Three properties to be discussed at November 10 BGHPB Board Meeting

November 5, 2021
By Staff Report

STAFF REPORT – At the monthly meeting of the Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board on Wednesday, Nov. 10
at 10 a.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium, three Special Certificates of
Appropriateness will be heard.

The first is the Addis Residence, 267 Palm Avenue. The applicant requests approval to convert a
portion of the living space into a screened porch, to expand an existing patio and to perform
some interior remodeling, including window and door replacement.

The subject property is listed as non-contributing in the Boca Grande Historic District. Any
changes to the property are required to be consistent with the Design Guidelines of the Boca
Grande Historic District.

Lee County staff recommends that the Boca Grande Historic District Preservation Board approve
the Special Certificate of Appropriateness to permit the proposed changes as provided on the site
and architectural plans; and make a finding that the request is in compliance with the Design
Guidelines of the Boca Grande Historic District and Lee County LDC Chapter 22.

The second SCA requested is for the Brotzki residence, 1771 17th St. The applicant, David
Benner with Safety Harbor Builders, LLC on behalf of the landowners, Robert and Maria
Brotzki, have filed an application for a special certificate of appropriateness to demolish the
existing one-story residence and replace it with a two-story residence at the location 1771 17th
St. E.

The developed property is a non-contributing site within the Boca Grande Historic District. The
proposed home will be nestled between the Gasparilla Island Water Association Treatment Plant
and the Gasparilla Sound Bay waterway, separated by a small cluster of mature trees.

Staff recommends that the Historic Preservation Board find that the proposed new construction is
in compliance with the Guidelines for New Construction and Additions to Existing
Non-contributing Buildings in the Boca Grande Historic District. They also recommended that
the board approve the SCA for the Brotzki property.

The third property SCA to be heard is listed as Boo Fence, 1935 19th St. W. The applicant is seeking a Special Certificate of Appropriateness to allow the replacement of 113 feet of 6-foot wood basket-weave fence, the installation of 73 feet of 4-foot chain link fence, and the installation of 148 feet of 6-foot vinyl privacy fence with two gates.

The subject property is listed as non-contributing in the Boca Grande Historic District.
Staff finds the project to be consistent with the design guidelines for the Boca Grande Historic
District and LDC Chapter 22 and recommends that the Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board
approve the SCA to permit the replacement of the current fence and installation of the new
privacy fence with two gates, and make a finding that the proposed project is in compliance with
the design guidelines for the Boca Grande Historic District and Chapter 22 of the Land
Development Code.

The next meeting date will be December 8.