The existing 1909 wood frame single family structure (converted to retail) and its garage will be removed, as well as associated driveways, porches, fencing, and other site work. The existing structures have been reviewed by the Department of Neighborhoods for landmark designation and deemed non-significant. The large Big Leaf Maple trees that hug the property line to the west will remain and be protected. The site is relatively sloped with the east side approximately 5 ft higher than the west edge. There is a stone retaining wall just beyond the west property line, where the grade drops another 9 ft to the neighboring parking lot. There is not an existing planting strip or street trees along the sidewalk, but both will be provided.
The recently completed south neighbor is built out to the property line. The north neighbor is held back from the property line. The main south facade (with windows) is 3’-8” from the property line. However, non-conforming bay windows are located within 1’-6” of the property line. These windows would not be allowed under current building code requirements.