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File #: 181639    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the Milwaukee Journal Company Building and surrounding site identified as 333 W. State St. in the Fourth Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. MURPHY
Attachments: 1. Permanent Historic Designation, 2. Study Report Cover, 3. Study Report, 4. Letter to Property Owner, 5. Letter to the Nominators, 6. Letter to Propery Owners Within 200 Feet, 7. List of Propery Owners Within 200 Feet, 8. Signed Certified Mail Receipt - Owner, 9. Letter to Property Owner re. HPC decision, 10. ZND Hearing Notice List, 11. HPC PowerPoint 04-09-19, 12. Register of Deeds Letter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/29/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass13:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20191 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Tim Askin, Historic Preservation Commission
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4/3/20191 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/3/20191 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/3/20191 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/3/20191 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/3/20191 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/20190 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said this nomination was made by Ald. Bauman and Ald. Murphy, who were concerned as the property is up for sale. Ms. Hatala said the building was constructed in 1924, although some of the earlier work was done in 1923 by Frank D. Chase as the enogineer/architect. Ms. Hatala just discovered that a New York expert in newspaper buildings did the layout, operating plan and general engineering for the New York Tribune as well as this building. Ms. Hatala went through the history of the building, which is included in the file as the Staff Report. Many features of the building are still intact, although the windows were replaced at some point in time. The frieze was removed in 2011 as it was too costly to repair. Ms. Hatala added a list of contractors to the study report. The building expanded in 1982 under Lucious Nieman, who wanted carefully researched articles and condensed with an absence of flowery words. He was also an independent and supported numerous political parties. The World War 2 period was a period of great expansion for the company, in the 1940s and 1950s. The stone does have nice, but not elaborate, detail work. The Journal acquired the Sentinel in 1962 and moved it to this building. The frieze was special as it dealt with the whole human history of communication. Staff recommends permanent historic designation based on e-1, e-3, e-5, and e-9. Ald. Michael Murphy - Gannett generally sells companies and he is concerned what would happen with this building. The designation also covers the parking space so that a building couldn't be constructed to overshadow the historic building.
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2/6/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

181639

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

Sponsor

ALD. BAUMAN AND MURPHY

Title

Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of  the Milwaukee Journal Company Building and surrounding site identified as 333 W. State St. in the Fourth Aldermanic District.

Analysis

This resolution grants permanent historic designation of the Milwaukee Journal Company Building and surrounding site at 333 West State Street in the Fourth  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 March 18, 2019 meeting, by a unanimous vote of five (5) ayes and one (1) excused, recommended historic designation of the Milwaukee Journal Company Building and surrounding site (the entire block excluding Major Goolsby) at 333 W. State St.; and

 

Whereas, This building and site 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-3.  Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the city

 

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

 

e-9.                     Its unique location as a singular physical characteristic which represents an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community or the city.

 

; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Milwaukee Journal Company Building and site at 333 West State Street further described as:

 

ORIGINAL PLAT OF MILW W OF THE RIVER IN SE1/4 OF SEC 20-7-22 BLOCK 51 & ALL VAC ALLEYS EXC W 132' OF LOT 15 BID #15, #21; TID #84

 

be designated as a Milwaukee historic site. 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

3/20/19