Infill Housing Review Committee
Updates for 2-A-20-IH

2-A-20-IH

Additions visible from the primary street; Changes to porches visible from the primary street
Site Info

1. The applicant was unaware that he needed a building permit to enclose a portion of his front porch and began work without a permit. The applicant has since ceased construction and applied for a Certificate of Occupancy. 2. Due to roof and ceiling damage, the applicant was working on this portion of the house and started the porch enclosure as part of that process while making the needed repairs. 3. The proposal is to enclose the right side of the front porch to add storage. The addition would measure 12-ft wide at the front of the house, extending from the front right corner in towards the center. It would be 8-ft deep at the side of the house. 4. The addition would also add a front gable roof with an 8:12 slope of gray shingles to match the existing house. Three corbels beneath the front gable would provide a decorative element. 5. The front window would match the existing one-over-one pane pattern. The front door and front left window remain as that part of the porch would not be altered. 6. The existing house is reminiscent of the craftsman style, with a symmetrical faҫade, a low-pitched shed roof over the front porch, and a side gable roof over the primary part of the structure.

Staff Recommendation

The Committee approved the project with the condition that the porch enclosure utilize 4" to 6" horizontal siding in the same color as the main house to match the existing conditions on the primary structure as closely as possible. 1.The damage sustained over time by the porch support posts, the roof, the door, and other structural elements was such that these elements needed to be demolished and rebuilt. They are beyond repair. 2.The majority of the houses on the street are of no significant architectural style, so the proposal is not out of character for the neighborhood. 3.The approval includes the change in front setback, understanding that the porch enclosure moves the primary structure closer to the lot line.

Case Fileposted 2/4/2020
Edgewood Park Infill Housing Overlay District
Planning Staff
Michelle Portier
Phone: (865) 215-3821
Email: michelle.portier@knoxplanning.org
Location
1731 Nickerson Ave.
Applicant
Daniel Orr
Owner
Daniel Orr

Actions from the February meeting

1-A-20-IH Approved With Conditions

The Committee approved the project with an 8-foot front setback variance to allow the front setback of the house to be consistent with other houses on the street, subject to the following conditions: 1. Access shall be from the alley since it is in good working condition (p. 7). 2. Parking pad and driveway material shall comply with the City's Engineering Department's requirements: - Parking pad shall be 18 ft x 20 ft. - If using a gravel surface, a minimum of 10-15 ft of asphalt or concrete is required to be installed from the street to keep gravel off of the alley, and landscape timbers must be installed along both sides of the driveway and around the parking pad to contain the gravel. 3. One native tree should be planted in the rear yard (p. 16). 4. Insert 1 or 2 windows on the rear faҫade to meet the solid-to-void requirement of the guidelines (p. 10). 5. Utilize lap siding versus Dutch lap or horizontal panels to more closely resemble the exterior materials historically utilized in the neighborhood (p.13). 6. Utilize shake siding or horizontal lap siding beneath both front gables since vertical siding is not allowed (p. 13).


2-A-20-IH Approved With Conditions

The Committee approved the project with the condition that the porch enclosure utilize 4" to 6" horizontal siding in the same color as the main house to match the existing conditions on the primary structure as closely as possible. 1.The damage sustained over time by the porch support posts, the roof, the door, and other structural elements was such that these elements needed to be demolished and rebuilt. They are beyond repair. 2.The majority of the houses on the street are of no significant architectural style, so the proposal is not out of character for the neighborhood. 3.The approval includes the change in front setback, understanding that the porch enclosure moves the primary structure closer to the lot line.


2-B-20-IH Approved

The Committee approved the proposed awning removal and window infill as submitted per the following findings: 1. The awning is out of character with the architectural character of the house. 2. The windows proposed for infill are on the rear faҫade.


2-C-20-IH Approved With Conditions

The Committee approved the application, with a 1-foot variance on the front setback to allow the house to be consistent with other houses on the same side of the street, subject to the condition that windows be added as following: 1. Add one window in the living room on the right side facade 2. Add one window on the rear faҫade in either bedroom 3 or bedroom 5