New Primary Structure: Driveways, parking pads, access point, garages or similar facilitiesSite Info
The applicant is proposing a new house and driveway for 820 Watauga Avenue.
1. The front setback of the primary structure is 39.6 ft. and the setback for the front porch is 30 ft. The side setback on the east is 19.4 ft. and on the west is 28.6 ft.
2. The applicant has stated he will keep as many trees as he is able.
3. Driveway access is proposed off of Watauga Avenue.
1. The new house proposed is a 3-bedroom, 1-story structure with some Craftsman detail work, though the house is not in the Craftsman style. It has an asymmetrical front faҫade with a front porch on the right side. The front gable is 19 ft-4 in high; the side gable is set farther back and is 22 ft high.
2. The primary structure is 2,460 sq ft, measuring 30 ft wide x 82 ft long. The front porch is 14 ft wide x 6 ft long.
3. The porch roof is supported by two columns beneath a header. Wood rails and balusters run between the columns, and there are exposed rafters penetrating the header.
4. Gable roof in a complex roof form, utilizes shingles. Front gables have a 10:12 slope ratio; side gable has a 7:12 slope ratio. Both gables have a small, rectangular vent just below them.
5. Vinyl shakes adorn the walls beneath the front gable of the primary structure. The rest of the primary structure is clad in horizontal vinyl siding.
6. Exposed foundation will be brick.
7. The front faҫade has two sets of double windows flanking the front door. The left faҫade has five windows proposed along the lower level of its 82-ft length. The right side has five windows proposed for the lower level. Both side facades have a decorative window near the top of the roofline, making the house appear to be 1-1/2 stories, though it has only one level. All windows are 2-over-2.
8. Note 10 on the floor plan (Sheet 3) states that all bedroom windows meet egress requirements.
9. The front door is in character with the style of the house.
1. The finished floor height shall be 1-foot higher than the railway profile due to topography and potential flooding.
2. Driveway and parking pad shall meet City of Knoxville Engineering Department requirements.
a. Parking pad shall be 18 ft x 20 ft.
b. 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. Parking pad should be screened with landscaping and/or fencing (p. 7).
4. Install a walkway from the front porch to the street to be consistent with other houses on the block (p. 5).
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. Expand the porch depth to 8 ft. (p. 9).
7. Shingles should be a dark color (p. 12).
1. The City of Knoxville's Engineering Department requested the access to be allowed off of Watauga Avenue since the alley behind this lot is one-way and terminates at the railroad. Conditions of the alley are further complicated by the difference in height between the alley surface and the lot line. The Committee agreed to allow access off of the street for this reason, provided the driveway be located to the side of the house and terminate at least 20 feet behind the front faҫade of the house.
2. The City of Knoxville's Engineering Department requested for the finished floor height of the structure to be 1-foot higher than the railway profile due to topography and potential flooding. This will result in a foundation height that could be as high as 5 feet. Houses on the street have a similar foundation height, so the request is in line with the Infill Housing Guidelines.Proposed front and side setbacks are consistent with other houses on the street. The adjacent property to the west is set back 40 ft, while the front porch is set back 30 ft from the property line.
3. Neighboring houses each feature a walkway connecting the front porch or stoop to the street.
4. Lap siding more closely resembles the exterior materials historically utilized in the neighborhood.
5. The porch is of appropriate materials and is consistent with other porch styles and sizes on the street. However, the Infill Guidelines recommend an 8-ft porch depth.
6. The carport is noted as being optional in the building plans and would not be built.
7. The back porch would be open-air, not screened in as drawn.