Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 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: Fatima Porter, 612.673.3153
 
Call to Order
 
Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Actions from the November 4, 2013, meeting
Approval of Agenda
 
Public Hearings
Public Hearing
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
1. 102 E 19th St (BZH #27877, Ward 6) (Janelle Widmeier)
Staff report, written materials, plans and photos.
Miller Hanson Partners, on behalf of DKC Properties, Inc., has applied for a certificate of appropriateness application to allow for the replacement of doors and sidelights at three entrances for the building located at the property of 102 E 19th St in the Stevens Square Historic District.
Staff Recommendation: 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 replacement of doors and sidelights at three entrances located at the property of 102 E 19th St, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The color of the doors and sidelights shall match that of the existing trim.
  2. The muntins shall be interstitial.
  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 November 19, 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. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
2. 117 Portland Ave S (BZH #27970, Ward 7) (Aaron Hanauer)
Staff report, written materials, plans and photos.
Charlene Roise has applied for a certificate of appropriateness application on behalf of the North Star Lofts Homeowners Association. The certificate of appropriateness application is to allow for the rehabilitation of two North Star Blanket Loft signs (rooftop and wall sign) at 117 Portland Ave S in the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District.
Staff Recommendation: 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 rehabilitation of the North Star Blanket signs and the rooftop sign support structure located at 117 Portland 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 November 19, 2015.
  2. The applicant shall submit shop drawings for the rehabilitation and relighting to CPED staff to review and approve before proceeding with the rehabilitation work. 
  3. 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.
  4. If the signs are relit with LED lighting, the maximum luminance level between sunrise and sunset for the signs shall not exceed 5,000 nits and between sunset and sunrise the maximum luminance shall not exceed 500 nits. In addition, the signs shall be equipped with an automatic dimmer control or other mechanism that automatically controls the sign's brightness to comply with this requirement.
  5. The Federal wall sign be retained on the south elevation tower.

3. 131 Oak Grove Street, Henry E. Ladd House (Ward 7) (John Smoley)

Staff report, guidelines, study and public comment.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development is proposing design guidelines for the Henry E. Ladd House.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the proposed design guidelines for the Henry E. Ladd House
4. 131 Oak Grove Street, Henry E. Ladd House (BZH #27950, Ward 7) (John Smoley)
Staff report, map, plans and public comment.
Amy Ruzick has applied for a historic variance to use the Henry E. Ladd House as a single-family dwelling.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the historic variance to use the property located at 131 Oak Grove Street as a single-family dwelling subject to the following conditions:
  1. By ordinance, approvals are valid for a period of two years from the date of the decision. 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 November 19, 2015. 
5. 4535 E Lake Harriet Parkway (BZH #27956, Ward 13) (Janelle Widmeier)
Staff report, written materials, maps, photos, original plans and proposed plans.
Eskuche Design, on behalf of Daniel Murphy, has applied for a demolition of historic resource to allow for the demolition of the single-family dwelling located at the property of 4535 East Lake Harriet Parkway.
Staff Recommendation: 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 4535 East Lake Harriet Parkway.
6. 300 2nd St S (BZH #27892, Ward 7) (Janelle Widmeier) This item was continued from the November 4, 2013 meeting.
Staff report, site survey, plans, lighting, materials and photos.
Hess, Roise and Company, on behalf of Lupe Development Partners, has submitted a certificate of appropriateness application to allow a new apartment building and new plaza located at the property of 300 2nd St S within the Saint Anthony Falls 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 construct a new 6-story, mixed use building and a new plaza located at the property of 300 2nd St S, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The building shall be shifted 4 feet away from the 3rd Ave S lot line.
  2. Not less than 50 percent of the south and west building elevations not covered by windows or doors shall be cast stone in order to reduce the dominate appearance of the metal panels.
  3. Fiber cement shall only be allowed on the building walls facing the on-site surface parking area and shall not exceed 30 percent of each wall.
  4. No mechanical penetrations shall be allowed on the walls visible from 2nd St S and 3rd Ave S. 
  5. Windows shall be provided on the ground level walls of the nonresidential uses facing the on-site surface parking area and shall be consistent with the style of storefront windows facing the adjacent streets. The amount of windows shall be not less than 30 percent of the wall area measured between 2 and 10 feet above the adjacent grade, unless otherwise allowed by the City Planning Commission.
  6. A Phase I Archaeological Resource Inventory shall be submitted to CPED staff for review. If any archaeological resources are found, the applicant is encouraged to incorporate them into the proposed development or the woonerf on the adjacent property.
  7. 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 November 19, 2015. 
  8. 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.  
  9. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
7. 101 3rd Ave S (BZH #27893, Ward 7) (Janelle Widmeier) This item was continued from the November 4, 2013 meeting.
Staff report, plans, written materials and photos.
Hess, Roise and Company, on behalf of Mill Place Inc, has submitted a certificate of appropriateness application to allow for a new plaza and parking lot modifications located at the property of 101 3rd Ave S within the Saint Anthony Falls 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 for a new plaza and parking lot modifications located at the property of 101 3rd Ave S, subject to the following conditions:
  1.  A Phase I Archaeological Resource Inventory shall be submitted to CPED staff for review. If any archaeological resources are found, the applicant is encouraged to incorporate them into the proposed development or the woonerf on the adjacent property.
  2. The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development review and approval of the final site, lighting and landscaping plans.
  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 November 4, 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.
8. 425 Portland Avenue (BZH #27974, Ward 7) (John Smoley)
Staff report, vicinity map, applicants plans, photos, and analysis, staff photos, and public comment.
Ryan Companies, US, Inc has applied for a demolition of a historic resource to demolish the StarTribune building at 425 Portland Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and approve the demolition of the property at 425 Portland Ave subject to the following condition:
  1. Mitigate for the loss of the building:
  1.  At the developer’s expense, the developer shall ensure the six stone medallions are safely removed, stored, and incorporated into the proposed park onsite, along with an interpretive plaque describing the history of the site.
  2. The developer shall commission a historian who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in History to document the history of the Star Tribune and its previously purchased newspapers, for distribution to CPED and local historical organizations, and possible publication in popular and/or scholarly journals. 
Information Items
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: December 10, 2013
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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Last updated Nov 13, 2013