Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions  

 
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
 
Commissioners Hunter Weir, Lackovic, and Tableporter were absent.
The meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on December 11, 2012.

Public Hearings

 
Public Hearing
1.  314 1st Avenue North, Warehouse Historic District (BZH #27583, Ward: 7) (Widmeier)
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved 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.
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, and Tableporter
Approved on Consent
2.  1215 & 1219 Marshall Street Northeast, (BZH #27590, Ward: 3) (Smoley)
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved 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 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.
  2. Alterations to gutters and downspouts added within the last three years shall only be permitted in areas needed to correct water diversion issues and that facilitate the proposed site plan.
  3. Repointed mortar and joints shall match the color, size, texture, tooling, and strength of the historic mortar and joints on the building.
  4. The lengths and widths of storm window rails, stiles, and frames shall match those of the existing historic windows.
  5. Final window well and stairway handrails and guardrails/fencing shall be reviewed and approved by staff.
  6. Proposed handrails shall utilize steel painted dark brown, rather than stainless steel, to match extensive metalwork at the front of the building.
  7. All replaced handrails and guardrails/fencing shall reuse existing masonry anchoring points.
  8. New stairways shall reuse existing mounting points and/or be attached to the historic building through the mortar joints only.
  9. Decking shall be affixed to the building through mortar joints only, not bricks or block. 
  10. The proposed slate shall match the historic slate in terms of color and size.
  11. New mechanical equipment shall use existing equipment pads or not be visible from the public right of way. 
  12. New mechanical equipment shall be no higher than four feet.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. 
  16. 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.  
  17. Community Planning and Economic Development Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
Aye: Haecker, Larsen, Lindberg, L. Mack, and R. Mack
Recused: Faucher
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, and Tableporter
Motion Passed
3.  1219 Marshall Street Northeast (BZH #27591, Ward: 3) (Smoley)
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to construct two four-story, multi-family buildings at 1219 Marshall Street Northeast subject to the following conditions:
  1. A main entrance and two additional individual entries shall be located along the 13th Avenue façade. 
  2. The façade of the large blank wall immediately to the west of the entrance to the parking garage on 13th Avenue shall be broken up in some manner.
  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.
Aye: Haecker, Larsen, L. Mack, R. Mack
Nay: Lindberg
Recused: Faucher
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, and Tableporter
Motion Passed
4.  2707 ½ East Lake Street (BZH #26781, Ward: 9) (Vrchota)
Landmark designation study for the Town Talk Diner located at 2707 ½ East Lake Street.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved 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 with the following condition:
  1. Design guidelines be brought before the commission for a public hearing within 6 months.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Larsen, Lindberg, L. Mack, R. Mack
Absent: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, and Tableporter
Motion Passed

New Business

5.   Placement of a memorial marker in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. (R. Mack)
Old Business
The 2013 Heritage Preservation Commission slate of officers are Chair Chad Larsen; Vice Chair Tammy Lindberg; and Secretary Laura Faucher.
Adjournment
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
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 16, 2013