Archer House Site Redevelopment
New construction is proposed on the site of the former Archer House at 212 Division Street South. The property is owned by Manawa LLC.
The Archer House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as contributing to the Northfield Commercial Historic District. This property is located within the Downtown (C-1) and Historic (H-O) zoning districts. The property is approximately 0.56 acres and is located adjacent to the Medical Arts Building to the north and Nutting Block Building to the south. The Cannon River is located to the west and Division Street is to the east, across the street from the Northfield Public Library. The property is also partially within the floodplain.
New construction within the historic district requires a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) issued by the Heritage Preservation Commission.
The Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office has confirmed that they do not need to review the construction plans unless the owners pursue federal financing.
212 Division Street South
These plans are preliminary and do not include all the details and construction notes.
You can provide feedback to the developer on the preliminary plans.
The new construction is for a mixed use residential and commercial building. The property slopes towards to river and includes a lower level of parking, street level with two commercial spaces and four residential units, and three additional levels with residential units.
Dates are subject to change.
The new construction project will involve review by many boards and commissions, such as the City Council, Heritage Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals, as the applicant is applying for Tax Increment Financing, a variance (for height over 50 feet), and a conditional use permit (for off-street parking within the C-1 District).
- July 5, 2023 – Heritage Preservation Commission – initial presentation
- September 6, 2023 - Heritage Preservation Commission - continued discussion
- October 19, 2023 – Zoning Board of Appeals – review of variance
- October 19, 2023 – Planning Commission – review of Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
- November 7, 2023 – City Council – review of Conditional Use Permit
- October/November 2023 – Heritage Preservation Commission – review of Certificate of Appropriateness
- November 2023 – Construction begins
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