Design Review Board

Oakwood/Lincoln Park Infill Housing Overlay District


Applicant Request

New Primary Structure

1. The house is proposed to be set 23' from the front property line, with the porch at 15' from the front property line. The average front setback of the block is 17', with the adjacent properties at 15' from the front property line. The proposed house will maintain consistent front yard space with the block. The site plan includes a walkway from the front door to the sidewalk.

2. The block to receive new construction is characterized by Craftsman bungalows and modified Queen Anne cottages. The proposed house is proportionate to the context and the dimensions of the lot. The proposed side setbacks are consistent with the block.

3. The proposed parking meets Infill Housing design guidelines, extending off an operable alley at the rear of the property. Some revisions may be necessary to meet City Engineering standards, which can be reflected on the final site plan.

4. Overall, the one-story, three-bay façade is compatible with the historic houses on the block. The application includes a concrete slab foundation, which is not appropriate for the historic context; the applicant should incorporate a raised foundation at approximately 1' tall or taller.

5. The proposed front-gable roof porch, including the Craftsman-style detailing, meets the design guidelines for size and placement.

6. The proposed window and doors are compatible with historic elements on the block. There is sufficient transparency on side elevations.

7. The proposed 7/12 pitch roof meets the design guidelines. The cornice returns and front-gable roof porch contributes additional complexity.

8. Overall materials are appropriate within the design guidelines. The vinyl siding should be lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap or flush panel siding.

9. The final site plan should include native or naturalized shade trees, one in rear and one in front yards.

Site Info

New primary residence fronting Oglewood Ave. Front-gable roof residence measures 30' wide by 48' long, with an 8' deep, partial-width front-gable roof porch projecting from the right half of the façade. The house is proposed to be set 23' from the front property line, with the porch at 15' from the front property line. The parking is located on the rear of the property and accessible from the alley, with a 39' long by 8' deep driveway with a parking pad.

The 7/12 pitch, front-gable roof is clad in architectural shingles, the house is clad in horizontal vinyl siding, and the house rests on a concrete slab foundation. Gable fields are clad in vinyl shake siding. The front-gable roof porch is supported by Craftsman-style square posts on piers and projects from the right half of the façade. The three-bay façade features paired double-hung windows flanking a half-light door. There are two windows on the left side elevation and three on the right. A shed-roof entry stoop is located above a secondary entry on the rear elevation.


Nick Guess

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
215 Oglewood Ave.

Nick Guess