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20200567 Stevens Roof Replacement SSPF 10-20-20 ltr Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation October 20,2020 F o R Ms. Tamie Ehinger, Chair PRESERVATION Design Review Commission City Hall -4 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 RE: 172 Circular Street—Roof Replacement Dear Tamie: The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has reviewed the revised application for the roof replacement at 172 Circular Street. Board of Directors In January,the Foundation supported the initial application to replace the existing asphalt Adam NFavro shingles and restore the original slate roof. Subsequently,the owner submitted an President g g application to replace the existing roof with Statuary Bronze Blend Arrowline Steel James Gold Roofing. The Foundation did not support the use of that product in its letter dated Vice President September 14,2020. It recommended restoration of the slate or replacement in-kind of Linda Harvey-Opiteck the composition and metal standing seam roof. Secretary Dmitriy Yermolayev Following the Design Review Commission meeting held on September 16,2020,the Treasurer owner contacted the Foundation to request names of contractors who could install the Matthew Veitch TruSlate product as approved as well as those who could install a slate roof. While the Past President Foundation does not provide recommendations,it did provide a list of 8-10 contractors. Jaime Butler After a comprehensive search that was not productive,the owner investigated the Caroline Cardone DaVinci synthetic slate shingle. Giovanna D'Orazio Steven Dodds The Foundation sincerelyappreciates the duediligence that the owner has done to locate Sandra Fox pp g John Haller a contractor who can perform slate roof installation. It is disappointed that the exhaustive Liz Israel search did not result in someone being able to restore the slate roof. The Foundation Samantha Kercull appreciates the opportunity it had to meet the DaVinciproduct representative and see the Douglas Kerr pp pp �' p Richard King proposed shingle. Stephen Kyne William McCarthy Dorothy Rogers-Bullis The Foundation continues to stand behind its recommendation to restore the slate roof. Cindy Spence However,there is a necessary and urgent need to address the leaking roof that is currently Jason Thomas causing interior damage before winter. Since it is not prudent or feasible at this time,the Foundation does not object to the use of proposed DaVinci synthetic slate or replacement James Kettlewell in-kind of the roof. emeritus Sincerely, Executive Director Samantha Bosshart Membership& N Programs Director Adam N. Favro Samantha Bosshart Nicole Babie President Executive Director Cc: Kim Stevens,Applicant Bradley Birge,Administrator of the Office of Planning and Economic Development 112 Spring Street,Suite 203 Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 (518)587-5030 www.saratogapreservation.org