walnut house: modern sustainable home approved for Jacksonville’s Springfield Historic District!
You have to love it when your clients are as passionate as you are about a project! Video taken immediately following the approval by the Jacksonville HPC. Cory and Amanda, we love you guys!
Special thanks to our good friend and SEO expert, Michelle Chance-Sangthong for taking this video.
The application for the COA for the Walnut Street project passed through the HPC unanimously. We had seven people speak in favor of the project and none opposed. Here is a brief summery of Staff’s suggested conditions and what actually passed:
Condition #1 – Add windows to the North elevation (Not Required)
Condition #2- Reduce front railing height by 1 foot (Not Required)
Condition #3- Side wall should be capped and add pilasters (Not Required)
Condition #4- Cistern color should compliment the house colors (Not Required)
Condition #5- Replace smooth block with split face block or other (Not Required)
Condition #6- Replace 3-tab shingles on North elevation with a more traditional material (Not Required but strongly suggested)
Condition #7- Walkways and hard scape to be submitted as a separate COA application (Required)
Condition #8- Any amended plans will be reviewed by STAFF prior to permitting (Required)
Condition #9- Small changes to proposed structure and site shall be handled administratively (Required)
A special heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who has supported content design group and our clients throughout this process. Thank you to the HPC board members who listened with open ears and made there decision based not on if they like or disliked the design but rather, did it meet the historic regulations for new construction in Springfield. Thanks to all who spoke at the commission meeting. Thanks to all who wrote letters and emails in support the project. Thanks to God and everyone who was praying for us.
Now our job really starts! We have amazing clients that we need to build an amazing home for. We will do our best for our clients, Springfield, and the city of Jacksonville that we love.
Please continue to follow the progress of the project on our blog. We will always welcome comments and “constructive” criticism.
This is a slideshow of our presentation from the HPC meeting