File #: HPC Res. 2023-006    Version: 1 Name:
Type: HPC Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/26/2023 In control: Heritage Preservation Commission
On agenda: 5/3/2023 Final action:
Title: Certificate of Appropriateness for Accessory Structure at 519 Division St S. - Northfield Armory.
Attachments: 1. 1 - HPC Resolution 2023-006, 2. 2 - Exhibit A: Project Plans, 3. 3 - Inventory Form
Meeting Date: May 3, 2023

To: Members of the Heritage Preservation Commission

From: Revee Needham, Assistant City Planner

Certificate of Appropriateness for Accessory Structure at 519 Division St S. - Northfield Armory.

Action Requested:
The Heritage Preservation Commission is asked to review and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness (HPC Resolution 2023-006) for an accessory structure (pergola with solar panels) at 519 Division St. S. - Northfield Armory.

Summary Report:
The applicant, Derek Meyers of Imminent Brewing, has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA). The applicant proposes to construct an accessory structure, pergola to be roofed with solar panels in the future, on the patio to the south. The solar panels will be used to power the building. Additionally, the applicant is proposing to remove the existing gate posts and move the sign to the pergola, and requests to move the existing wall sign higher above the pergola if necessary. The property is located at 519 Division St S. and the historic inventory form is attached. Attached is the supporting documentation and plans.
The Northfield city ordinances outline, in Chapter 34 - Land Development Code, Section 8.5.8, the Heritage Preservation Commission's Certificate of Appropriateness process and approval criteria. The HPC shall consider the following in evaluating an application for a certificate of appropriateness for a zoning certificate and/or building permit. Criterion (A) below must be met and criteria (B) through (G) shall be considered:
Criteria A, For all applications, the proposed action fully complies with all applicable requirements of this LDC;
Findings: The proposed action complies with the LDC. Accessory structures have required setbacks (1/2 the principal building setback), height limitations (20 ft.), and maximum size (50% of the principal building area) within LDC 2.10.2(H). Building-mounted solar energy systems are a permitted accessory use within th...

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