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HDC_06 05 1986City of Little Rock HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION MINUTES LITTLE ROCK HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION JUNE 5, 1986 The meeting began at 4:10 P.M. with the calling of the roll. All members being present, the Chair asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Said motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously. The Chair then called case M-3, a previously deferred request by American Legion Post #1, before the Commission. Mr. John Corn, representing the applicant, presented the American Legion's case by discussing modifications which had been made to the original submittal, existing condition of the site and adjacent property, and other matters relating to the application. Commissioner Cook then gave his position on this request, stating that his support for this project was predicated upon his overall desire to see improvements made to the very unsightly conditions currently extant. He further stated that he felt this was an especially sensitive site in relation to the remainder of the district. Given these considerations, Commissioner Cook moved that a Certificate of Appropriateness be granted provided that the following conditions be met for the entire property, as submitted: 1. Dumpster and trash collectors be placed in the rear of the property, next to the alley, and be screened by a 7 ft. high opaque board fence. 2. All signs on the property be in compliance with the Historic District Ordinance and Guidelines. 3. Lighting be provided and that it be of a style that is compatible with the Historic District. 4. A minimum of three permanent islands or spaces of a minimum 10' x20' dimension be provided for lighting standards. These spaces shall be distributed within the interior of the parking lot and shall contain a light standard, ground cover and shrubs. Additional period style lighting may be used around the periphery of the property if desired. 5. All electric wiring must be placed underground. 6. Since frontyard space is an essential element of the MacArthur Park area, especially along Rock Street, a minimum setback from the property lines of 6 ft. along the 6th Street frontage and 14 ft. along the Rock Street frontage must be provided. These setback areas must contain trees and shrubs for screening and a ground cover; all of which must be of a type appropriate to the area. 7. A board fence of a minimum of 5 ft. in height shall be erected between the landscaped setbacks on the south and east frontages and along that portion of the property line which abuts the parking lot on the north. 8. Use of the parking lot shall be limited to members of the American Legion and shall not be leased to other persons. 9. The upkeep of the parking lot and attendant land- scaping will be the responsibility of the American Legion and is necessary for compliance. 10. Parking on the expanded area of the lot will not be allowed until all of these conditions have been met. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jarrard. Commissioner Kennedy then asked Commissioner Cook to amend his motion to include a condition that an opaque board fence, a minimum of 5 ft. in height, be placed between the landscaped setback areas and the parking lot property on the south and east sides of the property and along the north property line abutting the existing apartment house. this amendment was accepted and was included in the motion by a unanimous vote. The Chair then called the roll for a vote on the motion as amended. Commissioners Jarrard, Cook and Strauss voted for the motion. Commissioners Bruno and Kennedy voted against. The motion carried. The Chair then called case M-7, an application by Wali Carradine for additions to the structure at 1001 Cumberland. The applicant not being present, the case could not be heard. Under the category of Old /New business, the Commission voted to change the date of the next meeting to July 10th. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. RA /se