IHPC Hearings

Following are Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission actions taken at full commission hearings and administrative hearings since publication of the previous issue of Urban Times. The commission meets the first Wednesday of each month. Administrative hearings, with an IHPC staff member serving as hearing officer, are scheduled every Tuesday. Approval for projects generally comes in the form of Certificates of Appropriateness.

Lockerbie Square

Nov. 1 IHPC hearing

Thomas A. and Janice E. Smith were given approval to demolish the rear addition at 619 E. Michigan St., remove dormers on the west roof, construct a front porch and new entry, and complete rehabilitation work including replacing roof, siding, windows and door. The couple indicate they plan to stabilize the property, then return for approval to build a kitchen-dining room at the rear of the historic structure, which has been vacant for several years.

Herron-Morton Place

Nov. 1 IHPC hearing

A petition by Kurt Flock to build a three-car garage and rear deck at 2016 N. New Jersey St. was continued without debate at the petitioner’s request to Dec. 6.

This house was approved for construction at 1604 N. New Jersey St.

David Chavarria was granted approval to build a two-story single-family home and detached two-car garage at 1604 N. New Jersey St. The petition includes variances for reduced setback and for construction within the clear-sight triangle. The petition had been continued from the September 2017 hearing, after which numerous changes had been made, including reducing the number of different elements on the exterior.

This house was approved for 1841 N. Pennsylvania St. Both structures are in Herron-Morton Place

Paul Jorgensen was granted approval to build a single-family house and detached three-car carriage house with living quarters at 1841 N. Pennsylvania St. Variances  included less open space than required, and to exceed the maximum square footage of a secondary living unit.

The house features a traditional design with two dormers projecting into the roof. One side of the house features a round window in the wide gable.

Oct. 31 administrative hearing

Melissa Iannucci received approval to change a previously approved two-story carriage house at 2134 N. New Jersey St. to a one-story garage.

Oct. 24 administrative hearing

Kurt Flock received approval to reroof the house at 2016 N. New Jersey St., and to add skylights and modify windows.

 Oct. 17 administrative hearing

Mark Demerly received approval to add windows and doors to rear of house at 1832 N. Delaware St., and to reconfigure windows on north wall and on third floor south gable, convert back porch to open patio and remove rear chimney.

The Old Northside

Oct. 24 administrative hearing

Christopher Eddy received approval to replace and enlarge two windows on second floor of garage at 1446 Central Ave.

Nick Barrett received approval to reconfigure roof coping at 1320 N. Delaware St. and wrap with metal.

Oct. 24 administrative hearing

Brandon Connor received approval to replace the door on second floor of house at 713 N. Cleveland St. with a window.

Oct. 17 administrative hearing

Justin Kingen received approval to install two flag poles on front of the building at 401 E. Michigan St. (the Athenaeum).

Chatham Arch/Mass Ave

Nov. 1 IHPC hearing

A petition by Whitney Parkinson to build a single-family house with attached garage at 509 E. 11th St. was debated, but continued because of concerns over the structure’s height and scale in comparison to other structures along 11th Street. The Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association also sought a continuance because its urban design committee had not been given the plans to review.

IHPC is located in Room 1801 of the City-County Building at 200 E. Washington Street. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (although staff is typically gone to lunch between noon and 1 p.m.) Persons with appointments are advised to allow extra time to park and get through building security.

The general office number for the IHPC is 327-4406. A list of staff members telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and biographies can be found at www.indygov.org /eGov/ City/DMD/ IHPC/staff.htm.

To determine if any property is in an IHPC district, go to http://maps.indy. gov/MyNeighborhood and go to “Special Districts.”

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