Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
 
Commission Membership: Mr. Paul Bengtson, Ms. Laura Faucher, Mr. Alex Haecker, Mr. Chris Hartnett, Ms. Susan Hunter Weir, Ms. Ginny Lackovic, Ms. Linda Mack, Mr. Robert Mack, Mr. Ian Stade, and Ms. Constance Vork
 
Committee Clerk: Fatima Porter, 612.673.3153
 
Call to Order
 
Roll Call
Petitions and Communications
Approval of Actions from the January 21, 2014 meeting
Approval of Agenda
 
Public Hearings
 
·         If you plan on speaking, please sign in on the sheet located in the hallway and state your name and address clearly into the microphone.
·         Contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.
·         Food and beverages are prohibited from the Council Chambers, and cell phones must be turned off during the proceedings.
 
Public Hearing
1.  300 Clifton Ave (BZH #28069, Ward 7) (John Smoley)  
Staff report, map, plans, and public comment.
      A.   Historic Variance: Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with exterior alterations or modifications that change the residential character or appearance of the dwelling or zoning lot at 300 Clifton Ave.

Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Historic Variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with exterior alterations or modifications that change the residential character or appearance of the dwelling or zoning lot at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District, DP/Downtown Parking Overlay District, and SH/Shoreland Overlay District subject to the following conditions:  

  1. Final site and elevation plans must be approved by CPED staff.
  2. The rooftop deck is not allowed.
      B.   Historic Variance: Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with more than three bedrooms available to guests at 300 Clifton Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Historic Variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with more than three bedrooms available to guests at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District, DP/Downtown Parking Overlay District, and SH/Shoreland Overlay District subject to the following conditions:
  1. Final site and elevation plans must be approved by CPED staff.
      C.   Historic Variance:  Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a variance to reduce the required size of a mixed use building with a neighborhood serving retail sales and service use in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District from 20,000 square feet to 11,213 square feet at 300 Clifton Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Historic Variance to reduce the required size of a mixed use building with a neighborhood serving retail sales and service use in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District from 20,000 square feet to 11,213 square feet at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District, DP/Downtown Parking Overlay District, and SH/Shoreland Overlay District subject to the following conditions:
  1. Final site and elevation plans must be approved by CPED staff.
      D.   Certificate of Appropriateness: Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a certificate of appropriateness to install a rooftop deck; restore porches; construct a trash enclosure; install landscaping; repair and replace steps, stoops, and the driveway; paint the exterior of the building; and repair the terrace at 300 Clifton Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to convert the building at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, from offices to a beauty salon, three dwelling units, and a bed and breakfast home subject to the following conditions:
  1. The proposed rooftop deck is not allowed.
  2. The porch balustrade and columns shall be made of wood.
  3. The applicant shall provide scaled and dimensioned drawings that demonstrate that the component proportions of the proposed porch lattice match those of lattice components depicted in historic photographs and plans. 
  4. Limestone blocks of the same type, size, and finish as the existing limestone caps shall be used to replace the capstones.
  5. Porch floor replacement tiles shall match the existing terra cotta tiles.     
  6. The trash enclosure cladding, doors, and posts shall be made of wood with metal fasteners.
  7. New landscaping shall remain low enough to preserve views of the historic building from the public right of way. 
  8. 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 approval 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 February 4, 2016. 
  9. 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.  
  10. CPED Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
Information Items
                                                                                                                       
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: February 18, 2014.
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
Attention: The meeting site is wheelchair accessible: if you need other disability related accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in alternative format, please contact 612.673.3220 (673.2157) TTDY/VOICE at least five days prior to the meeting.
 
Attention: If you want help translating this information, call: Hmong – Ceeb toom. Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koy dawb, hu 612.673.2800; Spanish – Atención. Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducir esta información, llama 612.673.2700; Somali – Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la’ aan wac 612.673.3500.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A.   Historic Variance:Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with exterior alterations or modifications that change the residential character or appearance of the dwelling or zoning lot at 300 Clifton Ave  
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Historic Variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with exterior alterations or modifications that change the residential character or appearance of the dwelling or zoning lot at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District, DP/Downtown Parking Overlay District, and SH/Shoreland Overlay District subject to the following conditions:
  1. Final site and elevation plans must be approved by CPED staff.
  2. The rooftop deck is not allowed.
      B.   Historic Variance: Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with more than three bedrooms available to guests at 300 Clifton Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Historic Variance to permit a bed and breakfast home with more than three bedrooms available to guests at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District, DP/Downtown Parking Overlay District, and SH/Shoreland Overlay District subject to the following conditions:
  1. Final site and elevation plans must be approved by CPED staff.
      C.   Historic Variance:  Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a variance to reduce the required size of a mixed use building with a neighborhood serving retail sales and service use in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District from 20,000 square feet to 11,213 square feet at 300 Clifton Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Historic Variance to reduce the required size of a mixed use building with a neighborhood serving retail sales and service use in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District from 20,000 square feet to 11,213 square feet at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, in the OR-3/Institutional Office Residence District, DP/Downtown Parking Overlay District, and SH/Shoreland Overlay District subject to the following conditions:
  1. Final site and elevation plans must be approved by CPED staff.
      D.   Certificate of Appropriateness: Adsit Architecture and Planning, on behalf of John Kistler, has applied for a certificate of appropriateness to install a rooftop deck; restore porches; construct a trash enclosure; install landscaping; repair and replace steps, stoops, and the driveway; paint the exterior of the building; and repair the terrace at 300 Clifton Ave.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Heritage Preservation Commission adopt the findings above and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to convert the building at 300 Clifton Avenue, the Eugene Carpenter House, from offices to a beauty salon, three dwelling units, and a bed and breakfast home subject to the following conditions:
  1. The proposed rooftop deck is not allowed.
  2. The porch balustrade and columns shall be made of wood.
  3. The applicant shall provide scaled and dimensioned drawings that demonstrate that the component proportions of the proposed porch lattice match those of lattice components depicted in historic photographs and plans. 
  4. Limestone blocks of the same type, size, and finish as the existing limestone caps shall be used to replace the capstones.
  5. Porch floor replacement tiles shall match the existing terra cotta tiles.     
  6. The trash enclosure cladding, doors, and posts shall be made of wood with metal fasteners.
  7. New landscaping shall remain low enough to preserve views of the historic building from the public right of way. 
  8. 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 approval 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 February 4, 2016. 
  9. 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.  
  10. CPED Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
Information Items
 
New Business
 
Adjournment
The next regular Heritage Preservation Commission meeting: February 18, 2014.
The Chair reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
 
Heritage Preservation Commission decisions are final unless appealed.
 
Attention: The meeting site is wheelchair accessible: if you need other disability related accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in alternative format, please contact 612.673.3220 (673.2157) TTDY/VOICE at least five days prior to the meeting.
 
Attention: If you want help translating this information, call: Hmong – Ceeb toom. Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koy dawb, hu 612.673.2800; Spanish – Atención. Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducir esta información, llama 612.673.2700; Somali – Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la’ aan wac 612.673.3500.

 

Last updated Jan 28, 2014