Amending Legislative Code Chapter 74 by enacting a new section designating the Victoria Theater, 825 University Avenue West, as a Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Site.
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES HEREBY ORDAIN
That Legislative Code Chapter 74, entitled Heritage Preservation Districts and Programs, is hereby amended by the addition of the following new section to be numbered Section 74.07 and entitled Victoria Theater Building preservation program which shall read as follows:
Sec. 74.07. Victoria Theater Building preservation program.
(a) Designation for Heritage Preservation. Pursuant to the authority contained in Legislative Code Chapter 73, and upon the recommendation of the Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Saint Paul, and after having duly considered the matter at a public hearing held in accordance with Leg. Code § 73.05, the Victoria Theater, located at 825 University Avenue West and legally described as Lot 24 Blk 4, Syndicate Addition No. 1 to Saint Paul [PIN No. 352923130198], is hereby designated for heritage preservation. The Victoria Theater, constructed in 1915, is one of only three remaining Saint Paul theater buildings of this early date. The building is unique in that the majority of its exterior is intact and in very good condition. The most significant alterations to the building are the removal of a marquee or awning and replacement of the storefront openings at undetermined dates.
(b) Outline of preservation program. The preservation program for the Victoria Theater shall be as follows:
(1) The exterior of the Victoria Theater should be preserved in a manner consistent with the original design intent. In this regard, the federal Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings shall be applied as follows:
a. A property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defi...Click here for full text