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Offline jhhis

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Altering roof in historic district
« on: August 25, 2014, 02:18:08 AM »
Hi all,

is it possible to add a small dormer on a visible part of the roof in a house in the historic district? I am asking because someone near us is adding one and other houses on the same row do not have one. Thanks!

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Re: Altering roof in historic district
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 04:53:26 AM »
I find it doubtful that they even thought to check with landmarks.

Offline dssjh

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Re: Altering roof in historic district
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 04:58:28 AM »
they should have...checked, i mean.

neighbors can report such violations, and the combination of fighting and removing such violations can be pricey.

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Re: Altering roof in historic district
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 07:53:59 AM »
Unless they have posted a permit from Landmarks an I believe from the city as well the answer is emphatically "NO", especially if it is visible from the street. I would call Landmarks to report it and call 311 to report construction without a permit so that it is on record. Once the damage is done it is close to impossible  to reverse. Maybe call Danny Dromm's office as well. It affects not only the aesthetics of the block but your property value.  I would also ask like minded neighbors to call as well. If there is a legitimate permit posted then it should look and conform to the rest of the block in terms of materials used and aesthetics.

Offline pr56

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Re: Altering roof in historic district
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 09:51:14 AM »
Where are permits posted? Front door? yard? Fence?

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Re: Altering roof in historic district
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 10:00:48 AM »
The permit is usually posted on the front window or door. Where ever they place it, it too, must be visible from the street to see.

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Re: Altering roof in historic district
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 10:00:48 AM »