Design Review Board

Level 1: Minor alteration of an existing building/structure


Staff Recommendation for Level 1: Minor alteration of an existing building/structure

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 1-A-22-DT as submitted.

Applicant Request

Proposed replacement of four windows on third story of façade. Existing windows are non-historic, one-over-one, double-hung wood. Proposed replacement windows are one-over-one, double-hung, aluminum-clad wood. Proposed windows will be same overall size and design as existing. Scope of work does not involve modification to multi-light transom windows above center bays.

Site Info

129 S. Gay Street is a contributing resource to the Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District, so the Historic Resources section of the design guidelines applies. The existing windows are not the original windows. As the guidelines recommend replacing windows duplicating "material" of original or historic materials, the proposed window replacement cannot be approved on a staff level. Overall, the proposed window replacements are custom designed to replicate overall size, glass size, and muntin arrangement of the existing one-over-one, double-hung wood windows. Aluminum-clad wood can successfully replicate the muntin profile and size of wood sash; as long as the replacement windows are painted to match the rest of the building, replacements will match the existing and be consistent with the existing second-story windows. Aluminum-clad wood windows have been previously approved as new windows on historic buildings (121 E. Jackson Ave) and replacement windows on historic buildings (301 State Street, 7-C-16-DT).


Kristy Wu, Wu Holdings II LLC

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
129 S. Gay St.

Kristy Wu, Wu Holdings II LLC