Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 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 June 17, 2014 meeting
Approval of Agenda
 
Public Hearings
 
Public Hearing
1.    400 2nd Street Southeast (BZH # 28149, Ward 3) (John Smoley)
Staff report.
This item was continued from the June 3 HPC meeting.
Certificate of Appropriateness: Schafer Richardson has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness to structurally stabilize the southeast corner; repair and replace masonry; repair and replace windows and doors; install new window openings; install signage; replace the south wall; replace the roof; install exterior and interior aluminum storm windows; and replace the HVAC system to rehabilitate the Pillsbury “A” Mill Machine Shop at 400 2nd Street Southeast in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission continue the project three cycles to the August 19, 2014 meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission. 
Historic Variance: Schafer Richardson has applied for a Historic Variance to install rooftop and ground-mounted mechanical equipment with no screening at 400 2nd Street Southeast in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission continue the project three cycles to the August 19, 2014 meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission. 
Historic Variance: Schafer Richardson has applied for an amendment to Historic Variance BZH-27254, a Historic Variance to reduce the number of parking spaces required by the Zoning Ordinance for the properties located at 301 Main Street Southeast, 413 Main Street Southeast, 300 2nd Street Southeast, 400 2nd Street Southeast, and 100 3rd Avenue Southeast from 290 spaces to 260 spaces, to now increase the required parking from the machine shop from 0 spaces to 26 spaces, with the difference to be made up by reducing the required residential parking from 260 spaces to 235 spaces and utilizing one additional space provided on the originally approved site plan.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission continue the project three cycles to the August 19, 2014 meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission.  
2.    2400 Stevens Avenue (BZH # 28130, Ward 10) (John Smoley)
Staff report and written materials.
This item was continued from the June 3 HPC meeting.
The Minneapolis International Hostel submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to remove a retaining wall and rehabilitate porches at 2400 Stevens Avenue in the Washburn-Fair Oaks 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 rehabilitate two porches and receive approval for the previously conducted removal of the retaining wall at 2400 Stevens Avenue in the Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District, 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 July 8, 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. CPED Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
3.    1204 Harmon Place (BZH # 28219, Ward 7) (Lisa Steiner)
Staff report.
Transform Design, on behalf of Michael Fromelt, has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow a rooftop deck addition to the property 1204 Harmon Place, Unit 21 located in the Harmon Place Historic District.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission continue the project one cycle to the July 22, 2014 meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission.
4.    4901 Minnehaha Avenue (BZH # 28212, Ward 12) (Lisa Steiner)
Staff report and written materials.
Miller Dunwiddie Architecture has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness on behalf of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for the renovation of the Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) and associated improvements to the surrounding site located at 4901 Minnehaha Avenue within the Minnehaha 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 for renovation of the refectory building and associated site improvements, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The proposed enclosure is not approved. An expanded enclosure of no more than 500 total square feet in size may be approved administratively by CPED staff, provided the enclosure is adequately screened and is designed to be architecturally consistent with the refectory building.
  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 approved 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 July 8, 2016.
  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.
Information Items
 
1.    200 Central Avenue Southeast & 113 2nd Street East (Ward 3) (Janelle Widmeier)
 
Memorandum and written materials.
Alatus is proposing a new high-rise development with 200-250 dwelling units at 200 Central Ave SE and 113 2nd St SE.
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: July 22, 2014.
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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