Infill Housing Review Committee
Updates for 1-A-20-IH

1-A-20-IH

New Primary Structure: Driveways, parking pads, access point, garages or similar facilities
Site Info

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED WORK: Proposed House:
Proposed house does not reference a particular architectural style.
Asymmetrical front faҫade with front porch on the left side.
Primary structure is 26' W x 44' D; front porch is 16' W x 8' D.
Proposed roof pitch ratio is 5:12 and standard, dimensional shingles are to be used (previous proposal was for 3-Tab Shingles).
Gable over the front porch with a larger gable over the main house, each with an octagonal-shaped vent below.
5" horizontal, vinyl Dutch-lap siding on all faҫades.
Front porch railing to be supported by 3-1/2" turned posts and a simple railing.
Front window to the left (beneath the porch) is 36" W x 48" H with a window on the top half of the door and two panels on the bottom.
Front window to the right is 72" W x 48" H.
All windows have a three-over-one grid, narrow window trim, and shutters that do not cover the width of the window (previous proposal was a six-over-one grid on all windows).
The finished floor elevation shall be 105.6' H with a maximum of 4' of exposed foundation on the front of the house facing Connecticut Avenue; exposed foundation shall be treated with a stucco surface. Proposed Site:
A 10'-wide driveway off Connecticut Avenue provides access to the site.
There is an alley behind the house, but it would not be utilized. The site plan states the alley is not useable.
There is no parking pad; cars would park at the end of the driveway and back out onto the street.
The house would be set back 25' from the property line; the porch extends 8 feet into the setback area and would be 17' from the property line.
The east or right side of the building is 16' from the property line; the west or left side of the building is 8' from the property line.
The rear of the building is 64' from the property line (drawing shows 66' but the plan has since been altered by 2').
A 3'-wide walkway connects the front porch steps to the sidewalk on Connecticut Ave.
There is a native tree (a dogwood) proposed for the front yard.

Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of the following revisions requested by the applicant to a previous Infill Housing Committee approval:
Approve the change to dimensional shingles as the roof material
Approve the change to a 3-over-1 window grid for all windows Staff recommends the following additional revisions to the previous approval:
Utilize lap siding over Dutch lap or horizontal panels to more closely resemble the exterior materials historically utilized in the neighborhood (p.13).
One native tree should be planted in the rear yard (p. 16).
Access shall be from the alley on streets which have alleys (p. 7).
Parking pad shall be 18' x 20' per the City's Engineering Department.
Parking pad and driveway material shall comply with the City's Engineering Department's requirements. If using a gravel surface, a minimum of 10-15 feet of asphalt or concrete is required to be installed from the street to keep gravel off of the alley. Landscape timbers must be installed along both sides of the driveway and around the parking pad to contain the gravel.

Case Fileposted 12/27/2019
Lonsdale Infill Housing Overlay District
Planning Staff
Michelle Portier
Phone: (865) 215-3821
Email: michelle.portier@knoxplanning.org
Location
1201 Connecticut Ave.
Applicant
Monty Fairchild
Owner
Monty Fairchild

Actions from the January meeting

1-A-20-IH Postponed

Staff recommends approval of the following revisions requested by the applicant to a previous Infill Housing Committee approval:
Approve the change to dimensional shingles as the roof material
Approve the change to a 3-over-1 window grid for all windows Staff recommends the following additional revisions to the previous approval:
Utilize lap siding over Dutch lap or horizontal panels to more closely resemble the exterior materials historically utilized in the neighborhood (p.13).
One native tree should be planted in the rear yard (p. 16).
Access shall be from the alley on streets which have alleys (p. 7).
Parking pad shall be 18' x 20' per the City's Engineering Department.
Parking pad and driveway material shall comply with the City's Engineering Department's requirements. If using a gravel surface, a minimum of 10-15 feet of asphalt or concrete is required to be installed from the street to keep gravel off of the alley. Landscape timbers must be installed along both sides of the driveway and around the parking pad to contain the gravel.