Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 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. Linda Mack, Mr. Robert Mack, and Mr. Ian Stade
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615

Call to Order

Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Actions from the June 4, 2013, meeting
Approval of Agenda

Public Hearings

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·         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
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
1.  5701 Oliver Avenue South (BZH #27756, Ward 13) (Hanauer)

(Staff report)(Written materials)(Plans)

Jeff Nicholson, with Quartersawn Design Build, has submitted a Demolition of Historic Resource application on behalf of Theordore Huseby and Matthew Farner, the property owners. The demolition of historic resource application is to allow for the demolition of the house at 5701 Oliver Avenue South. This property was identified as a contributing property of the Penn Model Village Addition Potential Residential Historic District in the 2011 historic resource inventory analysis of the Windom, Kenny, and Armatage neighborhoods.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings and approve the demolition of the house at 5701 Oliver Avenue South.

2.  219 2nd Street North, Northwestern Glass Company (BZH #27769, Ward 7) (Hanauer)

(Staff report)(Written materials)(Plans)(Images)

Alex Haecker, with AWH Architects, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application on behalf of 219 LLC, the property owner. The Certificate of Appropriateness application is to allow for a rehabilitation of the Northwestern Glass Company Building that includes the following proposed work: enlarge window openings and install new windows on a secondary elevation, new signage, repointing of masonry, and paint removal on secondary elevation brick. The Northwestern Glass Company Building at 219 2nd Street North is a contributing structure to the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings and approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow the proposed rehabilitation project of the Northwestern Glass Company Building located at 215-219 2nd Street North, subject to the following conditions:

  1. 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 June 18, 2015. 

  2. Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.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. New mortar shall duplicate the original mortar’s composition, color, texture, joint width, and joint profile. When completing the repointing work, abrasive cleaning techniques, such as sandblasting or high-pressure water wash shall not be used. A waterproof coating shall not be applied to the masonry.

  4. The projecting and recessed balconies on the east elevation are not allowed. The applicant shall install windows in these bays to match the new windows proposed in the adjacent window openings (#8, 8’-2” tall by 12’-3” wide). Glazing within new and restored windows shall be clear. Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable if it is not reflective or tinted.

  5. Two pallets of recovered brick from expanding the window openings shall be stored within the building for future rehabilitation work. 

Information Items

3.   3022 Hennepin Avenue, Granada Theater Landmark (Suburban World Theater) (Farrar)
      Continued from the June 4 Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.


Renovation and partial restoration of the Granada Theater. The project proposes to renovate the Granada Theater into a retail store and would include restoration of the exterior, removal of the kitchen area, restoration of the existing theater space walls and perimeter circulation, and introduction of a flat floor to facilitate retail store experience and center entry to the theater for visual connectedness.

Recommended Motion: This application has been withdrawn.

New Business
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: July 9, 2013
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
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