Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Projects Committee Agenda – October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

a.  Consideration of Payment for Damage Assessment of Streetcar 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

The North Carolina Transportation Museum has accepted responsibility for paying for damages that occurred to Streetcar 85 while it was housed at the Museum.  The Committee is being asked to pay to have a technician come to Charlotte to determine the damage that occurred.

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

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3.  Status of Processing Options to Purchase

4.  Update on Projects

a.  Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.  


Two events are scheduled for Ingleside.  Preservation North Carolina will hold a ticketed open house at Ingleside on December 2nd.  Jennifer Coots is under contract to organize and superintend a session at Ingleside on December 4th to solicit attitudes concerning future uses of the property.  Peter Wasmer is overseeing repairs.  Peter Wasmer will update the Committee.

b.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

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Victor Shaw House

The owner of the Victor Shaw House has filed a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition.  The owner contends that the house is too costly to renovate.  The parcel contains 2.9 acres and is zoned R3.  Staff recommends that a visit be made to the house to determine its physical condition.  The owner is open to negotiating an Option To Purchase.  It is a designated historic landmark.

c.  James C. Dowd House and Fire Station Number 10, 2216 Monument Street and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

James C. Dowd House

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10

The County has distributed an RFQ to potential developers.  Submissions were due by October 26th.  An evaluation process is underway.

d.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Torrence Lytle School

The property is currently being examined by a staff person of Laurel Street Developers.  The report has not been submitted.

e.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace House

The Wallace House has been designated as a historic landmark.  Sandy Carnegie is awaiting the completion of an environmental assessment of the refuse pit.  Then the HLC will move to closing.  Dr. Morrill will be talking with Eric Gamble about marketing the property.

f.  Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

The property is not currently on the market due to unresolved mold contamination.  Recent damage has occurred because of storm damage bringing trees onto the roof of the house.  Peter Wasmer will update the Committee.  

g.  Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Pecan Avenue Duplex

The exclusive, assignable option to purchase is in place until February 2019.  Edwin Wilson continues to assist the Commission in marketing the property.

h.  Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Excelsior Club

A Certificate of Appropriateness for the Demolition of the Excelsior Club has been issued.  The effective date will occur in June 2019.

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business