Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 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, Ms. Ginny Lackovic, Ms. Tammy Lindberg, Ms. Linda Mack, Mr. Robert Mack, and Ms. Jody Tableporter
 
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615
 
Commissioners Lackovic and L. Mack were excused from tonight’s meeting.
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on September 24, 2012

Public Hearings

 
Public Hearing
1.  1206 Harmon Place (BZZ #27486, Ward: 7) (Vrchota)
Peter Moe with Shea Inc., on behalf of Edina Properties, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to amend an approved master sign plan for signage exceeding the number, size, and height permitted in the Design Guidelines for On-Premise Signs and Awnings on the building located at 1206 Harmon Place in the Harmon Place Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for modifications to the master sign plan for the building located at 1206 Harmon Place subject to the following condition(s):
  1. The size and location of the signs on the front (south) and rear (north) elevations for the 2nd floor tenant are approved. Final design of the signage for the 2nd floor tenant space shall be subject to approval by CPED-Planning staff through a Certificate of No Change.
  2. No other signs are approved.
  3. All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/
  4. The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
  5. The Certificate of Appropriateness approvals shall expire if not acted upon within two years of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the two-year anniversary date of the approvals.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Larsen, Lindberg, R. Mack, Tableporter
Motion Passed
 
2.   413-25 Main Street SE, St. Anthony Falls Historic District (BZH #27416, Ward: 3) (Hanauer)
Continued from the September 11, 2012, Heritage Preservation Commission meeting. Kelly Doran, with Doran Development LLC, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for a new apartment building at 413-425 Main Street Southeast, Phase II Mill & Main project, located within the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for the new construction at 413-425 Main Street Southeast subject to the following conditions:
  1. The Certificate of Appropriateness approval shall expire if it is not acted upon within two years of approval, unless extended by the Planning Director in writing prior to the two-year anniversary date of approvals;
  2. 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;
  3. All glass must be clear, non-tinted, non-reflective glass. One coat of Low-E glazing is permitted on the interior surface of the windows;
  4. The proposed ‘mill & main’ wall sign is not approved;
  5. The height of the building shall be one story lower on Envelope 4. 
Aye: Faucher, Hunter Weir, Larsen, Tableporter
Nay: Haecker, Lindberg, R. Mack
Absent: Lackovic, L. Mack
Motion Passed

3.   St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines (Schaffer)

Continued from the September 24, 2012, HPC meeting. Adoption of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff recommendations and approved the St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines with the following amendments to the document (listed in page order):
  1. Inside Cover: Revise “Historic Preservation Commission” should read “Heritage Preservation Commission.”
  2. Inside Cover: Move the Heritage Preservation Commission above the Community Advisory Group
  3. Page 3: Add: Checkmark for Archaeological Resources under Chapter 1
Add: Checkmarks for Landscape, Streetscape & Open Space under Chapters 5 and 7
Add: Checkmark for Historic Infrastructure under Chapter 6
  1. Pages 6, 125, 136, 139, 145, 147, 149, 150, 158: Revise: Boundary between Gateway and Warehouse Districts moved to Hennepin Avenue. Revise maps appropriately.
  2. Page 9: Revise second sentence under the heading "Deconstruction” to read as follows “This is typically employed when a building is to be relocated or when the materials are to be reused in other building projects.”
  3. Page 9: Revise sentences under Demolition to read as follows “Any act or process that destroys, in part or whole, a structure, building or site is considered “demolition.” This is inappropriate for any contributing resource.”
  4. Page 13: Add after fourth sentence of “Step 3” “In some cases the proposed use will not be appropriate for the building. Other buildings or sites should be examined for the proposed use.”
  5. Page 20 and 21: Replace “Ojibwe” with “Ojibwa”
  6. Page 25: In the first paragraph, 4th line, Add “a” before “coal-fired”
  7. Page 27: Replace “Ojibwe” with “Ojibwa”
  8. Page 40 Add after last paragraph of Intent Statement “(See Character Areas in Chapter 10 for historic infrastructure guidelines specific to each character area.)”
  9. Page 41: 5.3.b Revise: remove “public” and “of the neighborhood” to read “The adaptive reuse of railroad corridors and spurs to provide green space, view corridors or other amenity for use and enjoyment is the preferred treatment”
  10. Page 41: Revise: 5.3.c. as follows” The enclosure of rail corridors and spurs in a building is generally inappropriate. However, it will be considered if the design clearly interprets the historic function of the space and it can be demonstrated that site constraints make the reuse of the site not feasible.”
  11. Page 47 Add after last paragraph of Intent Statement “(See Character Areas in Chapter 10 for streetscape guidelines specific to each character area.)”
  12. Page 51: photo caption Add: “the” to read “A key view is one that is from the public way and looks to a built or natural feature that is widely recognized by the public to be of importance.”
  13. Page 55: Revise: 7.9.b to read “Mount a balcony to accentuate historic defining features. The balcony should fit within an existing opening and should not exceed one structural bay in width.”
  14. Page 58: Remove: “to” in Intent statement between “signage” and “for”
  15. Page 60: Revise: second to last sentence to read “Upper-story windows are smaller,…”
  16. Page 61: Revise: add apostrophe to side bar to read as “…the National Park Service’s web site…”
  17. Page 63: Revise: 8.5.a. to read “Use the gentlest means possible that will achieve the appropriate results. Remove: the following from 8.6.a. “(See page 76 for an illustration of a simplified cornice design as an example.)”
  18. Page 64: Revise: 8.10.b. to read as follows “Remove only those materials which are deteriorated beyond repair and must be replaced.”
  19. Page 69: Revise: 8.21 to read “Repoint mortar joints only where there is evidence of deterioration.”
  20. Page 71: Revise: 8.27 to read “When replacing a door, use a design that has appearance similar to original, or one associated with similar buildings of a similar style and age.”
  21. Page 72 and 73: Revise: 8.31, 8.31.a., 8.3.b., and 8.32.a., replace “kickplate” with “bulkhead”
  22. Page 77: Add: new 8.38.b-d. as follows
b.         When considering the replacement of historically significant windows, new windows should be compatible in material, type, style, operation, sashes, size of lights and number of panes of the existing windows in that location.
c.         True divided lights are required when replacing a divided light window.
d.         Where true divisions are not possible, applied muntins, with an interstitial spacer will be considered. Applied muntins shall be installed on both sides of the glass.
  1. Page 79: Add: a new 8.4.c “Historic parapet caps, such as metal, stone, and terra cotta should be retained”
  2. Page 81: Remove: 8.46.b, Revise: 8.46.c to state “Historic materials and specialty materials such as tiles, metals, and wood should be replaced with a matching material”
  3. Page 81: Remove: 8.47 and 8.47.a
  4. Page 85: 8.57 Renumber ‘8.57 b - f’ as ‘8.57 c – g’.
Add new ‘8.57.b’ to read as follows: “The maximum height of an addition should not exceed 14 feet as measured from the structural roof deck to the existing building.”
Revise: former 8.57.e. to read as follows “The addition is distinguishable as new and is compatible in material and shape.”
  1. Page 90 Add: the following sentence after the first sentence of the second paragraph on “As such, it may not be appropriate to install some or all technologies on resources within the historic district.”
  2. Page 93: Revise: 8.63.c. to read as follows “Replace deteriorated glazing compound. Remove deteriorated putty with care.” Revise: 8.63.d. to read “On buildings that historically did not have storm windows, place storm windows internally to avoid altering external appearance.”
  3. Page 99: Add after second paragraph: “The guidance in this chapter is further refined and applied in Chapter 10: Character Areas. The intent is that these two chapters should be used together.”
  4. Page 99:Add after last paragraph of Intent Statement “(See Character Areas in Chapter 10 for building placement and orientation guidelines specific to each character area.)”
  5. Page 106: Revise last sentence of Intent Statement to read”(See Character Areas in Chapter 10 for building mass, scale and height guidelines specific to each character area.)
  6. Page 106: Add: the following to the last bullet: “Key views are maintained (see page 51 for more information on key views.)”
  7. Page 118: Revise: 9.25.b by replacing “mullion” with “muntin”
  8. Page 120: Add: the following after the first paragraph of the intent statement “Relating to the context, design characteristics and historic development patterns of the subject should be considered first, then the energy efficiency of the design.” 
  9. Page 133: Revise: Building Design to read as follows: “Generally this area is not appropriate for new buildings; however, an interpretive building design concept for this area that enhances educational and preservation goals will be considered.” “Use former development patterns and historic maps for reference in site design and orientation of new structures and buildings.”
  10. Page 13: Revise: Building Design to read as follows: “Generally this area is not appropriate for new buildings; however, an interpretive building design concept for this area that enhances educational and preservation goals will be considered.” “Use former development patterns and historic maps for reference in site design and orientation of new structures and buildings.”
  11. Page 138: Revise: 10.24. a- c as follows:
10.24 The maximum building height should not exceed the height of 30 stories.
a.         High-rise, mid-rise and low-rise building heights are most appropriate (See page 103 for building height classifications.)
b.         Taller buildings and portions of buildings should be set back from the river corridor edges and historic buildings.
c.         For high-rise buildings, a low-rise podium is encouraged along the street.
  1. Page 141: Revise: 10.33 to read as follows “New infill shall be within the range of heights seen historically in the area with a maximum height of six stories.”
  2. Page 143: Add #10.37 “i” to “stor(i)es” to read “New infill shall be within the range of heights that currently exist in the area with a maximum height of six stories”
  3. Page 150: Revise 10.48 to read “New infill shall be within the range of heights and widths of historic buildings that currently exist.”
  4. Page 155. Revise the last sentence of the third paragraph to read as follows “Renewed interest in the area in the late 1990s and early 2000s brought additional residential development in the form of townhomes and mid-rise residential buildings.”
  5. Last Page: Add back cover page.
  6. Page 55: Revise 7.8a pluralize facade to read “Installing a balcony is not allowed on historic building’s primary facade(s).”
  7. Page 151: Replace the lower left photo whose caption reads “Maintain visual and physical access to the water’s edge.” to reflect a view that does not include the temporary white structure in the background.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Larsen, Lindberg, R. Mack, Tableporter
Absent: Lackovic, L. Mack
Motion Passed

Information Items

4.   1101 Nicollet Mall, Peavey Plaza (Elliott)
National Register Nomination for Peavey Plaza.
Action: Notwithstanding staff recommendation, the Heritage Preservation Commission recommended this item be continued one cycle to the November 5 Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Larsen, Lindberg, R. Mack, Tableporter
Absent: Lackovic, L. Mack
Motion Passed
New Business
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: Monday, November 5, 2012.
 
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Last updated Oct. 31, 2012