The first proposal was presented by the new owners of 445-447 Warren Street, who plan to restore the facade of the building, making in-kind repairs to the cornices and box gutters and in-kind shingle replacements on the building's oriel. They will also be removing the TV antennas from the roof. Rick Rector, new chair of the HPC, congratulated the owners for "doing a building historically right."
The next application was for the facade of 255 Warren Street, the building that was formerly the Savoia Bar. The pseudo split timber English pub look is going in favor of a storefront more in keeping with the character of the buildings around it. The plan is for a shop on the ground floor and a single apartment on the second floor. The HPC judged the drawings presented with the application to be inadequate and requested an elevation drawing with a key that indicates the materials to be used and a plan that shows door swings and the depth of setbacks. The additional documentation is needed to help the HPC envision what is being proposed and to help code enforcement determine if the work, as it is being done, conforms to the project approved by the HPC. Producing the requested drawings by the HPC's next meeting on October 26 is a condition for the project being granted a certificate of appropriateness at that time.
The fourth application was for new wood storm windows for 322 Union Street.
The HPC will vote on granting certificates of appropriateness to these projects on Friday, October 26, at 10 a.m.