Window renovation project approved at Champlin’s

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 5:45pm

The Historic District Commission held a special meeting on Thursday, March 11 to consider an application by the new owners of Champlin’s Marina and Resort off West Side Road (Plat 19, Lot 5 and 6) to replace windows and portions of siding on several structures on the property. At their February meeting, members of the HDC said they wanted to do a site visit to see where the windows would be, exactly, and also to see a sample of the siding.

Project Executive Mark Banfield explained: “It’s the units down by the water – the gaming building and the backside of the buildings,” said Banfield. “The windows are in bad shape, leaking on the inside. Siding was failing horribly.”

Banfield wants to use an Andersen model for the replacement windows, and a polymer material for the new siding.

“Whatever you approve on the replacement, when we replace the other windows [on the property], we will replace them with the exact same windows,” said Banfield. “Eventually the property will be in conformity.”

The consensus of the board was that the windows were acceptable, but not the polymer siding. They wanted white cedar shingles, “as opposed to the siding being proposed by the applicant,” said Chair Bill Penn.

Member Mike Ballard made a motion to approve the window replacements and to specify white cedar shingles. The motion passed unanimously.

Window and door replacements at Sheffield House

Ed and Diane Hayde returned to the HDC with amendments to a preliminary application to replace windows and doors at the Sheffield House bed and breakfast on High Street (Plat 7, Lot 67). At the February meeting, Vice-Chair Martha Ball proposed tabling the discussion until March, so the Haydes could return with revisions and a different style for the proposed windows.

“We submitted the original application for some awning style windows, [and there were] some objections to the windows [as] not keeping with the architecture,” said Ed Hayde.

“No one liked the proposal for awnings. We talked about a lot of alternatives,” replied Ball. “We had asked if he could find an alternative that would suit what they wanted to do and not alter the look of the Sheffield House.”

“Our proposal is to have each of those window spaces fi lled with a fixed bottom window so the appearance is a regular double-hung window,” said Hayde.

The commission unanimously accepted all but one of the Hayde’s revised plans. Replacement windows on the back of the house were approved in one action. A second motion approved a new window, new stairs, and a new door on the street facade. The board deferred approving an oval-shaped window until the Haydes provide more detail on the scaling.

The HDC’s next meeting will be March 22, at 7 p.m.