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 | Ian Stade, Vice-Chair | Madelyn Sundberg, Secretary

Diana Dyste | Laurel Fritz | Barbara Howard | Jesse Kling | Kimberly Sandbulte | Claire VanderEyk

Commissioners Absent

Linda Mack


APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE september 17, 2019 MEETING       

The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the actions from the September 17, 2019 meeting.


1.      Bimosedaa Housing Limited Partnership, 16 4th St N, Ward 3

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9611

The Heritage Preservation Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and LHB for the properties located at 16 4th St N in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District:

A.     Certificate of Appropriateness.

Motion: Approved the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow for the rehabilitation of a contributing building in the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District to convert it to residential units, subject to the following conditions:

1.      Exterior façade material work shall comply with Guidelines 2.11-2.13, 2.16, and 2.18-2.19.

2.      All new windows shall comply with Guideline 2.23 -  Clear transparent glass shall be used to replace missing panes or in full window replacement and low emission coatings will be considered if they are not reflective or tinted. All new replacement windows shall have true divisions or an interstitial spacer and have muntins installed on both sides of the glass to comply with Guideline 2.31. In addition, the replacement windows shall be finished with a painted enamel finish. Anodized or other unfinished treatments are not allowed to comply with Guideline 2.33.

3.      The applicant shall submit specific details for the central entryway that shows compliance with Guideline 2.36.

4.      The bronze metal panels on the mechanical equipment screening shall not be shiny and to comply with general guidance from the Warehouse District general guidelines and the Secretary of the Interior Standard #3, the brick for the elevator penthouse expansion shall be different but compatible and be reviewed by staff prior to a building permit is issued.

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 October 1, 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: Mack

Abstain: Dyste

Approved on consent 


1.      Mill City Museum East Ruin Wall, 704 S 2nd St, Ward 3

Report by Andrea Burke



The meeting adjourned at 5:16pm.


·        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.

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