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File #: 160539    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/8/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/1/2016
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the South Second Street Historic District in the 12th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Attachments: 1. Foley and Lardner Filing Update, 2. Foley and Lardner Filing, 3. Application, 4. Study Report cover, 5. Amended Study Report, 6. Study Report, 7. Addendum - History of the Individual Buildings on South 2nd Street, 8. Assessment Information for the Area, 9. Documents Provided by Ms Gensch, 10. Letter to Property Owners Re ZND Meeting, 11. Letter to Affected Property Owners, 12. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 13. Letter to the Local Council Member, 14. List of Affected Property Owners, 15. Amended List of Property Owners Based On HPC Hearing, 16. List of Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 17. Letter in Objection, 18. Letter in Objection, 19. E-Mail in Support from Lori Gensch, 20. Letter in Support from the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, 21. Letter in Support From Walker's Point Association, 22. Information Provided by Foley & Lardner, 23. Tim Benkowski Support Letter, 24. Doug Konzak Support Letter, 25. Joan Konzak Support Letter, 26. HPC Sign-In Sheets, 27. ZND 10-04-16 Hearing Notice List, 28. Request to Hold - Foley & Lardner LLP, 29. Fix Development - Letter of Support, 30. Lori Gensch Email of Support, 31. 10 Benefits of Establishing a Local Historic District, 32. Document from Foley & Lardner, 33. Individuals Noticed for 10/25/16 ZND Meeting on Oct. 5th, 34. Notice to the Property Owners for the 10/25/16 ZND Meeting, 35. Letter to the Register of Deeds, 36. County Deed Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/10/20161 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/1/20161 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individuals present: Carlen Hatala - Historic Preservation Commission Ald. Jose Perez Testifying: Atty. Michael Lueder -- representing Mr. Elliot Lewis Elliot Lewis - property owner - doesn't want the parking lot included as that causes them an issue with their intention to build a 6-story garage at 133 W. Pittsburgh. Lori Gensch - 16000 Skycliff Dr., Brookfield, property owner Ald. Kovac moved to accept the document provided by Ms. Gensch as part of the record. There were no objections. Dawn McCarthy - Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Ursula Otswald - 205 S. 2nd. St. -- Purple Door ice cream
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10/4/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/4/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Ald. Jose Perez, 12th Aldermanic District
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9/27/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/20160 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Hata noted that there are documents in the file both in support and opposed. The HPC interns did a fair amount of work on this item. Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown noted that she is on the board of the Walker's Point Association, but she does not own any property in the district. Ald. Bauman questioned as to why the proposed district didn't cover a larger area. Ald. Perez, the nominator, could not attend this meeting. Ms. Hatala said that between Oregon and the alley a number of buildings were demolished in 1965. The parking lot is part of the same tax key, which is why it's included in the district. Reports on each property are included in the file. Ms. Hatala went briefly through the history of each building in the proposed district. Since the national designation, only one building has been lost and is currently an empty lot. This area was Walker's Point and development was helped by a nearby railroad depot and the confluence of the rivers. Staff recommends approval of the designation as it meets e-1 and e-5. By 1876 most of the buildings were solid masonry with long-term owners with uses changing from service and retail to light manufacturing. In recent decades, it's become the entertainment district for the LGBTQ community with historians becoming interested in this area again. The area has very good examples of a variety of styles used in commercial buildings. Supporters: Lori Gensch - 16000 Skycliff Dr. in Brookfield - she owns a number of properties in the proposed district; approximately half of the properties. The district is very compact and we are stewards of these fine buildings and they need to be preserved. Dawn McCarthy - Milwaukee Preservation Alliance - feels the district meets the criteria of the ordinance and that designation would protect the investment of all owners in the district. Opponents: Jason Albrecht, Mark Zimmerman and Doug Barnes - opposed, but didn't wish to speak Ann Parks - 219 S. 2nd St. - this is the only owner-occupied property in the district owned by herself and her husband. She feels it would be too burdensome to run all renovations through this body and both she and her husband work full-time. Michael Spooner - owner of 235-237 S. 2nd. St. - lives in Mequon - 10156 Sheridan Dr. - questions why just this one block is being designated. He didn't receive a notice as the notice went to his old address. Michael Lueder - Foley & Lardner - represents the Pittsburgh Ave., LLC, which owns 133 W. Pittsburgh (200 S. 2nd St - the 3 Larkin buildings and the parking lot) - the notice was deficient as no study report was included. His client is proposing development on this street and the buildings weren't included in the federal designation as they were deemed "non contributory" and the surface parking lots offer no historical value. There is precedence for designating only part of parcels of historic. He asks that the parking lot designation be denied and the Sperry building be removed from the district. Ald. Bauman moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Mr. Jarosz. There were no objections.
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8/8/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

160539

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

Title

Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the South Second Street Historic District in the 12th Aldermanic District.

Analysis

This resolution grants permanent historic designation of the South Second Street Historic District in the 12th Aldermanic District.

...Body

Whereas, The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Ordinance, s. 320-21 of the Code of Ordinances, provides that historic sites, structures and districts may be designated by the Common Council upon the recommendation of the Historic Preservation Commission; and

 

Whereas, The Historic Preservation Commission, at its September 13, 2016 meeting, by a vote of five (5) ayes and two (2) excused, recommended permanent historic designation of the South Second Street Historic District in the 12th Aldermanic District; and

 

Whereas, This district fulfills the following criterion set forth in s. 320-21-3:

 

e-1.  Its exemplification and development of the cultural, economic, social or historic heritage of the city, state of Wisconsin or the United States

 

e-5.                     Its embodiment of distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type of specimen

 

; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the 200-block of South Second Street be designated as a Milwaukee historic district. The Preservation Guidelines pursuant to the Historic Designation Study Report, a copy of which is attached to this file, shall apply to this site and is adopted by the Common Council as part of this file.

Requestor

Drafter

LME

9/14/16