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HDC_01 09 20121 of 11 LITTLE ROCK HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION MINUTES Monday, January 9, 2012 5:00 p.m. Board Room, City Hall I. Roll Call Quorum was present being seven (7) in number. Members Present: Marshall Peters Julie Wiedower Randy Ripley Loretta Hendrix Chris Vanlandingham BJ Bowen Toni Johnson Members Absent: none City Attorney: Debra Weldon Staff Present: Brian Minyard Citizens Present: Rhea Roberts Dennis Sullivan Arlene Sullivan Stefan Vickery II. Approval of Minutes A motion was made by Commissioner Julie Wiedower to approve the minutes of December 12, 2011 as submitted. Commissioner Marshall Peters seconded and the minutes were approved with a vote of 7 ayes and 0 absent. Notice requirements were meet on both applications to be heard tonight. III. Deferred Certificates of Appropriateness None DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 723 West Markham Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1334 Phone: (501) 371-4790 Fax: (501) 399-3435 2 of 11 STAFF REPORT ITEM NO. One. DATE: January 9, 2012 APPLICANT: Stefan Vickery ADDRESS: 904-906-908 Commerce Street COA REQUEST: Storm Windows PROJECT BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION: The subject property is located at 904-906 Commerce Street. The property’s legal description is “The West 66 feet of Lots 10, 11 and 12, Block 59 Original City of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas." This building was built in the 1890’s. The 2007 survey form states: “This one-story Queen Anne has a front facing wing with bay windows and segmented roof with the same side facing wing termination. A porch with minimal decoration fills between the front and side wings.” It is considered a "Contributing Structure" to the MacArthur Park Historic District. This application is for the addition of storm windows to the south and east facing facades. PREVIOUS ACTIONS ON THIS SITE: On September 12, 2011, A COA was given to Stefan Vickery for the following items: Replacement of broken cracked and warped pieces of siding and trim with pieces of same profile and size; Decking on front porch; Existing Railings on front porch; Removal of built-in bench on front porch; Replace bench with railing to match recently installed railing; Replacing vertical siding on bay to match other bay’s vertical siding; Removal of 8x8 fiberglass columns on front porch; Replacement columns to be 6x6” box construction columns with 1x wrap on bottom and top with cove mold on top and layout to match 1979 photo; No window repair or installations of new windows are included in this COA; No installation of a spindle frieze on porch is included in this COA; DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 723 West Markham Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1334 Phone: (501) 371-4790 Fax: (501) 399-3435 Location of Project 3 of 11 On January 13, 1988, an action was noted to replace partially burned roof, remove chimney, replace windows and replace front door by the Applicant Lanelle McCollum. No notation was found in the file to say if the COA was approved or not. Southeast corner with south facade Southeast corner Existing east elevation Northeast corner PROPOSAL AND WRITTEN ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION BASED OFF OF INTENT AND GUIDELINES: The proposal is to install storm windows over the nine existing wood windows, five on the eastern façade and four on the south facing façade. The storm windows will be of the same color of the existing trim (white or off white). The windows are to be made locally and are aluminum with painted finish. The sash division will match the existing. The screens will be full screen as the guidelines state. On Page 53, the Guidelines states: Screen and storm windows should be wood or baked-on enamel or anodized aluminum in a color to match the window sash paint color and fit within the window frames, not overlapping the frames. Screens should be full-view. Storm windows may also be mounted on the inside of windows. Half screen and screen or storm windows smaller than original window, are not recommended. 4 of 11 The proposal as stated complies with the Guidelines. NEIGHBORHOOD COMMENTS AND REACTION: At the time of distribution, there were no comments regarding this application. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval with the following conditions: 1. Obtaining a building permit. Brian Minyard, Staff, made a brief presentation to the commission. Stefan Vickery briefly addressed the commission and asked for questions from the commission. Commissioner Julie Wiedower stated that the house looks great and the color is good. Commissioner Marshall Peters asked if the paint was going to be matched exactly. Mr. Vickery said that the paint on the storm windows would be very close, but not an exact match. The screens would be full view. Chairman Chris Vanlandingham asked how long the certificate was good. Brian Minyard stated that there is not a time limit for completion, however un-built COA’s do not go with the land, and they expire when the building is sold. In response to a question, he said that there was not a definite time frame for the installation for the storm windows. Debra Weldon, city attorney, stated that the HDC cannot put a time limit on the COA’s. Commissioner Wiedower made a motion to approve as submitted with Staff recommendations and Commissioner Randy Ripley seconded. The motion was approved with a vote of 7 ayes. COMMISSION ACTION: January 9, 2012 5 of 11 STAFF REPORT ITEM NO. Two. DATE: January 9, 2012 APPLICANT: Arlene Sullivan ADDRESS: 308 Daisy Bates COA REQUEST: Replacement of all siding and trim repair/replacement PROJECT BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION: The subject property is located at 308 Daisy Bates Drive. The property’s legal description is “part of Lot 5 and Lot 6, Block 48, Original City of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas." This building was built in ca. 1890’s. The 2006 survey form states: This asymmetrical two-story Colonial Revival house has a decorative, arched top window and detailing in the front facing gable.” It is considered a "Contributing Structure" to the MacArthur Park Historic District. This application is for replacement of all siding and trim repair/replacement. Damaged trim around doors and windows will be replaced with same style and type trim. PREVIOUS ACTIONS ON THIS SITE: On June 26, 2008, a COC was issued to Arlene Sullivan for driveway modifications. On March 31, 2008 a COA was issued to Arlene Sullivan for siding, foundation, front porch modifications, replacing windows, filing in eastern window, fencing, gutters and downspouts, new porch over northwest door, and removal of porch and steps on southwest door. On March 10, 2008, a COC was issued to Arlene Sullivan for roof, soffit, fascia, walk, grounds, and fencing. On October 5, 2000, a COA was denied to Chris Pratt for installing vinyl windows. DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 723 West Markham Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1334 Phone: (501) 371-4790 Fax: (501) 399-3435 Location of Project 6 of 11 Existing south elevation Existing west elevation Existing east elevation Existing north elevation PROPOSAL AND WRITTEN ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION BASED OFF OF INTENT AND GUIDELINES: This proposal is to remove all current exterior siding and replace with five-inch cedar boards with two-inch overlap resulting in a three-inch reveal. In addition, there may be framing boards that are rotten and will need to be replaced at the same time. Damaged trim around doors and windows will be replaced. All new wood will be primed and two coats of paint applied. The Secretary of Interior’s Standard #6 is relevant to this application. It states: Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture and other visual qualities and, 7 of 11 where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical or pictorial evidence. There are numerous places where the siding on this structure is broken, warped and rotted. If the request was to patch the siding where needed, a Certificate of Compliance (COC) would have been issued. However, this application is to replace 100% of the siding on the house, which Staff felt required a public hearing, a COA. Front door transom and window hood South facing window detail South façade gable Window jamb detail on second floor south facade gable. 8 of 11 There are details on the existing windows that should not be lost if this application is approved. As shown in the photos above, the south gable façade is the most elaborate of the facades because of the detail of the window trim. The trimwork around the second and third floor window should not be replaced, but should be repaired in place with wood putties or epoxy wood preservation techniques if needed. The window hood above the second floor window features dentil molding and is the most elaborate of all. All of the other window and door hoods match and should not be “embellished” to match the elaborate one. Ca. 1976 photos of house Ca. 1976 photos of house The corner trim on the house is suggested to be modified. It features two 1x4’s, one on each face with a piece of cove molding in the corner. The two houses to the west, feature a piece of quarter round instead of the cove molding, which is a more typical trim feature. This is shown in the photo to the right. It is also suggested that the backside of the new siding and trim be primed before installation. This back priming will reduce the chance of water to wick up behind the siding and cause paint to peel prematurely. NEIGHBORHOOD COMMENTS AND REACTION: At the time of distribution, there were no comments regarding this application. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval with the following conditions: 1. Obtaining a building permit. COMMISSION ACTION: January 9, 2012 Brian Minyard, Staff, made a brief presentation to the Commission. He covered the Staff recommendations of modifying the corner trim, not losing any detailing of the windows, vertical Existing corner trim 9 of 11 trim work around windows, particularly on the front façade of the second and third floor windows. He also discussed priming the backside of the siding before installation. Commission Julie Wiedower commented on the photo which showed the corner boards are smaller proportionally than they would be typically. There was a discussion about the trim and whether the trim is original or is shown in the 1976 photos. Commissioner Randy Ripley stated that he agreed with Commissioner Wiedower. He continued that he had heard both ways of priming the back or not priming the back of siding. Commissioner Wiedower commented on the window trim that would be replaced as stated in the application. If the application is approved as submitted, does the Commission have any control over what the trim looks like. Mr. Minyard asked her to verify that with the applicant when they are speaking. The applicant may need to modify their application. Dennis Sullivan, the applicant, will be removing all of the siding and wrapping the house with Tyvek. He has found a source to for window trim that matches the existing. He will put headers on windows and replace sills as needed. Some windows do not have headers and will add those. He wants, in the future, to add millwork to the header above the window over the porch. Commissioner Wiedower asked about the covered up windows per a previous COA. Mr. Sullivan stated that it was not an original window and it will not be uncovered. He continued that two houses in are that are mirror images of the house that they did not have that window. Commissioner Randy Ripley asked how he would seal the edges of the Tyvek since he was not removing the windows. He stated that the manufacturers made a tape for that instance. Commissioner Ripley asked if he was considering shutters. Mr. Sullivan stated that he was not considering shutters at this point. Commissioner Ripley asked about the detail of the base of the wall detail. Mr. Sullivan stated that it was a single row of brick. He will replicate the foundation. He stated that he would add a drip edge on top of the baseboard. Commissioner Wiedower asked if he was doing option A or option B as shown on the bid form. Mr. Sullivan stated that he was not doing either of the options at this point. She also asked if there were any historic photos of the house. He stated no. Commissioner Toni Johnson asked if he was replacing the gable trim the way it is now. He stated that it would be replaced if it was rotted and make it appear the way it is now. Commissioner Wiedower left the meeting at 5:23 p.m. Commissioner Ripley asked if they were considering gutters. Mr. Sullivan stated not now, but maybe later. QQA Executive Director Rhea Roberts stated that the QQA board has reviewed the application. She stated that they do not normally support wholesale replacement of siding on a structure, but after review, they have decided to support the application. Commissioner Ripley made a motion to approve the application as submitted with staff recommendation of the modified corner trim and the preservation of the second/third floor 10 of 11 window detailing. Commissioner Marshall Peters seconded and the motion passed with a vote of six ayes and one absent (Wiedower). IV. Other Matters Enforcement issues There are no enforcement issues to report. Certificates of Compliance No COC's to report at this time. Dunbar Survey AHPP is crunching the numbers on the contributing and non contributing resources at this time. Citizen Communication There were no citizens present at the time of citizen communication. VI. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 5:30. Attest: (Gila' Secretary/Staff t 11 of 11 'A' " I . � 9, ") & j,), Dat c7 - Zv l " Date