Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
 
Commission Membership: Ms. Laura Faucher, Mr. Alex Haecker, Ms. Susan Hunter Weir, Ms. Ginny Lackovic, Mr. Chad Larsen, Ms. Tammy Lindberg, Ms. Linda Mack, Mr. Robert Mack, Mr. Ian Stade, and Ms. Jody Tableporter
 
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615

Call to Order

 
Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Actions from the February 12, 2013, meeting
Approval of Agenda

Public Hearings

 
·         If you plan on speaking, please sign in on the sheet located in the hallway and state your name and address clearly into the microphone.
·         Contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.
·         Food and beverages are prohibited from the Council Chambers, and cell phones must be turned off during the proceedings.
 
Public Hearing
1.  1 (3) Lourdes Place (BZH #27645, Ward 3) (Farrar) (Staff Report)
Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, on behalf of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for the addition of air conditioning units on the roof of the church sacristy. The roof placement includes the addition of a cresting typical of the French Empire style represented by the main church building located on the property at 1 Lourdes Place, a contributing building in the St. Anthony Falls 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 for the installation of air conditioning units on the roof of the sacristy of Our Lady of Lourdes Church located at 1 (3) Lourdes Place, a contributing building in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/ .
  2. The Applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
  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 February 26, 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. The condenser units must meet the size stipulations and locational specifications as noted in the attached plans.
  6. The condenser units shall be screened with a 4-foot tall galvanized, picket steel fence with fleur-de-lis finials and fleur-de-lis ornamentation on the picket fence segments.
  7. Final plans shall comply with the St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines as noted within this report.
2.  300 1st Avenue North and 123 3rd Street North (BZH #27478, Ward 7) (Widmeier) (Staff Report)
MacDonald & Mack Architects, on behalf of Colwell Partners, LLC, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow an infill building addition with projecting and marquee dynamic signs located at the property of 300 1st Avenue North and 123 3rd Street 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 an infill building addition with projecting and marquee dynamic signs and loading dock modifications for the property located at 300 1st Avenue North and 123 3rd Street North, subject to the following conditions:
  1. On the 123 3rd Street North alley facing wall, any replacement brick and mortar shall match the original brick and mortar in material, color, profile, dimension, and texture. Original brick shall be reused where possible. Mortar shall duplicate the original mortar’s composition, color, texture, joint width, and joint profile. 
  2. Darker tones of red or brown shall be used for the door and window frames.
  3. Glazing shall be clear. Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable.
  4. Messages on the dynamic signs shall be limited to text.
  5. Sign and marquee lighting shall not flash (scintillate or shadow chase).
  6. The applicant shall consider shortening the width of the marquee from 52 feet to approximately 36 feet in width while keeping it aligned over the entrance doors.
  7. 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 February 26, 2015. 
  8. 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.  
  9. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance
Information Items
3.   1346 LaSalle Avenue (Ward 7) (Elliott) (Staff Memo)
National Register nomination for 1346 LaSalle Avenue, Hotel Maryland.
4.   312 11th Avenue South (Ward 7) (Elliott) (Staff Memo)
National Register nomination for 312 11th Avenue South, Minnesota Linseed Oil Company.
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: March 19, 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 Feb 20, 2013