Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 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: Julie Biesemeier 612-673-3965
Commissioner Susan Hunter-Weir was absent.
The meeting was called to order at 4:34 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on July 23, 2013.
Public Hearings
Public Hearing

1.   3022 Hennepin Avenue, Granada Theater Landmark (Suburban World Theater)
      (BZH #27810, Ward 10) (Farrar)

DRJ Architecture, Inc., on behalf of Elion Acquisitions, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for interior and exterior modifications to the existing Suburban World Theater/Granada Theater, located at 3022 Hennepin Ave. The building is a local landmark and the designation includes both the interior and exterior of the building. The modifications would allow for the structure to be converted to a retail use.
Actions: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow for interior and exterior modifications to the designated local landmark in order to convert the theater to a retail use on the property located at 3022 Hennepin Ave S subject to the following condition(s):
  1.  All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, 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 August 6th, 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. Final plans shall comply with the Neighborhood Movie Theater Thematic District - Guidelines for Rehabilitation as noted within this report.
  6. The proposed windows and storefront entry on the front façade of the building shall match proposed “preferred “option. Wrought iron screens are not approved.
  7. The Suburban World letters shall be retained on the marquee.
  8. Signage shall comply with the HPC’s Design Guidelines for On-Premise Signs & Awnings or it will require a separate Certificate of Appropriateness and approval from the HPC. 
  9.  All proposed exterior decorative lighting shall be a natural color (no reds, blues, etc. or changing colors), screened from view, reversible, and the conduit shall run through the mortar joints. 
  10. Masonry cleaning and repointing on the building shall be undertaken in the following manner: mortar shall be removed from the joints in a manner that does not damage the adjacent masonry units; replacement mortar shall duplicate existing mortar in strength, composition and color; replacement mortar joints shall match adjacent mortar joints in width and in joint profile; cleaning shall be conducted using the gentlest method possible starting with low pressure water and detergents using natural bristle brushes. Stronger methods may be used if necessary and if institute testing shows that they will not harm the masonry.
  11. The twinkling ceiling lights shall be repaired and restored.
  12. A final lighting plan including exterior and interior lighting fixtures and details shall be provided for final review and approval.
      Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, R.Mack, Stade
      Absent: Hunter-Weir
      Motion passed
2.   2108 Kenwood Parkway (BZH #27802, Ward 7) (Smoley)
Thomas Nelson submitted a Demolition of a Historic Resource application to demolish the residence at 2108 Kenwood Parkway.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved the demolition of the property at 2108 Kenwood Parkway.
      Aye: Haecker, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, R. Mack
      Nay: Faucher, Stade
      Absent: Hunter-Weir
      Motion passed
New Business
·         Interviews of 7 potential commissioners have taken place. A decision could be made by end of week. (Dvorak)
Information Items
       3.    2nd Quarter 2013 Demolition Report (Smoley)
        Receive and File
 4.    Mill City Quarter – 300 2nd St S and 428 2nd St S (Widmeier)
        Update for new 6-story mixed use building with ground floor retail and up to 150 dwelling units.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:21 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: August 20, 2013.
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
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