June 4, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.
1. Chair’s Report: Len Norman (Interim)
2. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill
3. Update on Torrence Lytle, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.
Michael Sullivan, realtor, advises that the prospective buyer of the Torrence Lytle School does not intend to move forward. The immediate issue facing the Commission is the condition of the leaking roofs, especially on the wing buildings added to the original building in the mid-twentieth century. Michael Sullivan will attend the meeting to discuss marketing strategies. Peter Wasmer will update the Committee on the physical status of the property.
4. Update on Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
Staff has talked with officials of South State Bank about the HLC’s commitment to assisting in the preservation of the house. Also, as directed by the HLC, I have sent a letter to the Bank stating that the HLC will support any offer which preserves the house and the grounds of the property. The HLC is awaiting developments.
5. Update on Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.
I have met with the owners of the property. They have signed a document agreeing to extend the due diligence period until October 26th. The HLC has voted to recommend the designation of the property as a historic landmark. Necessary documentation has been sent to the Division of Archives and History. A public hearing with City Council will be scheduled for September, and the designation of the property should occur in October.
Dixie and William Kelly, the owners of the property, would like to remain in the house for a period after the HLC acquires the property. This would be advantageous to the HLC, as we prepare the property for active marketing in Spring 2019. Sandy Carnegie has prepared a draft lease which has been sent to the owners for comment.
a. Discussion of Draft Lease Click Here for Draft of the Lease
6. Update on Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.
a. Discussion of Amended Purchase Price
The Historic Landmarks Commission passed a motion at its May meeting setting the top price the Commission will pay for the property. Sandy Carnegie, HLC Attorney, advises that the price will have to be adjusted upward. He will explain.
Staff has secured County approval of funds to cover cleanup and maintenance costs at Ingleside.
b. Discussion of Settlement with Bank and Owner
Sandy Carnegie, HLC Attorney, will explain the current legal status of the property.
7. Update on Charlotte Streetcar 85
Staff has secured County funding for moving Streetcar 85 from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to the Lakewood Trolley Storage Building in Charlotte.
Greg Pappanastos, president of Lakewood Trolley, has been asked to attend the meeting to discuss the status of Lakewood Trolley’s lease of Streetcar 85 from the HLC.
Staff is working out the details to encumber the money owed to the North Carolina Transportation Museum due to early termination of the lease of Streetcar 85 to the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
8. Discussion of Status of Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.
The owner of the Excelsior Club has submitted an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the Excelsior Club. The owner has agreed to enter into an exclusive, assignable option with the HLC to purchase the property. However, the owner has established a price far above the amount established by an appraisal in April 2017. Staff will recommend to the HLC that it delay the effective date of the COA for 365 days from the date of issuance. This will allow time to investigate preservation strategies.
9. Update on Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymount Place, Charlotte, N.C.
Realtor Eric Gamble will be present to update the Committee on marketing of the property.
At its May meeting, the HLC voted to place an architectural shingle roof on the house if such was necessary to protect the building. Fred Caligiuri, the developer of the Cramer’s Pond Neighborhood, has not approved the roof. He wants a slate or tile roof placed on the house.
10. Update on Potential Demolition of the William and Laura McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.
11. Old Business
12. New Business
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