By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer
(Sept. 15, 2022) The Berlin Historic District Commission discussed the following during its Sept. 7 meeting:
The commission denied plans to lengthen the porch on the residence located at 10314 Longview Court, pending further details to be provided by the applicants. The project can be approved via email once the porch has been made smaller.
Painting and lighting
The commission approved plans for several projects to occur at 14 Pitts Street, including metal roof cleaning and painting, lighting installation, brick painting, window trim accent color painting and accent color painting along the brick and sidewalk. The property is owned by Heart of Berlin and the Jack Burbage Foundation. The only alteration by the commission was to eliminate black paint at the bottom of the brick walls, so it’s a consistent color.
The commission approved plans for several projects to occur at 17 William Street — also owned by Heart of Berlin and the Jack Burbage Foundation — with some alterations.
The original request included coating repairs and re-coating with accent colors along the sidewalk, on window trim tops and bottoms, new ground-level windows and a new glass door.
Exterior meters will also be covered with a box to be painted with the wall color and the second-floor electric conduit will be painted with the corresponding wall color. The downspout will also match the wall color.
Changes dictated by the commission left out trims on the tops of the windows, two lights above the door and the small window to the left of the door, and three lights above the window on the right-hand side.
The commission also required that the windows be set back and to remove two painted stripes from the bottom of the wall.