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File #: 14-2980   
Type: Public Hearing
In control: Historic and Design Review Commission
On agenda: 11/19/2014
Posting Language: Address/Description: 408 E HOUSTON ST Historic District Name: Alamo Plaza RIO District: RIO-3 Downtown Business District: Yes Applicant: Nick Naik/Baywood Hotels Texas Request: Revisions to previously-approved scope
Attachments: 1. Case_17_408_E_Houston
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HDRC CASE NO: 2013-283
ADDRESS: 408 E. Houston
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NCB 416 BLK 23 LOT 22 (SAT HOUSTON SUBD)
ZONING: D H HS RIO-3
CITY COUNCIL DIST.:|913|
DISTRICT: Alamo Plaza Historic District
LANDMARK: Yes - Alterman's and United Cigar Building
APPLICANT: Nick Naik
OWNER: SA Hou Alamo LLC
TYPE OF WORK: Revisions to previously-approved scope
REQUEST:
The applicant is requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness for approval of the following revisions to the hotel design at 408 E Houston:

1.Construct front (north) fa?ade to include a 1'-9" setback beyond the adjacent Maverick Building;
2.Reduce the building height;
3.Change pillars and canopy at rooftop terrace area; and
4.Implement minor changes to the fenestrations.

APPLICABLE CITATIONS:
Historic Design Guidelines, Chapter 4, Guidelines for New Construction

1. Building and Entrance Orientation
A. FA?ADE ORIENTATION
i. Setbacks-Align front facades of new buildings with front facades of adjacent buildings where a consistent setback has been established along the street frontage. Use the median setback of buildings along the street frontage where a variety of setbacks exist. Refer to UDC Article 3, Division 2. Base Zoning Districts for applicable setback requirements.
ii. Orientation-Orient the front fa?ade of new buildings to be consistent with the predominant orientation of historic buildings along the street frontage.
B. ENTRANCES
i. Orientation-Orient primary building entrances, porches, and landings to be consistent with those historically found along the street

A. SCALE AND MASS
i. Similar height and scale-Design new construction so that its height and overall scale are consistent with nearby historic buildings. In residential districts, the height and scale of new construction should not exceed that of the majority of historic buildings by more than one-story. In commercial districts, building height shall conform to the established pattern. If there is no more than a 50%...

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