Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 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
 
Call to Order
 
Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Actions from the October 8, 2013, meeting
Approval of Agenda
 
Public Hearings
 
Public Hearing
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
1. 2309 W 53rd St (BZH #27926, Ward 13) (Janelle Widmeier)
Staff report, written materials, plans and photos
Lee Homes, on behalf of Bryan and Marie Nichols, has submitted a demolition of historic resource application to allow for the demolition of the single-family dwelling located at the property of 2309 W 53rd St.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings and approve the demolition application for the property located at 2309 W 53rd St.
2. 3116 3rd Ave S (BZH #27952, Ward 8) (Aaron Hanauer)
Staff report, background, plans and photos
John W. Cunningham has applied for a certificate of appropriateness application for a proposed rehabilitation project of the Bennett-McBride House at 3116 3rd Ave S. The certificate of appropriateness application is to allow for interior remodeling of the kitchen/music room, master bath, guest bathroom, as well as exterior modifications to the rear elevation basement door. The Bennett-McBride House is a local individual landmark (with interior and exterior designation) and a contributing building to the Healy Block 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 side addition with second floor deck at 3116 3rd 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 22, 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. The applicant shall retain all wainscoting in place in the kitchen not impacted by the wall removal. Wainscoting that is removed shall be either reinstalled within the kitchen or stored on site for possible reinstallation at a later time.
  4. The applicant shall restore the original kitchen wood floor if it remains underneath the parquet floor and is salvageable.
  5. The new wall between the kitchen and music room shall be at least 1’10” on each side (instead of 8”) to match the wall length between the front parlor and the back parlor. In addition, delineation shall be made on the floor between the music room and kitchen.
3. 24 University Ave NE (BZH #27932, Ward 3) (Chris Vrchota)
Staff report, background, plans and photos
Gretchen Camp of BKV Group has applied for aCertificate of Appropriateness for construction of a new 6-story, 56-unit residential building on an existing surface parking lot at 24 University Ave NE in the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for construction of a new 6-story 56 unit residential building located at 24 University Ave NE, Tract G with the following conditions:
  1. The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development reviews and approves final site plan, floor plans, signage, lighting and elevations.
  2. All glass must be clear, non-tinted, non-reflective glass. One coat of Low-E glazing is permitted on the interior surface of the windows.
  3. The applicant shall obtain all other necessary City approvals prior to the commencement of work.
  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 October 22, 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.
Information Items
4.   Hollywood Theater, Ward 1 (Joe Bernard)
Memo, framework, nomination form and photos
Gregory Donofrio, Meghan Elliot, and Ryan Salmon of Preservation Design Works, LLC applied to place the Hollywood Theater at 2815 Johnson St NE on the National Register of Historic Places. Certified Local Government Comments will be considered at the October 22, 2013 meeting of the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.
Recommended Motion: The Nominator has prepared a nomination that indicates their full consideration of the subject property’s contributions to the field of architecture and to entertainment and recreation patterns in Minneapolis. Staff recommends the Commission adopt this CPED report, approve the nomination, and direct staff to transmit the report and a letter summarizing the report to the State Historic Preservation Officer.
5.   Plymouth Building, Ward 7 (Joe Bernard)
Memo, nomination and photos
Charlene Roise and Stephanie K. Atwood of Hess, Roise and Company, and Meghan Elliot, and Ryan Salmon of Preservation Design Works, LLC applied to place the Plymouth Building at 12 6th St S on the National Register of Historic Places. Certified Local Government Comments will be considered at the October 22, 2013 meeting of the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.
Recommended Motion: The Nominator has prepared a nomination that indicates their consideration of the subject property’s contributions to the field of architecture and engineering patterns in Minneapolis. Staff recommends the Commission adopt this CPED report, approve the nomination, and direct staff to transmit the report and a letter summarizing the report to the State Historic Preservation Officer.
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: November 4, 2013
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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Last updated Oct. 16, 2013