Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Projects Committee Agenda – May 2018

May 8, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

1. Chair’s Report: Len Norman (Interim)

2. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3. Update on Charlotte Streetcar 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

a.  Draft of Lease Agreement with Lakewood Trolley
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b.  Draft of Termination Agreement with North Carolina Transportation Museum
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4. Update on Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville
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Torrence Lytle School

The Commission has voted to accept an offer to purchase the Torrence Lytle School.  Len Norman has been meeting with the realtor to discuss minor revisions.

5. Update on the Wadsworth House, 400 South Summit Avenue, Charlotte
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Wadsworth House

The Commission has obtained an appraisal for the property.  The issue before the Committee is the formulation of a recommendation regarding the prospective purchase of the property by the HLC.

Records show that South State Bank has foreclosed on the property and is now the owner.  A private party is pursuing purchase of the property.  As a general rule, the Commission does not pursue purchase of a property when it will be preserved by another buyer.

6. Update on Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte
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Charles E. Barnhardt House

The property is being actively marketed.  There is no viable offer on the table.  

The Commission is required by contract to make improvements to the house, including repainting the exterior, glazing broken windows, demolishing the carport, and putting a roof on the house.  Staff has requested that recommendations for a roof be put before the HLC at its May 14th meeting.

7. Update on Albert Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte
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Wallace Log House

8. Consideration of the Status of Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville

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Ingleside is the best ante-bellum Italianate style structure in Mecklenburg County.  The owner has submitted a deed in lieu of foreclosure to Sun Trust Bank.  The Historic Landmarks Commission purchased Ingleside over twenty years ago, placed preservation covenants in the deed, and sold Ingleside.  Therefore, the Commission has a first right of refusal to purchase Ingleside.  Staff believes that the Commission should approach Sun Trust Bank about the prospect of purchasing Ingleside.  If the property is placed under contract, closing would be dependent upon the County’s standard due diligence procedures.

9. Old Business

10. New Business

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