Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY THIRD MEETING

TUESDAY – JULY 16, 2019 – REGULAR

AGENDA

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting please sign the speaker list provided on the table at the side of the Council Chamber.  The Chairman reserves the right to limit the amount of time each speaker has for each agenda item.

 

  1. Roll Call.

     

  2. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on June 18, 2019.

     

  3. HDC 086-2019 for 901 Montgomery Street, submitted by Brian Cavey, will be constructing an addition (5,188 sq. ft) to rear of building, revised parking w/re-striping, new sidewalk & landscaping. Installing five new signs. Part of brick building will be painted in fawn brindle color; part of building will be hardie panel lap siding in taupe and dark gray. Lower level of building will be thin stone veneer in medium gray. New exterior lights will be installed.

 

4. HDC 094-2019 for 400 Prince George Street, submitted by Robert Katz & Barbara Cohl, request to replace current driveway (9' x 76') from two strips to solid concrete pad.

 

5. HDC 097-2019 for 331 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Chris Reardon, request to install 50 ft permeable pavement ribbon driveway on current grass/gravel driveway that has existing apron.

 

6. HDC 098-2019 for 35 Fourth Street, submitted by Jimmy Chun/ Ping an Li Construction, (contractor for the owner), request to replace windows from white wood, two over two grids to white vinyl, no grids. Some windows sizes will change. Close in front door to make a window. Close in two windows on the left side of house.

 

7. HDC 100-2019 for 511 Prince George Street, submitted by William Hardy & Heather Brooks, request to replace 3 tab gray shingles with slate blue architectural shingles and repair chimney stack "in-kind".

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 090-2019 for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James & Suma Penrose,  request approval to replace rear fence with in “in-kind” wood style and one size all around property at 6 ft.  

 

HDC 091-2019 for 317 Fourth Street, submitted by Matt Oskvarek  request approval to re-paint and repair existing front porch flooring with “in-kind” color; green. 

 

HDC 092-2019 for 610 Prince George Street, submitted by Rita Halpert, request to  remove portion of current fence (that is falling) in side/rear of property with 4' wooden picket fence that is "in-kind" as existing.

 

HDC 093-2019 for 114 St. Mary’s Place, submitted by St. Mary’s of the Mill, request approval to re-paint trim with similar cream/yellow color and replace front doors, with top small windows.

 

HDC 095-2019 for 333 Montgomery Street, submitted by Katherine Peterson,  request approval to replace front screen door with “in-kind” white color and similar style. 

 

HDC 096-2019 for 332 Montgomery Street, submitted by Marlene Frazier, request to remove (1) dying/diseased Holly tree from west side of house and replace it with a Dwarf magnolia.

 

HDC 099-2019 for 319 Main Street, submitted by Betty Johnson, request to remove (1) dead Walnut tree from parking lot within Tolson Alley and B Street. It was suggested to replant a new tree on the property.

 

8. New Business- Discussion on staff approvals using the approved color list.

 

9. Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY THIRD MEETING

TUESDAY –    JULY 16, 2019 - REGULAR

 

 

Convened: 7:00 PM                                         Adjourned 9:00 PM

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Michael Leszcz, Councilmember                     Robert Love, Deputy Director

Karen Lubieniecki                                           Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Robert Kluckhuhn

Margie McCeney

Douglas Hayes, Chairman

Marlene Fraizer

 

Commissioners Absent: 1

Citizens Present:  Approximately 1

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Six (6) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on June 18, 2019.  There were no corrections.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the minutes were approved on five (5) affirmative votes; Ms. Fraizer abstained from the vote since she was not present.

 

HDC 086-2019 for 901 Montgomery Street, submitted by Brian Cavey, will be constructing an addition (5,188 sq. ft) to rear of building, revised parking w/re-striping, new sidewalk & landscaping. Installing five new signs. Part of brick building will be painted in fawn brindle color; part of building will be hardie panel lap siding in taupe and dark gray. Lower level of building will be thin stone veneer in medium gray. New exterior lights will be installed. Further details were provided in the packets given to the Commission members.

 

Representing the owner and applicant, Michelle La Rocca, Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, 6801 Kenilworth Avenue Suite 400 Riverdale, Maryland 20737, attended to answer any questions. She stated there will be a brief presentation that will go over who the union is and the purpose of this project including the design. She advised they are in agreement with the staff report.

 

Brian Cavey, Business Manager of the Asbestos Workers Union Local #24, 901 Montgomery Street Laurel, MD 20707, presented a slideshow with information regarding the union. He stated for over one hundred years, this organization has been dedicated to assisting its membership in securing employment, defending their rights and advancing their interests as working men and women. They represent workers in mechanical insulation, fire stopping and hazardous material handlers.  Approximately 23 years ago, they purchased the property from the local fire department and renovated it to their needs. The number of trainees have increased so much they will need an addition. There are typically 40-50 trainees present at one time.

 

Tim Longfellow, Principal Engineer P.E., GLW, 3909 National Drive Suite 250 Burtonsville, Maryland  20866, presented a slideshow of the landscaping plan. He stated currently there are two large planting areas with trees that are part of the landscaping along with a current strip of landscaping with shrubs in the direct front of the building. In addition, on the Ninth Street side, the landscaping will expand a little as well as well as in the back of the building around the parking area. The landscaping requirements will be met for the project.

 

Charles Alexander, Alexander Design Studio, 8212 Main Street Ellicott City, Maryland 21043, presented a slideshow of the new design of the building. He stated he was very excited to work on this project. The idea was to create layers and bring down the scale. The addition will be mainly classrooms and training areas. Did not want the look of a box added onto a building. This is an integrated design. This street has residential properties and that was considered during the design. The new look will have a covered entrance which is more welcoming.

 

Phyllis Cook, Alexander Design Studio, 8212 Main Street Ellicott City, Maryland 21043, stated even though they are exempt for the Prince George’s County Storm Water Management plan they are being energy effiecent as possible, using all LED lighting and a light colored roof. They have also added in a elevator to meet the ADA requirments and a shower to meet the green code.

 

There was discussion regarding the design of the exterior building. The Commission had concerns about it being too modern and contemporary. They asked the applicant if they would be willing to downscale the signage on the building and move the windows in the rear to be more spaced out. The applicant agreed and it was decided they would re-submit plans to staff to forward along to the Commission, and can come back to the Commission in the future if necessary.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the condition the applicant will re-submit new plans with the back of the building revision and the signage size reduced.

 

HDC 094-2019 for 400 Prince George Street, submitted by Robert Katz & Barbara Cohl, request to replace current driveway (9' x 76') from two strips to solid concrete pad.

            The applicants were present. There was conversation between the Commission and the applicant about the Prince George’s county rebate program for paving, in case they were to use a pervious material and if so to keep staff updated. Staff will send the applicant the link to the information.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 097-2019 for 331 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Chris Reardon, request to install 50 ft permeable pavement ribbon driveway on current grass/gravel driveway that has existing apron.

            The applicant was present.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 098-2019 for 35 Fourth Street, submitted by Jimmy Chun/ Ping an Li Construction, (contractor for the owner), request to replace windows from white wood, two over two grids to white vinyl, no grids. Some windows sizes will change. Close in front door to make a window. Close in two windows on the left side of house.

 

Yi Lan, the applicants partner of construction company was present. There was discussion regarding the closing of the 2 top windows; the Commission does not wish to approve this request and offered various alternatives such as putting shutters over the windows or using frosted glass. The Commission requested the applicant to replace all the windows with the original size windows and not to change any window sizes; however, they will approve the request to close in the front door to transform into a window (as long as it is appropriately styled and sized as discussed). The Commission would need to see pictures of the new windows that are the original window sizes with the 2 over 2 grids.

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the following conditions: (1) The applicant is to replace all windows with white vinyl 2 over 2 grid with the original size windows (2) Close front door to make window, side door will be used as the “front” door (3) Applicant not to close the top 2 windows.

 

HDC 100-2019 for 511 Prince George Street, submitted by William Hardy & Heather Brooks, request to replace 3 tab gray shingles with slate blue architectural shingles and repair chimney stack "in-kind".

The applicant was present.

On a motion by Ms. Fraizer, seconded by Ms. McCeney the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the amend0ement to include gutters and downspouts white, up to 6 inch ½ round size.

 

New Business

 

There was conversation regarding staff using the approved color list to approve applications for simple color changes. The Commission was in agreement as long as they can view the application prior to the certificate being issued in case there are any concerns.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

 

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