Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 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 April 16, 2013, meeting
Approval of Agenda

Public Hearings

 
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Public Hearing
1.  1605 Hennepin Avenue, Harmon Place Historic District (BZH #27688, Ward 7) (Holien) (Staff Report)
Mina Adsit, on behalf of LL LLC, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness for various alterations to the property at 1605 Hennepin Avenue, a non-contributing property in the Harmon Place Historic District. The scope of work includes replacement of the existing storefront, a wall sign on the south elevation, removal of a freight elevator on the rear elevation, replacement of doors on the rear elevation and the addition of a metal railing to the existing loading dock.
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 alterations to the structure at 1605 Hennepin Avenue, in the Harmon Place Historic District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final site plan, floor plans, and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
  2. All signage shall be submitted as part of a separate application when detailed sign plans are available. 
  3. Glazing for all street-level windows shall be clear, un-tinted, non-reflective glass. Low-e coating may be used on glazing above the first story.
  4. 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 April 30, 2015. 
  5. 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.  
2.   1609-19 Hennepin Avenue, Harmon Place Historic District (BZH #27689, Ward 7) (Holien) (Staff Report)
Mina Adist, on behalf of LL LLC, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness for various alterations to the property at 1609-19 Hennepin Avenue, a contributing property in the Harmon Place Historic District. The scope of work includes replacement of the existing metal storefront and installation of fabric awnings; replacement of non-historic infill door openings on the rear elevation with steel sash windows and entry systems with aluminum doors; removal of the deteriorated upper portion of the existing chimney with the brick cap to be reconstructed; and alterations to the parking area and loading dock.
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 alterations to the structure at 1609-19 Hennepin Avenue, in the Harmon Place Historic District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve final site plan, floor plans, and elevation prior to building permit issuance s.
  2. All signage shall be submitted as part of a separate application when detailed sign plans are available. 
  3. Glazing for all street-level windows shall be clear, un-tinted, non-reflective glass. Low-e coating may be used on glazing above the first story.
  4. A landscaped yard four-feet in width with plantings that are a minimum of three feet in height shall be provided between the parking area and the public sidewalk. 
  5. The handicap accessible stall shall be rotated so that is opens up to a standard drive aisle. 
  6. 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 April 30, 2015. 
  7. 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.   1121 and 1127 Hennepin Avenue, Harmon Place Historic District (BZH #27701, Ward 7) (Farrar) (Staff Report)
Shea, Inc., on behalf of Hennepin Avenue Realty, LLC, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for the expansion of an existing non-contributing accessory structure in the Harmon Place Historic District located on the properties at 1121 and 1127 Hennepin Avenue. The proposed addition to the accessory structure would be one-story tall and total approximately 150 square feet in size. The addition would allow for the incorporation of a kitchen and restrooms to serve the outdoor patio at the Butcher & the Boar.
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 alterations to the existing accessory structure located on the properties at 1121 (and 1127) Hennepin Avenue subject to the following condition(s):
  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 April 30, 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 proposed addition to the accessory structure shall not exceed 150 square feet in size. The addition shall be composed of CMU block and painted to match the existing building. 
  6. The two garage door openings shall be in-filled with CMU block and painted to match the existing building.
  7. Final plans shall comply with the Harmon Place Historic District Design Guidelines as noted within this report.
4.   2200 Park Avenue (BZH #27695, Ward 6) (Mogush) (Staff Report) (Nomination)
Nomination of the Sumner T. McKnight Mansion for designation as a local landmark.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the nomination of 2200 Park Avenue as a landmark; establish interim protection; and direct the Planning Director to prepare or cause to be prepared a designation study.

Information Items

New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: May 14, 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 Apr. 23, 2013