Design Review Board

Oakwood/Lincoln Park Infill Housing Overlay District


Staff Recommendation

APPROVE Certificate 9-A-21-IH with the following conditions:
1) Parking to meet City Engineering standards;
2) Use horizontal lap siding instead of Dutch lap to better reflect historic siding patterns;
3) Final site plan should include a walkway to the front door from the street;
4) Incorporate a native or naturalized shade tree in the rear yard on the final site plan.

Applicant Request

New Primary Structure

1. The house is proposed to be located 25' from the front property line, with a partial-width front porch projecting 8' (16' from the front property line). The proposed setback is aligned with the adjacent houses at 429 and 437 Hiawassee Avenue and the overall front setback pattern of the block. The final site plan should include a walkway extending to the front street.

2. The block is characterized by highly 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 houses on the block demonstrate inconsistent side yard setbacks; this house will be sited appropriately.

3. The proposed parking meets Infill Housing design guidelines. There are several minor items identified by City Engineering, including a minimum 10' wide driveway, the need for landscape timbers or similar to bound the gravel area, and the need for the first 5' of the driveway to be asphalt. These items can be addressed prior to permitting. The final site plan should meet City Engineering standards.

4. Overall, the one-story, three-bay façade is similar in scale and width to the context. The design includes a 1'-6" tall foundation.

5. The proposed 8' deep, 20' wide front porch is proportionate to the house and the front porch's setback is consistent with similar porches along the street. The design includes 8" by 8" square columns and square pickets.

6. Guidelines recommend window and door styles to be compatible with historic houses on the block, and maintain a consistent ratio of solid to void. The side elevations maintain sufficient transparency. The proposed window trim will also contribute to the house's overall design.

7. The proposed 6/12 pitch roof meets the design guidelines, along with additional complexity provided by the projecting front-gable porch roof.

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

Site Info

New primary residence fronting Hiawassee Ave. One-story, front-gable roof residence measuring 30' wide by 38' long, with a partial-width, gable-roof front porch projecting from the right side of the façade. The house is proposed to be set 25' from the front property line. The proposed parking is a 20' by 20' gravel parking pad, accessed by the alley and located at the rear of the property.

The house features a front-gable roof with a 6/12 pitch, clad in dimensional shingles, an exterior of vinyl lap siding, and a stuccoed CMU foundation. The 6/12 front-gable porch roof features a gable field clad in vinyl shingles and 8" by 8" square wood porch supports. The porch is 8' deep by 20' wide. The façade (south) features a centrally-located, Craftsman-style door flanked by two one-over-one, double-hung windows. There are two one-over-one windows on the left (east) elevation and two on the right (west) elevation. A secondary entry is located on the right elevation with an access ramp extending towards the rear. Another secondary entry is located on the rear elevation, accessing a wood deck with steps. Windows are all one-over-one with 3.5" trim.


Manuel Hudson

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

Manuel Hudson