Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 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, Mr. Ian Stade
 
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on May 14, 2013.

Public Hearings

 
Public Hearing
1.  307 Washington Avenue North, Warehouse Historic District (BZH #27715, Ward 7) (Dvorak)
Continued from the May 14 HPC meeting.
Paul Nolan with RJ Marco Construction Inc., on behalf of Office Minneapolis LLC, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for alterations to the property at 307 Washington Avenue North, a contributing property in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District. Alterations include new ground floor windows and a door on the front of the building, new awnings and signage on the front of the building, and a new covered deck and trellis on the back of the building.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for the property located at 307 Washington Avenue 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 4, 2015.
  2. 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. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
  4. Abrasive cleaning techniques, such as sandblasting, soda blasting, or high‐pressure water wash shall not be used under any circumstances. Facade cleaning methods that are considered to be gentle, non‐abrasive methods such as a low pressure (100 psi or less) water wash shall be used.
  5. The applicant is encouraged to remove the paint altogether or paint the building a color that is more consistent with the color palate of the district. If it is decided to paint the building the color shall be approved by Department of Community Planning and Economic Development staff.
  6. Glazing for the replacement windows shall be clear and transparent. Low emission coatings will be considered if they are not reflective or tinted.
  7. Where true divisions are not possible, applied muntins, with an interstitial spacer will be considered. Applied muntins shall be installed on both sides of the glass. Internal muntins, sandwiched between two layers of glass, alone are not allowed.
  8. Replacement windows shall be finished with a painted enamel finish. Anodized or other unfinished treatments are not allowed.
  9. A door with a single window shall be installed on the front of the building.
  10. The dropped ceiling shall be set back at least ten feet from the interior face of the windows.
  11. The dark film that is applied to the interior of the glass on the western one-third of the ground floor windows shall be applied in such a way that it is reversible in the future.
  12. The dumpster enclosure shall be compatible with the architectural style, color and material of the existing building.
  13. The roof over the deck shall be attached to the building at a height lower than the second floor window.
  14. The shape of the middle awning shall project downward and outward similar to the outer two awnings. The extended triangular shaped portion located over the entrance shall not be allowed.
  15. The size of the signs on the awnings shall not exceed six square feet.
  16. There shall be no more the four signs located on the front of the building.
  17. There shall be no signage of any type located on the back of the building.
  18. The projecting sign shall be attached to a permanent mounting plate and affixed to the building through the mortar joints. The applicant shall minimize the number of bricks that are removed when installing the projecting sign.
  19. The awnings shall be attached to the window frames and shall not damage the masonry.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, Stade
Abstain: R. Mack
Motion Passed
2.  2541 Stevens Avenue, Washburn Fair Oaks Historic District (BZH #27743, Ward 6) (Hanauer)
Brock Rasmussen, with Minneapolis College of Art and Design, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for the moving of the house at 2541 Stevens Avenue to 2726 Stevens Avenue as well as a landscaping project at 2541 Stevens Avenue. The building at 2541 Stevens Avenue is a contributing building to the Washburn Fair Oaks Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow for the moving of the residential building at 2541 Stevens Avenue to 2726 Stevens Avenue, 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 4, 2015. 
  2. 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.
Approved on Consent
3.  2543 Stevens Avenue, Washburn Fair Oaks Historic District (BZH #27742, Ward 6) (Hanauer)
Brock Rasmussen, with Minneapolis College of Art and Design, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for the moving of the house at 2543 Stevens Avenue to 2728 Stevens Avenue as well as a landscaping project at 2543 Stevens Avenue. The building at 2543 Stevens Avenue is a contributing building to the Washburn Fair Oaks Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow for the moving of the residential building at 2543 Stevens Avenue to 2728 Stevens Avenue, 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 4, 2015. 
  2. 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.
Approved on Consent
4.  701 Washington Avenue North, Loose Wiles Building (BZH #27741, Ward 5) (Hanauer)
Charlene Roise, with Hess, Roise and Company, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application on behalf of United Properties, the property owner. The Certificate of Appropriateness application is to allow for a rehabilitation of the Loose Wiles Building that includes alterations to entryways, window openings, mechanical equipment, site modifications, and a master sign plan. The Loose Wiles Building at 701 Washington Avenue North is a contributing structure to the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow the proposed rehabilitation project of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company Building located at 701 Washington Avenue 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 4, 2015. 
  2. 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. Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
  4. Glazing shall be clear. Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable if it is not reflective or tinted.
  5. The canopy over the Washington Avenue North entrance and the proposed canopy sign are not approved. 
  6. The proposed 8’-8” perforated metal screen shall be reduced in height to 8’-0”.
  7. The proposed flag sign is not approved.
  8. The painted mural on the grain silo is approved.
  9. Monument sign on existing concrete wall is approved as illustrated on page 5 of the Applicant Submittal Revised Information dated June 4, 2013.
  10. Wall sign on west entry is approved as shown on page 2 of the Applicant Submittal Revised Information dated June 4, 2013.
  11. Washington Avenue wall sign is approved as shown on page 2 of the Applicant Submittal Revised Information dated June 4, 2013.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, R. Mack, Stade
Motion Passed
5.  110 Bank Street, St. Anthony Falls Historic District (BZH #27727, Ward 3) (Widmeier)
Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, on behalf of La Rive Condominium Association, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow mechanical equipment additions to the building located at the property of 110 Bank Street in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow mechanical equipment additions to the building located at 110 Bank Street, 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 4, 2015. 
  2. 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. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
  4. The height of the rooftop addition shall not exceed 19 feet.
Approved on Consent
6.  106-08 Washington Avenue North (BZH #27739, Ward 7) (Holien)
Mina Adsit, on behalf of Mohsen Sadeghi, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application for various alterations to the property at 106-08 Washington Avenue North, a contributing property in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District. The scope of work includes window replacement and refurbishment and three new window openings on the west elevation, rebuilding of peaked parapet and parapet ornamentation on Washington Avenue elevation, selective brick tuck pointing, removal of the loading dock and creating a grade-level ramp for access into the building on the alley elevation, replacing a non-historic overhead door with a new overhead door and restoration of glazing above overhead door on the alley elevation, and structural stabilization and painting of fire escape and addition of exterior metal stair from second floor to grade.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow alterations to the structure at 106-08 Washington Avenue North, in the Minneapolis Warehouse 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. Glazing for all windows shall be clear, un-tinted, non-reflective glass. Low-e coating may be used on glazing above the first story.
  3. The steel sash replica aluminum windows shall include applied muntins with interstitial spaces, in compliance with the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District Design Guidelines. 
  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 June 4, 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.  
Approved on Consent
 
Information Items
7.   24 University Avenue Northeast, Corner Apartments (Vrchota)
Concept review for revised proposal for Corner Apartments development.
8.   3022 Hennepin Avenue, Granada Theater Landmark (Suburban World Theater) (Farrar)
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.
Action: Continued one cycle to the June 18, 2013, Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.
New Business
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: June 18, 2013.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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Last updated Jun 4, 2013