Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

June 29, 2016 DR Minutes

June 29, 2016 DR Minutes

Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Design Review Committee Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
June 29, 2016
Time:  8:00 – 8:55 a.m
Present:
Mr. Louis Asbury
Ms. Jennifer Coots
Mr. Joe Elliott
Ms. Laura Hoover
Mr. Kenneth Pursley, Design Review Com. Chair
Mr. Mike Rogers
Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Ms. Mary Dominick, HLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Absent:
Mr. Matthew Benson
Mr. David Gieser
Mr. Victor Jones
Mr. John Shurley
Visitors:
Mr. Jonathan Blain, Charlotte Coliseum
Mr. Iv  Slyevi, Charlotte Coliseum
Mr. Brian Clarke, Sloan Porter House
1. Chair’s Report:  Ken Pursley
Mr. Pursley welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the members for their service on the Committee.  All visitors introduced themselves and stated which property they represented.
2.  Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill
Dr. Morrill expressed his appreciation for each member’s service to the Committee.  He stated that administration of Certificates of Appropriateness is functioning effectively.  He stated that all Staff recommendations are based upon Staff’s interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines.
3.  Preservation Planner’s Report:  Stewart Gray
Mr. Gray had no report.
4.  Consideration of Applications for Certificates of Appropriateness.
a.  Consideration of an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Charlotte Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.
Staff explained that the owner of the property is the City of Charlotte.  Staff explained that only the exterior of the building has been designated as a historic landmark.  Consequently, the Committee has no jurisdiction over proposed alterations to the interior of the building.  The owner proposes to build an addition at the base of a portion of the building and insert a door into the exterior wall to provide additional space for a weight room for the resident ice hockey team.
The Committee expressed support for the Staff’s recommendation to approve the proposed changes.  However, the Committee stated that such approval should not be construed as a precedent for allowing similar additions to be placed elsewhere on the building, because such additions might compromise the architectural integrity of the overall massing of the structure.
MR. ASBURY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE PROPOSED MATERIAL ALTERATION OF THE CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, 2700 EAST INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD,  CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS DESCRIBED IN CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS APPLICATION NUMBER 16-46 WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATION: 1) THAT THE BLUE-GLAZED BLOCKS REMOVED FROM THE BUILDING BE SAVED AND STORED IN A SECURE PLACE ON SITE.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

5.  Solicitation of Committtee’s Comments on the proposed alterations to the Sloan-Porter House, 10124 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.
Staff explained that because the Design Review Committee does not meet in July, the Historic Landmarks Commission will consider the proposed alterations at its August meeting without having received a recommendation from the Design Review Committee.  Staff is seeking reactions of members of the Committee to the proposed alterations, so that the applicant might take them into account in preparing his final application.
Staff suggested that french doors not be used on the bathroom addition, that consideration be given to not using the double windows on the rear elevation of the bathroom addition, and that the bathroom addition be shallower.  Also, the owner might consider a design of the bathroom addition that is more compatible with the architectural vocabulary of the main house.  Perhaps a hyphened-building with a simpler roof would be appropriate.
6.   Old Business.  There was no old business.
7.    New Business.  There was no new business.
The Committee adjourned at 8:55 a.m.