Certificate of Appropriateness Applications

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This page is intended to collect public input on Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications that are to be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). Comments submitted will provide feedback to the HPC to be considered. Each page includes the information that was submitted by the applicant. The feedback provided for each project will be given to the HPC for their consideration. The page is open for feedback up until the noon on the Monday prior to the Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.

Certain changes to landmark properties, or properties within a Historic District, require a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit is issued. Certificate of Appropriateness' (COA's) are reviewed by the City's Heritage Preservation Commission.

This page is intended to collect public input on Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications that are to be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). Comments submitted will provide feedback to the HPC to be considered. Each page includes the information that was submitted by the applicant. The feedback provided for each project will be given to the HPC for their consideration. The page is open for feedback up until the noon on the Monday prior to the Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.

Certain changes to landmark properties, or properties within a Historic District, require a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit is issued. Certificate of Appropriateness' (COA's) are reviewed by the City's Heritage Preservation Commission.

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  • 4633 Arden Ave-Building Material Change, Addition of a Window, Change to Dormer

    3 months ago
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    The Heritage Preservation Commission denied this COA request at their August 11th HPC meeting. The applicant has appealed the decision of the HPC to the City Council. This item will be heard at the October 6th City Council meeting. The Council will take action on the item at the October 18th City Council meeting.

    This item was continued from July to the August 11th meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission.  

    4633 Arden Avenue is located on the east side of Arden Avenue, just north of Country Club Road. The existing home on the subject property was built in 1938 and is identified as an example of English Cottage Style but classified as an American Colonial Cottage in the Country Club National Register Nomination documents. The application includes updated building materials due to the exterior brick being removed from the house, and the addition of a new second story window. 

    Applicant Submittal

    Applicant Submittal-August Meeting


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  • 4505 Drexel Avenue-New Detached Garage and Front Door Overhang

    3 months ago
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    The proposed garage was approved by the HPC at the July meeting. The proposed overhang was continued to the August 11th meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission. 

    August Meeting Applicant Submittal

    4505 Drexel Avenue is located on the east side of Drexel Avenue, south of Sunnyside Road and north of Bridge Street. The original house is a two story home that was built in 1930. The applicant is requesting a certificate of appropriateness for the construction of a new detached garage and an front door overhang on the street facing façade. 

    Applicant Submittal


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  • 4707 Sunnyside Road-Change to Street Facing Garage Doors

    3 months ago
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    4707 Sunnyside Road is located on the south side of Sunnyside Road, west of Browndale Avenue and east of Mackey Avenue. The existing home on the property is a two-story home with an attached two car garage, built in 1943. 

    Applicant Submittal

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  • 4914 Bruce Avenue-New Detached Garage

    3 months ago
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    4914 Bruce Avenue is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 50th Street West and Bruce Avenue. The existing home on the lot is a two story home that was built in 1928. The applicant is requesting a certificate of appropriateness for the demolition and construction of a new detached garage. 

    Applicant Submittal


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  • 4506 Sunnyside Road-Changes to Street Facing Façade and New Detached Garage

    4 months ago
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    4506 Sunnyside Road is located on the north side of the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Moorland Avenue. The existing two story house was built in 1942. The applicant is requesting a COA to convert a portion of the existing detached garage into living space with an addition above and the construction of a new detached garage. 

    Project Narrative

    Applicant Submittal


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  • 4909 Sunnyside Road-Changes to Street Facing Façade

    4 months ago
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    4909 Sunnyside is located on the south side of Sunnyside Road, west of Browndale Avenue. The original house is a one and a half story cape code colonial revival style home that was built in 1940. The applicant is requesting a certificate of appropriateness for changes to the street facing façade associated with a remodel that include a covered front porch and second floor dormers. 

    Applicant Submittal

    Updated Plan Page 6/13/22

    This project will be reviewed by the HPC at the June 14th meeting. 

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  • 4630 Drexel Avenue-Request to change roof material and reconstruction of the chimney

    5 months ago
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    The special meeting on June 2nd has been cancelled. This item will be on the agenda of the next regular HPC meeting, Tuesday, June 14th. 


    4630 Drexel Avenue is located on the north west corner of Drexel Avenue and Country Club Road. The home, built in 1924, is a Mediterranean style.  A COA was approved September 8, 2020 and the project is currently under construction. The original COA was approved with a condition stating asphalt roofing is not an allowable roofing material. The applicant submitted a request to amend the COA to change the proposed roofing material to Camelot black roof shingles. 

    The chimney at 4630 Drexel was removed due to life safety issues and was ordered by the City's Building Official. The applicant is proposing to replace the chimney by constructing the new chimney with framing materials and finish it with stucco and stone to match the original structure. 


    *Proposed roofing material

    Applicant Submittal-roofing material

    Applicant Submittal-chimney

    Additional Information from Applicant-Chimney




     



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  • 3911 W. 50th Street-Edina Theatre Sign

    5 months ago
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    The Edina Theatre sign is located at 3911 W 50th Street. The applicant, Brainerd Entertainment dba Mann Theatres, is requesting a COA for updates to the existing sign. The applicant is proposing to remove the sign to repair, paint, convert to LED lighting, and fix/replace the existing neon as needed. After the repairs and updates are completed, the applicant would reinstall the sign in its original location. 


    Applicant Submittal

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  • 4615 Moorland Avenue-changes to front façade

    6 months ago
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    4615 Moorland Avenue is located on the east side of Moorland Avenue, north of Country Club Road and south of Bridge Street. The existing home on the property is a two-story colonial revival style home built in 1940. The Certificate of Appropriateness request is for the change to an existing dormer (size and roof height) on the front façade. 

    Applicant Submittal

    The Heritage Preservation Commission will review this COA application at their meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. 

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  • 4634 Edgebrook Place-New Home

    about 1 year ago
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    The subject property, 4634 Edgebrook Place is located on the south and west side of Edgebrook place. The COA request is for the demolition of an existing home and construction of a new home. The existing home was built in 1951, outside the period of significance in the Country Club District. 

    This COA will be reviewed by the Heritage Preservation Commission on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The HPC will review final plans for the new house (meeting 2) on October 12, 2021.

    Applicant Submittal-No change in plans for October 12th HPC meeting. 

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