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File #: 20-4702   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 8/17/2020
Posting Language: BOA-20-10300068: A request by Aldo Ramirez for an appeal of the Historic Preservation Officer’s decision to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness, located at 415 Willow Street. Staff recommends Denial. (Council District 2) (Edward Hall, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, (210) 207-4680,, Office of Historic Preservation; Azadeh Sagheb, Planner (210) 207-5407,, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. Attachments, 2. Commission Action Letter
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Case Number:
Aldo Ramirez
Eduardo Luis Villalon
Council District:|1010|Location:
415 Willow Street
Legal Description:
Lot North 55 Feet of Lot 17 & 18, Block A, NCB 1653

"R-5 H AHOD" Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Edward Hall, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, Office of Historic Preservation; Azadeh Sagheb, Planner, Development Services Department

An appeal of the Historic Preservation Officer's decision to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness.

Executive Summary

The subject property is located at the corner of Willow Street, South of Union Pacific, and North of the Alamodome. In January 2020, the owner started constructing a new two-story Single-Family Residential building.

On March 4, 2020, the applicant submitted an aluminum clad wood window to the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) to address the stipulations of approval that included the installation of double hung, wood or aluminum clad wood windows, and received the Certificate of Appropriateness.

On March 26, 2020, during the site visit, staff noticed the installation of unapproved aluminum windows as well as other modifications to the proposed design including modifications to fenestration patterns, roof materials, and siding specifications, and issued a Stop Work Order.

On May 1, 2020, the applicant requested the HDRC to amend the previously approved design regarding siding specifications and window fenestration that partially got approved, and the previously installed aluminum windows were denied as they did not comply with the required specifications. The applicant again requested an amendment to this approval to maintain the denied window as is that has been denied by the Commission on June 3, 2020.

The applicant is appealing the June 3, 2020 HDRC decision and requesting to approve the currently installed aluminum window fenestration, in consideration of cost ...

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