Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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

Call to Order

 
Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Actions from the December 11, 2012, meeting
Approval of Agenda

Public Hearings

Public Hearing
1.  314 1st Avenue North, Warehouse Historic District (BZH #27583, Ward: 7) (Widmeier) (Staff Report)
MS&R Ltd, on behalf of D-Bold Investments LLC, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow fire escape and window/door opening modifications, rebuilding the elevator overrun, and new balconies and rooftop mechanical equipment for the building located at 314 1st Avenue North in the North Loop Warehouse Historic District.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow fire escape and window/door opening modifications, rebuilding the elevator overrun, and new balconies and roof top mechanical equipment for the building located at 314 1st Avenue North, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Mortar shall duplicate the original mortar’s composition, color, texture, joint width, and joint profile.
  2. Glazing shall be clear. Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable.
  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 January 15, 2015. 
  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. Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
2.  1215 & 1219 Marshall Street Northeast, (BZH #27590, Ward: 3) (Smoley) (Staff Report) (Plans)
Elizabeth Gales of Hess, Roise and Company, on behalf of Everwood Development, LLC, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to rehabilitate the office building and construct a plaza at 1215 and 1219 Marshall Street Northeast, the Minneapolis (Grain Belt) Brewing and Malting Company, a locally designated landmark.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to rehabilitate the office building and construct a plaza at 1215 and 1219 Marshall Street Northeast subject to the following conditions:
  1. The proposed Prosoco masonry cleaning (beyond the proposed paint removal) is not permitted. Masonry surfaces may be cleaned with low pressure water and detergents, using natural bristle brushes.
  2. The applicant shall submit test panels of the replacement brick, stone, and mortar to staff for review prior to the issuance of building permits for the repointing, stone replacement, and brick replacement.
  3. The proposed replacement of gutters and downspouts shall only be permitted in areas that have not been subject to such treatment within the last three years.
  4. Repointed mortar and joints shall match the color, size, texture, tooling, and strength of the historic mortar and joints on the building.
  5. The lengths and widths of storm window rails, stiles, and frames shall match those of the existing historic windows.
  6. Final window well and stairway handrails and guardrails/fencing shall be reviewed and approved by staff.
  7. Proposed handrails shall utilize steel painted dark brown, rather than stainless steel, to match extensive metalwork at the front of the building.
  8. All replaced handrails and guardrails/fencing shall reuse existing masonry anchoring points.
  9. New stairways shall reuse existing mounting points and/or be attached to the historic building through the mortar joints only.
  10. Decking shall be affixed to the building through mortar joints only, not bricks or block. 
  11. The larger of the two skylights shall be glass unless both skylights are proposed to be restored, in which case Kalwall would be permitted for either or both.
  12. Staff shall review and approve applicant-provided, scaled drawings that demonstrate that the dimensions and placement of the proposed steel brace bars will not be visible when the lay lights are viewed from the floor of the 1912 addition.
  13. Synthetic slate may be used instead of natural slate if the flat lay light’s skylight is restored using Kalwall or glass.
  14. The proposed slate shall match the historic slate in terms of color and size.
  15. New mechanical equipment shall use existing equipment pads or not be visible from the public right of way. 
  16. New mechanical equipment shall be no higher than four feet.
  17. No mechanical equipment shall be placed in the footprint of the former skylight that lit the flat lay light in the flat roofed portion of the 1912 addition.
  18. Plaza and pathway pavers and concrete shall be colored in earth-toned neutrals to reflect the palette of primary building colors evident on Grain Belt landmark buildings.
  19. New lighting shall be attached to the historic building via mortar joints and/or existing masonry holes previously occupied by obsolete equipment proposed for removal in this application.
  20. 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 January 15, 2015. 
  21. 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.  
  22. Community Planning and Economic Development Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
3.  1219 Marshall Street Northeast (BZH #27591, Ward: 3) (Smoley) (Staff Report) (Plans)
Elizabeth Gales of Hess, Roise and Company, on behalf of Everwood Development, LLC, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to construct two four-story multi-family residences at 1219 Marshall Street Northeast, the site of the Minneapolis (Grain Belt) Brewing and Malting Company.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to construct two four-story multi-family buildings at 1219 Marshall Street Northeast subject to the following conditions:
  1. The proposed cement fiber lap siding and panels are not approved. Brick shall be installed in their place.
  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 January 15, 2015. 
  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. Community Planning and Economic Development Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
4.  2707 ½ East Lake Street (BZH #26781, Ward: 9) (Vrchota) (Staff Report) (Designation Study)
Landmark designation study for the Town Talk Diner located at 2707 ½ East Lake Street.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the landmark designation of the Town Talk Diner and forward the designation study and recommendation to the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council with a recommendation to approve the designation of the portion of the property at 2707 ½ East Lake Street historically known as the Town Talk Diner.

Information Items

 
New Business
Election of 2013 Heritage Preservation Commission slate of officers.
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: January 29, 2013
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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Last updated Jan. 7, 2013