1. Consideration of Minutes Click Here for October 14th Minutes
a. Consideration of Closed Session Minutes
2. Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons
3. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill
a. Option to Purchase the John Douglas House has been signed by the owner. Peter Wasmer will be preparing materials for submitting a Request For Board Action to the Board of County Commissioners.
b. Reminder that the December 9th meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Staff from the State Historic Preservation Office will give their perspective on the responsibilities of the Historic Landmarks Commission. Food will be provided.
c. There are developments occurring with respect to the Excelsior Club. The National Trust For Historic Preservation has stated its interest in conducting a conditions assessment of the Excelsior Club. Efforts are underway to secure the agreement of all parties that such an undertaking will contribute to the preservation or replication of all or some portion of the building in whatever new development might occur on the property.
d. Sandy Carnegie has determined that even if the Excelsior Club is destroyed, the HLC can exercise design review over whatever new construction might occur on that portion of the site which is a historic landmark.
e. I believe that the HLC would benefit greatly by becoming more active in social media. This could become part of a more vigorous community outreach program.
f. The arrival of the new Director will offer an opportunity for strategic planning.
g. Facts to remember about the powers and responsibilities of the Historic Landmarks Commission:
1) Historic Landmarks must have special significance and physical integrity.
2) The HLC can only purchase the fee simple or any lesser included interest in a historic landmark or a contributing building in a local historic district.
3) Designating a property as a historic landmark does not in and of itself assure the preservation of a property.
4) Preservation easements can preclude the destruction of a historic landmark.
5) Options to Purchase increase greatly the potential of the revolving fund.
h. I thank all present and past Commissioners for the opportunity to serve as the Consulting Director of the Historic Landmarks Commission since October 1974, and I look forward to assisting the Director and the Commission with the process of transition between now and June 30, 2020.
4. Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse
5. Transition Committee Report: Diane Althouse
6. Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray
a. HLC Holiday Party Information
b. Public Hearing for Historic Landmark Designation for Martin-Worth-Henderson House, 310 Concord Road, Davidson, N.C.
7. Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes
a. Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.
In August 2019, the HLC approved the following motion giving the owner approval of a Conceptual Plan:
MS. ALTHOUSE PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. BERRY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE FOLLOWING AT THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE STIPULATION THAT FINAL ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL: A TALL ADDITION ON THE REAR OF THE HOUSE OF THE GENERAL DIMENSIONS SHOWN ON THE PRESENTED PLANS, A SWIMMING POOL BE ALLOWED TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE REAR TERRACE, THE CONCEPTUAL INTERIOR ALTERATIONS AS SHOWN ON THE PRESENTED PLANS, AND THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GLASS BLOCK WINDOW AT THE STAIRWELL WITH A CLEAR-GLASS WINDOW OF THE SAME DESIGN. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS SUBMITTED FOR THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., TO INCLUDE THE STIPULATION THAT THE HEIGHT OF THE CHIMNEY BE LOWERED TO FOUR FEET OR WHATEVER MINIMUM HEIGHT IS ALLOWED BY CODE.
b. Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT GIVE CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL TO THE SITE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDGEWOOD FARM, 11132 EASTFIELD ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE ROAD BORDERING THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LAND SET ASIDE FOR THE HISTORIC PLANTATION HOUSE AND THE HISTORIC LOG HOUSE NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE RELOCATED NORTHWARD AT ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE.
c. Delburg Cotton Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT NOT APPROVE THE PRESENTED PLANS FOR THE DELBURG COTTON MILL HOUSE, 303 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C.
d. Davidson Cotton Mill, 209 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT NOT APPROVE THE PRESENTED PLANS FOR THE DAVIDSON COTTON MILL, 209 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C.
8. Survey Committee Report: Len Norman
The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 13.
9. Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson
The Projects Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 12.
10. Old Business
11. New Business