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HDC_08 05 1981MINUTES HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION AUGUST 5, 1981 4:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: MR. JOHN JARRARD, CHAIRMAN MS. BETH FOTI MR. LONNIE POWERS MR. GEORGE WORTHEN MEMBERS ABSENT: MR. SAM STRAUSS, JR. STAFF PRESENT: MR. MIKE DOOLEY CITY ATTORNEY: MR. LESTER McKINLEY The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 4:00 P.M. and finding a Quorum, the Commission moved to accept the Minutes of the previous meeting as recorded. The only application for a Certificate of Appropriateness was a deferred matter from the July 7, 1981 meeting which was announced as: Owner: First Lutheran Church of Little Rock Applicant: Mr. Del Schmand Location: 716 Rock Street Mr. Tom Calder, President of the church, explained that he had instructed the architect to redesign the building plan to comply with the Commissions' requests from last months public hearing. Mr. Lewis Brunk, Building Chairman for the church, described the revised changes proposed for the Educational Building. He noted that the main entrance area would remain on Rock Street, that they had utilized a revised addition of the landscape plan provided by Quapaw Quarter Association, they proposed closing two (2) windows on both levels of the North facade of the structure, they pro- posed to box in the exposed rafter tails to match the roof cornice on the neighboring church building and they again requested to be allowed to use a new brick material to replace the existing deteriorated surface. Mr. Ralph Megna, Executive Director of Quapaw Quarter Association, endorsed the new plan and specifically the following changes: the entrance area and steps, the window closures, boxing the exposed rafter tails and the revised landscape plan. He suggested that the Historic District Commission not preclude gutters or exterior storm windows. The major unresolvable issue was the need to replace rather than repair the brick, and Mr. Megna stated he was still not con- vinced that new brick was either necessary or less costly, but that it was acceptable to the association given the revised changes in the plan. He con- gratulated the church on their efforts to keep the architectural design and de- tails of the Education Building. Ms. Pauline Hoeltzel spoke in favor of the application and stated that she was familiar with much of the history pertaining to the church buildings and urged the Commission to allow the new brick material. Mr. George Worthen thanked the First Lutheran Church for their time, effort, and consideration in maintaining the architectural integrity of the building facade and moved to approve the revised plan with the new brick. Mr. Lonnie Powers seconded the motion and requested the applicant to file a new list containing a description of the revised changes for file purposes.(1) The Historic District Commission then voted 4 ayes - 0 noes - 1 absent to approve the revised application as submitted. One other item of business was discussed by the Historic District Commission. The staff informed them that the firm of Acchione and King, Attorneys at Law have proposed a sign of approximately eight (8) square feet in area and six (6) (1)Enclosed feet in height at 411 E. 6th Street. Even though the height and area comply with the Historic District Guidelines, the proposal is to locate it in the public right -of -way. The Commission voted unanimously to object to the request for a franchise for the location of that sign or any other franchise for any signs to be located in the public right -of -way of the Historic District.(2) The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M. WMD /se (2)Enclosed