Design Review Board

Lonsdale Infill Housing Overlay District


Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 7-A-24-IH, subject to the following conditions: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards.

Applicant Request
New Primary Structure
1. The house is proposed to be set 20' from the front property line. The average of the blockface is 22'. The proposed front setback will be consistent with the block. The site plan includes a walkway to the street.

2. The block to receive new construction is relatively vacant, featuring two infill houses and one modified Queen Anne cottage. The proposed one-story, three-bay house is proportional to the dimensions of the lot and the context of the block. The house is also differentiated from the adjacent new construction.

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 may be necessary to meet City Engineering standards.

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

5. The partial-width, 10'-deep front porch meets the design guidelines.

6. Overall, the windows on the front and side elevations meet the design guidelines, with styles similar to historic houses on the block and similar proportions and positions.

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

8. The siding and foundation materials meet the design guidelines. Siding should be horizontal, clapboard-style lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap or flush panel siding.

Staff Comments
New primary structure fronting Texas Avenue. One-story residence features a hipped roof with a smaller hipped massing projecting from the left half of the façade, and a 10' deep porch recessed under the primary roof slope on the right half of the façade. The house features an exterior of horizontal lap siding and a stucco-clad foundation. The house measures 24' wide by 56' deep and will be set 20' from the front property line. Parking is located to the rear and accessed from the alley.

The façade (northwest) is three bays wide, featuring paired double-hung windows flanking a central door. There are four bays of windows on the left side elevation and three bays on the right. A secondary access is located on the rear elevation.

Todd Kennedy ETHDC

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: 865-215-3795
1510 Texas Ave.


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