Charlotte Historic District Commission Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness Staff Review

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Charlotte Historic District Commission
Staff Review
HDC 2015-026
LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT:
Wilmore
PROPERTY ADDRESS:
1926 Woodcrest Avenue
SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Addition/Renovation
OWNER:
Adam Levinson
APPLICANT:
Jeff Hawkins
Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness
Date: March 11, 2015
This application was continued from February for more information.
Details of Proposed Request
Existing Conditions
The existing structure is a one story home constructed in 1951. Exterior features include a side porch and a
covered front entrance with a side entry door.
Proposal
The proposal is a front gable addition, enclosure of the side porch, new wood siding, new windows and trim, and
cedar shake siding in the front gable.
Policy & Design Guidelines - Additions
Additions to existing structures in Local Historic Districts have a responsibility to complement the original
structure. Additions should reflect the design, scale and architectural style of the original structure. The
following guidelines are intended to encourage addition designs that are compatible with the existing structure,
while not fully mimicking the original design.
2. Additions must respect the original character of the property, but must be distinguishable from the original
construction.
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3. All additions to the front or side of existing properties must be of a design that is sensitive to the character
and massing of the existing structure.
4. Additions to the front or side of existing structures that are substantially visible from a street must go before
the full Commission.
Windows and Doors, Page 26
4. Ideally, window and door openings cannot be reduced or enlarged in size. When approved, alterations to
window and door openings must remain in proper proportion to the overall design of the building.
Staff Analysis
The Commission will determine if the proposal meets the applciable guidelines for additions. The guideline for
setback is not applicable.
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