Design Review Board

Oakwood/Lincoln Park Infill Housing Overlay District


Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 6-E-24-IH, subject to the following conditions:
1) Final site plan to meet City Engineering standards;
2) Final site plan to include a walkway from the door to the sidewalk and one tree each in the front and rear yards;
3) Exterior chimney to be clad in brick or omitted.

Applicant Request
New Primary Structure
1. The house is proposed to be set 30.02' from the front property line. The average of the blockface is 33.5', with the adjacent houses at 30' and 37'. The proposed front setback will be consistent with the block. The final site plan should include a walkway from the front door to the sidewalk.

2. The block to receive new construction is characterized by Minimal Traditionals and infill construction. The proposed 1.5-story, three-bay house is proportional to the dimensions of the lot and the context of the block.

3. The proposed parking meets the Infill Housing design guidelines as it is located to the rear of the property and accessed from the alley. Final site plans will be necessary to meet City Engineering standards.

4. Overall, the three-bay façade is similar in scale and width to the context. The drawings depict a foundation height comparable to other houses on the block.

5. The full-length, 10'-deep front porch meets the design guidelines. The depicted porch details such as paired 8" square columns with bases and square capitals should be retained in final construction.

6. Guidelines recommend that windows and door styles are similar to historic houses on the block, with similar proportions and positions, and similar ratio of solid to void. Overall, the windows on all elevations meet the design guidelines; the "optional" windows on the right side elevation should be included to avoid large swaths of siding with no transparency.

7. The proposed 8/12 pitch roof is compatible with the broader neighborhood context and the materials meet the design guidelines.

8. The application does not specify the proposed siding material but shows horizontal lap siding. Siding should be horizontal, clapboard-style lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap siding or flush panel siding. Guidelines generally recommend using materials compatible with the historic context; historic exterior chimneys were not clad in lap siding. The chimney should be clad in brick veneer or omitted.

9. The final site plan should include native or naturalized shade trees in the front and rear yards to meet the design guidelines.

Staff Comments
New primary structure fronting Oglewood Avenue. One-and-one-half-story residence features a front-gable roof with a side-gable massing projecting to the right side, an exterior of horizontal lap siding, and a stucco-clad foundation. The building measures 30' wide by 54' deep, with a 10' deep, full-length front porch recessed under the primary roofline. The building is proposed to be set 30.02' from the front property line. Parking is located to the rear and accessed from the alley.

The façade (southeast) is three bays wide, featuring paired double-hung windows flanking a centered door. The right side elevation features a gable-roof massing with an upper-level double-hung window, one transom window, one pair of windows, and two windows detailed as "optional." The left side elevation features five bays of double-hung windows. A secondary door accesses a deck on the rear elevation.

Bayron Ponce

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

M Scott Shadowens Properties LLC

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