Friday, March 23, 2012

New B&B

A couple from Austin recently purchased this house at the corner of Austin Avenue and 16th Street and plans to open a small (two-room) bed and breakfast in it. At its March 22 meeting, HARC approved the additional use for the property and waived the requirement for additional parking spaces.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Double Demolition

At its March 22 meeting, the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC) considered requests to demolish these two historic houses off W. 13th St. The house at 612 W. 13th St. is one of Georgetown's few remaining "shotgun" houses. Both demolitions were approved since the houses were deemed to be unsalvagable. The property these houses are on is now zoned for office use, so any future construction on these lots will not be residential. Both houses were owned at one time by a woman who was a cook at the former Carver High School.