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File #: 18-0429 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Board Action Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/1/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 8/13/2019 Final action:
Title: MODIFICATION TO HISTORIC FAÇADE - MASONIC LODGE BUILDING (44 EAST ATLANTIC AVENUE)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Location Map, 3. Exhibit B - HPB Staff Report, 4. Exhibit C - Proposed Elevations and Site Photos, 5. Exhibit D - Easement Document
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Tara Toto, Project Manager
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., Executive Director
DATE: August 13, 2019

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MODIFICATION TO HISTORIC FAÇADE - MASONIC LODGE BUILDING (44 EAST ATLANTIC AVENUE)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Approve the proposed modifications to the façade of the Masonic Lodge Building located at 44 East Atlantic Avenue and authorize the Chair, to execute, on behalf of the CRA, the necessary written permission pursuant to the CRA’s Historic Façade Architectural Control and Redevelopment Easement dated March 20, 1998.

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Background:

The Masonic Lodge Building, located at 44 East Atlantic Avenue, was originally constructed in 1924 and is within the Old School Square Historic Arts District (OSSHAD) and has a Central Business District Overlay. The building is a two (2) story, Masonry Vernacular style commercial building with stucco exterior and is currently being utilized on the first floor for retail and restaurant uses and on the second floor for office use.

In 1997, the City Historic Preservation Board approved plans to renovate the building, which included the removal of the brick veneer on the exterior, restoration of the building’s stucco exterior, exposing and recapping the parapet, replacing the storefronts and second floor windows, adding stucco banding to the parapet, and adding stucco lintels and sills.

In 1998, the property owner received a $45,000 façade easement grant for the approved renovation plans. The CRA also recorded a historic façade easement (CRA Easement) which ensured additional review and required prior written approval by the CRA for any proposed exterior changes in the future. The purpose of the easement was “to assure the preservation and maintenance of the historic structure.”

In 2019, the owner, Jetport II, Ltd. submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to the Development Services Department Historic Preservation Division requesting approva...

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