00-0482R

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING LANDMARK SITE STATUS FOR SIXTH AND SEVENTH STREETS, BETWEEN IRVING PLACE AND WALLACE AVENUE, IRVING PLACE AND CLOVER STREET BETWEEN IRVING PLACE AND EIGHTH STREET.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the heritage preservation commission was petitioned by residents of Sixth and Seventh Streets to remove them from this year's residential street improvement program; and

WHEREAS, the streets included in this landmark site are constructed of unique historic concrete/granitoid material built in 1907; and

WHEREAS, these streets are recognized both locally, regionally, statewide and nationally to be of significant historic value having been patented and constructed during the transition era of transportation between horse carriages and the emergence of the automobile; and

WHEREAS, while there were more of these streets constructed in the area initially, these are the only streets remaining with their original surfaces exposed; and

WHEREAS, the heritage preservation commission adopted a resolution of support at their May 17, 2000, meeting and recommends designation to this landmark site after public testimony from property owners abutting these streets with favorable support for such designation.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Sixth and Seventh Streets between Irving Place and Wallace Avenue and Irving Place and Clover Street between Irving Place and Eighth Street be designated as a landmark site.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all further construction and repair in this district be conducted according to the preservation plan prepared for this site.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is in response to a request made to the heritage preservation commission and this recommendation for designation of landmark site status of these streets to be constructed and/or maintained in a more historic manner than normal public streets due to their uniqueness.  This designation is strongly encouraged by the Duluth preservation alliance, St. Louis County historical society, the Minnesota historical society and the national trust for historic preservation.