Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 5-H-20-HZ

5-H-20-HZ

Level II. Major repair or replacement of materials or architectural elements
Request
Architectural feature; Doors; Porch

- 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. - Basement windows: repairs or replacement in-kind to seven basement-level wood windows. Applicant will build new wood windows to match the size, design, and profile of existing windows (three-light wood casement windows). - Porch repair: replacement of deteriorated wood tongue-and-groove porch flooring with new wood tongue-and-groove porch flooring.

Site Info
Bungalow with Mediterranean Colonial influence (c.1920)

Two story frame rowhouse with brick veneer wall covering. Hipped roof with tile roof covering. Three over one double hung windows. One story full hipped roof front porch with brick columns and balustrade, brick piers at entrance, and pantile roof covering. Two interior offset brick chimneys. Brick raised foundation. Rectangular plan.


1. 714 Haynes Street is a contributing resource to the Fourth and Gill National Register Historic District and local overlay. 2. The concrete retaining walls extending from the east side of the porch foundation will be under 4' tall, lower than the height of the existing porch foundation, and the applicant will extend the front yard grade from the street/sidewalk to the top of the frontmost wall (closest to the street). Therefore, the frontmost concrete retaining wall will be obscured by earth and grass. The two walls will serve as a planter, and retaining walls will prevent the erosion of the hill and additional moisture intrusion on the house's brick foundation. The concrete material of the rear retaining wall will not be visible from the street. The retaining walls will not alter or destroy any character-defining features on the house, and could be removed without alterations to the house or foundation. 3. The placement of a secondary entrance on the porch foundation will be minimally visible from the public right-of-way. The secondary entrance door should be compatible with the original Craftsman doors and windows but not have the appearance of a primary door with highly detailed design. 4. Repair and replacement in-kind of the wood tongue-and-groove flooring on the porch is appropriate. 5. The applicant is proposing replacement of seven three-light wood casement windows on the basement level. Windows should be repaired if at all possible, and if replaced, should have the same overall size, material, pane division, and the same muntin style and exterior depth, width and profile.

Staff Recommendation
Retaining walls, basement modifications, porch repair

Staff recommends approval of the work as proposed, with the following conditions: 1) all efforts be taken to repair the basement windows instead of replace them, and if replacement windows are necessary, replacements of the same size, shape, material, and muntin profile as the existing be submitted for review by staff and 2) the design of the proposed secondary entrance door be submitted for review by staff.

Case Fileposted 5/13/2020

Level II

Fourth and Gill H-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
714 Haynes Place 37917
Applicant
Daniel Sanders
Owner
Daniel Sanders

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