MINNEAPOLIS HERTIAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 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 ORDER
ROLL CALL
PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE November 07, 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 HEARING
Please 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.      323 Washington Avenue North, Ward 3
Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN5429
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Hines for the property located at 323 Washington Avenue North in the Warehouse Historic District:
A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.
Recommended motion: Approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow two wall signs on the building that exceed the size and height allowances, subject to the following conditions:
  1. There shall be no sign located on the south side of the building.
  2. The maximum size of the two wall sign shall be 52 square feet.
  3. The maximum height of the wall sign shall be 92 feet.
  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 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 December 12, 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.
B.      Historic Variance to allow signage.
Recommended motion: Approve the historic variance to allow signage on the building that exceeds the height limitation of the zoning code and to allow the walls signs to be located on non-primary building walls, subject to the following conditions:
  1. There shall be no sign located on the south side of the building.
  2. The maximum height of the wall sign shall be 92 feet.
 
2.      115 1st Street North, Ward 3
Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN5456
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by KMP Investments for the properties located at 115 1st Street North in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District:
A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.
Recommended motion: Approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow rehabilitation of the existing building and a building addition, 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 December 12, 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. The proposed masonry work shall comply with Façade Materials Guidelines 2.12 -2.19.
  4. To comply with Guideline 2.23, clear transparent glass shall be used for the new windows. In addition, new divided light windows shall comply with Guideline 2.31 and 2.32.
 
3.      117 - 125 1st Street North, Ward 3
Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN5533
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application(s) by John Gross of Commercial Real Estate for the properties located at 117-125 1st Street North in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District:
A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.
Recommended motion: Approve the certificate of appropriateness to allow for the demolition of the noncontributing buildings, rehabilitation of the Commutator Building and the Roe Wolf Buildings, and to allow for new construction, subject to the following conditions:
  1. To comply with Guideline 3.70, the proposed metal panel exterior material on the new building shall not have a shiny finish.
  2. The proposed masonry work to the Roe Wolf and Commutator Buildings shall comply with Façade Materials Guidelines 2.12 -2.19.
  3. A follow-up report shall be submitted and approved by CPED prior to completing rehabilitation work that documents whether the historic windows that were not analyzed in detail will be repaired or replaced. In addition, if replacement windows are required for the historic steel sash windows, the replacement windows shall be in compliance with Guideline 2.30-2.33. Finally, all windows shall be in compliance with Guideline 2.23, clear transparent glass shall be used to replace missing panes or in full window replacement unless historical documentations show other treatments. Low emission coatings will be considered if they are not reflective or tinted.
  4. To comply with Guideline 2a.10, the original and historically significant painted signs (ghost signs) on the building shall be retained.
  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 December 12, 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.
 
4.      2323 E Lake of the Isles Parkway, Ward 7
Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN5555
The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Robert Rucker for the properties located at 2323 East Lake of the Isles Parkway in the Lake of the Isles Potential Historic District:
A.     Demolition of Historic Resource.
Recommended motion: Approve the demolition of historic resource application.
 
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
5.      North Loop Paving, Street Reconstruction Project, Ward 3
Report by Hilary Dvorak
 
6.      North Loop Pedestrian Improvements, Ward 3
Report by Hilary Dvorak
 
COMMISSION BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURNMENT
NEXT REGULAR HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING: JANUARY 16, 2018
·          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.
·          The meeting site is wheelchair accessible. For other reasonable accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in an alternative format, please contact Fatimat Porter (612-673-3153) at least five days prior to the meeting. The lead time needed to provide reasonable accommodations (physical, visual, language interpretation and American Sign Language) are five business days.
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