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IHPC Hearing Rundown – August 4th

This post is part of an on-going feature where I will keep readers up-to-date on cases before the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. The IHPC is charged with “preserving the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structures for all present and future citizens of Marion County, Indiana.” For more information, see the IHPC Website.

Commission Rulings will be updated after the hearing, but the following cases will be heard on August 4th at 5:30 PM in the Public Assembly Room of the City County Building.
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Address: 1826 N. Alabama Street
Historic District: Herron-Morton Place
Case: Demolish historic accessory structure, construct a 3-car garage.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of Certificate of Authorization
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 5505 E. Washington Street
Historic District: Irvington
Case: Remove a tree in the rear yard, erect fencing to create dumpster screening and Variances of Development Standards.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 922 Massachusetts Avenue
Historic District: Chatham-Arch Massachusetts Avenue
Case: Repair and expand existing awning, modify window openings, addition of pre-fab cooler with dumpster enclosure on a concrete pad.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT

Urban Indy Note: The staff report indicates that the petitioner intends to open a new restaurant in the ground floor of this building.
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Address: 1606 N. Delaware Street
Historic District: Herron Morton Place
Case: For signage, site improvements, masonry repair, gutter/soffit repair, new HVAC and for approval of a Variance of Use.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 1010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Historic District: Ransom Place
Case: Construct new structure, gas pump island and canopy; site improvements/landscaping.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with stipulations
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT

Urban Indy Note: The staff report indicates that remonstrators are concerned about this project. Issues include (a) ingress/egress given traffic volume in the area and (b) orientation of the convenience store building.

A rendering of the proposed gas station, looking south from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.

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Address: 1819 N. Alabama Street
Historic District: Herron Morton Place
Case: Retain siding, windows and trim installed in violation of previously issued COA’s.  Retain sided over window openings completed without approval.
Staff Recommendation: Denial
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 612 E. 9th Street
Historic District: Chatham-Arch Massachusetts Avenue
Case: Retain siding as installed on garage not in compliance with previously issued COA.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of staff recommended compromise, or Denial
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 543 Lockerbie Street
Historic District: Lockerbie Square
Case: Construct new single-family house with 2-car attached garage; Variances of Development Standards.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of a Certificate of Authorization with stipulations
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 123 W. Louisiana Street
Historic District: Union Station
Case: Construct an enclosed pedestrian connector at the 2nd level between Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Convention Center.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT
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Address: 250 S. Meridian Street
Historic District: Wholesale District
Case: Modify the rooftop penthouse exterior; construct a stairwell enclosure addition on the southwest corner of roof; install handrails along the south and east parapet walls; install a rooftop deck covering; install a street-level awning along Meridian Street.
Staff Recommendation: approval with stipulations
Commission Ruling:
MAP
STAFF REPORT

2 Responses to “ “IHPC Hearing Rundown – August 4th”

  1. Awesome info Chris. Interesting stuff about the restaurant on Mass Ave and pedestrian connector at Union Station.

  2. Curt says:

    The proposal for 922 is pretty interesting. It will be nice to see the far east end getting some life.

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