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Meeting Name: HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/4/2019 3:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, Room 301-B
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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161667 01.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for a mothball certificate for 1134 W. Historic Mitchell Street, known as the Modjeska Theater, in the Mitchell Street Historic District for Modjeska Theater Project, LLC.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin this has been held over several times so the owners can prepare a RFP, which has been done. Ald. Perez and the Mitchell St. BID are both opposed to retention of the mothball status. Tom Vavra and Bob Sheehy - the RFP was updated and published. They have received some inquiries about this and they pushed back the initial date for the walk-through to Feb. 12th due to the weather. They would like another month granted as they are pleased with the responses they have received so far. The letter of intent is due on the 26th. The Modjeska Board will interview interested candidates and make a decision. Any levied fines will decrease the amount they can spend on the building. Ald. Bauman moves to deny the 6-month extension of the mothball certificate based upon the length of time there hasn't been any action. Seconded by Mr. Jarosz.
PLACED ON FILEPass3:1 Action details Not available
181442 02.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the addition of a window to the kitchen on the east wall at 2107 E. Kenilworth Place, in the North Point South Historic District, for Redentor & Gloria Galang.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the proposal is to add a 6 over 6 window for a kitchen remodel. This is a revised proposal to replace an existing window with a bay window. The Wisconsin Historical Society has vetted this and set conditions for its approval. Mr. Askin requested clarification on the sill, which should match the existing sills and apply standard masonry as detailed in the staff report. Approve with staff's and state's conditions.
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181458 03.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the replacement of siding, windows, and doors at 125 E. Lloyd Street, in the Brewers Hill Historic District, for Jose Maz.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said there are 12 vinyl windows in the house, with work begining in approximately 2015 and only one window has the original size. The siding is well-done and the owner acquired the property in 2012 and required owner occupancy. The Dept. of City Development is not happy with the speed of work being completed and excavation was completed without the proper permits, which resulted in action by the Dept. of Neighborhood Services. Staff recommends all vinyl windows by replaced with new wood windows and he leaves the decision relating to change in size up to the Commission. Jose Maz - 125 E. Lloyd - DNS inspector told him he could put in vinyl windows and spent a lot of money on them as they were large and not custom size. Last year he started to fix the siding. The house was in bad shape and had been abandoned for a long time. He is working on the city orders. The inspector did refer him to HPC staff. There is also a new house in the neighborhood with aluminum windows. Ald. Bauman noted this house was part of the Housing Preservation Fund and received $47,600 in city funds for exterior work. Ald. Bauman moved to deny, seconded by Ms. Keating Kahn. There were no objections.
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181467 04.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for modifying a block retaining wall at 2229 N. Terrace Avenue in the North Point South Historic District for the Wisconsin Corporation of Seventh Day Adventists.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the applicant was not present.
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181568 05.ResolutionResolution relating to the Temporary Historic Designation of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 North Water Street in the 4th Ald. District

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said this nomination was submitted by two city residents as a result of articles relating to proposed changes to the Center. The landscape was designed by Dan Kiley. The Commission is reviewing the 10 criteria to determine if the property is eligible for permanent designation. The nominations for the temporary and permanent designations came in on the same day. The building opened in September 1969 and the site was formerly derelict buildings. The architect of the building was Harry Weiss, of Chicago, and the landscape architect was Dan Kiley. The building architecture is brutalist in style and Ms. Hatala spoke on the design of all sides of the building. In the 1950s and 1960s landscaping, such as fountains or green space, were added to public buildings and the plaza was added. A glass wall was added in the front, but it still is a significant building despite that change and other changes done over time. The trees and fountain mirror the square look of the building. The Peck Pavilion was built later and has interesting truss roof and seats 400. The property won an American Institute of Architecture award in 1970 (one of 14 awarded). Dan Kiley was also recognized nationally. Staff recommends temporary historic designation based on its exemplification of . 320-21-3-e-1, e-5, e-6 and e-9. Ald. Bauman moved, seconded by Ms. Keating Kahn to open a public hearing. There were no objections. Supporters: Dawn McCarthy - Milwaukee Preservation Alliance - she agrees that the building meets the 4 criteria. Mark Debrauske - 2955 S. Wentworth Ave. - one of the nominators - practicing architect - he is inspired by Dan Kiley's work and we need to preserve this cultural asset. Jennifer Current - 1843 N. 2nd St. - nominator - landscape architect - really likes the work of Dan Kiley Opposed: Paul Matthews - president and CEO of the Marcus Center Michael Ostermeyer - Attorney for the Marcus Center Jim Shields - 3033 N. Hackett -- the building has seen such significant alterations that it isn't designatable as it is. The public hearing was closed.
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     The following files represent staff approved Certificates of Appropriateness:    Not available
181457 06.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the reconstruction of the rear jump porch, replacement/ installation/ repair of storm windows, and other required repairs at 2163 - 2165 N Sherman Boulevard, in the Sherman Boulevard Historic District, for E & G Investments.ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
181461 07.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for repairs to the three front dormers and their three windows at 2611 N. Lake Drive, in the North Point North Historic District, for Susan Adriansen.ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
181560 08.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for replacing the roofing and gutters at 540 W. North Avenue, the William Kroening Building, for the Department of City Development.ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
181567 09.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a membrane roof at 1104 W. Historic Mitchell Street, in the Mitchell Street Historic District, for 1104 W Historic Mitchell LLC.ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
   10. Review and approval of the minutes from the January 14th meeting.

Minutes note: Ms. Keating Kahn moved, seconded by Ms. Pieper-Eisenbrown, for approval of the minutes. There were no objections.
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   11. Election of a Vice Chair.

Minutes note: This matter will be held until the next meeting.
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   12. Discussion and nominations for the Cream of the Cream City awards as well as details relating to the ceremony.

Minutes note: Ms. Hatala said no formal applications have been submitted yet. The deadline is in April. She is hopeful that some will be submitted closer to the deadline.
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   13. Updates and announcements.

Minutes note: There is a scholarship for the Main Street Now conference in Seattle in March (covers registration)
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