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File #: 191824    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the Permanent Historic Designation of the Jefferson Street Historic District at the West Side of Jefferson St. between Mason St. and Wells St. excluding 419-433 E. Wells St. in the 4th Ald. District.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: HISTORIC BUILDINGS, HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Revised Cover of the Study Report, 3. Cover of the Study Report, 4. Revised Study Report, 5. Study Report, 6. OPPOSED - Carol Ann Hartter, 7. Objection from Property Owner via HPC staff, 8. Letters to Property Owners, 9. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 10. List of Proprety Owners Within 200 Feet, 11. Certified Mailings to the Property Owners, 12. Signed Certified Mail Receipt - Hartter, 13. Signed Certified Mail Receipt - Zet Jeff, 14. Signed Certified Mail Receipt - Fox Properties, 15. Undeliverable Certified Mail - Seven51, LLC, 16. Undeliverable Certified Mail - Gerda Fay Holdings, 17. Letter to Property Owner - Hartter, 18. Letter to Property Owner - Fox Properties, 19. Letter to Property Owner - Zet Jeff, LLC, 20. HPC Decision Letter to the Property Owners, 21. MPA Letter in Support, 22. Hearing Notice List ZND 05-19-20, 23. Hearing Notice List ZND 06-09-20, 24. HPC PowerPoint ZND 6-9-2020, 25. Seven51-Randall ZND Objection Handout 6-9-2020, 26. East Side Commercial National Register Historic District, 27. Register of Deeds Letter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/25/20201 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/9/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Tim Askin, Historic Preservation Commission Appearing in opposition: Atty. Brian Randall (Davis/Kuelthau) counsel for property owner (Seven51, LLC) at 751 N. Jefferson St. Falamak Nourzad, Continuum Architects & Planners Vaishali Wagh, Continuum Architects & Planners Robert Barr, Continuum Architects & Planners Mike Soto, Continuum Architects & Planners Corey Lapworth, Continuum Architects & Planners Jacob Zetley, property owner of 783-789 N. Jefferson St A letter of opposition from Carol Ann Hartter (Scandinavia Fine Furniture Inc. at 767 N. Jefferson St.) dated May 15, 2020 was read into the record.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/3/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/3/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman requested to hold this item to the next meeting to allow dialogue with property owners.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20201 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/8/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/20200 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said the buildings in the district include the George Watts building, which was built to appeal to high-class customers. The J. Home Building was originally two parts of a 3-unit rowhouse which was turned into a more commercial building in 1916 and in 1966 was brought into the concept of what East Town should look like, with a Georgian facade put on. The third building if the George Augustus Tiffany Rowhouse, which was built in 1852 by an unknown architect. The fourth building is the Matthew Keenan Doublehouse, which was built in 1860, and transformed from a home to commercial offices. There was a fire in 1984 that gutted the building, but the front facade was retained. The William A. Webber Home was built in 1858 and the family fought over 10 years about the disposition of the building following the death of the owner and his wife. There is also a house at 787-789 N. Jefferson also owned by the Webbers and a store front was added in 1907. Staff recommends approval of the designation based on e-1, e-3, e-5, e-6 and e-9. This block already has national historic designation. Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown moved to open the public hearing. There were no objections. Carol Hartter - owns Scandinavia Fine Furniture and she objects to the designation of her building. The building has been changed too many times to still be considered historic. Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown moved to close the public hearing. There were no objections.
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4/6/20200 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HELD IN COMMITTEE

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said the district excludes the building known as "Taylor" Staff had the wrong building listed in the PowerPoint presentation with its recommendation.
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3/2/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

191824

 

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

 

Reference

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

 

Title

Substitute resolution relating to the Permanent Historic Designation of the Jefferson Street Historic District at the West Side of Jefferson St. between Mason St. and Wells St. excluding 419-433 E. Wells St. in the 4th Ald. District.

 

...Analysis

This resolution grants permanent historic designation of the Jefferson Street Historic District at the West Side of Jefferson St. between Mason St. and Wells St. excluding 419-433 E. Wells St. in the 4th Ald. 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 May 4, 2020 meeting, by a unanimous vote of five (5) ayes and one (1) excused, recommended historic designation of the Jefferson Street Historic District at the West Side of Jefferson St. between Mason St. and Wells St. excluding 419-433 E. Wells St. in the 4th Ald. District.; and

 

Whereas, These buildings fulfill 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-6.  Its identification as the work of an artistic, architect, craftsman or master builder whose individual works have influenced the development.of the city

 

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 Jefferson Street Historic District at the West Side of Jefferson St. between Mason St. and Wells St. excluding 419-433 E. Wells St., further described as:

 

Beginning at the southeast corner of the property addressed as 751-765 North Jefferson Street; then north along the east property lines of all buildings fronting North Jefferson Street to the northeast corner of the property line of 787-789 North Jefferson Street; then west along the north property line of 787-789 North Jefferson Street to the rear property line; then south along the property line of 787-798 North Jefferson Street, 783-785 North Jefferson, 775-781 North Jefferson, 771-773 North Jefferson, and 767-769 North Jefferson Street to the southwest corner of the property at 767-769 North Jefferson; then east along the south property line of 767-769 North Jefferson to the northwest corner of the property line of 751-765 North Jefferson; then south along this west property line of 751-765 North Jefferson to a point where the property line jogs east; then east along this jog to the point where the property line turns south; then south along this property line to the southwest corner of the property line of 751-765 North Jefferson; then east along the south property line of 751-765 North Jefferson (parallel to Mason Street) to the point of beginning.

 

751-765 North Jefferson Street-Tax Key Number 3920817000-Plat of Milwaukee in SECS (28-29-33)-7-22 BLOCK 20 E 76’ LOT 5 & E ½ LOT 6 BID #21

 

767-769 North Jefferson Street-Tax Key Number 3920816000-- Plat of Milwaukee in SECS (28-29-33)-7-22 BLOCK 20 S 40’ LOT 4 BID # 21

 

771-773 North Jefferson Street-Tax Key Number 3920815000-- Plat of Milwaukee in SECS (28-29-33)-7-22 BLOCK 20 N 20’ LOT 4 BID # 21

 

775-781 North Jefferson Street-Tax Key Number 3920814000-- Plat of Milwaukee in SECS (28-29-33)-7-22 BLOCK 20 LOT 3 BID # 21

 

783-785 North Jefferson Street-Tax Key Number 3920813000-- Plat of Milwaukee in SECS (28-29-33)-7-22 BLOCK 20 S ½ LOT 2 BID # 21

 

787-789 North Jefferson Street-Tax Key Number 3920812000-- Plat of Milwaukee in SECS (28-29-33)-7-22 BLOCK 20 N ½ LOT 2 BID #21

 

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

5/5/20