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File #: 180975    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/4/2018 In control: HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
On agenda: Final action: 1/14/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolishing and reconstructing the Lake Park rustic wooden bridge at 3233 E. Kenwood Boulevard (Lake Park), in the North Point North Historic District for Milwaukee County and Lake Park Friends.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Corrected Application Jan 2019.pdf, 2. Application.pdf, 3. Site Map.pdf, 4. Statement of Work and Photos.pdf, 5. Lake Park Friends Fundraising, 6. Lake Park Rustic Bridge Pictures, 7. Third Annual Report of the Board of Park Commissioners-1894-Excerpt.pdf, 8. Staff Report, 9. Letter to the Local Council Member, 10. Letter to Property Owner, 11. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 12. List of Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 13. Signed Certified Mail Receipt, 14. Signed Certified Mail Receipt, 15. Certificate of Appropriateness, 16. Demolition Progress Photo March 2019.jpg
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/14/20190 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION ADOPTED

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said that the application was filed by the Parks Director and this matter was discussed preliminarily a few cycles ago and the proposal is to demolish one bridge, which may have been built in the 1930s and reconstructed in the 1970s. There are about 12 rustic bridges in the park and this one is in a condemnable state, per the county. The bridge has been closed to the public since 2016. It serves as part of the original circulation pattern in the park. Sarah Tousson - Milwaukee County Parks - requesting permission to demolish the bridge and will come before the Commission for the replacement bridge. Jennifer Meyer - Public Works Committee for the Lake Park Friends (LPF) - the fundraising efforts have improved and they are confident they have or will get the funding. They are going to get design submittals and then will work on construction. Ms. Peltz would like to have a signed contract between both parties (county parks and Lake Park Friends). LPF will provide copies of any documents between the two parties. Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown would not like to approve any demolition prior to knowing what is going to be constructed. Both the Parks Dept. and LPF are concerned about the safety of people who illegally trespass on the bridge as well as its location close to a playground and debris falling from the bridge. LPF is amenable to saving any wood that might be salvagable. The demolition is allowed, but new construction will need to be approved by the Commission.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/5/20180 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HELD IN COMMITTEE

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the proposal is to demolish and replace a bridge in the park - the bridge type is "rustic type". It's difficult to determine the original design of the bridge. Lake Park staff believes the bridge dates back to the 70s and the county says it is in a condemnable state and is a safety hazard. Staff would recommend approval of demolition as long as the criteria detailed in the report are followed. John Bayles - Lake Park Friends - if it is found out that the bridge can be rehabilitated then they would not need to tear it down. The bridge is currently a hazard. Approval is granted without financing available to replace the bridge and Ms. Keating Kahn would like a detailed cost estimate of what would be needed for a new bridge. One contractor was willing to work on this project and he wants to re-use as many existing bridge materials as possible. Members were concerned as this is Milwaukee County property while the Lake Park friends are the applicants and the materials are not historic. Ms. Keating Kahn said the county needs to be here, not Lake Park Friends. Ms. Peltz recommended keeping the bridge as a thorn in the county's sides. Ald. Bauman said that Lake Park Friends is not the owner and has no standing to make this application. Motion to hold.
Pass6:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/4/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

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180975

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ORIGINAL

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Sponsor

THE CHAIR

Title

Resolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolishing and reconstructing the Lake Park rustic wooden bridge at 3233 E. Kenwood Boulevard (Lake Park), in the North Point North Historic District for Milwaukee County and Lake Park Friends.

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Tim Askin

10/4/18