Infill Housing Review Committee
Updates for 8-B-20-IH


New Primary Structure
Site Info

The applicant is proposing a new house and driveway for 1709 McMillan Street. Proposed Site 1. The proposed house will front McMillan Street. There are few examples of houses fronting McMillan Street north of Woodland Avenue; however, 1716 McMillan Street across the street demonstrates a front setback of approximately 12.5 feet from the main house to the property line and approximately 6.5 from the front porch to the property line. The proposed front setback of 4.5' from the porch to and 12.5' from the main house is appropriate for the neighborhood context. 2. Proposed access is from the alley. The parking area will be located behind, and screened visually by, the house. 3. The applicant has included a walkway from the street to the front door. 4. The shed roof structure that currently encroaches onto the property will be removed. Proposed House 1. The proposed house is a 1.5 story, three-bedroom, two-bathroom structure, measuring 31' wide by 32' deep. The house features a front-gable porch projecting from the right half of the faҫade (east). 2. The side-gable roof has a 9/12 slope with dimensional asphalt shingle cladding. The front-gable roof on the porch features a 6/12 slope with matching cladding. The roof will incorporate side elevation eave overhangs of 12" minimum and front and rear eave overhangs of 16" minimum. 3. The house features Craftsman influences, including the porch design, roof details, and windows and doors. 4. The front porch is 8' deep by 20' wide, featuring a front-gable roof porch with 6" x 6" square wood columns on wider square bases. The porch is consistent with existing porches on surrounding blocks. 5. The proposed concrete block foundation is 2'-8" tall, consistent with other historic houses on the block. 6. The proposed front door is appropriate for a Craftsman-style house. 7. Windows are proposed as 2/1 or 3/1 double-hung windows with trim on the faҫade, left (south) elevation, and both side gable fields. The right (north) elevation features three non-egress, 3' x 3' square windows. Windows are appropriately designed for the style and placement of the windows is appropriate. 8. Proposed siding is a horizontal lap siding, which reflects the materials historically used in the neighborhood

Case Fileposted 7/31/2020
Oakwood/Lincoln Park Infill Housing Overlay District
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
1709 McMillan St.
Matthew Sterling
Matthew Sterling

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