Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
 
Commission Membership: Mr. Paul Bengtson, Ms. Laura Faucher, Mr. Alex Haecker, Mr. Chris Hartnett, Ms. Susan Hunter Weir, Ms. Ginny Lackovic, 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 December 10, 2013, meeting
Approval of Agenda
 
Public Hearings
Public Hearing
1.  Franklin Ave Bridge (BZH #28006, Ward 2) (Hilary Dvorak)
Staff report and written materials.
James Archer with Hennepin County has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow rehabilitation work to take place to the Cappelen Memorial Bridge (Franklin Avenue Bridge).
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow rehabilitation work to take place to the Cappelen Memorial Bridge (Franklin Avenue Bridge), 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 January 13, 2016.
  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.
2. 3112 3rd Ave S (BZH #28065 Ward 8) (John Smoley)
Staff report, vicinity map and plans.
Jennifer Tschida, on behalf of Reina Benavides Guaman, submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to replace windows at 3112 3rd Ave S in the Healy Block Historic District.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to replace windows on the building located at 3112 3rd Avenue South subject to the following conditions:
  1. Glazing shall be clear. Low E and other energy-efficient glazing is acceptable.
  2. The proposed storm windows with safety screens shall have rail widths, stile widths, and colors that match or closely resemble those of the historic windows.
  3. The replacement door shall match or closely resemble the existing door in terms of materials and dimensions (prior to trimming), including the four panels.
  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 January 7, 2016. 
  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.
3. 155 5th Ave S (BZH #28064, Ward 3) (Aaron Hanauer)
Staff report, written materials.
Kenneth Piper on behalf of the property owner, Ceresota Funding, LLC, has applied for a certificate of appropriateness application for the Ceresota Building at 155 5th Ave. S in the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District. The certificate of appropriateness application is to allow for a rooftop solarium/roof deck addition on top of the 8th floor, a roof infill within the 12th floor headhouse, and new signage.   The proposed rehabilitation will convert the office building into 57 residential units. 
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow the rooftop solarium, rooftop deck, new roof below the headhouse parapet, rooftop solar panels, and replacement signage on the Ceresota Elevator located at 155 5th Avenue South, 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 January 7, 2016.
  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. All new rooftop mechanical equipment shall continue to be screened by the headhouse parapet.
  5. The proposed solar panels on the solarium shall not project above the solarium’s gable roof more than 18 inches and the applicant shall minimize glare from reflection that affects adjacent or nearby properties.
4. 110 Bank St (BZH #28023 Ward 3) (Janelle Widmeier)
Staff report, written materials, map, plans, renderings and photographs.
Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, on behalf of La Rive Condominium Association, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow ground level mechanical equipment additions for the property located at 110 Bank St 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 above and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow a ground level mechanical equipment addition located at 110 Bank Street, 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 January 7, 2016.
  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.
 
Information Items
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: January 21, 2014
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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Last updated Dec 31, 2013