MINNEAPOLIS HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017

4:30 p.m. | City Hall, Room 317 | 350 South 5th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55415
 
Committee Clerk
Fatimat Porter – 612.673.3153
 
Commissioners
Laura Faucher, Chair | Diana Dyste | Laurel Fritz | Barbara Howard | Susan Hunter Weir
Ginny Lackovic | Linda Mack | Dan Olson | Ian Stade | Madelyn Sundberg
Commissioners Absent
Linda Mack
 
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE DECEMBER 13, 2016 MEETING
The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the actions from the December 13, 2016 meeting.
 
 
APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JANUARY 18, 2017 MEETING
The Heritage Preservation commission approved the actions from the January 18, 2017 meeting.
 
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

ACTION ITEMS
1. Tilsenbilt Homes Historic District, Ward 8
Report by
Andrew Frenz
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings and adopt the Tilsenbilt Homes Historic District design guidelines:
A. Design Guideline Adoption.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted the Tilsenbilt Homes Historic District design guidelines.
Absent: Mack
Adopted on consent

PUBLIC HEARING
2. 500 6th Street South, Ward 7
Staff report by
Brian Schaffer
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission and City Council adopt staff findings for the local designation of the Minneapolis Armory at 500 6th Street South:
A. Landmark Designation.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted 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 Minneapolis Armory at 500 6th street South with the following condition:
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties will be used to evaluate alterations to the property.
Absent: Mack
Recused: Sundberg
Approved on consent

3. 2201 and 2215 Plymouth Ave N, 1245 Penn Ave N, Ward 5
Staff report by
Shanna Sether, PLAN 3249
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Hennepin County Facility Services Department for the properties located at 2201 and 2215 Plymouth Ave N and 1245 Penn Ave N in the Homewood Potential Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow the construction of a new funeral home, 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 January 31, 2019.
  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. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
Absent: Mack
Recused: Sundberg
Approved on consent

4. 501 Ramsey Street Northeast to 206 Island Avenue East, Ward 3
Staff report by
Nicholas Baker, PLAN 3458
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the property located between 501 Ramsey Street Northeast and 206 Island Avenue East in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Action: Notwithstanding staff recommendation, the Heritage Preservation Commission denied the certificate of appropriateness to allow rehabilitation of and alterations to the existing Boom Island-Nicollet Island Bridge (Bridge No. 93835) based on the following findings:
Finding #1: The timber ties, steel stringers, and other components of the deck system are integral components of the original bridge design.
Finding #2: The removal of the interior stringers and original timber ties and the introduction of a new, reinforced concrete deck system would significantly degrade the bridge’s historic integrity.
Finding #3: The conditions of approval recommended by staff would be insufficient to mitigate the loss of historic fabric and proposed structural changes to the functioning of the deck system.
Absent: Mack
Recused: Sundberg
Aye: Dyste, Faucher, Fritz, Howard, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Olson, Stade
Motion passed

5. 300 Washington Avenue South, Ward 3
Staff report by
Lisa Steiner, PLAN 3340
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by CSM Corporation for the property located at 300 Washington Avenue South:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow the enclosure of approximately 24,000 square feet under and adjacent to the train shed for the addition of banquet space and support functions, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Interpretive elements shall be incorporated on site to help communicate the history and significance of the landmark. These elements shall include at a minimum:
a. The installation of metal rails or a different paving color in the outdoor event space area in the locations of the five former rail lines.
b. Where feasible, the expression of the five rail lines in the flooring of the full length of the shed space, such as a change in flooring color or material.
c. The installation of an interpretive sign near 5th Avenue South.
  1. The glazing of the enclosure shall be non-tinted, non-reflective glass and the design shall match the existing enclosure, as shown on submitted plans.
  2. The proposed restrooms in the existing ice rink area shall be relocated to a more internal location.
  3. No exterior brick walls are permitted for the elevations of the enclosure facing Washington Avenue South or 5th Avenue South. The proposed exterior brick walls shall be clad in the same glass system as the rest of the enclosure and the existing enclosure. Also, no bronze panels are allowed along the east elevation. 
  4. More specific details shall be submitted and approved by CPED staff for the interior brick walls to ensure that no historic materials will be impaired if these walls are removed in the future. 
  5. 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 January 31, 2019.
  6. 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.
Absent: Mack
Aye: Dyste, Faucher, Fritz, Howard, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Olson, Stade, Sundberg
Motion passed

6. 419 Washington Avenue North, Ward 3
Staff report by
Lisa Steiner, PLAN 3388
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by DJR Architecture for the property located at 419 Washington Avenue North in the Warehouse Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow the construction of a new building and the construction of a connection to an existing building, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The proposed connection to the existing building shall disturb the least amount of historic material possible. More detailed plans shall be submitted and reviewed by CPED staff.
  2. The recessed entry on 5th Avenue North shall be limited to the first 2 levels of the building. The rest of the building facing 5th Avenue shall maintain a 1 foot setback for all floors above.
  3. In accordance with guideline 3.14, off-street parking shall not be located along a principal façade. Office or other active uses shall line all principal facades.
  4. In accordance with guideline 3.43, clear glass or non-reflective low emission glass or coatings shall be used along principal façades.
  5. 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 January 31, 2019.
  6. 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.
Absent: Mack
Recused: Sundberg
Aye: Dyste, Fritz, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Olson, Stade
Nay: Faucher, Howard
Motion passed

7. 500 3rd Street North, Ward 3
Staff report by
Aaron Hanauer, PLAN 3468
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage
Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Jackie Cherryhomes for the property located at 500 3rd Street North in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Action: The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow for the installation of additional signage on the Green & DeLaittre Company Wholesale Grocery Warehouse Building, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Day-glo, light reflecting or fluorescent colors are not allowed for the signage.
  2. The proposed wall signs shall be installed through the mortar joints
  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 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
  4. January 31, 2019.
  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.
Absent: Mack
Recused: Sundberg
Aye: Dyste, Faucher, Fritz, Howard, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Stade
Nay: Olson
Motion passed

B. Historic Variance to allow windows signs that do not comply with Section 543.480-Window signs.
Action: Notwithstanding staff findings, the Heritage Preservation Commission approved the historic variance to allow window signage that do not comply with Section 543.80-Window signs.
Absent: Mack
Recused: Sundberg
Aye: Dyste, Faucher, Fritz, Howard, Hunter Weir, Lackovic, Stade
Nay: Olson
Motion passed
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
8. 4600 Columbus Avenue South, Ward 8
Report by
John Smoley
Review the design guidelines for the Arthur and Edith Lee House, an individual landmark, located at 4600 Columbus Avenue South.

COMMISSION BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
1. The 2017 HPC officers were elected: Chair Laura Faucher, Vice Chair Ian Stade, and Secretary Linda Mack.
2. Commissioners volunteered for CLG work.
3. Commissioner Dyste appointed to the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
4. HPC representative needed to work with AIA and Preserve Minneapolis for the awards to be held in May. 
5. Preservation Alliance will have its annual Heart Bombing event in February.
 
ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 8:02 P.M.
 
NEXT REGULAR HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING: FEBRUARY 14, 2017

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