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File #: 190672    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 8/2/2019 In control: HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for painting a mural on the masonry wall facing S. 12th Street at 1202 W. Historic Mitchell Street, in the Mitchell Street Historic District for Mauricio Ramirez and East Side Management, LLC.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Application.pdf, 2. Inspector Photo 1.jpg, 3. Inspector Photo 2.jpg, 4. ViolationOrderReport_20190731_151959.pdf, 5. MCHS Photo c. 1942.jpg, 6. Photo c. 1980.jpg, 7. Staff Report October meeting, 8. Staff Report Mural.pdf, 9. Example of Demountable Mural--Artists Working in Education website.png, 10. Letter of Support from BID.pdf, 11. Letter to the Local Council Member, 12. Letter to Property Owner, 13. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 14. List of Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 15. Certified Mailing to the Property Owner, 16. Certified Mailing to the Property Owner, 17. Unclaimed Certified Mail - Ramirez, 18. Unclaimed Certified Mail - Shertok, 19. Letter to Property Owner For Oct. Meeting - rec'd back as unable to deliver as addressed and UTF on 11/9/19, 20. Letter to Property Owner, 21. Sign-In Sheet, 22. Unclaimed Certified Mail - Shertok - Staff Report
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11/4/20190 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION  

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said this was heard at the previous meeting and is also retroactive approval. The staff does not address the content of the mural, only the fact that the wall was painted and the brick detailing was still visible despite earlier painting. There have been at least 15 reported graffiti incidents on this building since 2013 and there is a difference between maintenance painting and painting a mural on a wall. Ms. Keating Kahn moved, seconded by Ms. Peltz, to hold this until we have guidelines for murals in historic districts. This item will be revisited in 6 months. Mauricio Ramirez, the artist, is present. The building owner is in Europe.
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10/14/20190 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HELD IN COMMITTEE

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said that the mural was painted on the masonry building, which is in a historic district. Neither HPC nor the BID approved this mural. The painting may actually damage the masonry and the entire first floor wall was painted. Staff recommended a demountable mural to preserve the masonry as well as being able to move it and have plans for future maintenance. Staff recommends denial as this is a significant change to the building itself. Staff also recommends that the city create guidelines relating to murals. The windows were also painted over and staff recommends restoring the second story windows in exchange for permitting the mural as the building has been neglected and has code violations and there are numerous vinyl windows. Ald. Bauman said that if the person is able to replace flaking paint than how can the HPC mandate the painting? Staff feels that the mural destroys the decorative brick. Ald. Perez said that this wall is often targeted for graffiti and has been painted for a very long time. Shlomo Shertok - Owner - he won't do anything with the second floor unless the city provides the money. Mauricio Ramirez - artist - he wouldn't paint over untouched brick, but this brick wall has been coated over numerous times due to graffiti. He thinks Mitchell Street should be beautiful, not an eyesore. He primed it with a vapor permeable primar prior to painting, so air can move in and out. He approached the owner this summer and painted the mural in July. The district was made historic about 40 years ago and the owner bought this building approximately 15 years ago. The BID does support the mural. Ald. Perez has no objection to the mural as it was already painted and the mural will not be a target for taggers. He encourages murals and there are lots of young Latino artists are coming together. Ms. Hatala thinks murals should be addressed in the HPC Bylaws. Murals have risen and decreased over time. Mr. Jarosz suggested hold over for a month to see how the business community feels about this mural. Seconded by Ms. Peltz.
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9/9/20190 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HELD IN COMMITTEE

Minutes note: Held until the October meeting as the painter is not able to be present.
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8/2/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

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190672

 

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ORIGINAL

 

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Sponsor

THE CHAIR

 

Title

Resolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for painting a mural on the masonry wall facing S. 12th Street at 1202 W. Historic Mitchell Street, in the Mitchell Street Historic District for Mauricio Ramirez and East Side Management, LLC.

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Tim Askin

08/02/19