CITY OF MUSKEGON
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
August 5, 2014
Chairperson J. Hilt called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. and roll was taken.
MEMBERS PRESENT: J. Hilt, S. Kroes, K. Panozzo, D. Mayville, L. Wood, S. Radtke
MEMBERS ABSENT: L. Spataro
STAFF PRESENT: M. Franzak, D. Renkenberger
OTHERS PRESENT: G. Greenwood, 1309 Peck St.; B. Greenwood, 1309 Peck St.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion to approve the regular meeting minutes of July 1, 2014 was made by L. Wood,
supported by S. Kroes and unanimously approved.
Case 2014-17 – 421 West Webster Avenue. Applicant: Kevin and Jacquelyn Huss. District:
Houston. Current Function: Residential. The applicant is seeking approval to build a new
garage. Drawings and plans were submitted. K. Huss stated that the picture labeled North
should actually be the south elevation, with the garage door facing the alley. S. Radtke asked if
the garage would have any windows, and if they had considered having more than one garage
door. K. Huss stated that the drawings did not show any windows, but they were open to the
idea of adding them. He also stated that they would consider having more than one garage door.
S. Radtke asked what type of siding would be on the garage. K. Huss stated that they were using
an engineered wood product, and it would match the house. S. Radtke asked what material the
soffits would be made of, and stated that beadboard would be appropriate for the era of the
house. K. Huss stated that he wasn’t sure which material would be used for the soffits yet.
A motion that the HDC approve the request for the new garage as proposed, and to encourage the
applicants to add windows and a second garage door, with the conditions that all zoning
requirements are met and the necessary permits are obtained, was made by D. Mayville,
supported by K. Panozzo- and unanimously approved.
Case 2014-15 – 1309 Peck Street. Applicant: Gene/Barbara Greenwood. District: Clinton-
Peck. Current Function: Residential. The applicant is seeking approval to replace the wood
windows with vinyl windows, replace the wood siding with vinyl siding (a portion of the home
already has vinyl siding), to modify the front porch windows, and to re-do the existing columns.
The applicants provided new drawings/renderings after last month’s meeting, which were
reviewed by the board.
G. Greenwood stated that they had doubled the amount of windows from the original plans
presented last month, and the windows were arranged vertically to more closely match what was
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being replaced. He also wanted to know if they could add dentil molding above the windows,
and eliminate the columns. The columns were mostly covered up when the enclosed porch was
added on. D. Mayville asked what would hold up the roof if the columns were removed. G.
Greenwood stated that the columns were rotting, and they planned to build a studded wall to
A motion that the HDC approve the requests as proposed in the revised drawings submitted, and
to approve the request to remove the columns and add dentil molding above the windows, with
the conditions that all zoning requirements are met and the necessary permits are obtained, was
made by L. Wood, supported by S. Kroes and approved, with S. Radtke voting nay.
G. Greenwood asked if the fascia/soffit had to be vinyl or aluminum. The board concurred that it
was up to the applicant.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:21 p.m.
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