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File #: RES 14-1927    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/19/2014
Title: Memorializing a decision of the City Council granting the appeal of George and Wendy Caucutt of a decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying a building permit to replace front porch windows at 1621 Summit Avenue, which is located in the Summit Avenue West Heritage Preservation District.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. RES 14-1927 Version 2 with mark-ups
Related files: AHPC 14-2
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Memorializing a decision of the City Council granting the appeal of George and Wendy Caucutt of a decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying a building permit to replace front porch windows at 1621 Summit Avenue, which is located in the Summit Avenue West Heritage Preservation District.

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WHEREAS, on or about July 2, 2014, Laffin Architects, Inc., made application to the Heritage Preservation Commission (“HPC”) under HPC File No. 14-030, for a building permit to replace nine pairs of original “in-swing” casement windows and non-original storm windows with new, aluminum clad “out-swing” casement windows on the south elevation of the single-family home owned by George and Wendy Caucutt at 1621 Summit Avenue; and

WHEREAS, 1621 Summit Avenue is listed as a “contributing” building to the Summit Avenue West Heritage Preservation District and, therefore, building permits for the proposed window replacement required HPC approval pursuant to Leg. Code §73.04.(4); and

WHEREAS, HPC staff prepared a report dated July 17, 2014 regarding the work proposed. The staff report recommended denial of the application based upon the findings stated therein. On July 24, 2014, having provided notice to affected all affected property owners including the Caucutt’s as well as Laffin Architects, the HPC duly conducted a public hearing where all interested parties were given an opportunity to be heard; and

WHEREAS, following the close of the public hearing, at which the Caucutt’s and Laffin Architects testified, and based upon all the testimony and records including the July 17, 2014 HPC staff report, the HPC, for the following reasons set forth in the staff report, which is incorporated herein by reference, duly denied the said application and formally communicated the denial to the applicants in a HPC Decision Letter dated July 25, 2014

“1. On March 1, 1990, the Summit Avenue West Heritage Preservation District was established under Ordinance Number 17716...

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