Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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. Dan Olson, 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 February 3, 2015 meeting
Approval of Agenda
 
Public Hearings
 
 
Public Hearing
1.    186 Bank Street (BZH # 28520, Ward 3) (Becca Farrar-Hughes)
Staff report
SALA Architects, on behalf of Van and Elizabeth Hawn, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness application to allow for the construction of an addition to the rooftop level of an existing townhome located at 186 Bank Street (in the Lourdes Square Townhome Development). The penthouse addition would total approximately 187 square feet and would be approximately 9 feet, 9 inches in height. It would contain stairs, a landing and an elevator as well as a roof deck with a retractable fabric awning. The property is located in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the staff findings and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow for the construction of an addition to the rooftop level of an existing townhome located at 186 Bank Street (in the Lourdes Square Townhome Development). The penthouse addition would total approximately 187 square feet and would be approximately 9 feet, 9 inches in height. It would contain stairs, a landing and an elevator as well as a roof deck with a retractable fabric awning, 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 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 February 17, 2017.
  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. All workmanship must be completed in conformance with the Secretary of Interior Standards, see: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/standguide/.
  4. Final plans shall comply with the St. Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines as noted within this report and as indicated on the submitted plans.
2.    705 42nd Avenue North (BZH 28291, Ward 4) (Alexandr Young) with (John Smoley)
Staff report
Landmark designation of the Camden Park State Bank building located at 705 42nd Avenue North.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the report and attachments as findings of fact and submit the same together to the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council with a recommendation to approve the local designation of the property at 705 42nd Avenue North subject to the following conditions:
  1. The designation includes the entire exterior of the building (constructed in 1910 and 1920) identified in the designation study.
  2. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties will be used to evaluate alterations to the property.
3.    2330 Hennepin Avenue (BZH 28268, Ward 7) (Andrew Frenz) with (John Smoley)
Staff report
Landmark designation of the Thomas Lowry Memorial located at 2330 Hennepin Avenue.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt thestaff report and attachments as findings of fact and submit the same together to the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council with a recommendation to approve the local designation of the Thomas Lowry Memorial, 2330 Hennepin Avenue South.
 
Information Items
4.    Lowry Hill East (Ward 10) (Alexandr Young) with (John Smoley)
Staff report
Councilmember Bender has nominated the Lowry Hill East Residential Historic District for designation.
Recommended motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adoptstaff findings and approve the nomination of the Lowry Hill East Residential Historic District as a historic district; establish interim protection; and direct the Planning Director to prepare or cause to be prepared a designation study.
5.    Prospect Park (Ward 2) (Haila Maze)
Staff report
Charlene Roise and Elizabeth Gates of Hess, Roise and Company applied to place Prospect Park Residential Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Recommended motion: The Nominator has prepared a nomination that indicates their consideration of the subject district’s contributions to the social history of Minneapolis, as well as a few features that have already been designated as meeting Criteria C. Staff recommends the Commission adopt this CPED report, recommend the nomination to SHPO and direct staff to transmit the report and suggested clarifications to the State Historic Preservation Officer.
6.    112 East Hennepin Avenue Redevelopment (Ward 3) (Lisa Steiner)
Memorandum 
Shafer Richardson is proposing alterations to the existing buildings and the construction of a 29-story apartment building at 112 East Hennepin Avenue.
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: March 3, 2015.
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
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