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Approved by ILPC: January 10, 2017 <br /> <br />Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission (ILPC) <br />Minutes — December 13, 2016 <br /> <br />Present: <br />Ed Finegan, Chair <br />David Kramer, Vice Chair <br />Stephen Gibian <br />Susan Stein <br />Katelin Olson <br />Jennifer Minner <br />Michael McGandy <br />Seph Murtagh (Common Council Liaison) <br /> <br />Bryan McCracken, Staff <br />Charles Pyott, Staff <br /> <br />Chair Finegan called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />I. PUBLIC HEARING <br /> <br />A. 421 N. Albany St., Individual Local Landmark – Proposal to Construct a Rear Porch <br /> <br />Applicants Brian Buttner, AIA and property owners Steven Centeno and Ann Schehr described <br />the details of the proposal, noting the original rear porch was severely deteriorated and was <br />demolished earlier in the year. The design of the new porch reflects the characteristics of the <br />front porch, including the turned posts, spindled frieze and wood-shingled skirting. The porch <br />will be slightly larger than the original, and a walkway along the south side of the residence <br />would be extended to approach the new porch stairs. A patio would also be added in this area. <br />Due to financial considerations, the applicant would like to use concrete for the walkway and <br />patio but is willing to install stone if the Commissions prefers this material. <br /> <br />D. Kramer commended the property owner for the historically sensitive work that is be done on <br />the residence. <br /> <br />S. Gibian noted the proposed trash storage shed in the design and commented on its visual <br />impact on the residence’s watertable. B. Buttner stated that the small shed was not permanently <br />affixed to the residence or the porch, and could be easily removed. <br /> <br />Public Hearing <br />On a motion by M. McGandy, seconded by S. Stein, Chair Finegan opened the Public Hearing. <br />There being no public comments, the Public Hearing was closed on a motion by D. Kramer, <br />seconded by J. Minner. <br /> <br />B. McCracken asked for clarity on the materials that will be used to construct the various <br />components of the porch, specifically the ceiling and decking. B. Buttner reported that the roof <br />rafters and tongue-and-groove roof sheathing might be left exposed or tongue-and-groove <br />beadboard would be installed. The decking would be 5/4”, tongue-and-groove fir. <br /> <br />RESOLUTION: Moved by J. Minner, seconded by S. Stein. <br /> <br />WHEREAS, 421 N. Albany St, the Dennis-Newton House, is an individual local landmark, as <br />designated under Section 228-3 of the City of Ithaca Municipal Code in 2015, and