MINNEAPOLIS HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

4:30 p.m. | City Hall, Room 317 | 350 South 5th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55415

Committee Clerk

Rachel Blanford – 612.673.3153

Commissioners Present

Ginny Lackovic, Chair | Diana Dyste | Barbara Howard | Jesse Kling

Linda Mack | Kimberly Sandbulte | Ian Stade | Madelyn Sundberg

 

Commissioners Absent

Laurel Fritz | Claire VanderEyk

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE AUGUST 27, 2019 MEETING              

The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the actions from the August 27, 2019 meeting.

ACTION ITEM

1.      Ivy-Zenith-32nd Conservation District, Ward 13

This item was continued from the August 13, 2019 meeting.

Staff report by John Smoley, PLAN9131

The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings for the application by Meg Forney for the properties centered upon the intersection of Zenith Ave S and 32nd St W, minus 3412 32nd St W, for initiation of a conservation district plan and preparation of design guidelines:

A.     Initiation of a Conservation District.

Motion: Approved initiation of a conservation district and directed the planning director to prepare, or cause to be prepared, a conservation district plan and design guidelines.

Absent: Fritz and VanderEyk

Aye: Dyste, Howard, Mack, Sundberg, and Lackovic

Nay: Kling, Sandbulte, and Stade

PUBLIC HEARING

 2.      Rear Addition, 2432 Colfax Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by John Smoley, PLAN9494

The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Kristine Anderson for the property located at 2432 Colfax Ave S in the Lowry Hill East Residential Historic District:

A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.

Motion: Approved the certificate of appropriateness to alter and construct an addition on 2432 Colfax Ave S, a non-contributing resource in the Lowry Hill East 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 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 September 17, 2021.

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.

Absent: Fritz and VanderEyk

Approved on consent 

3.      Second + Second Master Sign Plan, 128 2nd St N and 128 1st Ave N, Ward 3

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9422

The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by 128 2nd Street LLC and Snow Kreilich Architects for the properties located at 128 2nd St N/128 1st Ave N in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District and the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District

A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.

Motion: Approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow for a master sign plan for the Second + Second mixed use building at 128 2nd St N and 128 1st Avenue North, subject to the following conditions:

1.      To comply with Chapter 543 zoning code lighting requirements, between sunrise and sunset the maximum luminance shall be five thousand (5,000) nits and between sunset and sunrise the maximum luminance shall be five hundred (500) nits.

2.      Day-glo, light reflecting, or fluorescent colors or materials are not allowed for signage.

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 September 17, 2021.

4.      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: Fritz and VanderEyk

Approved on consent

B.     Historic Variance to allow for signage on a non-primary building wall.

Motion: Approved the historic variance to allow for signage on a non-primary building wall.

Absent: Fritz and VanderEyk

Approved on consent

4.      Commutator Foundry Development, 117-125 1st St N, Ward 3

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9513

The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Commercial Real Estate and Snow Kreilich Architects for the properties located at 117-125 1st St N in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District:

A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.

Motion: Approved the certificate of appropriateness to allow for modification to the previous proposal (PLAN5533) that would rehabilitate the Commutator Hotel/Foundry Building and the Roe Wolf Building, allow demolition of two non-contributing 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 follow Guideline 2.30-2.33. Finally, all windows shall follow 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 September 17, 2021.

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: Fritz and VanderEyk

Approved on consent

B.     Historic Variance to reduce off-street loading.

Motion: Approved the historic variance to allow for a reduction in the off-street loading from two large spaces to 0 spaces.

Absent: Fritz and VanderEyk

Approved on consent 

COMMISSION BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Peavy Plaza meeting is Thursday night, 09.19.19

Two items HPC items are on the joint CPC/HPC meeting on 09.26.19.

Stade and Fritz attended Howard’s presentation at the recent SHPO conference in St. Cloud.

The final hire has been made to complete the Preservation team.  The new Senior City Planner will start on 10.15.19.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 6:02pm.

 

NEXT REGULAR HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING: OCTOBER 1, 2019

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·        Please contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.

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