applicant is aware that a small portion of the proposed driveway is within a storm drain easement. The applicant is proposing the installation of a new driveway 30’ x 30’ with 30’ apron.

The applicant was on the call and stated the yard will not be leveled as it would need retaining walls to do so. The Commission stated they discourage the use of asphalt and asked the applicant if they would consider using pavers or 2 strips. The applicant stated that cost was a huge factor in choosing this style and a driveway is desperately needed as this street is very narrow, it is challenging to wash her car or unload groceries while cars pass. Applicant also noted that her car has been hit a few times. She added she does not like the 2-strip style because they get covered with weeds and are hard to maintain. The Commission also stated their concern of asphalt to grass. The contractor was also on the call and noted if the driveway is prepared and installed properly there should not be an edge problem.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Councilmember Leszcz the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-059-2021 for 425 Prince George Street, submitted by C.J. Howard, applicant is seeking approval to construct a 1,152 square foot addition to the primary structure of the property as well as approval to perform exterior renovation work to include a new privacy fence and driveway.

The applicant was on the call. The Commission requested the applicant add a request to remove the trees necessary to install the driveway on this application and requested new trees will need to be replaced on the property. Staff reported the request for the installation of new porch was removed from staff report because current zoning code does not allow for a front porch at the property since the house is close to the street, adding that the applicant would have to file for a variance application with a valid hardship.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Councilmember Leszcz the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes, with the amendment to remove necessary trees to install driveway and replace trees that will be torn down on property.

 

HDC-061-2021 for 600 Main Street, submitted by Cameron Manesh, applicant is proposing to remove / replace existing brown shutters.  The new shutters will be made a black Raised Panel Vinyl.   The Applicant is proposing to remove and replace the existing roof.  The roof will change from brown 3 tab to charcoal architectural roof.  Applicant is proposing to paint trim, soffits, gutters, downspouts and facia from brown to white. The applicant is proposing to install new landscaping.  The Applicant proposes to install bushes and shrubbery around property and repave existing concrete walkways.  Applicant will repave existing footprint of concrete walkways and not expand.

The applicant was on the call. The Commission asked if the applicant would be interested in painting the siding a different color. The applicant stated the siding was just power washed and is in good shape however he is not a fan of the color he would be interested in painting it when his budget allows. The Commission requested the applicant work off of the pre-approved color list. The Commission discussed the current shutters, that some are missing, and some are different sizes. The Commission requested that shutters be added where possible and that they all match size. Lastly the Commission stated they are excited for this project.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes, with the amendment the applicant add new shutters where possible and match them in same size, also the applicant can repaint the siding using a color from the approved color list.

 

HDC-071-2021 for 509 Montgomery Street, submitted by Cameron Manesh, the applicant is requesting approval to install black vinyl shutters around the windows.  The shutters will be located on the windows in the front, sides, and rear of building.  There are no shutters currently existing around the windows. Also requesting to change the front entrance door from a white wooden door to white clear steal door.  Additionally, requesting to replace the roof.  The roof will change from light-gray 3 tab to charcoal architectural roof.  Applicant is also requesting to install a new Weblon fabric awning over the entrance door. The awning will be black with the address in white lettering.  The awning will measure 6 ft x 8 ft wide and project 3 ft x 6 ft from the building.  There is currently no awning over the entrance door.  Additionally, requesting to remove and replace existing retaining wall with cinderblock with brick façade, matching existing apartment brick dimension – 36 inches tall and 36 feet long located along Montgomery Street.  Lastly, requesting to install new landscaping.  The Applicant proposes to install bushes around property and repave existing concrete walkways and stairs.

The applicant was on the call. The Commission stated they are in agreement with the replacement of the retaining wall, front door and adding a awning at front entrance however they do not believe installation of new shutters would be appropriate since this building has never had shutters before. The applicant agreed to not add new shutters.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Councilmember Leszcz the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes, with the amendment the new shutters will not be installed on the building.

 

HDC-072-2021 for 407 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Alison and Ben Farmer, applicant is seeking for the replacement of two (2) sections of an existing wood privacy fence with similar wood fence. Fence Section A: 6’ in height, 55’ in length along the right-side yard (street-facing). Includes a 4’ gate. Fence Section B: 6’ in height, 125’ in length along the rear yard. Includes a 4’ gate. The applicant has stated that the purpose of the replacement is due to the two existing sections of fencing being damaged. Furthermore, the applicant would like to adjust the position of the proposed sections to better match their property lines and bring a section away from the existing tree line. Lastly, applicant has stated that they plan to install an aboveground pool in the future and would like to ensure privacy with the proposed fence.

The applicant was on the call. There was discussion among the Commission and applicant. The applicant stated the purpose of this fence is for privacy as foot traffic along the alley has increased, sometimes dogs will run into her yard and they are planning to install a pool in the future. The applicant added that the weeds along the alleyway will still be maintained and a piece of the existing picket fence that is missing will be replaced as it was damaged in a storm.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki seconded by Councilmember Leszcz the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-074-2021 for 23 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Richard Wang, the applicant is requesting approval to replace windows, close-in (2) two side windows on porch, replace front door and screen door, replace existing addition on left side of the house, replace existing front-yard walkway, replace right-side driveway and replace roof shingles.

The applicant was on the call and stated he purchased this house approximately two (2) months ago and noticed the structure of the shed was in very poor shape that would need to be rebuilt. The Commission asked staff if the shed/addition meets all the setback requirements and staff confirmed it does. The Commission asked the applicant if he is willing to do 6 over 6 grids on the new windows for this house as that would be more appropriate. The applicant agreed to do so. The Commission stated their concern of the style of new proposed front door and asked the applicant to come back with a new door design (something more traditional) and also to come back with new plan of the driveway as they would prefer 2 strips in front and a parking pad in back if necessary.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki seconded by Councilmember Leszcz the item was approved on (5) five affirmative votes, with the amendment the applicant comes back for approval on a new front door style and new driveway plan.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:15 p.m.

 

Minutes Approved:     Brooke Quillen                                               Date:   6/22/2021

 

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