Historic Zoning Commission

Ft. Sanders NC: Level II


Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 6-D-24-HZ, subject to the following condition: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards and requirements of the base zoning.

Applicant Request
Additions; Doors; Masonry repair/painting; Porch; Roofing; Shutters; Siding; Windows
Exterior rehabilitation and dormer addition.

Exterior rehabilitation scopes include the removal of stone veneer siding and the installation of new fiber cement lap siding, repair and replacement in patches to the brick foundation, and replacement of windows and doors. The front porch will be reconstructed, to feature new wood posts on brick piers and a new railing. Reconstruction of window wells on side elevation basement level, removal of rear steps to basement level.

New rear dormer addition. Existing clipped-gable dormer will be removed and a larger rear dormer will be installed, featuring two pairs of double-hung windows.

CONDITION OF APPROVAL PER 6/20/24 HZC DECISION: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards and requirements of the base zoning.

Staff Comments
Craftsman, c.1925
    1.5-story frame residence with a clipped side gable roof, an exterior of stone veneer, and a stone veneer-clad foundation. Clipped-gable roof dormer on the façade and a smaller dormer on the rear roof slope. Full-length, shed-roof front porch.

1. 1710 Highland Ave is a contributing resource to the Fort Sanders National Register Historic District and local NC overlay.

2. The application includes the removal of stone veneer cladding and the installation of new fiber cement lap siding which meets the Fort Sanders design guidelines. The project should incorporate appropriately sized vertical cornerboards and window trim. The drawings indicate the triangular brackets will be retained and installed on the rear dormer addition. The drawings also indicate the retention and recreation of the house's unique clipped gable.

3. Reconstruction of the front porch and columns meet the design guidelines. The removal of the stone veneer on the porch railings and columns is appropriate, and the reconstructed porch details are appropriate for the house's Craftsman style.

4. In general, the placement of a new addition non the rear roof slope is appropriate within the design guidelines. The new dormer is the same height as the existing and the width is compatible with the overall scale of the existing house. The dormer incorporates roof details compatible with the house, including the clipped gable detail and the triangular brackets.

5. Final modifications to the site plan will be necessary to meet City Engineering standards for parking. The house and parking should remain within the impervious surface requirements for the base zoning. The final site plan could be approved by staff, provided there are no substantial modifications to the addition's design and placement.

John Holmes

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: 865-215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
1710 Highland Ave. 37916

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