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16 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 NEWS cape Gazette TT October, commissioners denied 1-1 O use a request to completely demolish the home after several members Continued from page 1 of the public were adamant in a public hearing that it should landa Leonardo and Ramin Mo- be saved. The overall plan for jdeh and builder John Zacharias the home, including an addition have asked permission to disas- off the historic portion of the semble the home at 302 Mulberry structure, was approved with St. piece by piece, number and four conditions. Three of the four tag each piece, put in a new foun- conditions have been met; only a dation and then reassemble the condition requiring a detached home as it was. Zacharias said it is the only garage remains to be resolved. safe way to add a new founda- tion. Lifting the 1840s home, Attached garage requested which he says is not structurally At the commission's Novem- sound, is too dangerous, he said. ber meeting, the applicants tried "My opinion, my house mov- to find a compromise for the er's opinion, is this is in dire detached garage requirement. In straits," he said. "You can bring an attempt to include an attached the engineers from the pope in garage in the overall design, the here, but I'm the one who's going applicants submitted a new plan to do the work on the house." that decreased the mass and size During a recent walk-through, of the garage, while also using Zacharias said, he found mem- different siding material to visu- bers that were water damaged ally separate the garage from the and need to be replaced. He said home. he will remake some members The applicants' attorney, Craig and add them to the structure Karsnitz, said the height of the when reassembling the home. garage was lowered, three win- Other than that, he said, he will dows were reduced to two, and salvage everything possible and the siding was changed. rebuild the home to look exactly Karsnitz said the applicants as it does today, have resubmitted a plan for an "This is the best plan I came attached garage because setbacks upwith, and I hope you consider make it nearly impossible to it," he told the commission at its build a usable detached garage Nov. 18 meeting, on the property, which sits at the Zacharias said he estimates corner of Mulberry and Third he's renovated about half the streets. homes in Lewes and has used the "If we [meet requirements], disassemble-reassemble method you end up with a garage a car in the past. can't fit in," he said. "This is something I've done Despite the new plans, the before," he said. "I don't go out commission split 3-3 on the own- and build Schell Brothers houses, ers' latest request. Because the I'm here in Lewes. This is my vote was split, Hoffman said, it lifeblood. This is what I do for was considered that no action a living." was taken, and the request will Due to concern over language be put back on the agenda for in the code, commission attorney the commission's Tuesday, Dec. Michael Hoffman advised mem- 2 meeting. bers to hold a public hearing on Members who voted against the removal of the structure. It is the new plan cited criteria set scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, forth in city code related to mass ]an. 6. and scale of structures as well as The Mulberry Street home maintaining harmony with the has had a long history before streetscape. Commission Chair the commission. November's Elaine Simmerman also cited meeting marked the fifth straight Department of Interior standards month it was on the agenda. In when voting against the request. • Sweet potato bisque • Macaroni and cheese with gruyere • Baby greens with dried fruit & and cheddar cheese candied walnuts * Scalloped potatoes au gratin • Honeybaked Ham • Squash casserole • Savory herb butter roasted turkey • Corn spoon bread . breast or leg • Green beans with onions and bacon • Giblet or plain gravy • Pumpldn tiramisu • Old fashioned candied yams ° Apple cream squares • Oyster, sausage or pineapple stuffing • Coffee, tea or soda The buffet will be served in 3 seatings - 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 The cost per person is $28 • $13 for children under 12 Crab OTHER ENTREES OFFERED: bomb or baby bomb- $35 or $28 • Crabcake Platter -$30 Grilled Beef tenderloin - $29 RESERVATIONS APPRECIATED - CALL 302.645.6611 108 SECOND STREET, LEWES DENNIS FORNEYi2t-IOTO THE LEWES HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION has ordered another public hearing for 302 Mulberry St., as the applicants now wish to disassemble the home piece by piece, add a new foundation, then reassemble the home as it was.