The lack of a quorum at the meeting allowed the 45 day deadline to pass, which means projects are approved by default.
All four projects in the Between the Rivers Historic District were up for vote at Wednesday’s meeting.
Mark Cochran and Tom Sills were the only members of the commission to show up Wednesday. Leigh Barba, Stacy Norton, Steven McDowell and Megan Watters were all unable to attend.
Kate Grosch, on behalf of her mother Helen Grosch requested approval for on upgrade to the façade at 231 Broad St., the former Herb Shop location.
“We are hoping to work on the store front. Hopefully underneath we’ll find the stone that was originally there,” Kate Grosch said.
The old wooden awning will be replaced and the wooden trim on the front of the building would be replaced.
The project will also involve the replacement and relocation of the front doors as well as the replacement of the two arch windows on the second floor with energy efficient windows and arch transoms.
Kate Grosch said the family was undertaking the work in order to attract tenants to the building, which has been empty for close to a year. She also said that the family is thinking about converting the second floor into a residential unit.
Joe Cook submitted a proposal to enclose a back porch, which would involve the addition of doors and windows at his home at 303 E. Fifth Ave. The back porch itself is not original to the house but was added around 1950.
R.H. Deschamps submitted a request to add a roof over an existing porch floor at 317 E. Fourth St. The project will also involve the relocation of a metal railing on the walkway leading to the house along with some landscaping changes
Wes Walraven won approval by default for his project at 206 E. Fourth Ave. for the removal of a large old pecan tree as part of a major landscape restoration of the historic home. Six new trees will be planted to replace the aging pecan tree.