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HDC_02 19 1980MINUTES HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION FEBRUARY 19, 1980 4:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: MR. JOHN JARRARD, CHAIRMAN MR. ROBERT CONNER MS. BETH FOTI MR. SAM STRAUSS, JR. MR. GEORGE WORTHEN MEMBERS ABSENT: NONE STAFF PRESENT: MR. MIKE DOOLEY MR. NATHANIEL M. GRIFFIN The entire meeting focused on the second draft of the Historic District Commission Guidelines. The basic reorganization from the previous draft included: retention of the Guidelines for Applications which contain the four (4) catagories of development; an expansion of the Guide- lines for Review which retained the three (3) priorities of the structure survey and, in addition, created nine (9) specific design criteria elements (Siting, Height, Massing, Proportion, Rhythm, Facade, Color, Architectural Details and Landscaping) which will be considered prior to issuance of Certificates of Appropriateness; the creation of a section on Architectural Terms to locate and describe Architectural Elements of a Build- ing; and the addition of a section on Architectural Styles which will include the five (5) most distinguishable and recurrent styles applicable to the Little Rock Historic District. Except for a few minor changes, the Historic District Commission approved the organization and format of this draft. Several items included in the Guidelines were not completed. Various diagrams which will illustrate the design criteria re- lationships and other drawings including Architectural Terms and Architectural Style were discussed and examples from other cities (Savannah, Portsmouth, Charlestown) were reviewed to show how they will relate to the entire package. The five (5) basic Architectural Styles which were selected to be used as examples for the Little Rock Historic District are: Greek Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Craftsman. The diagrams representing these styles will be sketched from photographs of buildings in the District which most closely depict that style. In addition, a brief history of each style and a description of some of its basic design elements will be included. It was suggested that we package the Ordinance with the Guideline along with any other pertinent data so that all of the Historic District Requirements, regulations and supporting information can be located in one place. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4th, 1980 at 4:00 p.m. in the second floor Conference Room of City Hall. We will continue to discuss the progress of the guidelines and suggest improvements to same.