Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Actions
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 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
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on November 19, 2013.
 
Public Hearings
 
Public Hearing
1.  212 2nd St SE (BZH #28021, Ward 3) (Kimberly Holien)
Amy Meller of MacDonald and Mack Architects has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness for alterations to the property at 212 2nd St SE, in the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District. The scope of work includes: 
  1. A 7,761 square foot rooftop deck on the west side of the building.
  2. Removal of an existing penthouse.
  3. Extension of two existing stairwells up to the roof for access.
  4. A 187 square foot elevator addition.
  5. A 297 square foot service bar addition.
  6. A 133 square foot storage addition.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow alterations to the structure at 212 2nd St SE, in the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Community Planning and Economic Development staff shall review and approve the final site plan, floor plans, and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
  2. The roof deck shall be setback one structural bay from each exterior building wall, except that walkways, a maximum of four feet in width, may connect the roof to the elevator in the northeast corner of the building and the stair in the southeast corner of the building.  
  3. The roof deck shall be below the top of the parapet wall and the railing shall be constructed in a manner that does not impact the historic parapet.
  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 December 12, 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.  
Aye: Faucher, Haecker, Hunter-Weir, Lackovic, Larsen, Stade, Vork
Nay: Hartnett, L. Mack
Recused: R. Mack
Motion Passed
2.  1721 University Ave SE (BZH #27901, Ward 2) (John Smoley)  
Denis Sipe, with Midwest Window Systems LLC on behalf of Students’ Co-op, Inc., submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to replace windows at 1721 University Ave SE in the Greek Letter Chapter House Historic District.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the findings and approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to replace windows on the building located at 1721 University Ave SE subject to the following conditions: 
  1. Glazing shall be clear.  Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable.
  2. The proposed windows are approved with the trim and profiles presented & discussed in the meeting.   
  3. Front elevation windows shall have applied X-braced muntins with interior, exterior, and interstitial spacers in simulated divided lights in the top sash. 
  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 December 10, 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.  
  6. CPED 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, Stade, Vork
Motion Passed
 
Information Items
3.   3rd Quarter 2013 Demolition Report (John Smoley)
Receive and File
New Business
  1. The 2014 Heritage Preservation Commission calendar was approved.
  2. The 2014 Heritage Preservation Commission slate of officers were selected: Chair Laura Faucher; Vice Chair Alex Haecker; and Secretary Chris Hartnett.
  3. New commissioner Paul Bengtson to start in January 2014.
  4. Reminder for Holiday gathering December 16th.
Old Business
 
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 6:37 p.m.
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: January 7, 2013.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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