Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

 

*This meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom due to COVID-19*

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  1. Roll Call.
  2. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on June 22, 2021.
  1. HDC-097-2021 for 309 Laurel Avenue submitted by Unique and Modern Homes LLC., c/o Wilson Crepo, the applicant is seeking retroactive approval to make façade changes and exterior renovations to the existing house to include: replace front door, windows, shutters, siding and painting of porch. The applicant also seeking HDC approval to install a driveway. The applicant originally received a stop work order, then the application was denied on June 22, 2021, Historic District Commission meeting.
  2. HDC-089-2021 for 380 Main Street submitted by Ken Padgett, requesting approval to replace the (2) existing BB&T signage and install new Truist Bank signage. (1) wall sign and (1) ATM sign.
  3. HDC-090-2021 for 710 Montgomery Street submitted by C. Philip Nichols Jr., The existing shutters are Medium Gray color and will be repainted in a basic Black color.
  4. HDC-093-2021 for 509 Main Street Unit C submitted by Tonya Gordon, the applicant is proposing a 27.75’’ X 19’’ A7 window decal sign comprised of vinyl material. The sign will include the business name, contact number, and hours of operation in white text over a transparent background.”
  5. HDC-094-2021 for 19 C Street submitted by Kathleen Fritz, applicant is seeking approval to install a vinyl material window sign “Bead Soup” with logo (White lettering with blue outline – 18” x 66” or 8.25 square feet, Logo – 30.4” x 33.3” or 7.03 square feet).

Staff Approvals

HDC-091-2021 for 520 Montgomery Street submitted by Ryan Morris, the applicant requested to replace existing vinyl siding with CertainTeed Monogram Horizontal vinyl siding (2 square) double 5-inch Dutch lap colonial white (entire exterior) all work will be “in-kind” same color style. The existing gutters and trim will be power washed.

HDC-092-2021 for 817 Main Street submitted by Devlin McDonald/DMC Masonry Restoration Corp, the applicant requesting masonry repairs, re-pointing, plaster repair, repair dry stack stone wall, gentle cleaning if needed. All work is considered in-kind. There will be no change in color, style or material.

HDC-095-2021 for 390 Main Street submitted by Bryce Teel, on behalf of the owners, requesting one for one replacement of existing metal staircase with "in-kind” material and style. Current staircase has lots of rust damage. New material will be black and match current style, primed black tube steel, will be fabricated by a welding contractor.

HDC-096-2021 for 330 Prince George Street submitted by Alexandru Grancea, requesting to replace windows with same style, size and material as existing (white no grids 28 x 45, repair, repaint roof with “in-kind” color blue and repaint porch in white and railings, trim & shutters in blue similar to pre-approved color list page blue or franklin blue, applicant picked SW 6967 Frank Blue for shutters and porch railings and SW9065 Bluebird Feather for the roof.

  1. Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOURTY FIRST MEETING

TUESDAY – JULY 20, 2021 – REGULAR – 6:00 P.M.

 

*This meeting was conducted virtually through Zoom due to COVID-19*

 

Convened: 6:00 P.M.                                       Adjourned 6:25 P.M.

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Robert Kluckhuhn, Chair                                                                     

Margie McCeney, Vice-Chair                           Joshua Mitchum, Planner II, ECD

Councilmember Michael Leszcz                       Monta Burrough, Planner II, ECD                                   

Marlene Frazier                                                Robert Love, Director, ECD

Patrick Davis                                                    Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator, ECD

                                                                        Darnell Butler, Communications Department                                                                           

Commissioners Absent: Two (2)

Citizens Present:  Approximately five (5)

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Four (4) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn asked if there were any corrections to the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on June 22, 2021. There were none, the minutes were approved as written.  

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Councilmember Leszcz, the minutes were approved on (4) four affirmative votes.

 

HDC-097-2021 for 309 Laurel Avenue submitted by Unique and Modern Homes LLC., c/o Wilson Crepo, the applicant is seeking retroactive approval to make façade changes and exterior renovations to the existing house to include: replace front door, windows, shutters, siding and painting of porch. The applicant also seeking approval to install a driveway. The applicant originally received a stop work order, then the application was denied on June 22, 2021, at the Historic District Commission meeting.

The applicant was present. There was discussion among the Commission and the applicant regarding the driveway style. At the last hearing the Commission suggested a 2-strip ribbon driveway instead of a solid pad, however, the applicant stated he prefers the solid pad because of the size of the driveway. They added the driveway they are proposing is what their neighbor has and majority of what the neighborhood has. The applicant added they are willing to do the 2-strips if that is what they need to do. The Commission thanked the applicant on working on the window sizes, which now appear to be closer to the original sizes. Councilmember Leszcz stated he believes a solid driveway would be appropriate in this case, even though normally he would prefer a ribbon driveway.

On a motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the application was approved on (4) four affirmative votes.

 

HDC-089-2021 for 380 Main Street submitted by Ken Padgett, requesting approval to replace the (2) existing BB&T signage and install new Truist Bank signage. (1) wall sign and (1) ATM sign with white lettering.

The applicant was present. There was no discussion on this item.

 

Ms. Frazier joined the meeting.

 

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the application was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-090-2021 for 710 Montgomery Street submitted by C. Philip Nichols Jr., the existing shutters are medium Gray color and will be repainted in a basic black color.

The applicant was present. There was discussion between the applicant and the Commission. It was requested by the applicant to change the request to replace the shutters since they were in bad shape and (1) one fell off during a recent storm. The Commission agreed to amend his request and approve now instead of asking applicant to reapply.

 

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Mr. Davis, the application was approved on (5) five affirmative votes, with the amendment the shutters will be replaced instead of repainted.

 

HDC-093-2021 for 509 Main Street Unit C submitted by Tonya Gordon, the applicant is proposing a 27.75’’ X 19’’ A7 window decal sign comprised of vinyl material. The sign will include the business name, contact number, and hours of operation in white text over a transparent background.”

The applicant was present. There was discussion among staff and the Commission regarding the current signage for this building. It was confirmed that all current signage will be removed prior to the installation of new signage.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Mr. Davis, the application was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

HDC-094-2021 for 19 C Street submitted by Kathleen Fritz, applicant is seeking approval to install a vinyl material window sign “Bead Soup” with logo (White lettering with blue outline – 18” x 66” or 8.25 square feet, Logo – 30.4” x 33.3” or 7.03 square feet).

The applicant was present. There was no discussion on this item.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the application was approved on (5) five affirmative votes.

 

There was no further discussion.

 

The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:25 p.m.

 

APPROVED: Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator       DATE: 10/12/2021

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