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File #: 170343.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Petition Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 8/25/2017 In control: Historic Preservation Board
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action:
Title: Certificate of Appropriateness for rehabilitation of a structure located at 609 NE 6th Street. Petition HP-17-39. Martin Vala, applicant for Steffen Vala, owner. Certificate of Appropriateness for rehabilitation of a structure at 609 NE 6th Street. The property is located within the Northeast Residential Historic District.
Attachments: 1. 170343_Staff Report w Exhibits 1-5_20170905.pdf, 2. 170343_Updated Plans_20201201, 3. 170343_HP-17-39_Vala_20210105, 4. 170343_HP-17-39_MartinVala_Duckpond-Materials_20210105


This request was originally heard at the September 5, 2017, Historic Preservation Board meeting. The property is located at 609 NE 6th Street and is zoned RSF-3 and located in the Northeast Historic District.


The existing house consists of a one-and-a-half story frame structure on brick masonry piers, with “low Queen Anne Cottage” detailing, constructed circa 1913 (FMSF 8AL00639). The house has asbestos siding covering wood lap siding, a cross-gable roof with metal crimp roofing and wood doors and multi-pane windows, most in a double--hung configuration. The house had a front porch that was altered with chirt hip walls and extended to cover a second front entry to a “mother-in-law” suite, not original to the house. The house also had a rear screened porch addition with a shed roof. The house was severely deteriorated, including foundation rot and termite infestation through to the attic.


An accessory structure was located at the rear of the lot. It had a gable-roof wood-frame and wood sided structure with a large garage-style opening on the front (west side). The accessory structure was also severely deteriorated.


The proposed work consists of: full rehabilitation of the house to create a single-family home, asbestos siding was removed and lead paint abatement, restoration of front elevation and porch to single entry, similar to the historic design, new wood lap siding, new bays on the new and south elevations, new wood 2/2 hung windows, new roof configuration with standing seam metal roof.


This application does not include the previously approved zoning modification request of 3.5’ on the rear setback (required 7.5’) for a new accessory structure and a Part 1 Ad Valorem tax exemption review for all work.



Staff recommends approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness.



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