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

2-C-20-IH

New Primary Structure
Site Info

The applicant is proposing a new house and driveway for 3407 Evans Street. Description of Proposed Site: 1. The front setback of the primary structure is 22 ft and the setback for the front porch is 14 ft. Side setbacks are approximately 23 ft on each side. 2. A dogwood tree is proposed for both the front and rear yards. 3. There is a walkway connecting the front porch to the driveway 4. The driveway is 12-ft wide and is situated approximately 10 ft from the side lot line. 5. It is at the front of the house off of Evans Street since the alley is undeveloped and cannot provide access. It terminates 32 ft past the front of the house. A side door provides additional access from the driveway. Description of Proposed House: 1. The new house proposed is a 5-bedroom, 1-story structure measuring 44 ft wide x 34 ft deep. It has a symmetrical front faҫade with a 16-ft wide x 8-ft deep front porch centered on the front faҫade. 2. It is not of any particular architectural style, but it is consistent with other homes on this street. 3. Foundation height varies from 1-ft to 3-ft on the front of the house, depending on topography. 4. Almost all windows are 3-ft wide x 5-ft high, with the exception of the living room window, which measures 3-ft wide x 3-ft high. All windows have a one-over-one pane pattern. 5. The front door is reminiscent of the craftsman style. 6. The porch is 8' by 16' and features a gable roof with dimensional shingles and a 5:12 slope ratio. 7. Cedar shakes adorn the wall beneath the porch gable, and a header is provided over the porch posts. 8. The primary structure features a large gable roof with the same 5:12 slope ratio and shingles. 9. The porch roof is supported by narrow columns with a plain base and capital.

Staff Recommendation

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

Case Fileposted 2/4/2020
Lonsdale Infill Housing Overlay District
Planning Staff
Michelle Portier
Phone: (865) 215-3821
Email: michelle.portier@knoxplanning.org
Location
3407 Evans St.
Applicant
Bill Terry Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
Owner
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

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