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Meeting Name: HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/8/2019 3:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, Room 301-B
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: PowerPoint Presentation, PowerPoint Presentation Part 2
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181790 01.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for mothball status, replacement of selected windows, and various repairs at 2804 - 2810 W. Kilbourn Avenue, in the Concordia Historic District, for S2M2 Real Estate.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said some windows were replaced illegally and the owner has not been in contact with staff despite staffs' attempts to reach them and staff recommends revocation of the mothball. Sam Stair - 2529 W. Lincoln - they have applied for permits for the interior of the building, which is unoccupied. They have had 9 furnaces stolen from the building so they are keeping the exterior boarded up for security and replacing the windows will be the most expensive work. Deny extension of the mothball certificate.
PLACED ON FILEPass5:0 Action details Not available
190216 02.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the construction of a four-car garage at 2565 - 2567 N. Terrace Avenue, in the North Point North Historic District, for Chester Daxe.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said this was held over from last month for more design details. The 4-car garage will be on the rear property line with the siding matching the house siding and will have shutters over false windows. Staff recommends approval with the condition that all trim be natural wood. Chester Daxe - 6346 S. 35th St. - he wants to make a small change in the staff report; he will not have etched glass panels in the garage doors.
ADOPTEDPass4:1 Action details Video Video
180407 03.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for replacement of windows and for mothball status at 1688 - 1690 N. Franklin Place in the Brady Street Historic District for Iliya Torbica of Shepards LLC.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the owner lives in Florida and has made significant progress and is seeking additional time to continue working. He also provided staff with an invoice for 10 more windows. Staff recommends extension of the mothball certificate.
ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Video Video
190310 04.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for conceptual approval of installing the former Goldmann’s sign as an art installation at 529 W. Historic Mitchell Street, in the Mitchell Street Historic District, for James Witkowiak and Adam Levin.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the applicants plan on installing the old Goldmann's sign as an art installation; the sign will be a pole-mounted, electrified structure. They are looking for a "yes" on the location and concept before continuing fundraising. Staff recommends conceptual approval. This does not qualify as a sign as one cannot advertise a business that doesn't exist. James Witkowiak - the sign will actually be at 545 W. Mitchell Street, not 529 and will not hang over the public way. A plaque will also be installed at the base of the sign with information on the Goldmann's building. Adam Levin - has a lot of connections in social media and worked on getting the sign back from North Carolina. There is a possibility that the individual who purchased the Goldmanns lunch counter will be given the sign; if this doesn't come to pass, the sign will be installed at this location. Where the sign will be located is in a small parking lot with no exit onto Mitchell Street.
ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190359 05.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for repairs to the porch, repairs to the front gables, and mothball status at 953 N. 33rd Street, in the Concordia Historic District, for Kathryn Finerty.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said this came to staff in October as a result of a violation and this has become a huge project that the applicant cannot afford to do all at one time. Ms. Finerty has purchased a couple new columns; the railing will be replicated and all with good, clear cedar for the major parts. The side railings, if reconstructed, will match the other railings. Staff recommends granting a one-year mothball request. Kathryn Finerty - hopes to get all the work completed by fall. The ballisters are not functional now and can't be salvaged, so there will be 96 new ones in clear cedar. Tom Goffler - the biggest thing is the railings, which are six weeks out.
ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190373 06.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the replacement of all windows with new vinyl windows at 2618 and 2626 North Bremen Street, in the St. Casimir Church Complex Historic District, for Meta House, Inc.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the leaded glass windows in front will be retained. The jalousie windows enclose a sleeping porch, which is used as office space which is not usable due to the heat. The windows are damaged, but can be repaired. Many of them do need repair and may have lead paint, although not all windows are painted in the interior. Vinyl windows have never met the guidelines of historic standards since the Commission's creation in 1982. Double-paned vinyl windows also will need repair or maintenance in 15-30 years and will be more expensive over the long-term. Staff recommends denial. Sarah Koehn - 2625 N. Bremen - they are a non-profit which is a residential treatment program and are pursuing low-cost options. Belle Isabelle - 2625 N. Bremen Ald. Bauman also said that wood windows would be cheaper than vinyl windows. Deny.
PLACED ON FILEPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190379 07.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for construction of a masonry flagpole stand at 2551 N. 47th Street, in the N. 47th Street Bungalow Historic District, for Dave & Dione Anderson.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said this flag pole was built due to the pole being damaged by high winds. The staff has no objections.
ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Video Video
190385 08.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the erection of a pergola in the back yard at 2802 N. Sherman Boulevard, in the Sherman Boulevard Historic District, for Charles & Bama Grice.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said that the Grices are not expected today. The metal/wood/fabric pergola is behind a fence and has no permanent footings.
ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Video Video
190386 09.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the adaptive reuse and hotel conversion of 817-819 N. Marshall Street, the Charles Koeffler, Jr. House, for CJ Taxman Interests, Inc.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the exterior changes are mostly renovations, although an accessible entrance will be added. Staff's only concern is the height of the fence, but it is allowed as it's zoned commercially. Staff's only objection is the shadow box design of the fence for the exterior view. Staff recommends approval with brickwork and mortar review and removal of the shadow box design on the exterior of the fence. Patrick Jones - 734 E. Wright St. - architect - they are amenable to any staff recommendations and the fence is not a shadow box. Julie Kaufmann - co-owner Andy Bratz - co-owner
ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190387 010.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the construction of a new house at 2381 N. Terrace Avenue, in the North Point North Historic District, for Tim Gokhman of At Terrace, LLC.

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said three lots were added to the historic district in 2018. A house and garage were built on two of the three lots which were purchased by the hospital and the buildings demolished. Tim Gokhman - 1729 N. Commerce - the house will be occupied by Ann Shuck, his counterpart. He will be building a house next to this house where he will eventually be living. Jason Korb - there will always be a minimum of 40 feet of green space between the hospital and the house lot line. The front setback is an average of the house setbacks across the street. The house will be two-story with artisan brick with decorative paneling, poured concrete at the base and wood paneling. Large windows facing south with garage doors hidden from the street. There is a lot of glass facing the street with a modern porte cochere with the overhang over the driveway. The staff recommends denial based upon proposed siting, the porte cocher which doesn't match the 5 existing porte cocheres in the district, scale which does not fit with its neighbors in that is 26 feet in height while the houses across the street range from 26 to 38 feet. It also does not match form in that there is not a single single-family home or duplex has a flat roof. The brick is a non-historic color and applied in a non-historic manner. The window sizes and placement are also not compatible with existing houses. Garage doors made of metal and glass are more common on commercial garages. Sliding patio doors have never been approved, no matter how obscured the public view. Opposed: Two members of the audience who didn't wish to speak. Margaret Howland - 2420 N. Terrace Ave. - she is concerned about the grade as it sets precedence for the next two houses. She doesn't think it's appropriate for the historic district. Dawn McCarthy - Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Association - did submit a letter, which she read at the meeting. Ald. Nik Kovac - he is glad the Commission added these three properties to the district. The materials are relatively classic and the design is thoughtful and they have responded to feedback. He isn't opposed to modern design in a historic district. About 80% of the Water Tower trustees were opposed to this development as proposed. He would like general discussion on what would be generally be acceptable or unacceptable. Ald. Bauman sees this design as contrary to most properties in the district in terms of being wider than it is taller and the windows are all square. Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown is concerned with the east elevation as it is so busy with a lot going on visually. She would also like a sneak peek of what is being proposed for house #2. Ms. Clendenen-Acosta agrees with Ald. Bauman and also would like to see preliminary designs of house #2. She would also like more of a transition with the existing neighborhood. Mr. Gokhman is looking for general guidance on the direction of design. Ms. Peltz would encourage the applicant to go back to the staff. Mr. Jarosz would also like to see more context with the existing neighborhood. He encouraged them to meet with staff. He doesn't object to modernism, but the materials need to be of a high quality. Hold to next month to consult with staff and establish a subcommittee. Barbara Elsner - 1840 N. Prospect Ave. - she is concerned about the size of the 3-car garage.
HELD IN COMMITTEEPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190388 011.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for conceptual approval of a rehabilitation of the building at 2249 N. Humboldt Avenue, the Humboldt & North Schlitz Tavern, for 2249, LLC.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the first floor only elevation area will be razed as it has been condemned. This will affect its national register standing. The roof has failed and that building section was in very bad shape. The two upper stories will be converted to residential use. There are at most 3 original windows left in the building and staff is not opposed to replacing all the windows. Thereis also proposed a six-car attached garage and two balconies with the intent of doing only one. They want to strip and repaint the masonry (which they would discourage on the Humboldt and North sides). Todd Hutchison - their intention is to scrape and re-paint the building. They want to make sure the Commission would be okay with an exterior elevator, a 6-car garage, large windows on the south side and balconies on the second and third floor.
ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190395 012.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition of an addition, construction of a new addition, and repairs at 2045 N. 2nd Street, in the Brewers Hill Historic District, for Renata & Dale Bunger.

Minutes note: RECESS: 6:13 P.M. RECONVENE: 6:25 P.M. Mr. Tim Askin said the former owner did not maintain this property. The current owners are seeking the Commission's guidance prior to moving forward. They want to remove the addition and add a new addition. The new addition will be two stories with a new foundation. Staff's only concern was tearing down the back addition. Grant demolishing the addition and work with staff on the new addition. It does meet both the preservation guidelines and the Brewer's Hilll guidelines. Grant, with staff recommendations.
ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190400 013.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the general rehabilitation of the McGeoch Building at 322 E. Michigan Street, in the East Side Commercial Historic District, for McGeoch Building, LLC.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said this is a huge project and the building needs some love. Staff recommends approval with standard wood and masonry conditions. Debra Zims - architect -
ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Video Video
190413 014.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for a fence and retaining wall at 2205 N. Lake Drive, in the North Point South Historic District, for Eric Wagner.

Minutes note: Mr. Tim Askin said the applicant is proposing a versa-lock system and retaining walls are generally frowned upon. This block has no legally approved retaining walls Kristen Kakatsch - architect - they will use natural stone (snap lannon stone). The wall will be 28" and there will still be a berm. It would be a foot off of the sidewalk and there will be a fence on top of the retaining wall. Eric Wagner - owner Deny.
PLACED ON FILEPass6:0 Action details Video Video
     The following files represent staff approved Certificates of Appropriateness:    Not available
190333 015.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a new HVAC system at 1711 S. 9th Street, in the Mitchell Street Historic District, for St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190355 016.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for alterations to the porches and site landscaping at 2451 - 2457 N. Terrace Avenue, in the North Point North Historic District, for Kevin Rave.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190358 017.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the erection of a wood fence at 1825 N. 2nd Street, in the Brewers Hill Historic District, for Bradley Todd.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190374 018.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for general exterior repairs and rehabilitation at 2565-67 N. Terrace Avenue, in the North Point North District, for Chester Daxe.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190380 019.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for updating the existing sign graphics at 1342 N. Astor Street, the First Unitarian Church, for the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190383 020.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of an air conditioning unit at the north end of the property at 1825 N. 2nd Street, in the Brewers Hill Historic District, for Bradley Todd. ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190410 021.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for a fence at 2813 W. Kilbourn Avenue, in the Concordia Historic District, for Olivia Parshall.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190414 022.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the construction of a fence at 2804 N. Grant Boulevard, in the Grant Boulevard Historic District, for Jordan Morales.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190415 023.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for reconstructing the front porch at 1843 N. 2nd Street, in the Brewers Hill Historic District, for Dan and Jennifer Current.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190417 024.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the construction of a fence at 2617 N. Grant Boulevard, in the Grant Boulevard Historic District, for Roger F. Williams.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190422 025.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a PVC ventilation pipe at 1501 N. Marshall Street, in the Graham Row Historic District, for Alexandra Hanson.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190423 026.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for installation of signage at 2636 N. Downer Avenue, in the Downer Avenue Commercial Historic District, for Wade Ritchie.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190461 027.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a kitchen hood at the rear of the building at 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, in the William C. Kneisler Tavern Historic District, for Allison Meinhardt.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190468 028.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for a concrete patio and a fence in the back yard at 2802 N. Sherman Boulevard, in the Sherman Boulevard Historic District, for Charles & Bama Grice.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190469 029.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for signage indicating “Tony’s Pizza” at 604 W. Historic Mitchell Street, in the Mitchell Street Historic District, for Tom Littman.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190483 030.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for HVAC equipment at 2565 - 2567 N. Terrace Avenue, in the North Point North Historic District, for Chester Daxe.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190486 031.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the repair and reconstruction of the porch at 4472 N. 25th Street, in the Garden Homes Historic District, for Lawrence Jackson.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
190491 032.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for the restoration of the front door at 2628 N. Lake Drive, in the North Point North Historic District, for Julie Penman and Jeff Bentoff.ADOPTEDPass6:0 Action details Not available
   33. Review and approval of the minutes from the June 3rd meeting.

Minutes note: Ms. Peltz moved, seconded by Mr. Jarosz, for approval of the minutes. There were no objections.
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   34. Updates and announcements.

Minutes note: There were no announcements.
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