Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, 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
 
Commissioner Lindberg was absent from tonight’s meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on October 23, 2012

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1.   1101 Nicollet Mall, Peavey Plaza (Elliott)
Continued from the October 23 HPC meeting. National Register Nomination for Peavey Plaza.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission supports the nomination of Peavey Plaza to the National Register of Historic Places as a significant body of work of its landscape architect and as a significant example of an urban park plaza, which set the tone for the rest of the nation.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, R. Mack, Tableporter
Recused: L. Mack
Absent: Lindberg
Motion passed

Public Hearings

 
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Public Hearing
2.  1500 6th Street South (BZH #27451, Ward: 2) (Hanauer)
Continued from the September 24, 2012, HPC meeting. Currie Park Development, LLC has submitted a Demolition of Historic Resource application to allow for the demolition of the Gluek Brewing Tied House at 1500 6th Street South.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and denied the demolition of the Gluek Brewing Saloon at 1500 6th Street South, established interim protection, and directed the Planning Director to prepare or cause to be prepared a designation study.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, Tableporter
Nay: L. Mack, R. Mack
Absent: Lindberg
Motion Passed
3.  1721 University Avenue Southeast (BZH #27512, Ward: 2) (Smoley)
Denis Ostroot, Ostroot and Ostroot Professional Remodelers, LLC, on behalf of Students’ Co-op, Inc., submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to replace siding, trim, windows, roofs, and a deck on a rear addition at 1721 University Avenue Southeast in the Greek Letter Chapter House Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to rehabilitate the rear wing of the building located at 1721 University Avenue Southeast subject to the following conditions:
  1. Glazing shall be clear. Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable.
  2. By ordinance, approvals are valid for a period of two years 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 November 5, 2014. 
  3. 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. CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
Approved on Consent
4.  311 (315) 1st Avenue North (BZH #27508, Ward: 7) (Smoley)
Marty Orensten, with Kaufman Signs, on behalf of Swervo Development, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to install signs and awnings at 311 (315) 1st Avenue North in the Warehouse Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for signage on the building located at 311 (315) 1st Avenue North subject to the following conditions:
  1. The projecting sign is approved with the following conditions:
a)    the sign shall be mounted on the awning at the south entrance, and
b)    the applicant shall work with staff to determine the best mounting points and entry point for electrical conduit.
  1. The metal awnings are approved in a rectangular shape.
  2. The center canopy is approved but optional, and no tag line awning sign is approved.
  3. By ordinance, approvals are valid for a period of two years 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 November 5, 2014. 
  4. 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. CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
  6. Structural calculations to be provided to staff which demonstrate connection capacity prior to permit issuance.
Aye: Faucher, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, R. Mack, Tableporter
Absent: Haecker, Lindberg
Motion Passed

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5.   Third Quarter 2012 Demolition Review (Smoley)
Receive and File. Review of Third Quarter 2012 Demolitions.
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
The November 27 Heritage Preservation Commission meeting has been cancelled.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: December 11, 2012.
 
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
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Last updated Nov 7, 2012