NRD-2018-0066 – Discussion
1714 W. 34th Street – Old West Austin Historic District
Council District 10
Proposal: Demolish a ca. 1941 house and construct a new house in its place.
Applicant: Elizabeth Baird
City Staff: Cara Bertron, Historic Preservation Office, 974-1446
Staff Recommendation: Postpone the decision on the demolition permit to December 17, 2018 to allow more research into FHA demonstration homes. If the Commission votes to approve the demolition permit, then staff encourages rehabilitation and adaptive re-use, then relocation over demolition, and the completion of a City of Austin Documentation Package. For the new construction, staff recommends consideration of a more modest one story design to better integrate with the historic character of the neighborhood.