The pools a go, but other changes proposed by owners to the historic Stevens Building on South Main Street are on hold.
That after the Hutchinson Landmarks Commission last week denied requests by Scott and Jen Cooley to modify the exterior on the south side of the building as they turn that part of the building into a living space.
Scott Cooley said Wednesday that they have not decided how to proceed on some of the issues.
But he clarified that the changes are to convert the area into a residence for himself and his wife, rather than leased space for an Airbnb as The News previously reported, and he noted that they are not receiving any grants or assistance for the work.
Jenn Cooley operates Evolution Salon and Day Spa on the north side of the building at 225 S. Main, which the couple previously extensively remodeled.
The Landmarks Commission, tasked with considering changes to buildings designated as historic, took up four requested modifications to the building on May 20.
The proposed 20-by-40-foot in-ground swimming pool would be in an unused loading yard on the south end of the building. Since it would be behind an existing 8-foot-tall brick fence, which would screen it from traffic on Main Street, both state and local officials felt it would not impact the historic appearance of the building.
The Landmarks Commission also OK’d a proposal by the couple to put a 40-foot cubed metal storage container on the west end of the lot where the pool would go, which would serve as…