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File #: 21-1507    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/15/2021 In control: Historical & Landmarks Commission
On agenda: 11/4/2021 Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Significant Property Alteration (SPA) Permit to add 528 square feet to the rear of the first floor and to convert an existing 567 square foot basement to habitable space for an existing historic single-family residence located at 450 Monroe Street
Attachments: 1. Project Data Sheet, 2. Development Plans, 3. Applicant Letter, 4. DPR, 5. PMM - Staff PowerPoint
REPORT TO HISTORICAL AND LANDMARKS COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Significant Property Alteration (SPA) Permit to add 528 square feet to the rear of the first floor and to convert an existing 567 square foot basement to habitable space for an existing historic single-family residence located at 450 Monroe Street

Report
BACKGROUND
The subject property is listed as a historic resource on the City's Historical Resources Inventory (HRI). The project is before the Historical and Landmarks Commission (HLC) for a recommendation to the Director of Community Development in accordance with the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance, which requires projects with significant modifications to a historic structure be referred to the Commission for review. As the project scope includes a 528 square foot first-floor rear addition and a conversion of the existing basement floor into living area, the project would be approved at the staff level following HLC review.

DISCUSSION
The subject property is a 7,625 square foot (sf) lot with an existing 1,310 sf one-story residence with an unconditioned basement and a one-car garage. In August 2019, the property received planning approval to construct a new detached 797 square feet Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) with a 311 square foot one-car garage with a variance to allow an increased height of 22'-6".

As indicated on the proposed development plans, the project includes a 528 square foot addition to the rear of an existing 1,310 square foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom one-story residence resulting in a 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom residence. The project involves the conversion of the 567 square foot basement to a game room, mechanical closet, and bathroom. The main entry to the residence is from the front porch and is to remain unaltered. The new addition will be clad in exterior horizontal siding and composition shingle roofing material which will match the existing roofing material. The exterior siding boards are proposed be a minimum one-half ...

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