Every month, in City Council Chambers, decisions are being made with important implications for the future of our historic community and the Downtown District. The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. monitors and responds to key local preservation issues and would like to share this important local preservation information with you.
The following applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) will be addressed.
1. Thomas Mitchell â€“ New construction at 100 Hanover Street.
The applicant is seeking approval of the materials and architectural details for the new condominium construction project at 100 Hanover Street. The scale and massing of the building has already been approved, as well as the demolition of 718 Sophia Street and 106-108 Hanover Street. City Council has approved a Special Use Permit as well as a variety of Special Exceptions for the project.
To see the proposed details of the buildings, including windows and their materials, doorways, a comparison of the Sophia Street and Hanover Street facades, and various other exterior details click here for the full ARB application.
2. William Street Ventures LLC â€“ Partial demolition, exterior alterations, and fence at 411 William Street.
The applicant is seeking approval of the next steps in a previously approved project from October of 2012. The Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources has evaluated this property as part of a tax act project and has approved removal of the two-story frame addition.
For more details and information about the demolition as well as new construction click here.
3. Titan Sign Corp. â€“ Signs at 417 Wolfe Street and 513 Prince Edward Street.
The applicant is seeking approval for painted aluminum letter, wall mounted signs at two locations.
For more information and pictures of the proposed signs and their locations click here.
4. Sabina Weitzman â€“ Exterior alterations at 407 Fauquier Street.
Considered in three parts the application includes a request to construct a one-story addition to the east of the residence, a second-story to an existing addition, and alterations to an existing accessory structure.
To learn more about the project and see drawings of the proposed construction, click here.
How You Can Helpâ€¦
As Friends of Preservation, if you have thoughts or views about the applications referenced above or any other local preservation matters, then we encourage you to come out and make your voice heard.
If you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact HFFI (firstname.lastname@example.org; (540) 371-4504).
Public Comment Guidelines:
Architectural Review Board (ARB): Anyone who wishes to speak at the ARB meeting in favor or against any of the applications should attend the meeting in person and come forward to speak when the chairman calls for public comment. Questions about the ARBâ€™s agenda items should be directed to the Cityâ€™s Planning Office (540-372-1179).
NOTE: When speaking before the Cityâ€™s Boards and Commissions, including City Council, please respect the following guidelines:
Clearly state your name and address.
Take no more than five (5) minutes (brevity is appreciated).
Confine your comments to City business.
Personal attacks on Councilmembers or others will not be tolerated.