The Miami Shores Village Historic Preservation Board held a meeting on Monday, June 18, 2007 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM with Bob Davis, Nina Korman and SallieAnne Marvil-Rodriguez in attendance.  Ms. Romanello and Ms. Cadwallader arrived  approximately five minutes into the meeting. 




1)     Minutes – April 16, 2007 Meeting


Mr. Davis moved to approve the April 16, 2007 Meeting Minutes.  Ms. Korman seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.


2)   Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

      APPLICANT:     Julien Martinon

      ADDRESS:        145 N.E. 94th Street

      Re:                   Renovation/Addition to the rear of the existing home.


Ms. Estep explained that the current home is situated on the property with only a 5 foot side setback on one side of the property rather than a 10 foot side setback as is currently required.  The homeowner would like to add an addition to the rear of the existing home and prior to hiring an architect and having professional drawings and plans drawn, needs to have an opinion from the Historic Preservation Board regarding building the addition to conform with the existing line of the home, with only a 5 foot side setback.  Mr. Martinon provided computer generated representations of the proposed addition.  Mr. Martinon was advised that a survey, site plan and drawings would need to be provided to the Planning & Zoning Board for their approval process and that the proposed addition would need to conform to the other setback requirements contained in the Village Code.  Mr. Martinon was also advised that he would need to return to the Historic Preservation Board should he wish to replace any windows that are in the existing home to match windows that may be installed as part of the addition.  At the conclusion of the discussion, Mr. Davis moved to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to approve the conceptual plan and allow the addition to be built in-line with the existing home with only a 5 foot side setback.  Ms. Marvil-Rodriguez seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.


3)     Discussion regarding Air Conditioner Placement

OWNER:          Alain Gonzalez

ADDRESS:       389 N.E. 99th Street


Ms. Estep introduced the item, indicating that the applicant was looking for a recommendation regarding the placement of his air conditioner units.  Placement of the units had not been represented on the site plan when it was approved either by the Historic Preservation Board or the Planning & Zoning Board.  Mr. Gonzalez is looking to place them in the side setback which is not currently permitted by the Code.  Mr. Gonzalez spoke on his own behalf, stating that he tried the units on the roof and in response to questions from the Board, explained the issues of placing the units in other locations rather than having them in the side setback.  Board Members agreed that the roof was not a viable option as it detracts from the front view of the home and would not be in keeping with historic designation criteria or guidelines.   Following these discussions, Ms. Marvil-Rodriguez moved to recommend to the Planning & Zoning Board to allow the air conditioner units in the side setback.  Ms. Romanello seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion. 


4)     Discussion regarding temporary hurricane shutters.

          Grand Concourse Condominiums


Ms. Estep advised the Board that she had had a request to allow for temporary hurricane shutters to be installed on a unit at the Grand Concourse Condominiums.  The shutters in question are the aluminum panels that are put up and taken down with each storm alert.  She further advised the Board that she had told the caller that a letter from the Condo Association would be necessary before any formal action could be taken.   She asked that the Board discuss whether or not they might be in favor of allowing such temporary shutters.  It was the consensus of the Board to wait until a letter of approval was received from the Condo Association before they offered any opinion.




The June 18, 2007 Historic Preservation Board Meeting was adjourned at 6:36 PM