Historic District Commission OKs work at 26 Ridgeway

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thanks to the Historic District Commission, Penny Pemberton can get to work on renovating 26 Ridgeway.

The commission agreed Sept. 6 to approve an additional side stairway and retaining wall on the property. According to the application, the stairs will be on the west side of the house, with Stair 1 providing access to the below-grade basement from the side retaining wall and Stair 2 providing access to the rear yard. The retaining wall will be 4 feet high with concrete-faced stacking stones, it says.

In other new business, the commission approved privacy fencing sections around the rear patio at 102 S. Main, a new fence and gate at 23 Breeding, a new fence and gate at 60 Steele and new construction at 17 Howell St.

The commission moved on to approve the consent agenda, which includes Level I applications the city preservation officer believes to be in accordance with the design guidelines. These approvals are new paint colors at 18 Pine and a new sign and new paint colors at 216 W. Van Buren.

In other business, the commission gave its OK for administrative approvals, which are applications for repair and work involving no changes in materials or color. These approvals are repaving the driveway at 10 Eugenia, replacing the porch railings at 156 Spring and repairing the porch railings at 264 Spring.

The commissionís next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at City Hall.

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