1. There are 432 properties listed in the Belmont Addition Conservation District (BACD). 431 were used for this analysis (Fire Station excluded)
2. While Craftsman style homes still make about half of the homes in BACD (51%), they have decreased by 21% since 2004. Prairie homes have become the most common replacement with a 360% increase since 2004
3. 21% of homes built between 1910-1929 that existed in 2004 have been torn down
4. Prairie style homes have seen the largest increase since 2004 across all five streets in BACD ranging to 220% to 1500% since 2004.
5. Duplex and Multi Family dwelling structures combined have decreased by 44% since 2004 as the neighborhood shifts more towards single family
The second story of Craftsman structures must be setback a minimum of five feet from the main plane of the front facade and may not exceed 70 percent of the floor area of the first floor.
This language restricts the Craftsman style homes to one style; The Airplane Bungalows (A.K.A Pop-up Bungalows). This restriction limits construction to one or two rooms on the second floor or a two story addition attached to the back of the existing main house.
Remove second floor restrictions of Craftsman Style Homes. An example would be the American Foursquare which is a house style that incorporates elements of the both Craftsman and Prairie homes.
Encourage Home Builders to build more Craftsman style homes. Allow homeowners to add a second floor that is the same size as their first floor. This promotes wider front porches and prevents the small bungalows in our neighborhood from being dwarfed. Promote the PRESERVATION of our most prevalent architectural style.
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