Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
 
Commission Membership: Mr. Chad Larsen, Ms. Laura Faucher, Mr. Alex Haecker, Ms. Susan Hunter Weir, Mr. Kevin Kelley, Ms. Ginny Lackovic, Ms. Tammy Lindberg, Ms. Linda Mack, Mr. Robert Mack, and Ms. Jody Tableporter
 
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615
 
Call to Order
 
Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Actions from the February 28, 2012, meeting.
 
Public Hearings
Public Hearing

1.       3045 5th Avenue South – Interim Protection (BZH #27054, Ward 8) (Smoley) (Staff Report) (Plans)

Continued from the January 17, 2012, HPC meeting.                                                                  

William Lockett submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for front porch alterations and a side entry stair replacement at the Frank & Laura Chase Residence, currently under Interim Protection, and located at 3045 5th Ave S.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for front porch alterations and a side entry stair replacement located at 3045 5th Avenue South subject to the following conditions:
1.            The existing paneling shall be retained.
2.            The new front door shall be solid wood with or without lights.
3.            The proposed porch windows immediately above the panels shall:
a.      be double hung;
b.      possess wood frames;
c.      be true divided light (with 6, 9, or 12 panes over a single pane in the lower sash) and have muntins whose design, material, and dimensions match those of historic muntins on the building;
d.      be in groups of two or three identically-sized windows and separated by mullions within each of the three proposed openings;
e.      possess clear, nonreflective glass; and
f.      be surrounded by wood trim equivalent in size to the trim around historic windows on the building.
4.            The proposed gable windows shall:
a.      be fixed;
b.      possess wood frames;
c.      possess no division of lights, to better simulate the open space there currently;
d.      possess clear, nonreflective glass; and
e.      not be surrounded by wood trim.
5.        Reconstruct the porch piers to their pre-construction dimensions.
6.       Where the porch piers rise above the height of the paneling on the porch wall, a piece of trim shall be installed between the proposed windows and the paneling to cover this space. 
7.       The wood used to construct the north side entry stair shall be painted to match the color scheme of the building.     
8.       By ordinance, approvals are valid for a period of one year from the date of the decision unless required permits are obtained and the action approval is substantially begun and proceeds in a continuous basis toward completion. Upon written request and for good cause, the planning director may grant up to a one year extension if the request is made in writing no later than March 20, 2013. 
9.       By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval.
10. CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.  
 
2.      4026 28th Avenue South (BZH #27179, Ward 12) (Vrchota) (Staff Report)
 
Elizabeth Berres of Hagen, Christensen and McIlwain Architects, on behalf of Hennepin County Property Services, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for a building addition, building modifications, and restoration including tuck-pointing and masonry repair and replacement, and site alterations at the Roosevelt Library, located at 4026 28th Avenue South.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for a building addition, building alterations and rehabilitation, and site alterations for the property located at 4026 28th Avenue South, with the following condition(s):
 
1.      CPED-Planning shall review and approve the final site plan, floor plans, elevations, finishes and materials.
2.      All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/
3.      The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
4.      The Certificate of Appropriateness approvals shall expire if not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the one-year anniversary date of the approvals.
 
3.       425 Main Street SE (BZH #27051, Ward 3) (Schaffer) (Staff Report)
 
Jim LaValle, on behalf of Doran Development LLC, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for the demolition of the Research and Development Annex Building at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 425 Main Street SE in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the above findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Demolition of the Research and Development Annex located at 425 Main Street SE with the following conditions:
 
1.      Excavation and ground disturbance in the areas identified as areas of “archaeological concern” in the conclusion of the “Report on Phase I Archaeology Assessment of Proposed Mill & Main Development, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota” is not approved.
2.      The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
3.      CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
4.       Approvals for this Certificate of Appropriateness shall expire if they are not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the one-year anniversary date of approvals.
5.       By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval.
 
4.       300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, and 100 3rd Avenue SE – Pillsbury A-Mill Complex                                       
          (BZH #27213, Ward 3) (Schaffer) (Staff Report) (Site Plan Details and Elevations)
 
Owen Metz with Dominium, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV Limited Partnership, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for the treatment of the rail corridor, site plan, and the construction of a new parking structure at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, and 100 3rd Avenue SE in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the above findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Site Plan, Parking Structure and Treatment of the Great Northern Rail Spur Corridor within the Pillsbury A Mill Complex located at 300 2nd Street SE, 400 Second Street SE and 100 3rd Avenue SE with the following conditions:
 
1.       The Applicant shall submit a coordinated site plan that presents a consistent treatment of the Mid-Block and Main Street SE Rail Spur Corridors for the entire Pillsbury A Mill Complex. The coordinated and consistent site plan requires review and approval by the HPC in a public hearing prior to any building permit issuance.
2.      The Applicant shall submit a Phase I Archaeological Assessment to CPED for review. The plan should also include a process for sensitively excavating archaeology in the site of the Sunken Garden or other areas identified with archaeological potential.
3.       The Applicant shall submit and be responsible for implementing a plan to monitor and maintain the stability of the White Concrete Grain Elevators, the Machine Shop, Red Tile Elevator, Pillsbury A Mill, Cleaning House and the South Mill during the demolition and construction phase of the project. The plan shall be submitted to CPED for review and approval.
4.        The Applicant shall submit a plan identifying the proposed process and techniques for how the rail lines within the rail spur corridors will be sensitively removed, stored and reused within the proposed project. The plan shall be submitted to CPED for review and approval.
5.       The proposed street trees shall not be located in front of any of the historic entrances or loading bays of the Machine Shop.
6.     The proposed design for the Warehouse II Courtyard is not approved.
7.       The east, Second Street SE, facing facade of the proposed Stair C to the parking structure shall comply with the window requirements of Chapter 530 of the Zoning Ordinance by providing windows on this facade. 
8.      The Applicant shall submit a master sign plan that addresses alterations to historic signage as well as any new proposed signs for review by the HPC in a public hearing. The proposed alterations to the Pillsbury A Mill sign or any historic building signage as well as any new signage is not approved at this time.
9.      All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/.
10.   The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City and other agency approvals prior to the commencement of work.
11.     CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
12.    Approvals for this Certificate of Appropriateness shall expire if they are not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to one-year anniversary date of approvals;
13.  By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval.
 
5.       100 3rd Avenue SE – Pillsbury A-Mill Complex (BZH #27214, Ward 3) (Schaffer)
(Staff Report) (Plans/Elevations) (Rendering) (Window Survey)
 
Owen Metz with Dominium, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV Limited Partnership, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for the Rehabilitation of the Pillsbury A-Mill, Transmission Building, Warehouse I, Cleaning House, South Mill, and Red Tile Elevator at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 100 3rd Avenue SE in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the above findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Rehabilitation of the Pillsbury A Mill, Transmission Building, Warehouse I, South Mill, Cleaning House and the Red Tile Elevator located at 300 2nd Street SE, 400 Second Street SE and 100 3rd Avenue SE with the following conditions:
 
1.      The replacement of windows, which have been identified as repairable historic windows by the Applicant, in the Red Tile Elevator is not approved.
2.      The Applicant shall submit the results of the Phase II masonry evaluations, details and plans on how and where proposed repair and replacement will occur, as well as material samples prior to building permit issuance. This shall be reviewed and approved by CPED.
3.      The Applicant shall submit a plan to CPED for the maintenance of the remaining bridges connecting the Red Tile Elevator with the South Mill and White Concrete Grain Elevators.
4.      The Applicant shall submit a master sign plan that addresses historic signage as well as any new proposed signs for review and approval by the HPC in a public hearing. The proposed alterations to the Pillsbury A Mill sign or any historic building signage as well as any new signage is not approved at this time.
5.      All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/
6.      The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
7.       CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
8.       Approvals for this Certificate of Appropriateness shall expire if they are not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the one-year anniversary date of approvals;
9.       By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval. 
 
6.       400 2nd Street SE – Pillsbury A-Mill Complex (BZH #27215, Ward 3) (Schaffer) (Staff Report) (Plans/Elevations)
 
Owen Metz with Dominium, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV Limited Partnership, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for the Rehabilitation of Warehouse II at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 400 2nd Street SE in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the above findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Rehabilitation of Warehouse II located at 400 Second Street SE with the following conditions:
 
1.     The design for the proposed loading dock and canopy on the west facade of Warehouse II shall reflect what was constructed and be based on pictorial evidence and original buildings plans.
2.      The Applicant shall submit a sample of the proposed brick for any replacement for approval by CPED-Planning before construction to ensure that it matches as closely as possible to the existing brick.
3.      The Applicant shall submit a master sign plan that addresses historic signage as well as any new proposed signs for review and approval by the HPC in a public hearing. The proposed alterations to the Pillsbury A Mill sign or any historic building signage as well as any new signage is not approved at this time.
4.       All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/
5.       The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
6.       CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
7.       Approvals for this Certificate of Appropriateness shall expire if they are not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the one-year anniversary date of approvals;
8.   By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval.
 
7.       300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, and 100 3rd Avenue SE – Pillsbury A-Mill Complex 
          (BZH #27254, Ward 3) (Schaffer) (Staff Report)
 
Owen Metz with Dominium, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV Limited Partnership, submitted a Historic Variance application to reduce the number of required parking spaces at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, and 100 3rd Avenue SE in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the above findings and approve the historic variance to reduce the number of required parking spaces for the properties located at 301 Main Street SE, 413 Main Street SE, 300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, and 100 3rd Avenue SE subject to the following conditions:
 
1.       All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/
2.       The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
3.       CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
4.       Approvals for this Historic Variance shall expire if they are not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to one-year anniversary date of approvals;
5.       By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Historic Variance shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval.
 
8.       413 Main Street SE (BZH #27247, Ward 3) (Schaffer) (Staff Report)
 
Owen Metz with Dominium, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV Limited Partnership, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for the Demolition of the Manildra Hydroprocessing Building at the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 413 Main Street SE in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development-Planning Division recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the above findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Demolition of the Manildra Hydroprocessing Building located at 100 3rd Avenue SE and 413 Main Street SE with the following conditions:
 
1.       The Applicant shall prepare and submit a detailed plan for the protection and stabilization of the Red Tile Elevator, Warehouse I and the single grain silo located to the east of the Manildra Building during the demolition. The plan should include details on how adjoining building elements will be removed and the Red Tile Elevator and Warehouse I repaired. The plan requires review and approval by the HPC in a public hearing prior to the issuance of any building permits for work on the Manildra Building.
2.       Excavation and ground disturbance in the areas identified as areas of “archaeological concern” in the conclusion of the “Report on Phase I Archaeology Assessment of Proposed Mill & Main Development, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota” is not approved.
3.       The pedestrian connection identified in Marcy Holmes Master Plan along the south side of the Red Tile Elevator shall be constructed.
4.       The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
5.       CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
6.       Approvals for this Certificate of Appropriateness shall expire if they are not acted upon within one year of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the one-year anniversary date of approvals.
7.       By ordinance, all approvals granted in this Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain in effect as long as all of the conditions and guarantees of such approvals are observed. Failure to comply with such conditions and guarantees shall constitute a violation of this Certificate of Appropriateness and may result in termination of the approval.
 
Information Items
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: April 3, 2012
 
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