The 18th-Century home at 211 Hurlbutt Street could find a new home on Honey Hill Road — if the Zoning Board of Appeals approves a residential variance submitted by local architect and former Historic Districts and Historic Properties Commission chair Kevin Quinlan. A public hearing is planned for March 21.
“If the variance request isn't granted then the entire preservation effort will be lost,” said Quinlan.
“I am counting on the Zoning Board of Appeals being able to look at the setback relief as a simple variance request. It would be a shame to lose this preservation opportunity and the rich history inherent in the 211 Hurlbutt Street home.”
A 90-day demolition delay was placed on the property in November after the commission received a notice of intent to demolish the antique home. Through the fall of 2015, Honey Hill South LLC owner and historic commission member Peter Gaboriault expressed a desire to save and relocate the home’s original timber-frame and salvage and reuse its antique windows.
Following negotiations, an agreement was made to allow Honey Hill South LLC to dismantle and relocate the original portion of the home to Honey Hill Road.