MINNEAPOLIS HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 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
 
CALL TO ORDERROLL CALL

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE MAY 16, 2017 MEETING 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
(THE COMMISSION MAY TAKE ACTION ON ITEMS AS PART OF A CONSENT AGENDA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING. IN THESE INSTANCES, THE COMMISSION CHAIR WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING AND WILL ASK WHETHER ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE TESTIMONY OR EXPRESS CONCERNS ABOUT ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA. IF YOU PLAN TO SPEAK TO AN ISSUE ON THE AGENDA, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE MEETING AT 4:30 OR CONTACT THE ASSIGNED CITY STAFF PERSON IN ADVANCE. PLEASE CONTACT CPED STAFF WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THE CONSENT AGENDA.)

PUBLIC HEARINGPlease note: if you plan on speaking, please sign in on the sheet located in the hallway, and then state your name and address clearly into the microphone when you come up to speak.
1. 200 3rd Avenue North, Ward 3
Staff report by
Peter Crandall, PLAN4401
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by GRE Colonial Warehouse Owner, LLC for the properties located at 200 3rd Ave N in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Recommended motion: Approve the certificate of appropriateness to amend a previously adopted master sign plan, replace an existing door, and add a new mechanical louver, 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 June 20th, 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.
 
2. 212 2nd Street North, Ward 3
Staff report by
Janelle Widmeier, PLAN4404
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Falcon Ridge Partners, LLC for the property located at 212 2nd Street North in the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District and Warehouse Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Recommended motion: Approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow rehabilitation of the Baker Importing Company Building, subject to the following conditions:
  1. To comply with Guideline 1.13, a residential entrance shall be provided on the front façade.  At a minimum, electronic key card access shall be provided. 
  2. Additional pedestrian-level lighting shall be provided on the west façade between the front of the building and the new residential and commercial annex entrances to better assist with pedestrian activity, safety, and building access as required by Guidelines 1.12 and 1.20.
  3. The proposed exterior up-lighting on the south and west facades is not allowed. 
  4. Removal of the existing mortar with power tools shall be done in accordance with the National Park Service Technical Preservation Brief for Repointing Mortar Joints.
  5. If landscaping and screening is required between the surface parking lot and the street, plantings and fencing shall comply with Guideline 1.12 and shall enhance the pedestrian realm.   Further, the landscaping shall evoke a sense of the volunteer nature of vegetation in an industrial setting.  Any fencing shall be a 3-foot tall, open, decorative metal fence.
  6. The applicant is encouraged to plant street trees in front of the building following Guidelines 1.35 and 1.36 and the applicable guidelines from the Warehouse District Heritage Street Plan to further implement Guideline 1.20.
  7. 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 June 12, 2019.
  8. 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.
  9. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
 
3. 110 5th Avenue Southeast, Ward 3
Staff report by
Nicholas Baker, PLAN4414
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by the Soap Factory for the property located at 110 5th Avenue Southeast in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District:
A. Certificate of Appropriateness.
Recommended motion: Approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow rehabilitation of and modifications to an existing contributing structure in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. Approval of the final plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. Concrete block infill of original window openings and the proposed removal of a window opening on the north façade (a primary façade) are not considered appropriate and are not approved.
  3. While removal of the 1947 glass block windows along 5th Avenue Southeast and near the southeast corner of the south façade will have an impact on the appearance and integrity of the building, it is recognized that the character of this material poses a challenge for re-use of this space. The proposed new storefront window system in this area is considered acceptable, but the size, shape, and proportion of the existing window openings shall not be altered, and glass block in good condition shall be salvaged for re-use elsewhere on the site.
  4. Use of cement fiber lap siding for cladding of the elevator penthouse would introduce an incompatible material and is not considered appropriate, applicant shall revise to include historically compatible material selection, to be reviewed and approved by CPED staff.
  5. All new rooftop mechanical units shall be located 15 feet or one new mechanical bay, whichever is greater, from a primary façade, in accordance with adopted design guidelines.
  6. In order to maintain compliance with previous approvals and the parking and loading requirements of the zoning code, applicants must maintain one small (10’ x 25’) and one large (12’ x 50’) loading space, subject to all applicable design and maintenance requirements, to be reviewed and approved by staff.
  7. With the exception of  several of the lower-level windows with limited visibility, the replacement of existing windows in reparable condition is not considered appropriate and is not approved; proposal for rehabilitation should be revised in accordance with the ‘Scenario B‘ of the submitted window survey.
  8. Accessible parking to be provided per direction of Minneapolis Building Code officials.
  9. In order to maintain compliance with bicycle parking requirements of the zoning code, the applicant shall provide, at minimum, a total of eight bicycle parking spaces, with at least three to be long-term.
  10. Hand-raking, not mechanical methods, shall be used to remove deteriorated mortar on vertical joints to avoid damaging the masonry, in accordance with National Park Service Preservation Brief 2 (available online at http://www.nps.gov/hps/tps/briefs/brief02.htm)
  11. Replacement mortar shall duplicate existing mortar in strength, composition, color, and texture.
  12. Replacement mortar joints shall duplicate existing mortar joints in width and in joint profile.
  13. Replacement brick shall match existing in terms of color, dimension, profile, finish, and texture.
  14. 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 June 20, 2019.
  15. 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.
 
INFORMATIONAL ITEM
4. 1101 Nicollet Mall, Ward 3
Report by
Aaron Hanauer
Discuss Peavey Plaza rehabilitation.
 
COMMISSION BUSINESSNEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING: JULY 11, 2017

• The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on agenda items.
• Please contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.
• Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
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