Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 11-B-19-HZ


Level II. Major repair or replacement of materials or architectural elements

Installation of 14 solar panels on the rear (southwest) elevation. Panels are 40" wide, 70" long, and 1-1/2" tall; panels will project approximately 2" off the roof's surface on racking. Inverter can be installed either indoors or outside on the house's exterior; if installed on the house's exterior they would be adjacent to an existing power meter and out of view of the public right of way. Panels are black with a grid formation with cells inside, framed in aluminum silver. Racking system is metal and obscured by panels above. All work will occur on rear elevation which is not visible from Second Drive or Olive Road, and minimally visble from other streets.

Site Info
Tudor Revival

One-story frame residence with artificial wall covering. Side-gable roof with projecting asymmetrical front-gable roof massing, clad in asphalt shingles. House rests on a brick foudnation. Exterior front brick chimney. Six-over-six, double-hung sash windows. Irregular plan.

1. The house is a contributing structure to the Concord Village HZ Overlay and National Register Historic District. 2. The proposed elevation for installation is the rear (southwest) elevation. The one-story house is smaller in height and massing than many houses in the district, and the property is set substantially back from Olive Road (approximately 85 feet). Moreover, the house is topographically lower than the surrounding houses, and surrounded by large trees. The elevation to receive solar panels is not visible from Olive Road or Second Drive. The elevation is very minimally visible from Third Drive and Clay Street and will not have a detrimental effect on the visual integrity of the streetscapes of Third Drive or Clay Street. 3. The solar panels and racking will be mounted parallel to the roof slope and will project approximately two inches high above the roof, including the racking system. The necessary inverter equipment will be installed adjacent to the existing electrical panel and meter, on a non-character-defining corner of the house. 4. No historic roofing materials or features will be altered or removed for installation of the solar panels or associated equipment.

Staff Recommendation
Installation of solar panels

Staff recommends approval of the work as proposed.

Case Fileposted 11/13/2019

Level II

Village of Concord HZ
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knox County
1005 Olive Rd. 37934
Carol Montgomery
Carol Montgomery

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