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HPC Agenda

April 24, 2014

The City of Cambridge Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a meeting on Thursday, April 24th, 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 305 Gay Street. The following items are on the agenda for this meeting:


Roll Call

Opening Statement, Oath Administered-Persons Wishing to Testify

Approval of Minutes:

April 3rd, 2014 HPC Workshop

Presentation: Jane Devlin, West End Civic Association-brief discussion on creating a brochure on the availability of tax credits.

Consent Agenda:

HPC#41-FY 13-14, 119 Willis St., Doug Worrall, construction of a 4 ft. wood picket fence in rear of property.

Extension/Continuation Cases

HPC#35-FY 13-14, 104 Choptank Ave.: Pete Doyle (owner) replace 21 existing windows (2 over 2) and exterior aluminum storm windows with vinyl replacement windows (2 over 2) with interior grids. At the Feb. 20th and March 20th meetings, HPC acted to table action on this application.

HPC#36-FY 13-14, 201 High St.: Anne and Terence Tiernan (owners), request to permanently remove or demolish 2nd story porch and stairs at rear of house. At the February 20th and March 20th meeting; HPC acted to table this application.

HPC#39-FY 13-14, 504 Poplar St.: Real Ale Revival Brewery, James T. Merryweather (owner): to expand the existing 3 ft. door opening in rear of building to accommodate a new 3 ft. metal door and a 5 ft. roll up garage door. HPC requested a screening plan be presented regarding HVAC system in rear.

Regular Agenda Items

HPC#42-FY13-14, 104 Glenburn Ave., Doug and Grace Reed, replace and rebuild existing deck in rear of house; replacing decking, steps, rails, and balusters, fascia boards with composite materials.

HPC#43-FY13-14, 101 High St., Wayne and Gloria Warner, replace front porch wood flooring with like-kind, composite flooring; replace skirt boards with composite boards.

HPC#44-FY13-14, 203 High St., Matthew Smyth, replace 3 tab shingles on main front body of roof with architectural-dimensional shingles, replace wood siding on upper dormers composite siding, replace 5 windows on side of house.

HPC#45-FY13-14, Downtown Bike Racks: Choptank Heritage Trails, Inc., (Brian Roche-Chair). Install bike racks in downtown locations.

Conceptual-Informal Review

Administratively Approved/Routine Maintenance:

HPC_Adm.#27A_FY13-14, 514 Poplar St., Paul Brandt (owner) Atlantic Roofing (applicant): replace membrane roof with same roofing material on commercial building with shed roof, not visible from street. Administratively approved. March 24th, 2014.

HPC_Adm#28A_FY13-14, 117 Willis St., Astrid Hogan, Nelson Hendler (owners); request to reconstruct existing chimney previously removed at base of roofline/ceiling. Administratively approved. March 28th, 2014.

HPC_Adm#29A_FY13_14, 312 Glenburn Ave., Jane Devlin (owner), replace missing shingles on accessory building with like-kind materials (temporary repairs), repair damaged wooding with in-kind material. Administratively approved. April 7th, 2014.

Enforcement Update
Staff Report to be provided at meeting.

Other Business
1. Discussion-Review of Guidelines
2. Meeting Schedule:

Next Meeting: HPC Workshop-May 1st, 7:00PM
HPC Regular Meeting: May 15th, 2014, 7:00PM

Reminder: We will be having a training session on June 5th sponsored by the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions.