Nolensville Historic Commission

Special Meeting, 7218 Nolensville Road

April 2, 2013

7:00 P.M.


Board Members Present:  Wanda Barker, Brant Brandon, Joshua Hughes and Beth Lothers

Board Member Absent:    Betty Friedlander

Staff Members Present:  Kali Mogul, Attorney Bob Notestine, and Rick Fisher

Citizens Present: 5


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.


The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 


Commissioner Wanda Barker made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 27, 2012 meeting of the Historic Zoning Commission.  Commissioner Beth Lothers seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.




A) Certificate of Appropriateness:  Laura Faulkner D.B.A Harmony House Lifestyle Solutions—Building Renovations at 7311 Nolensville Rd.

The applicant, Ms. Laura Faulkner, explained that her goal is to have a life coaching and personal training business, but the name of her business will change.  There is a considerable amount of work to be done on the house, including foundation work and removal of the rear car port/sunroom, which was not constructed properly.  She is hoping to restore the house to how it looked originally.  Eventually she will come back before the board with information on her sign, parking and landscaping. 

Commissioner Barker asked the applicant if she had selected colors for the house.  She indicated she prefers a white building with black shutters and a red door.   There was some discussion on the Historic color palettes offered by major paint retailers. 

Chairman Hughes made a motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness as presented for 7311 Nolensville Road with the condition that the paint colors are selected from the Historic color palette for exterior paint and must be approved by staff.  Commissioner Lothers seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B)  Certificate of Appropriateness:  Sage at Nolensville—Building Renovations and Sign Design at 7307 Nolensville Rd.

The applicant Sande Sullivan and agent Jennifer van Nelson represented the project.  Commissioner Lothers mentioned she had been asked by shop owners in the district about parking and clarified that some owners are not required to pave their parking lots, but others might be required to pave if there is a change of use at the location.  For this applicant, there is not a change of use so the gravel parking lot at this site will be “grandfathered” in and the owner will not be required to pave.  The applicant stated the store would not be sharing a parking lot and that she will provide her own parking.

Ms. Van Nelson stated that they are working with a surveyor to determine where the property line is so they can then decide where to place a fence.  They are also planning to remove the car port. They are trying to construct a covered area and a portico.  The covered area will have a shingled roof and is on the rear of the building

Ms. Van Nelson also mentioned they would like to paint the house light green with dover white shutters as shown in the application materials.  The sign design has been submitted, and the material will be wood.   It will be professionally produced.  Some additional discussion was held about the fence, which will partially be a privacy fence and then step down to a picket fence.  Ms. Sullivan stated that all fence sections would be painted the color of the shutters, dover white.

Commissioner Brandon made a motion to approve Certificate of Appropriateness for Building Renovations and Sign Design for Sage at 7307 Nolensville Road as presented.  Chairman Hughes seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

C) Certificate of Appropriateness:  Dugger Realty and Nolensville Insurance—Building Renovation and Sign Design at 9927 Sam Donald Ct.

Applicant Tommy Dugger represented the project.  A site plan has been submitted for consideration by the Planning Commission.  Commissioner Lothers asked whether the parking lot would be paved.  Mr. Dugger stated that they plan to have a gravel lot as permitted by the Town of Nolensville Zoning Ordinance because their business is considered a low use office, not retail.  The parcel is also partially in the flood plain.  Dugger also explained that paving is not budgeted, and could cost about $60,000.

Commissioner Lothers expressed concern about consistency and fairness about paved versus gravel parking.  Attorney Bob Notestine mentioned that part the parcel is in the flood plain, and he believes there is a capped well on property.  Mr. Dugger mentioned that in talking with engineers he was told there is there is an artesian well on the property that should not be covered with paving. 

Mr. Dugger also mentioned he would like to use lapboard on the property’s outbuildings with the commission’s blessing, and they are planning to replace the broken chimney with siding and paint the entire structure.  Paint samples have been submitted.  The applicant would like to use a light yellow trimmed in white.  Mr. Dugger said he would come back to the Historic Zoning Commission with his sign design at a later date.

Commissioner Lothers moved for approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness for Building Renovations for Dugger Realty and Nolensville Insurance at 9927 Sam Donald Court with a comment that she would like staff to investigate further the gravel versus pavement issue, colors are approved as submitted, outbuildings may be sided consistently with house and a sign design would be submitted at a later date.  Commissioner Barker seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.




Commissioner Lothers mentioned that the Buttercup Festival would be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Historic District and also handed out copies of brochures promoting businesses in the Historic District.  The brochures were produced with the tourism grant funds.


Chairman Hughes moved to adjourn the meeting; Commissioner Barker seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.