Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., June 19, 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
Commissioners Larsen and Tableporter were absent and excused from tonight’s meeting.
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:33 p.m.
 
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on June 5, 2012
 

Public Hearings

Public Hearing
1.  607 Washington Avenue North (BZZ #27348, Ward: 5) (Schaffer)
Charlene Roise of Hess, Roise and Company, on behalf of North Loop Historical Partners, LLC, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness for a Master Sign Plan for the building located at 607 Washington Avenue N that includes three signs that do not comply with the size and height requirements of the HPC Design Guidelines for On-Premise Signs.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for a Master Sign Plan that includes four signs that do not comply with the size and height requirements of the HPC Design Guidelines for On-Premise Signs for the building located at 607 Washington Avenue N, with the following conditions:
  1. The Applicant’s proposed master sign plan is revised and reads as follows:
In addition to the “Design Guidelines for On-Premise Signs and Awnings” the Copham Building Multi-Tenant Signage Package includes the following guidelines:
a.    Sign band, Warehouse Building: The sign band above the storefront bays is architecturally identified by two horizontal elements: 1) the base is defined by the top of the brick lintel above the storefront bays, comprising a parallel row of soldier and end bricks, which is 14'-7" above the first-floor elevation; and 2) the top is defined by the bottom of the second-floor windows sills, which is 18'-9" above the first-floor elevation (the first floor is about two feet above the sidewalk). The sign band above the main entry on Washington Avenue has slightly smaller dimensions, being completely surrounded by a band of soldier bricks. Signs shall not obscure architectural details and shall be centered in the sign band.
b.    Sign band, Annex: The sign band above the storefront bays on Washington Avenue is architecturally identified by two horizontal elements: 1) the base is defined by the top of the brick lintel above the storefront and entry bays, comprising a parallel row of soldier and end bricks, which is 14'-7" above the first-floor elevation; and 2) the top is defined by the bottom of the parapet coping.
c.    The 1910 Warehouse Building is allowed a total of four signs along Washington Avenue N; two signs per principal entrance.
d.    Wall signs: Only one sign shall be allowed above each storefront bay. It is preferred that each tenant use the bay above their location, but if there are ground-floor tenant spaces that do not have an exterior window, those tenants are allowed to utilize the remaining transom bays. The maximum size is 2 feet eight inches tall and shall not exceed 32 square feet in area.
e.    Projecting signs: A tenant’s projecting sign shall be centered on the masonry piers and in the sign band area. It should be attached to a permanent mounting plate that is secured only through mortar joints. The plate and mounting bracket shall be painted. The maximum size is 16 square feet.
f.     In addition, there may be one projecting sign identifying the building. It shall be centered above the front facade and be no higher than 28' above the elevation of the sidewalk. The maximum size is 30 square feet.
g.    The primary material of new signs will be wood, metal, painted fiberglass, or painted plastic.
h.    Once a projecting sign is installed, subsequent tenants shall re-use the same location for the sign and mounting plate.
  1. The proposed projecting building identification sign shall not project more than four feet from the building wall.
  2. The proposed building identification wall sign is approved.
  3. The proposed 1910 Warehouse tenant sign is approved.
  4. The proposed 1926 Annex tenant sign is approved.
Approved on Consent
2.  101 5th Street South, Soo Line Building (BZZ #27308, Ward: 7) (Vrchota)
Gretchen Camp of BKV Group submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for masonry repair, window and storefront replacement, rooftop additions and maintenance to the building at 101 5th Street S, the Soo Line Building, a locally designated landmark.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for building restoration, repairs and alterations for the property located at 101 5th Street S, 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.
Aye: L. Mack, Kelley, Haecker, Lackovic, Faucher, R. Mack, Hunter Weir, Lindberg
Absent: Larsen, Tableporter
Motion Passed
3.  2900 Hennepin Avenue, Uptown Theater (BZZ #27345, Ward: 10) (Vrchota)
Amy Meller of MacDonald & Mack Architects submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for storefront repairs and alterations to the building located at 2900 Hennepin Avenue, the Uptown Theater, a locally designated landmark.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for storefront repairs and alterations for the property located at 2900 Hennepin Avenue, with the following condition(s):
  1. The proposed replacement of the metal transom systems with tinted glass is not approved. Existing metal transom system shall be repaired or replaced in-kind.
  2. New window systems shall be painted - an anodized finish shall not be permitted.
  3. CPED-Planning shall review and approve the final site plan, floor plans, elevations, finishes and materials.
  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. 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.
Aye: L. Mack, Kelley, Haecker, Lackovic, Faucher, Hunter Weir, Lindberg
Recused: R. Mack
Absent: Larsen, Tableporter
Motion Passed

Information Items

4.   2012 Legacy Grant Applications (Byers)
Review CPED proposals and establish prioritized ranking for submission of application package.
Approved on Consent as Receive and File
New Business
Adjournment
Meeting was adjourned at 5:19 p.m.
The Heritage Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, has been cancelled.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting will be held July 24, 2012.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
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Last updated Jun. 20, 2012