Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions 

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 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 Hunter Weir, Lackovic, R. Mack, and Tableporter were absent from tonight’s meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 4:40 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on July 24, 2012.
 

Public Hearings

1.  301 Main Street SE, 100 3rd Avenue SE, 300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, 413 Main Street SE, 425 Main Street SE, 501 Main Street SE, and 110 5th Avenue SE – St. Anthony Falls Historic District (BZH #27407, Ward: 3) (Schaffer)
Owen Metz, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV, Limited Partnership; Ben Heywood, on behalf of The Soap Factory; and Jim LaValle, on behalf of Doran Companies have submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for a coordinated site plan and treatment of the Great Northern Rail Corridor across the three applicant’s properties located at 301 Main Street SE, 100 3rd Avenue SE, 300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, 413 Main Street SE, 425 Main Street SE, 501 Main Street SE, and 110 5th Avenue SE, all located within the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. The application also includes new proposed alterations to the sites, modifications to previous approvals for the Pillsbury Artist Lofts (BZH #27213), and responds to conditions of approval for the Pillsbury Artist Lofts (BZH #27213) and Mill & Main (BZH #27050).
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness application for a coordinated site plan and treatment of the Great Northern Rail Corridor across the three applicant’s properties located at 301 Main Street SE, 100 3rd Avenue SE, 300 2nd Street SE, 400 2nd Street SE, 413 Main Street SE, 425 Main Street SE, 501 Main Street SE, and 110 5th Avenue SE with the following conditions:
1.     The current location and alignment of the southernmost rail line of the mid-block portion of the Great Northern Rail Spur Corridor shall be preserved and retained in the proposed interpretation of this rail line.
2.     The current location and alignment of the rail line in the Main Street SE portion of the Great Northern Rail Spur Corridor shall be preserved and retained in the proposed interpretation of this rail line.
3.     The historic extent of the mid-block portions of the Great Northern Rail Spur Corridor shall be preserved in its entirety. At 6th Avenue SE the southern edge of the rail spur corridor is 12 feet from the north lot line. At the western extent of the proposed Mill & Main Phase I building the southern edge of the rail spur corridor is 16.4 feet from the north lot line. At the Red Tile Elevator the southern edge of the rail spur corridor is 25 feet from the north lot line.
4.     The historic extent of the Main Street SE portion of the Great Northern Rail Spur Corridor shall be preserved in its entirety as defined in this report.
5.     Appropriate vegetation is encouraged between the rail lines of the Mid-block Rail Corridor on The Soap Factory’s property and Doran’s Mill & Main Phase I site. The vegetation shall be applied in a manner consistent with approved treatments on Dominium’s Pillsbury Artist Lofts site.
6.     Doran shall submit a landscape plan for review and approval of the site identified as Doran’s Mill & Main Phase II located at 413 and 425 Main Street for review and approval as part of Doran’s Mill & Main Phase II applications 
7.     The site design of the Grand Stair along the south side of the Red Tile Elevator is approved. Details for stairs, walls, planters, interpretive pedestals, and interpretation shall be submitted for review and approval as part of Doran’s Mill & Main Phase II applications. 
8.     Doran’s Mill & Main Phase II building is not approved.
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 approvals prior to the commencement of work.
11. CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans prior to building permit issuance.
12. 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.
 
Aye: L. Mack, Kelley, Haecker, Larsen, Lindberg
Recused: Faucher
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, R. Mack, Tableporter
Motion Passed
2.  400 2nd Street SE, St. Anthony Falls Historic District (BZH #27213, Ward: 3) (Schaffer)
Follow up to the Conditions of Approval of the Preservation Plan for the White Grain Elevators and Machine Shop of the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex located at 400 2nd Street SE, located within the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission continued the Preservation Plan for the Machine Shop and White Grain Elevators of the Pillsbury A-Mill Complex for properties located at 301 Main Street SE, 100 3rd Avenue SE, 300 2nd Street SE, and 400 2nd Street SE for two cycles, to the September 11, 2012, Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.
Aye: L. Mack, Kelley, Haecker, Larsen, Lindberg
Recused: Faucher
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, R. Mack, Tableporter
Motion Passed

Information Items

3.   730 Hennepin Avenue, Lincoln Bank Building (Bernard)
Discussion of Certified Local Government (CLG) comments regarding the nomination of 730 Hennepin Avenue, the Lincoln Bank Building, to the National Register of Historic Places submitted by Charlene Roise and Elizabeth Gales of Hess, Roise and Company.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted this CPED report, approved the nomination, and directed staff to transmit the report and a letter summarizing the report to the State Historic Preservation Officer.
Aye: Lindberg, Faucher, Larsen, Haecker, Kelley, L. Mack
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, R. Mack, Tableporter
Motion Passed
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 6:12 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: August 21, 2012.
 
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
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Last updated Aug 8, 2012