2018-05-17 / Around Town

HDC Approves Demolition of ‘Doll House’

By James Merolla

The Historic District Commission approved several plans at their May 15 monthly meeting, and continued several others.

Approved 7-0. The application of Alexis DeJoria of 51 Cliff Ave. to demolish the 1967 “Doll House,” remove the in-ground pool and surrounding concrete patio, and replace it with a Pebble Tec in-ground pool with bluestone and surrounding sod, and build a four-car “carriage house,” a two-car storage bay and a pool house.

Approved 5-0 with board members Karl Bjork and Michael Conroy recusing themselves because they didn’t hear the full petition at the previous meeting, the application of Margaret Murray, 2 Green Place, for permission to remove a slate roof and replace it with asphalt shingles.

Approved 7-0. The application of William Burgess, 3 Bellevue Court, for permission to construct an attached garage carriage house and pool house, install an in-ground pool, remove windows, and add windows, a porch and a pergola.

Approved 7-0. The application of Peter Schmitz, 3 Third St., for permission to construct a bluestone patio attached to the house.

Approved 6-0 with Conroy recusing himself. The application of William Martin, corner of Second Street and Pine Street, for permission to construct a four-bedroom, single-family residence.

Approved 7-0. The application of Gary and Carol Cummins, 40 Walnut St., for permission to renovate an enclosed porch addition on the northwest portion of the house, was split into two with the applicant’s permission. The board voted 6-1 against the applicant changing the porch, which they said had its “own history,” but unanimously allowed Cummins to repair the damaged area, approve a window on the second floor, and do other repairs.

The following applications were continued.

The application of RI Realty, LLC, 96 Rhode Island Ave. to demolish a carriage house and construct a two-story, two-unit residence was continued because the board needed more information and a site visit.

The application of Kate Bradford, 49 Catherine St., for permission to construct a garage and a small addition was continued because the board needed clearer dimensions of the plan from a site visit.

Continued were the applications of Even Altman and Lucy Kissel, 210 Carroll Ave., to connect two structures with an enclosed porch; the application of John Zurn, 15 John St., for permission to construct a one-story ell to the rear of the building and build a deck; the application of Dee Gordon, Bridge Street, to construct a single-family home; and the application of Richard Gordon, Bridge Street, to construct a single-family home, were all continued to the June 19 meeting.

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