Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 3-D-20-HZ


Level II. Major repair or replacement of materials or architectural elements
Accessory structure; Doors; Guttering

Proposed replacement of historic garage doors with a new, wood, Craftsman-style garage door and adjoining six-light wood entry door. Historic garage doors slide to open and applicant states they are not practical for parking a car inside the garage. Proposed garage door measures 12' wide by 7' tall, and features four panels, each panel with an eight-light window and three rectangular panels below. A wood, Craftsman-style door with matching design will be installed to the immediate left of the new garage door. An approximately ~8" vertical structural support will divide the pedestrian and garage door. Width of original garage opening will not be altered to receive new garage door and entry door, but the height of the opening is proposed to be decreased by 7" with the installation of a new horizontal beam to support garage doors.

Site Info
Tudor Revival, c.1910.

One-and-one-half-story, frame garage with interior space on second story. Garage features an asymmetrical front-gable roof with wood fascia board, clad in stucco with decorative half-timbering. Second-story window is six-over-six, double-hung wood sash. Garage opening features two original wood doors, featuring six-light wood windows and rectangular wood panels. Garage is listed as a contributing outbuilding to Old North Knoxville National Register Historic District.

1. The garage is original to the property, retains a high degree of architectural integrity, and is noted as a contributing outbuilding to the Old North Knoxville National Register Historic District. 2. The garage is recessed behind the primary house by approximately 27' and set approximately 116' from the front property line. When standing directly in front of the house, the garage doors are somewhat visible from the right-of-way, through an open porte cochere on the house's south elevation. 3. The replacement garage door will accommodate continuing the historic use of the garage as automobile storage, while the second door will provide pedestrian access to the half-story interior space which is described in the NR nomination as "servants quarters." The sliding barn-style doors do not easily accommodate auto storage. 4. Installing the new garage door will result in an approximately 7" decrease in the overall opening's height, which will not affect any significant features of the garage and will be minimally visible from the public right-of-way. 5. The garage and its doors exhibit a Tudor Revival and Craftsman style that reflect the style of the primary house. There is no notable original hardware on the existing garage doors. The proposed replacement garage door features six-light wood windows above three recessed panels. The pedestrian door has a Craftsman-style design to match the garage doors. The simple design reflects modest Craftsman influences and would not detract from the overall stylistic integrity of the garage. 6. Both the garage door and the pedestrian door are compatible with the overall massing, scale, and style of the garage. The pedestrian door will be minimally visible.

Staff Recommendation
Garage door replacement

Staff recommends approval of the work as proposed, with the condition that the garage door, pedestrian door, and new vertical and horizontal support members be painted to complement the remainder of the garage and primary structure.

Case Fileposted 3/12/2020

Level II

Old North Knoxville H-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
1355 Armstrong Ave. 37917
David Kerns
Jeff Lockett

Actions from the March 19, 2020 meeting

3-A-20-HZ Approved

3-B-20-HZ Approved

3-C-20-HZ Approved

3-D-20-HZ Approved

3-E-20-HZ Approved with Conditions

3-I-20-HZ Approved

3-J-20-HZ Approved with Conditions

3-L-20-HZ Approved