The property owners of 412 E. Seventh St., Georgetown, originally submitted an application for demolition in October.
A recommendation of approval was made in November, stating the demolition should be allowed under the conditions that the framing, flooring and chimney stones be salvaged as well as an archive of the floor plan be submitted prior to the issuance of the COA.
However, after a public hearing at the HARC's January meeting, the denial was rendered by a 3-2 vote.
According to HARC documents, the property is more than 120 years old and is considered a medium-priority historic structure.
As required by the Unified Development Code, 34 letters were mailed to property owners within a 300-foot radius of the subject property.
As of April, there have been seven written comments opposed and none in favor of the appeal.
A majority vote from the Council is needed to issue an appeal.
In exercising its authority, the council may reverse or affirm in whole or in part or modify the original order from which an appeal is taken and make the correct order.