Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 4-E-20-HZ


Level II. Major repair or replacement of materials or architectural elements
Additions; Doors; Porch; Roofing; Siding; Windows

- Demolition of rear (west) elevation shed-roof stoop (one section of porch enclosed, will also be removed). - Removal of non-historic secondary entry on north elevation (including door, concrete steps, and shed roof). - Windows: existing windows will be replaced with one-over-one, double-hung vinyl windows. One 36" x 42" egress window proposed for front (east) gable field. - Reconstruction of front porch (east elevation): existing porch will be demolished and be reconstructed with a CMU foundation clad in brick veneer, new 6" by 6" square posts to match existing, and a square picket railing. Wood steps will be removed and reconstructed with handrails to match railing. New wood porch ceiling. - Construction of rear addition. No dimensions provided. Addition would require relocation of the rear exist to the left. - Two dormer additions proposed for rear (west) and north elevation to provide for egress windows. No dimensions provided.

Site Info

1. The house is a contributing resource to the Fort Sanders NC Overlay and National Register Historic District. 2. The rear shed-roof stoop is not a historic feature of the house and does not contribute to the house's overall integrity. Demolition of the existing shed roof, enclosed porch, and concrete block foundation for purposes of an addition is appropriate. 3. There is not sufficient data in the application to evaluate the rear addition. 4. There is not sufficient data in the application to evaluate the two proposed gable-roof dormer additions on the north and west elevations. 5. The proposed egress windows meet the minimum size requirement for building code. While applicant has installed egress windows in side gable fields in multiple instances in the Fort Sanders overlay, a full-sized egress window of 36" by 42" is not appropriate for the faҫade front gable. The renderings provided by applicant are not to scale and the proposed egress window would be too large for the historic proportions of windows. 6. Applicant has sufficiently documented deterioration of foundation under the front porch and proposed rear addition; reconstruction in these locations is appropriate. However, if the scope of reconstruction exceeds that described in the application, applicant will need to submit additional information for review by staff or HZC.

Staff Recommendation
Exterior rehabilitation, rear addition

Staff is recommending postponement of the application until the May 2020 meeting, so that the applicant may provide scaled, dimensioned drawings depicting the accurate size, scale, and proportions of the proposed rear addition and two proposed dormer additions.

Level II

Ft. Sanders NC-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
211 16th St. 37916
John Holmes
John Holmes

Actions from the May 21, 2020 meeting

5-A-20-HZ Approved

5-B-20-HZ Approved

5-C-20-HZ Approved

5-D-20-HZ Approved

5-E-20-HZ Approved

5-G-20-HZ Approved

5-H-20-HZ Approved with Conditions

Construction of retaining walls: construction of concrete retaining walls to run 13'-8" east from existing porch foundation. Retaining walls will form a rectangular shape and be infilled with landscaping as planters. Left (east) side of retaining walls will be adjoined by new stone steps, connecting the basement-level area and street level. Basement door: installation of a wood, three-light Craftsman-style door on the left (east) elevation porch foundation. Porch repair: replacement of deteriorated wood tongue-and-groove porch flooring with new wood tongue-and-groove porch flooring.

5-J-20-HZ Approved

5-K-20-HZ Approved