Jo Anne Peck

Jo-Anne Peck

Preservation Resource / Historic Sheds

Jo-Anne Peck is a Historic Preservation Consultant who has focused on Florida history and architecture for nearly 20years.  Starting in 1999, she began working on the Tampa Interstate Study project, which involved the relocation and renovation of 64 historic buildings in Tampa. Having realized her ultimate preservation project, she and her husband took a side path and created Historic Shed, a custom outbuilding design-build company that creates attractive garden sheds, garages and cottages that complement historic homes.  Jo-Anne has an undergraduate degree in Building Science, a Masters of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation and is a licensed Florida Building Contractor.  She has found designing and building little structures even more fun than expected.


In her first presentation, “Tiny Homes for Historic Districts”, Jo-Anne will discuss how tiny homes were common in historic neighborhoods long before cable stations started airing a multitude of TV shows.  Her talk will focus on accessory dwelling units for historic homes, as well as why new small site built homes fit well in historic neighborhoods. Topics will include Building and Zoning Codes, Permitting, and Historic Preservation Review, as well as costs and design.


Jo-Anne’s second presentation, Overview of Zoning & Building Codes for Site Built Tiny Homes”, is designed to take some of the mystery out of Zoning & Building Codes for both the DIYer and those considering hiring a contractor to build their little dream home on a foundation. Topics will include: What you can build & where, Research a property’s zoning, Minimum room sizes, Habitable rooms, Egress requirements, Lofts/Stairs, Required clearances for fixtures, Utilities, Wind maps/meeting load requirements, Shutters, Construction drawings, Permitting process, Inspections during the build, and more!

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