Historic Zoning Commission

2018-03 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
March 29, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Jeanne Boutilier, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: Charles Beauregard, Joshua Hughes
Staff Members Present: Planner Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Counsel Notestine
Citizens Present: 3
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by acting chairman Betty Friedlander.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Friedlander. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Tommy Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 22, 2018 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Jeanne Boutilier. The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.
5. NEW BUSINESS
Certificate of Appropriateness: Elevation change for E&B Coffee Roasters at 7311 Nolensville Road
Mr. Erin McAtee, owner of E&B Coffee presented the requests to change from a covered patio to pergola, add a dormer and window to the exterior.  They are also proposing to remove a tree in the front that won’t make it and add two trees instead.
Commissioner Dugger moved to approve the certificate of appropriateness for the change from a covered patio to a pergola, addition of a dormer window, and removal of tree with addition of two other trees.  Commissioner Boutilier seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Certificate of Appropriateness: Changes to roof design and exterior features for the Tanner House at 7307 Nolensville Road

There was no representative for the Tanner House in attendance, so Commissioner Boutilier moved to defer consideration until the next time a Historic Zoning Commission meeting is held.  Commissioner Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

6. OLD BUSINESS
 None.
7. OTHER
Chairman Friedlander mentioned that a vice-chairman should be elected.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Commissioner Dugger moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:12 p.m., seconded by Commissioner Boutilier, and approved unanimously.

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, March 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

2018-02 Historic Zoning Commission  

Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
February 22, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Jeanne Boutilier, Charles Beauregard, Joshua Hughes, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: None
Staff Members Present: Planner Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Counsel Notestine
Citizens Present: 40
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Tommy Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 26, 2017 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Betty Friedlander. The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mr. Jason Patrick of 209 Gilchrist South Circle stated he felt distress over the destruction of our historic structures.  Part of what makes Nolensville special is the melding of new and old.  He asked that the demolition of the historic home be deferred.
Mr. Carroll Moore of 1664 Sunset Road is the president of the Nolensville Historical Society, a body that helps preserve properties that are important.  He said that if the house at 7186 Nolensville Road was painted and the fence taken down it could be a beautiful place.  He pointed out other historical properties that have been restored. 
Ms. Diane Santiago of 7102 Nolen Park Circle said that she noticed Nolensville has been here a long time but there are not many historic buildings to show for it.  She said she hoped the commission would refuse the demolition request.
Mr. and Ms. Skipper Carlisle of 3201 Herbert Drive in Franklin have completely restored and renovated the Herbert house, built in 1930.  Although it cost much more than they originally estimated, they felt it was well worth it. 
Ms. Anabeth Hayes of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County spoke about how historic properties benefit the community. 
Ms. Jessica Reeves of 179 Royal Oaks Blvd. in Franklin and the Vice President of Preservation for the Heritage Foundation asked that the house at 7186 Nolensville Rd. not be demolished.
Ms. Bari Beasley, the CEO of the Heritage Foundation and resident at 1999 Evergreen Rd. in Thompson’s Station is opposed to the demolition of the home.  She read a letter from the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Ms. Beth Lothers of 304 Walpole Ct. challenged the quotes submitted by the applicant and asked for a deferral of the request to demolish the Morton House.
Mr. Chad Hilburn of 2097 Kidd Rd. asked for a denial or deferral.  He said if he had the money he would buy the property and restore it.
Ms. Laurie Bostelman of 5954 Fishing Creek said she doesn’t want to lose the house and lose its history.  She asked for a deferral or denial.
Mr. Randall Hess of 7193 Nolensville Rd. said he felt the application should be denied.  The house deserves to stay.
Ms. Mary Pearce of 103 Woodview Ct. in Franklin previously worked for the Heritage Foundation and worked on the application for the National Register.  She said it would be a mistake to tear down the Morton House.  She asked to deny or delay the application for demolition to save Nolensville’s history.
Mr. Bernie Tavenner of 1957 Burke Hollow Rd. said he and his family would donate time to help restore the house.
Ms. Lynda Moses of 2230 Rocky Springs Rd. shared photos and read a history of the Morton House from a book on historic Nolensville places.
5. NEW BUSINESS
Chairman Hughes announced that the Commission would consider New Business item B first.
 
Certificate of Appropriateness: New metal roof for the Tanner House at 7307 Nolensville Road.  Mr. Mike Minard represented the project.  He indicated that the roof of the business is leaking, and he proposed encapsulating the shingles with a galvalume metal roof.  Commissioner Dugger asked Mr. Minard if he would be replacing the roof on the shed.  Mr. Minard confirmed he had extra metal and planned to put a new roof on the shed.

After a short discussion, Chairman Hughes moved to approve a certificate of appropriateness for the metal roof, seconded by Commissioner Jeanne Boutilier.  The motion passed unanimously. 

Certificate of Appropriateness: Demolition of historic dwelling at 7186 Nolensville Road.  Counsel Notestine reminded the Commissioners they have the power to approve the certificate of appropriateness, deny it, or approve the certificate with conditions.  Town Planner Sarah Sitterle clarified that the Zoning Ordinance allows review by the Commission of historic structures within and outside of the historic village district.  This particular structure is outside of the historic district overlay but it is on the national register.

Commissioner Tommy Dugger pointed out that he had indicated to Chairman Hughes and Counsel Notestine prior to the meeting that he would recuse himself from the vote.

Mr. Ali Malakouti of 246 Governor’s Way in Brentwood represented the project.  He said that he and all of his family lives close by and they have roots in Nolensville.  An independent structural engineer and pest control company was hired to evaluate the historical structure.  Those professionals all agreed that the home is in severe disrepair.  Footing, foundation, support systems, loadbearing walls, and the roof are either failing or infested with termites.  The house and property were purchased for a half-million dollars.  They estimate it will cost another half-million dollars to rehab the house.  The owners assume if the house is renovated and then rented they would be burdened with a $2,000 - $3,000 loss per month. 

Mr. Malakouti said the owners did not realize that there would be push back since the home is not in the Historic District Overlay.  Chairman Hughes disputes the estimates provided to renovate the home and whether the owners did their due diligence researching the property.  Chairman Hughes said allowing the demolition would set a bad precedent. Commissioner Friedlander pointed out that many of the historic interior items had been sold.  Counsel Notestine commented that the Zoning Ordinance limits the Commission’s authority to the exterior.

Chairman Hughes moved to deny the certificate of appropriateness, seconded by Commissioner Boutilier.  The motion passed by vote of 4 – 0 with Commissioner Dugger abstaining.

6. OLD BUSINESS
None.
7. OTHER
Chairman Hughes said that Anabeth has invited the community to nominate local properties for preservation awards.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Hughes moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m. seconded by Commissioner Friedlander and approved unanimously.

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, February 23, 2018 11:23:00 AM

2017-10 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting 

Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
October 26, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Charles Beauregard, Joshua Hughes, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: None
Staff Members Present: Planner Sarah Sitterle, Counsel Robert Notestine, Kali Mogul
Citizens Present: 0
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Betty Friedlander made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 29, 2017 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Charles Beauregard. The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.
5. NEW BUSINESS
A) Certificate of Appropriateness for the McCord Nolen Development at 7263 Nolensville Road for changes to the building exterior

Commissioner Dugger moved to approve a certificate of appropriateness for awnings on the back west side of the building only.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

6. OLD BUSINESS
None.
7. OTHER
Commissioner Dugger asked staff to request a new member be appointed to the Historic Zoning Commission.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Hughes moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:09 p.m. seconded by Commissioner Dugger and approved unanimously.

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, October 27, 2017 9:37:00 AM

2016-06 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting  

Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
June 29, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Charles Beauregard, Joshua Hughes, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: None
Staff Members Present: Planner Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul
Citizens Present: 5


1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Betty Friedlander made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 29, 2016 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Dugger. Chairman Hughes recused himself from the vote. The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.
5. NEW BUSINESS
A) Certificate of Appropriateness for E&B Roasters, 7311 Nolensville Road for New Business and change to building exterior

Mr. Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps and Associates represented the applicant.  There was some discussion of the tree, the fact that the front window does not completely fit under the building overhang and the articulation of the columns.  There was additional discussion about the design and number of proposed signs.

Chairman Hughes moved to approve the certificate appropriateness with the following conditions:  (a) Design of the sign is appropriate, but the Historic Zoning Commission defers to the Planning Commission to determine the number of signs; (b) An arborist should be consulted on the tree and the porch should be re-evaluated if the tree is likely to survive (c) Additional articulation should be added to the columns (d) The shutters should match the color of the shutters on the existing house.  Commissioner Dugger seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

B) Certificate of Appropriateness for Edward Jones, 7319 Nolensville Road for New Business and change to building exterior

Mr. David Rowland represented his plan.  There was some discussion of the sign placement.  Commissioner Dugger moved to approve the certificate of appropriateness as shown.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

6. OLD BUSINESS
None.
7. OTHER
Commissioner Dugger welcomed new Commissioner Charles Beauregard.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Hughes adjourned the meeting at 7:34 p.m. 

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, June 30, 2017 11:10:00 AM

2016-12 Historic Zoning Commission Meeting 

Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
December 29, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Brant Brandon, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: Joshua Hughes
Staff Members Present: Planner Sarah Sitterle, Attorney Bob Notestine
Citizens Present: 7
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice Chairman Brant Brandon.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice Chairman Brandon. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Friedlander made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 25, 2016 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Dugger.  The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.
5. NEW BUSINESS
A) Certificate of Appropriateness for Greenbrook North Site Plan/New Construction at 7332, 7336, and 7340 Nolensville Road

Commissioner Dugger moved to approve the certificate appropriateness with the comments in the staff notes to be followed.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

6. OLD BUSINESS
None.
7. OTHER
None.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Commissioner Dugger moved to approve the meeting at 7:06 p.m.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded, and the meeting was adjourned.

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, December 30, 2016 10:29:00 AM

2016-08 HZC 

Nolensville Historic Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
August 25, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.


Commissioners Present: Brant Brandon, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: Joshua Hughes, Wanda Barker
Staff Members Present: Planner Sarah Sitterle, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul
Citizens Present: 4
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 6:59 p.m. by Vice Chairman Brant Brandon.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice Chairman Brandon. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 30, 2016 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Betty Friedlander.  The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.
5. NEW BUSINESS
A) Certificate of Appropriateness for changes to exterior of building at 7280 Nolensville Road

Planner Sarah Sitterle gave brief introduction of the proposal.  No permitting would be required for the structure.  Vice Chairman Brandon indicated he had taken a look at the construction, and it appears solid but is detached from the main building.

Commissioner Tommy Dugger made a motion for approval of the certificate of appropriateness with a condition that if the structure should be made permanent in the future that the applicant would return to the Historic Zoning Commission for approval.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

6. OLD BUSINESS
None.
7. OTHER
None.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Commissioner Dugger moved to approve the meeting at 7:04 p.m.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded, and the meeting was adjourned.

Posted by Kali Mogul Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:59:00 PM

2016-06 HZC 

Historic Zoning Commission Regular Meeting June 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

 

Commissioners Present:    Wanda Barker, Brant Brandon, Tommy Dugger, Betty Friedlander, Joshua Hughes

Commissioners Absent:     0

Staff Members Present:     Planner Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine

Citizens Present:                24

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Brant Brandon made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 26, 2016 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Betty Friedlander.  Commissioner Dugger recused himself.  The motion passed 4 - 0.

4. CITIZEN COMMENTS

Mr. Tom Stearns of 7331 Nolensville Road handed out a letter to the Commission and read it to the members.  He and his wife are concerned about the demolition item on the agenda.  They feel commercialization of the Historic District will “destroy the village flavor.”

Ms. Lynda Moses of 2230 Rocky Springs Road said she does not want the homes demolished at 7332, 7336 and 7340 Nolensville Road.  She suggested that at least the bricks could be removed and donated.

5. NEW BUSINESS

A) Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition of houses at 7332, 7336 and 7340 Nolensville Road

Planner Henry Laird gave an introduction of the proposal.  The three buildings are single-family homes.  The architecture is not historically significant.  The demolition is separate from the mixed use development project on the agenda.

Mr. Joe Epps of Anderson, Delk, Epps represented the applicant.  The developer purchased the three homes with a plan to revitalize the Historic District and would be willing to donate the bricks to whomever would like to take them.

After a lengthy discussion about the procedure, Commissioner Brandon made a motion to approve the demolition of houses at 7332, 7336 and 7340 Nolensville Road, seconded by Commissioner Friedlander.  The motion passed unanimously, and the Certificate of Appropriateness was approved.

B) Certificate of Appropriateness for construction of new businesses

Mr. Epps introduced the project saying the applicant would like the Commission’s feedback on the style of the businesses. 

Mr. Brad Northcutt is the architect on the project. There was a lengthy discussion about setbacks, breaking the plan up into more individual building design, complementing the style of buildings surrounding the development, window type, possibility of adding front porches, and incorporating different materials to “soften” the look.  The building height was also discussed, and procedures were reviewed.

Mr. Epps requested a deferral on item B and stated that the applicant would seek a variance from the BZA on the building size and prepare a site plan for the Planning Commission.  The applicant will seek a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Zoning Commission at the suitable time.  Chairman Hughes made a motion to accept the request for a deferral, seconded by Commissioner Dugger.  The motion passed unanimously.

6. OLD BUSINESS

None.

7. OTHER

Planner Henry Laird announced that he would be retiring, and this would be his last Historic Zoning Commission meeting.

8. ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Hughes made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Wanda Barker.  The meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

 

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, June 24, 2016 10:43:00 AM

2016-5 

Historic Zoning Commission Regular Meeting

 

Commissioners Present:    Wanda Barker, Brant Brandon, Betty Friedlander, Joshua Hughes

Commissioners Absent:     Tommy Dugger

Staff Members Present:     Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul

Citizens Present:                2

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Betty Friedlander made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 28, 2016 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Brant Brandon.  The motion passed unanimously.

4. CITIZEN COMMENTS

None.

5. NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Brent Seaton represented the applicant, Ms. Debbie Evetts.  After a lengthy discussion with Mr. Seaton and Ms. Evetts about how the addition will tie in to the existing home, Chairman Hughes made a motion to approve the certificate of appropriateness for the addition at 7326 Nolensville Road with the following conditions:
(a) The three (3)-foot wide closet addition shown will be reduced to approximately two (2)-feet wide between the original structure and the bedroom addition and (b) The new siding will be fiber cement product painted to match the existing building.

Commissioner Friedlander seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.  The certificate of appropriateness was approved.

6. OLD BUSINESS
None
7. OTHER
Ms. Evetts mentioned that the three homes and yards at the rented properties near her home were not being maintained.  Counsel Notestine advised Ms. Evetts to contact the Town Codes Official to file a complaint.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Hughes made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Brandon.  The meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, May 27, 2016 10:48:00 AM

2016-04 

Historic Zoning Commission Regular Meeting April 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

 

Commissioners Present: Brant Brandon, Tommy Dugger, Joshua Hughes, Betty Friedlander
Commissioners Absent: Wanda Barker
Staff Members Present: Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul
Citizens Present: 1
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman Joshua Hughes.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Hughes. 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Dugger made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 27, 2015 meeting with correction of the typographical error on the date, seconded by Commissioner Friedlander.  The motion passed unanimously.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
None.
5. NEW BUSINESS
A) Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior changes at the Burrow Residence—7319 Nolensville Road

Ms. Burrow took questions from the Commissioners on the color of the shutters, called wine berry, and height of the wood fence.  Chairman Hughes moved to approve with the condition that the fence is a painted wood picket style matching the height of the wood block.  Commissioner Friedlander seconded, and the motion passed unanimously, and the certificate of appropriateness was approved.


6. OLD BUSINESS
None
7. OTHER
None
8. ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Hughes made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Brandon.  The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Posted by Kali Mogul Friday, April 29, 2016 10:55:00 AM