Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
Actions
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
 
Commission Membership: Ms. Laura Faucher, Mr. Alex Haecker, Mr. Chris Hartnett, Ms. Susan Hunter Weir, Ms. Ginny Lackovic, Mr. Chad Larsen, Ms. Linda Mack, Mr. Robert Mack, Mr. Ian Stade and Ms. Constance Vork
 
Committee Clerk: Julie Biesemeier 612-673-3965
 
Commissioners Ginny Lackovic and Chris Hartnett were absent.
The meeting was called to order at 4:31 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on September 24, 2013.
 
Public Hearings
 
Public Hearing
1.  4291 Queen Ave S (BZH #27903, Ward 13) (Aaron Hanauer)
A. The Minnesota Streetcar Museum has filed an application for a certificate of appropriateness to allow for a train shed addition and the running of an additional streetcar (Winona 10 streetcar) on the Como Harriet Streetcar Line located at 4291 Queen Ave S.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow for a streetcar carbarn addition and the running of an additional streetcar (Winona 10 streetcar) on the Como-Harriet streetcar line at 4291 Queen Ave S, 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 October 8, 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.
Approved on consent
B. The Minnesota Streetcar Museum has filed an application for a historic variance to allow for the expansion of a nonconforming use beyond the boundaries of the existing zoning lot for the property located at 4291 Queen Ave S.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the findings and approve the historic variance to allow for the expansion of a nonconforming use beyond the boundaries of the existing zoning lot at 4291 Queen Ave S, subject to the following conditions:
1.     Approvals for this historic variance shall expire if they are not acted upon within two years of approval, unless extended by the planning director.
2.     By ordinance, all approvals granted in this historic variance 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
 
C. The Minnesota Streetcar Museum has filed an application for a historic variance to allow for development on a steep slope in the shoreland overlay district for the property located at 4291 Queen Ave S.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the findings and approve the historic variance to allow for development on a steep slope in the shoreland overlay district at 4291 Queen Ave S, subject to the following conditions:
1.    Approvals for this historic variance shall expire if they are not acted upon within two years of approval, unless extended by the planning director.
2.    By ordinance, all approvals granted in this historic variance 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.    Final plans shall show that the foundation and underlying material are adequate for the slope condition and soil type.
4.    Final plans shall show that precautionary measures are in place to prevent falling rock, mud, uprooted trees or other materials.
5.    The applicant shall work with the Minneapolis Park Board to evaluate on whether additional trees are required to shield the building from Lake Harriet and West Lake Harriet Parkway to en existing level.
Approved on consent
 
D. The Minnesota Streetcar Museum has filed an application for a historic variance to allow for the proposed addition to be built within the side yard setback (development would be built to the property line and extend onto Minneapolis Park Board land) for the property located at 4291 Queen Ave S.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the findings and approve the historic variance to allow for the proposed streetcar carbarn addition to be built within the side yard setback (development would be built to the property line and extend onto Minneapolis Park Board land) at 4291 Queen Ave S, subject to the following conditions:
 
1.    Approvals for this historic variance shall expire if they are not acted upon within two years of approval, unless extended by the planning director.
2.    By ordinance, all approvals granted in this historic variance 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
 
New Business

Cinema in the cemetery has been rescheduled for Wednesday October 9th, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery. Over 200 people attended on October 2nd but were rained out. There will be a screening of Dracula from the 1930’s with some Mickey Mouse film as well. Taco Taxi will also be serving food. (Hunter Weir)

Old Business
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: October 22, 2013.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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Last updated Oct. 10, 2013