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Archive for 2011

PMN 2011: Addressing Common Design Review Issues

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Some design issues show up over and over again, but that doesn’t mean the reviews get any easier.
One recurring issue is determining if changes to a commercial building have acquired significance and if so, how they should be preserved. Other common questions: What should replacement windows look like? When is it appropriate to use a substitute material and what should it be? How do you fit an ADA ramp on a typical Main Street building? What makes a good awning, or suitable signage? This mobile session uses downtown Faribault as a lab to discuss some common design quandaries.
Presenters: Audrey Tepper, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.; Natascha Wiener, SHPO senior design reviewer

PMN 2011: Historic Masonry Mobile Workshop

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Led by Robert Mack, FAIA, of MacDonald & Mack Architects, this practical training session uses various downtown Faribault buildings to provide viewers with an understanding of historic masonry restoration practices and the methods and techniques used for evaluating, restoring and repointing historic masonry. Learn about inspecting and evaluating masonry structures, methods for the repointing of mortar joints, understanding historic brick and stone, and methods for evaluating and controlling rising damp.

PMN 2011: Educate Before You Designate

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

In this session, Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources, Inc., presents that education is the key ingredient for any successful local historic district. Should the process of public education begin before or after the designation? What types of education are most effective? What are the first steps to take in this process? Bob Yapp will answers these questions and more, and provides strategies for a successful local designation process.

PMN 2011: (AUDIO) Preservation Doesn’t Cost - It Pays!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This is the full audio version of the keynote address.

In the Preserve Minnesota conference keynote address, Bob Yapp gives practical, humorous and cutting edge advice on the economic benefits of historic preservation. Learn how to counteract property rights arguments using cost comparisons between rehabilitation and new construction projects.
Bob Yapp, Preservation Resources, Inc., Hannibal, Missouri

PMN 2011: Preservation Doesn’t Cost – It Pays! Part 2

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Part two of Bob Yapp’s keynote presentation at Preserve Minnesota, the Minnesota Statewide Historic Preservation Conference.

PMN 2011: Preservation Doesn’t Cost – It Pays! Part 1

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

In the Preserve Minnesota conference keynote address, Bob Yapp gives practical, humorous and cutting edge advice on the economic benefits of historic preservation. Learn how to counteract property rights arguments using cost comparisons between rehabilitation and new construction projects.
Bob Yapp, Preservation Resources, Inc., Hannibal, Missouri

PMN 2011: Historic Tax Credits: What’s the Big Deal About Small Deals?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Tax credit projects are complex no matter what their size. Smaller projects (under $1 million) can be especially challenging. This session provided an update on Minnesota’s State Historic Tax Credit program and examined several smaller Minnesota projects. Panelists  discussed why small deals are so challenging, how to structure them, and what elements need to be in place to attract investors.

Linda Pate, SHPO preservation specialist; Norm Jones, Attorney with Winthrop & Weinstine; Donna Stevermer, CPA with Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen and Russ; moderator, Bonnie McDonald, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

Note to Listeners: Unfortunately there is poor sound quality in the second half of the session.

R&C 2011: Archaeological Issues - Cable Plow Panel

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Review and Compliance Cultural Resource Management Seminar - Panel at the 2011 Review and Compliance Cultural Resource Management Seminar on impact of cable plowing on  historic archaeological sites.

  • David Mather, Facilitator and SHPO Archaeologist
  • Elisse Aune, Mille Lacs Tribal Historic Preservation Office
  • Christina Harrison, Archaeological Research Services
  • Richard Rothaus, Trefoil Cultural Consultants

Archaeological Issues - Cable Plow Panel from Minnesota Historical Society on YouTube.

R&C 2011: Architectural Issues - Visual Impact Panel

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Review and Compliance Cultural Resource Management Seminar - The panel discusses techniques to assess and avoid visual disturbances from modern amenities including mobile cell antennas and towers. The design process for the replacement of the historic Lyndale Avenue Bridge over Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis is also presented.

  • Mary Ann Heidemann, Facilitator and Compliance Unit Manager
  • Matt Bartus, Pinnacle Engineering
  • Garneth Peterson, Mn/DOT Cultural Resource Unit

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Architectural Issues - Visual Impact Panel from Minnesota Historical Society on YouTube.

R&C 2011: Introductions and Partner Input for 2012-2017 Statewide Preservation Plan

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Review and Compliance Cultural Resource Management Seminar - Welcome by Britta Bloomberg, Deputy SHPO - Introduction to Compliance Unit Staff and Roles - Update on Current Review Practices - Introduction to the Planning Process: Britta Bloomberg - Facilitator:  Mike Koop, SHPO Preservation Program Specialist.