Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 12-J-19-HZ


Level II. Construction of addition or outbuilding
Additions; Porch

Postponed from November 19, 2019 meeting. - Removal of 10' non-historic shed-roof addition on rear. - Addition: proposed addition to rear of house (after removal of 10' non-historic addition). New addition to measure 22' wide by 20' long and extend toward rear (southeast) of property. Addition to be offset by 1' on the left side and 6" on the right side, and feature a gable roofline with a 6/12 pitch, set 14" lower than the existing roofline. Addition will rest on a concrete block foundation, and feature wood clapboard siding to match existing and an asphalt shingle roof. Right (northeast) side proposed to feature a half-light wood door, accessible by wood steps with a wood, square picket handrail to meet codes. Rear elevation to feature two one-over-one, double-hung wood sash windows. Windows will measure 30" wide by 57" tall and be placed towards left side of rear elevation. Rear gable field will be clad in wood clapboard siding and feature a rectangular louvered wood vent. - Porch elements: After-the-fact review of removal of tongue-and-groove wood porch flooring and replacement in-kind, and removal and replacement of square wood porch columns in-kind.

Site Info
Folk Victorian (c.1910)

One-story frame residence, resting on a brick foundation, clad in wood clapboar siding. Cross-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. One-story, one-bay front porch with square wood columns.

1. The 10' long, rear, shed-roof addition is non-historic, does not contribute to the overall character of the house, and is sufficiently deteriorated to warrant removal. Demolition of the rear 10' addition is appropriate within the guidelines. 2. The proposed rear elevation placement and one-story height of the proposed addition are appropriate. With removal of the shed-roof rear addition, the house's footprint will only extend 10' beyond its current footprint, and the rear addition will be offset on the left (southwest) elevation by 1' and on the right (northeast) elevation by 6". The addition will also be differentiated from the existing house by a gable-roof height that is 14" lower than the original roofline. Height, scale, and massing of the proposed addition are appropriate. 3. The asphalt-shingle roof, wood clapboard siding, and wood trim are appropriate materials for the rear addition. The proposed foundation material of concrete masonry unit is appropriate and should be stuccoed to match the existing house's foundation. 4. A secondary entry is proposed for the right (northeast) elevation, which will feature a wood multi-light door, wood steps, and a wood picket-style railing and handrail to meet codes, all appropriate within the guidelines. Two windows should be provided on the left (southwest) elevation to provide additional transparency and be more compatible with the overall design of the building. Rear (southeast) elevations should be centered more evenly on the rear elevation wall. 5. While review is after-the-fact, replacement in-kind of wood tongue-and-groove porch flooring and porch columns is appropriate within the guidelines.

Staff Recommendation
Rear addition; replacement of elements on porch

Staff recommends approval of the in-kind replacement of porch materials, demolition of the non-historic rear addition, and rear addition, with the following conditions: 1) the foundation be clad in stucco to match the existing, 2) two windows be installed on the left (southwest) elevation of the addition, and 3) revision of placement of the rear elevation windows, with approval by staff.

Case Fileposted 12/11/2019

Level II

Old North Knoxville H-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
404 E. Oklahoma Ave. 37917
Kenneth Hamilton Good Guys Construction
Rahman Muneera

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