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HDC_05 04 2000City of Little Rock HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 4 MAY 2000 MINUTES LITTLE ROCK HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION Commissioners Present: John Greer, Chair Howard H. Gordon Jean Ann Phillips Wyatt Weems Mark Zoeller Staff: V. Anne Guthrie Anthony Black The meeting of the Little Rock Historic District Commission (LRHDC) was called to order. Roll call was taken; as there was a quorum, the minutes were approved unanimously. The first Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) application for consideration was: Applicant: Glenn Kubeczka Address: 920 Rock Street Request: Apartment rehabilitation (new windows, shutters, ironwork and fence) The new owner of the property presented the request to repair the apartments by making the following changes: complete rehab of the interior, new roof, new exterior vinyl shutters, exterior painting and new ironwork (railings and fence). The ironwork will be attached to the front facade with horizontal decorative work along the top, middle and bottom; the vertical ironwork will cover the existing brick columns, which extend slightly from the surface. It will have a "New Orleans styled" appearance with the brick and ironwork. The fencing will along the sidewalk as a future improvement for the apartments. The design and style of the ironwork has not been decided but several possible designs were exhibited. Zoeller stated that he needed a better idea of the ironwork design, which is the primary feature improvement of the exterior facade. Details for the new exterior vinyl shutters for the windows were not available. Discussion focused on the need for additional information regarding the ironwork and shutters, and it was decided that shop drawings of both items must be presented for staff review. There was a motion that the COA request be approved contingent on final approval of shop drawings for the ironwork, decorative railing, fence and shutters. It was approved unanimously. Little Rock Historic District Commission 4 May 2000 Minutes, Page 2 The second Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) application for consideration was: Applicant: Christopher Pratt Address: 308 East 14th Street Request: Rehabilitation of structure into a single-family home (Deferred request) The owner presented the request to rehabilitate and convert the structure into single-family; this request was deferred due to the need for detailed information. The HV AC unit proposed for the rear roof will be relocated to the west side in the rear, by the first unit. Computerized drawings of each facade and a revised listing of nine items were presented. The computer drawings depicted each elevation after rehab and photos depicted the existing condition of the structure. Greer reviewed the itemized listing individually: window replacements; storm windows; door and window openings; shiplap siding repair; HV AC units; and gutter repair. There was lengthy discussion relating to the ship lap siding on the southwest comer of the west facade, or roughly one-quarter of the elevation. It is different sized siding and does not match the existing siding on the facade ( 4 11 versus 3 11). Discussion focused on repair work and LRHDC' s role in deciding the level of detail, such as siding width, in preserving architectural integrity. Specific windows were discussed in terms of retaining or eliminating the openings. The listed items were discussed as part of the conditional approval: Item #1 --windows must match original in dimensions and details; extant sashes will be utilized; header trim to be matched Item #2 --storm windows details as presented will be used in prefinished bronze or white Item #3 --front porch door on east side will be closed and 3" siding installed Item #4 --replace front door with wooden french windows and sidelights --need cut sheet with details for approval Item #5 --damaged siding replaced; on west replaced with 3" siding to match Item #6 --both HV AC units on west side; landscaping submitted for staff approval Item #7 --front porch gutter on the south will be repaired and reinstalled Item #8 --close window on second story east elevation with appropriate siding; enlarge other window and utilize details and dimensions Item #9 --rear door opening on west will be retained with fixed, six-panel wooden door There was a motion to approve the COA request for 308 E. 14th Street as revised and with specific detail cuts submitted for staff approval. It was approved unanimously. Under old business, there were updates on the following: demolition of 1423 Cumberland; stabilization of 1324 Cumberland due to fire damage (it requires a COA for rehab); and the 1999 CLG projects of infill housing plan and architectural survey of Stiffts' Station are progressing on schedule. As there was no business, the LRHDC meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.