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File #: 101274    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2011 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/15/2013
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution designating the Garden Homes development as a City of Milwaukee historic district. (1st Aldermanic District)
Sponsors: ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. WADE
Indexes: HISTORIC PRESERVATION, HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Attachments: 1. Map Revised 1-11-13, 2. Hearing Notice List 1-11-13, 3. Application, 4. Garden Homes Historic District - Study Report, 5. Pictures, 6. Pictures, 7. Pictures, 8. Support Post Cards, 9. Support Post Cards, 10. Support Post Cards, 11. Support Post Cards, 12. Support Post Cards, 13. Letter from Garden Homes Neighborhood Association Inc, 14. Support - Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, 15. Hearing Notice List 9-9-11, 16. Hearing Notice to property owners, 17. Certified Hearing Notice to owners, 18. HPC Power Point (Exhibit 1), 19. List of Addresses Surveyed (Exhibit 2), 20. Support - Ella Dunbar, 21. Garden Homes Lutheran Church and School Letter, 22. Photo from Dwayne Bailey, 23. Register of Deeds Letter, 24. Letter Sent After Council, 25. Garden Homes Historic District Parcels Information, 26. Register of Deeds Recording, 27. Register of Deeds 2nd Letter, 28. Deed Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/24/20132 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/15/20131 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECONSIDEREDPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individuals appearing: Carlen Hatala, Historic Preservation Commission Staff Planner Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, Aldermanic District 1 Individuals appearing in support: Dr. Joel A. Nelson, Garden Homes Lutheran Church & School, 2450 W. Roosevelt Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53209 Spencer Wynn, resident, 2602 W. Port Sunlight Way, Milwaukee, WI 53209 Katina Carter, rental resident, 4406 N. 26th St. Milwaukee, WI 53209 Dwayne Bailey, Garden Homes Association member and a former resident Joe Bova, Garden Homes Neighborhood Association, 4468 N. 26th St., Milwaukee, WI 53209 Dawn McCarthy, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance President, 2589 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53211 Gary Gilbert, resident and homeowner, 4419 N. 25th St., Milwaukee, WI 53209 Jeremy Mattek, Garden Homes Lutheran Church Pastor Ald. Witkowski moved to make a letter, provided by Dr. Nelson, as part of the record. There were no objections. Ald. Witkowski moved to make a photo, provided by Mr. Bailey, as part of the record. There were no objections. Ald. Murphy moved to make a letter from Ella Dunbar, provided by Mr. Bova, as part of the record. There were no objections. Dr. Nelson and Pastor Mattek said that their school and church has been unable to remove an adjacent duplex, that the church owns in the district at 4316 N. 25th St., to an extension of the school playground. Ron Roberts, Department of Neighborhood Services, appeared and said that there was an application for interim designation at 4316 N. 25th St. during the time a demolition permit was being sought on May 4, 2011 for the location. Ald. Hamilton was present and supportive of the historic district with a change in the boundary lines to address the issue of the Garden Homes Lutheran Church. Ald. Witkowski moved to amend the application and map in the file to delete 4316-4322 N. 25th St. from the historic boundaries of the district. (Prevailed 4-1) No - Bauman Ald. Witkowski moved to amend File Number 101274 to insert 4330 N. 25th St. in lieu of 4316-4322 N. 25th St. Motion was withdrawn by Ald. Witkowski. Ald. Murphy moved to hold to the call of the chair. (Prevailed 5-0)
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECONSIDEREDPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowski moved to amend File Number 101274 to strike the property at 4316-22 N. 25th St. from the designated historic district. (Prevailed 4-1) No - Bauman
Pass4:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/20132 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowski moved to hold for one cycle. (Failed 1-4) No - Wade, Bohl, Bauman, Murphy Ald. Wade moved to be added as a co-sponsor. There were no objections. Ald. Wade moved adoption, as amended. (Prevailed 4-1) No - Witkowski
Pass4:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/2/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/2/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/20111 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Arlisia McHenry, Legislative Aide - Aldermanic District 1 Ms. McHenry requested to hold the matter.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20111 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20111 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20111 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/20111 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/25/20110 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Hatala gave a summary on the proposed designation. She stated that the Garden Homes Neighborhood Association approached the staff two or three years ago, and there were several discussions with the neighborhood. On January 26, 2011, the neighborhood association submitted the historic designation application for the Garden Homes District. A meeting on this application was originally scheduled for April 11, 2011, but was postponed. Ms. Hatala gave a PowerPoint presentation (Exhibit 1), which depicted homes, designs, floor plans, and aerial views of the Garden Homes neighborhood in the past as well as influences from England. She said this district was already recognized as historic under some government branches and circumstances, previously given landmark historic status, and given national register historic status in 1990. Ms. Hatala stated that the Garden Homes District met six of the nine criteria in the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances for historic designation. E1- development of cultural, economic, historic, and social heritage of Milwaukee, E2 - identification with a significant person important to Milwaukee, E4 - protrayal of a group of people in history characterized by a unique architectural style, E6 - identification as a work of an architect, artist, craftsman, or master builder, E7 - materials and architectural innovation, and E9 - unique location or visual landmark. Ms. Hatala submitted revised preservation guidelines regarding the Garden Homes District. (Exhibit 2) Ms. Nemec moved for a public hearing. There were no objections. Individuals appearing in opposition: Josh Hoyord, Garden Homes Ev. Lutheran Church, 1906 N. 52nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53208. Mr. Hoyord said that the church wants to build a playground, which would improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. He was concerned about a lack of information on the economic impact from the district being designated historic and said there may be hidden hurdles that would result in financial challenges. Individuals appearing in support: Joe Bova, Garden Homes Neighborhood Association, 4468 N. 26th St., Milwaukee, WI 53209. Janet Mayes, 2940 N. Downer St., Milwaukee, WI 53211 Mr. Bova stated that his association is the applicant. He said that the association sent letters to the neighborhood and conducted a postcard survey. 27 owner occupied households, out of 44 owner occupied homes and 102 total homes in the area, were visited. All those who were visited were in support. Mr. Bova submitted a list of owner occuppied addresses visited for the survey. (Exhibit 3) Ms. Mayes stated that she owns the property on 4401 N. 25th St., Milwaukee, WI 53209. She said that a historic designation would bring increased value, pride, stability, and an added feature to the community. Ald. Hamilton was present in support. He stated that historic designation of the whole district was better than individual historic designation. He added that there are processes to alter and appeal the designation for those who may want to do so. Ms. Ackerman moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Ms. Balon. There were no objections. Ms. Balon moved approval on the creation of the Garden Homes Historic District based upon satisfaction of criteria E1, E3, E4, E6, E7, and E9. Mr. Jarosz seconded. There were no objections. Ms. Balon moved to amend the motion of approval to include the amended preservation guidelines, as mentioned and submitted by Ms. Hatala. Seconded by Ms. Ackerman. There were no objections.
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2/3/20110 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
101274
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. HAMILTON and WADE
Title
Substitute resolution designating the Garden Homes development as a City of Milwaukee historic district. (1st Aldermanic District)
Analysis
This resolution designates the Garden Homes development, located in the area bounded by W. Ruby Avenue, W. Atkinson Avenue, N. Teutonia Avenue, N. 24th Place and N. 27th Street, as a local/City historic district, the Garden Homes Historic District. It further approves the Historic Designation Study Report and Preservation Guidelines for this historic district.
Body
Whereas, The City of Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance (s. 320-21 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances) provides for local/City designation of historic sites, structures and districts by the Common Council upon recommendation of the City’s Historic Preservation Commission; and

Whereas, The Garden Homes development, a 1920s-era housing development designed in accordance with early-20th-century “garden city” planning principles, is located on approximately 29 acres in the area roughly bounded by W. Ruby Avenue on the north, W. Atkinson Avenue on the south, the alley between N. 26th and N. 27th Streets on the west and the alleys between 25th Street/Teutonia Avenue and 25th Street/24th Place on the east; and

Whereas, At its July 25, 2011, meeting, the Historic Preservation Commission voted to recommend designation of the Garden Homes development as a local/City historic district, the “Garden Homes Historic District,” on the grounds that this development has “historic, architectural and cultural significance” as defined in s. 320-21-3-e of the Code of Ordinances, particularly its:

e-1. Exemplification of the development of the cultural, economic, social or historic heritage of the city of Milwaukee, state of Wisconsin or the United States.

e-3. Identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the city.

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