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File #: 20-1431    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/6/2019 In control: Historical & Landmarks Commission
On agenda: 1/2/2020 Final action: 1/2/2020
Title: Public Hearing: Consideration of HLC referral for projects near a Historical Resource Inventory for the property located at 473 Lafayette Way
Attachments: 1. Project Data Sheet, 2. Statement of Justification, 3. DPR Form, 4. Conditions of Approval, 5. Development Plan
REPORT TO HISTORICAL AND LANDMARKS COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Public Hearing: Consideration of HLC referral for projects near a Historical Resource Inventory for the property located at 473 Lafayette Way

Report
BACKGROUND
The subject property is a one-story Craftsman architectural style built in 1915. The property is not on the City's Historic Resources Inventory (HRI). A historical evaluation, DPR 523A Form was prepared by Robert Cartier of Archeological Resource Management, assessing the historical significance of the property.

As the proposed addition results in a new five-bedroom residence, the project requires the review of the Architectural Committee. Pursuant to the Santa Clara City Code 18.106.070 if the project is located within 200 feet of an HRI property, then prior to the Architectural Committee hearing, the application shall first be referred to the HLC. The project site is within 200 feet of the HRI property located at 950 Bellomy Street.

DISCUSSION
The applicant is requesting approval of a 124 square foot first floor addition and 1,118 square foot basement addition to an existing three-bedroom two-bathroom 993 square foot single-family residence, resulting in a five-bedroom three-bathroom 2,235 square foot residence. An existing 207 square foot detached garage will be demolished to construct a new 430 square foot detached two-car garage that will conform to current code. The existing house will be moved 16 feet to the east to provide access to the new detached garage.

The proposed scope will raise the existing house to excavate the new 1,118 square foot basement with interior access to the first floor. The first floor will be remodeled, and the 124 square foot addition will be on the left side of the house. The front porch roof will be removed to construct a small porch roof that would not encroach in the 20 feet front yard setback. Four light wells are proposed for egress and lighting purpose.

Although a DPR 523A Form is not required for p...

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