-by Historic Preservation Committee Chair and Trustee Chris Hune
Despite a beautiful Sunday that should have drawn everyone to spend their afternoon in the sunshine and fresh air, a group of potential renovators made it their priority to join a panel of experts providing information on the ins and outs of approaching a renovation project in German Village. Discussion on working with the German Village Commission, applying for permits, choosing an architect and budgeting time and money occupied the time for this group.
Many thanks to Randy Black and Cristin Moody of the City of Columbus Historic Preservation office who provided the insight on working with the GVC, Keith Wagenknecht, Chief Building Official of the City’s building and zoning department for detailing permit and zoning issues, and Bob Loversidge, CEO of Schooley Caldwell Associates for lending perspective on approaching architects and what questions to ask and more importantly, what to expect. We also appreciate the participation of several of our German Village residents, Phil Fankhauser, Marie Logothetis and Dan Kline and Mike and Deena Robinson who walked us through their first hand renovation experiences. A special thanks to members of the Historic Preservation Committee, Ned Thiel and Russ Arledge for helping organize the event.
“Historic Home Workshop 2012″ – “From sidewalks to roofs, what you need to know about maintaining your property from the experts” – Sunday, November 11 – 1 to 4 p.m.