Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
 
Members Present: 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, and Ms. Constance Vork
Members Absent: Mr. Ian Stade
 
Committee Clerk: Fatima Porter, 612-673-3153
The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on November 4, 2013
 
Public Hearings
1. 102 E 19th St (BZH #27877, Ward 6) (Janelle Widmeier)
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved 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 surface applied grids with an interstitial spacer, but not truly divided lights.
  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.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hartnett, Hunter-Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, R. Mack, Vork
Absent: Stade
Motion Passed
 
2. 117 Portland Ave S (BZH #27970, Ward 7) (Aaron Hanauer)
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.
Absent: Stade
Approved on consent
3. 13. 131 Oak Grove Street, Henry E. Ladd House (Ward 7) (John Smoley)
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development is proposing design guidelines for the Henry E. Ladd House.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the proposed design guidelines for the Henry E. Ladd House subject to the following conditions:
  1. Eliminate the following paragraph (#1) from page 2: “Other historic features, if removed or covered over, would affect the property’s integrity but would still permit the building to be identified as a Jones-designed Richardsonian Romanesque residence in the Loring Park neighborhood.  While many interior features are historic, none absolutely must be retained in order to preserve that character, and are therefore not character defining features of the property.  Indeed, were there no historic features remaining on the interior, the property would still retain integrity and be eligible for local designation.” 
4. 131 Oak Grove Street, Henry E. Ladd House (BZH #27950, Ward 7) (John Smoley)
Amy Ruzick has applied for a historic variance to use the Henry E. Ladd House as a single-family dwelling.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings and approved 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. 
Absent: Stade
Approved on consent
 
5. 4535 E Lake Harriet Parkway (BZH #27956, Ward 13) (Janelle Widmeier)
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved the demolition application for the property located at 4535 East Lake Harriet Parkway.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack,
Nay: Hartnett, Hunter Weir, R. Mack, Vork
Absent: Stade
Motion Passed
6. 300 2nd St S (BZH #27892, Ward 7) (Janelle Widmeier) This item was continued from the November 4, 2013 meeting.
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.  No mechanical penetrations shall be allowed on the walls visible from 2nd St S and 3rd Ave S. 
  2. 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.
  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.
Aye: Hunter Weir, Lackovic, R. Mack, Vork
Nay: Faucher, Haecker, Hartnett, L. Mack
Abstain: Larsen
Absent: Stade
Motion Approved
7. 101 3rd Ave S (BZH #27893, Ward 7) (Janelle Widmeier) This item was continued from the November 4, 2013 meeting.
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.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved 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. The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development review and approval of the final site, lighting and landscaping plans.
  2.  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.
  3.  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.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hartnett, Hunter-Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, L. Mack, R. Mack, Vork
Absent: Stade
Motion Passed
8. 425 Portland Avenue (BZH #27974, Ward 7) (John Smoley)
Ryan Companies, US, Inc has applied for a demolition of a historic resource to demolish the Star Tribune building at 425 Portland Ave.
Action: Not withstanding staff recommendation the Heritage Preservation Commission denied the demolition of the property at 425 Portland Ave., established interim protection; and directed the Planning Director to prepare or cause to be prepared a designation study.
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hartnett, Hunter-Weir, Lackovic, L. Mack, R. Mack, Vork
Nay: Larsen
Absent: Stade
 
Information Items
New Business
 
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: December 10, 2013
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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