Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Oaklawn Park to Potentially Become Charlotte Historic District

March 27, 2020

Charlotte City Council will soon vote whether to designate Oaklawn Park in Charlotte’s West End as Charlotte’s newest local historic district. The neighborhood has its supporters who “hope [becoming a local historic district] will prevent the construction of ultra-modern, high-priced homes that would overpower the area’s mid-century charm” and its opponents who are concerned “that a historical designation will increase the costs residents pay to renovate their homes.”   

For more about this ongoing debate: “Oaklawn Park pins hope on ‘historic’ status to protect against gentrification