Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 7-B-20-HZ


Level II. Construction of addition or outbuilding
Accessory structure

Construction of accessory structure. Shed to be 14' long by 14' wide and 8' tall, with a side-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. Exterior is proposed to be clad in "vertical groove wood panel siding" and rest on a poured concrete foundation. Shed will be placed on the northwest corner of the lot, set 5' from the rear property line and 5' from the left side property line. Faҫade of the shed will feature paired carriage-style doors, centrally located, and flanked by two paired single-light windows. Rear of the shed will have five small single-light windows along the roofline.

Site Info
New construction, c.1990

One-story residence with a side-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles, with a lower front-gable roof massing projecting towards the faҫade. Exterior is clad in vinyl siding and house rests on a stuccoed foundation.

1. 241 E. Oklahoma Ave. is a non-contributing resource to the ONK National Register Historic District and the local overlay, as it was constructed in approximately 1990. 2. The shed is proposed for the rear (northwest) corner of the yard, set 5' from the rear and interior property lines and behind the house. Placement of the shed is appropriate. The shed will be visible from Cornelia Street, as the property is on a corner lot and the shed won't be obscured by a fence. 3. The 14' by 14' shed is modest in size and scale, and could be removed easily without effect on the property or surrounding district. 4. The materials proposed for the shed include an asphalt-shingle roof with a 4/12 pitch (selected to reflect the roof pitch on the primary house), vinyl slider windows, vertical engineered wood siding (LP Smart Siding), and a concrete foundation. The doors are simple paired barn-style doors. While the primary house is not a contributing resource to the historic district, the shed will be visible from the street. The applicant should incorporate more design features from the material suggestions on #4 of the "Auxiliary or Outbuildings" section of the design guidelines

Staff Recommendation
Construction of accessory structure

Staff recommends approval of the work as proposed, with the condition that the applicant incorporate additional elements from the material requirements of the ONK design guidelines for outbuildings (ie: wood lap siding or board and batten siding, garage doors with x-bracing or perimeter reinforcing timbers, wood windows).

Level II

Old North Knoxville H-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
241 E. Oklahoma Ave. 37917
Logan Carpenter
Logan Carpenter

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