Design Review Board

Oakwood/Lincoln Park Infill Housing Overlay District


Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 4-C-24-IH, subject to the following condition: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards.

Applicant Request

New Primary Structure

1. The house is proposed to be set 25' from the front property line, with a full-length front porch projecting 6' (19' from the front property line). The front setback is aligned with the adjacent houses and the overall front setback pattern of the block. The site plan includes a walkway extending to the street.

2. The block to receive new construction is characterized by modified Queen Anne cottages, Craftsman bungalows, and some infill construction. The proposed one-story residence is proportional to the dimensions of the lot and the other houses on the block. The existing side setbacks on the block are relatively inconsistent.

3. The proposed parking meets the zoning code and design guidelines for the Infill Housing overlay. Final site plan modifications may be necessary to meet City Engineering standards.

4. Overall, the one-story, four-bay façade is similar in scale and width to the context. The design includes a front foundation that is compatible with the block and drawn accurate to the block's topography.

5. The proposed front porch, while 6' deep, is proportionate to the house, compatible with the house's design, and the surrounding context.

6. Guidelines recommend window and door styles be similar, with similar proportions and ratio of solid to void, to historic houses on the block. All elevations have sufficient transparency. The proposed shutters appear appropriately sized for the windows.

7. The proposed roof pitch (8/12) meets the design guidelines, along with additional complexity from the hipped-roof porch.

8. Overall materials are appropriate within the guidelines. The drawings include additional complexity via window trim and cornerboards.

Site Info

New primary structure fronting Hiawassee Ave. One-story residence features a front-gable roof (8/12 pitch), an exterior of fiber cement lap siding, and a parge-coated foundation. The house features a 6' deep, full-length front porch with a hipped roof, supported by square 8 by 8 columns. Parking is located to the rear and accessed from the alley.

The façade (southeast) features three adjoining double-hung windows with a half-light door on the rightmost bay. The windows have board and batten shutters with shutter dogs. There are two bays of windows on the right elevation and two on the left. A secondary entry is located on the rear elevation.


Manuel Hudson

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: 865-215-3795
433 Hiawassee Ave.

Manuel Hudson