Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

August 2016

1. Edward Rozzel House. 11647 Old Rozzels Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.  The Board of County Commissioners has recognized the funds to purchase the F.A.A. property.  Staff will be working with realtors and land brokers to develop a marketing strategy for the property.
2.  Delburg Cotton Mill House. 303 Delburg St., Davidson, N.C.   The Assets and Facilities Management Department has secured an estimate for the costs for restoring the house.  This matter will be discussed at the September meeting of the Projects Committee. 
3.  Torrence-Lytle School.  302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Staff  is coordinating with the County in moving forward with the approved environmental cleanup of all buildings owned by the HLC and with stabilizing the original school building.  The prospective buyer has not submitted an offer to purchase.  Another prospective buyer has expressed interest in the property.
4.  General Motors New Style Bus 1074.   Staff is negotiating with CATS about a service and storage arrangement.  Installation of the air conditioning will occur over the summer.  Staff is securing estimates for the air conditioning.  Meetings will occur in the fall to consider best uses of the bus.  Click here for a video on the Charlotte GM New Look Bus. 
5.  Outen Pottery, 403 Jefferson St., Matthews, N.C.  The Town of Matthews has approved the purchase of the Outen Pottery. Click For Photos of Cleanup.  Click here for a video highlighting the Outen Pottery.
6.  Phillips House and Morris Barn,131 West Charles Street, Matthews, N.C.  The Town of Matthews and the Assets and Facilities Management Department are assembling the materials necessary for moving ahead with the study of future development of the property.  The Historic Landmarks Commission will be the client and will be heavily involved in the project.
7.  William Grier House.  Douglas International Airport owns this house.  Staff  has met with Airport officials and will consider perservation strategies if the property is deemed eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  There have been no developments since the last meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission.
8.  Thrift Piedmont and Northern Depot.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation has moved the depot to land purchased by NCDOT.  The State continues to refurbish the building.  Click Here For Photos.
9.  Len Norman and I did meet with the County to discuss the need for changes to the State Enabling Legislation to allow the Commission to meet in closed session when discussing the sale of property.  Talks continue.
10.  Walters Barbershop, 112-114 Main Street, Huntersville, N.C.  Staff is preparing documents to close on the property.  It has been designated as a historic landmark by the Town of Huntersville.   The Projects Committee will present a recommendation on the prospective sale of the property.
11.  Streetcar 85.  The Streetcar was moved on March 9th to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C.  The Commission will be responsible for securing a generator and a cart to power the Streetcar.  Click Here For Photos.
12.  Atherton Cotton Mill House.  2005 Cleveland Ave., Charlotte, N.C.  The owner was notified of the Commission’s decision.  There has been no response.
13.  Staff is working on the inclusion of Historic Landmark information on the County’s Polaris mapping system.  This will allow ready access to information about the properties the Commission has identified as having special historic significance.
14.  Consideration of the Prospective Purchase of the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.  The property is being offered for sale.  The owner has not apprached the Commission since the June meeting. 
15.  Consideration of the Prospective Purchase of the Barnhardt-Cramer House, 2377 County Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C.  Staff has met with the owner of the property to discuss preservation strategies.  The Projects Committee will present a recommendation regarding the HLC’s prospective purchase of the property as part of the regular agenda.
16.  The Projects Committee will recomend administrative procedures for the handling of prospective sales and purchase of property by the HLC.
17.  The Charlotte City Council will hold three public hearings on resolutions in September for:  Midwood School, Biddleville Cemetery, and the Dilworth Airplane Bungalow.
Respectfully submitted,
Dan L. Morrill