MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF

THE WEST MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012,

AT 7:00 P.M. IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS,

CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

Vice-Chairperson Osburn called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

 

1.Roll Call

†††† PRESENT:††††† Bruce Kanuch, Kari McPhillips, Richard Osburn, and Mike Storey,

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†††† ABSENT:†††††††††† Jacinth Black and Ed Saunders

†††† VACANCY:††††††† One

†††† OTHERS PRESENT: Brad Kaye, Planning Director, Cheri King, Community Development Specialist, and 2 others

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2.Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting on April 25, 2012

It was moved by Kanuch and seconded by Storey that the minutes from the meeting of April 25, 2012 be approved as presented.The motion passed unanimously. ††A copy of the minutes will be sent to the 24 property owners in the Historic District.

4.Certificate of Appropriateness

 

Staff report on administratively approved Certificates of Appropriateness (minor) since the last meeting.(None)

 

601 West Main Street

The property is located at 601 W. Main Street.The application includes the enclosure of an existing stairwell at the rear of the facility, the removal of two windows as well as the replacement of 7 windows and one door on the structure.An existing carport would be removed and a detached 2-car garage built.

 

The enclosure is at the back of the home and the addition will be integrated with the enclosure.The original integrity of the building will be retained.The diamond shaped window in the proposed new addition is different from those in the house but the standards state that an addition should look different than the original structure.

 

A number of existing vinyl clad windows will be removed and be replaced with wooden windows, which are more consistent with the historic character of the building.The existing stairwell area shows up in the back.The back of the house is what has been proposed for enclosure.The applicant will utilize the same type of windows that have been previously approved by the city for replacement.

 

The existing carport is proposed for removal.This was an addition to the property over the years and does not have any historic value.It is proposed to be replaced with a detached 2-car garage.

 

Mr. Kaye stated these proposed changes meet the standards set for the district and staff does not see any conflicts with what the petitioner has proposed.The new garage will have the same materials on the outside as the home.

 

Dianne Maughon, 601 W. Main Street, stated the windows on the one side were replaced with windows approved by a Certificate of Appropriateness several years ago.The deck is an addition that was added in the 1970ís.From the rear, the addition would be coming in on the right side.The door and two windows would become panel doors.The trim would be wood and would be painted to match the rest of the house.

 

The area that would have the most impact is the addition as it will be at a different level.It will have a different roof line, different elevation, and some characteristic pieces that will identify it as a separate structure from the original structure.

 

Kari McPhillips asked about the curvatures on the roof line on the back of the house.It is actually the sunroom addition, per Mrs. Maughon.Ms. McPhillips also asked about the level change that was talked about.Mrs. Maughon stated that was an addition.

 

Mr. Storey asked about the design of the garage.Is it going to be the same color scheme as the house?Mrs. Maughon stated that it would match the house.The doors to the garage would be wood and painted to match.Mr. Osburn asked if they will demolish the carport and use the existing driveway to the garage.Mrs. Maughon stated that is correct.The hardscaping will be re-done between the garage and the house.In the addition, the roof line will change and when you come into the house, the elevation will change, definitely indicating it is an addition.

 

Motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness by Mike Storey, seconded by Bruce Kanuch.There was no discussion.Motion passed unanimously, 4-0.


5.Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

6. New Business

 

None

 

7.Old Business

 

††††† None

 

8.Adjournment

 

†††† The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:24 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

C. Bradley Kaye, AICP

Director of Planning and Community Development