|HPC Agenda #||Project Address||Project ID||Permit Summary||Link to Docs||HPC Meeting Date||Status||Committee Comments|
|1||1706 N 10th||DRH22-00380||Remove existing non-contributing home. Construct new single family residence with detached garage.||https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=010J6&agencyCode=BOISE||1/30||deferred again due to lack of site posting||Email to Michael Belt, architect, 11/14 asking, 1. Your lot coverage indicated on the site plan is 47%. The maximum lot coverage in the Historic District is 35% and the HPC is very strict about it. 2. Your side setbacks for the garage are 3’, the required setback is 5’, anything less would require a zoning variance. The front setback will also require a zoning variance. 3. Your floor plans indicate a one story house with basement. The elevations show a partial 2 story. Are there updated elevations? Applicant is claiming 6'6" head height in "attic"- can we confirm? Also, attics don’t need egress-sized windows.|
4. Please consider permeable paving for the new driveway and sidewalks 5. Please use down shielded exterior lighting to minimize light pollution. STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL WITH NO CONDITIONS??????After meeting notes, Lot coverage does calculate at 47% using the dimensions from the plans, 1100SF house+483SF garage/3364SF lot What about a real one story house and garage
|New plan has reduced the height of both the house (down from 22' to 19'8") and garage (from 22' to 17'8"). The "attic" SF is smaller. No new site plan has been uploaded as of 1/8 so presumably, 47% lot coverage is still requested.|
|3||1718 N 14th St||DRH22-00426||Demolish existing single-family home and accessory structures for the construction of a new single-family home, garage, and landscape improvements. An ADU is shown above the garage, and a separate ADU application will be filed.||https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=015VS&agencyCode=BOISEfirstname.lastname@example.org Ben Semple, contact non contributing Garage alley setback 8' but garage/ADU is 1,006SF, requiring a 15' setback or variance plus a zoning certificateto be over 1,000sf. Corner lot, doesn't the garage have to have a 20' side setback? Lot coverage, House1,631, back porch 247sf, garage 469sf = 2,347sf, 6,700 sf lot = 35% lot coverage. How wide is the alley? Garage/ADU height 26' House 25.5' The garage presents as a very large structure, would some windows help visually break it up? Please consider permeable paving for paths and driveway and down shielded exterior lighting. House next door house 1 story, 2 doors south is taller, but this will be much taller than anything on the block. Have they considered lower ceiling heights in the house and especially the garage/ADU? Have they considered going down rather than up? More trees should be added to mitigate for the large number of trees that will be removed, street trees along Lemp especially. These concerns were expressed to Ben on 12/7, he forwarded them to the applicant STAFF RECOMMENDS DENIAL FOR SIMILAR REASONS||New comments, 1 The garage is much more architecturally interesting and 2.5’ shorter, down to 23’-2. It doesn’t look like a big black silo any more.|
2 The house’s facade is a little more broken up and they reduced the height 1’, down to 24’-6”. Maybe they are now calling it a 1 2/2 story? That category still confused me. The south facade is still uappealling, IMO.
3 The house elevation calls out BLACK VINYL WINDOWS!!!
4 I am still curious how the numerous trees currently on the property are being mitigated. They added one more large shade tree on the 14th St. side and are keeping an existing oak along Lemp. The sidewalk strip isn’t shown so we should ask about their intention for street trees along Lemp. STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL
|4||1112 N 22nd St||DRH22-00432||Proposal for a high performance remodel and addition of existing single story residence and 2nd story addition to existing single level garage.||https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=016OD&agencyCode=BOISE||1/30||lots of late correspondence||Designer Noelle Martinez 208919-1818 contact Mike Maxfield 3602159839 email@example.com The garage is right on the rear lot line with the garage backup space only the 12' alley?! Lot coverage currently is 33%, requesting 34% Also specing vinyl basement and garage windows Check what size the surrounding houses are. Have they talked to their neighbors? sent email to applicant and designer 12/2. Reply from Noelle, garage 2nd floor is not an ADU, STAFF RECOMMENDS DENIAL, TOO BIG MOSTLY After site visit, sent concerns to Mike and Noelle, house too tall for the blockface, suggested using current roof for panels and maybe garage or Tesla roof, moving living spaces to the basement rather than building a second floor.||Looking over Noelle's presentation packet, she added a street view, which shows how much taller the proposal is as well as a map showing 1.2 and 2 story homes in the area. There are NONE on either side of the street on that block. New plans reduce the height of the house to 27'11", partly by raising the ground level 9"!!! How does that make is look less tall than before compared to the neighboring homes??? They reduced the SF of the array by 100 SF and moved the array back from the front edge of the roof 17', both significant changes. Richard does not like the stepped back asymmetric design, Suzanne disagrees about the design, not the height. STAFF RECOMMENDS DENIAL|
|5||1516 N 15th St||DRH22-00450||This is for a revision of the original approved certificate of appropriateness. The fiberglass black in/black out windows are inset 2" with the appropriate trim design on the outside to match what this home would have originally had. The grids are unfortunately inset and I was truly unaware they needed to be on the outside of the windows. Pella has informed me this is the window they most use on the North End and are providing addresses. The siding is also something that is regularly used on the north end. It is a harder siding that is textured and unfortunately I have been informed it needs to be smooth. I have sincerely tried so hard to do everything that was required and actually gone beyond that to make sure the historical look of this home will fit in to the beauty of the north end. I will provide address of homes new and existing that have this exact siding. The job site is always kept clean and the subs have always been respectful as to not disrupt the neighbors lives. I sincerely hope we can remedy this.||https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=018HJ&agencyCode=BOISE||1/30?||This is a good time to state NENA's position on both enforcement and contractor responsibilities. There is frequently a disconnect between the applicant (who says yes to the Conditions of Approval) and the contractors who do the actual ordering and installation of materials. Could the Conditions of Approval be stapled to the building permit??? Or is the whole thing electronic? Is this the time to bring up contractor training for work in Historic districts? Is this the time to bring up citizen reporting to Code Compliance as the only way to get the City moving on a violation like this one? From my email of 12/26/22, By the time of a historic inspection for a CO, it is soooo much too late! Sandy suggested a Historic site inspection of exterior finish building materials (windows/siding) after delivery but BEFORE installation. That’s really the time to fix this sort of situation. As Sandy also pointed out, that keeps the incorrect building materials, that have to be removed after installation, out of the landfill.|
Adding a sentence to the HPC’s rote blurb to each applicant about accepting their Conditions of Approval would be good. “The Conditions of Approval are a legal agreement between YOU and the City of Boise and an integral part of your permit. Ignore them at your peril because NENA is watching”. Or something more politically correct.
It would also help if the staff report (which include the Conditions of Approval) was delivered to each applicant when it is created. STAFF RECOMMENDS DENIAL
|7||1013 N 12th St||DRH22-00441||Add a second floor ADU above an existing garage||https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=017N7&agencyCode=BOISE||1/30||Letter of intent covers most of the bases, thanks Amy STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL WITH STANDARD CONDITIONS|
|ITEMS BELOW WILL BE HEARD AT AN UNKNOWN DATE|
|2128 N 15th St.||Garage/ADU|
|1514 W Franklin St||DRH23-00005||ADU Garage||https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=23CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=001DF&agencyCode=BOISE|
|Neighborhood meetings||5. Please use down shielded exterior lighting to minimize light pollution.|