The March 8 meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.
1. Consideration of Minutes January 11 Minutes
2. Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons
3. Treasurer’s Report: Jack Thomson on behalf of Treasurer
4. Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson Design Review Committee Minutes
a. Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte
The applicant is proposing a new landscape plan for the Wadsworth House. This plan has been reviewed and approved by the Charlotte Historic District Commission.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE LANDSCAPE PLAN AS SHOWN FOR THE WADSWORTH HOUSE, 400 S. SUMMIT AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
b. Carolina Theatre, 220 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte
The Commission will consider a request to approve changes to the approved renovation plan for the Carolina Theatre. The proposed hotel tower to be built above the theater building has been delayed. The plans linked above show revisions to the theater renovation and lobby addition that would allow for the theater phase of the project to be completed without the tower.
The project has been reviewed by HLC Staff and the Design Review Committee Chairperson, Garrett Nelson. They have reached a consensus that the plan is appropriate. HLC Staff recommends that the Commission approve the plan as presented.
5. Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke Survey Committee Minutes
a. Consideration of the Designation Report for the Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant, 451 Jordan Place, Charlotte
THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE LARKWOOD-CHADBOURN HOSIERY MILL PLANT, 451 JORDAN PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION AND THAT THIS DESIGNATION INCLUDE THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDINGS AND THE LAND PARCEL AS SHOWN, SUBJECT TO THE RECEIPT OF AN ADDENDUM ON ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
b. Consideration of the Designation Report for the Potts Barber Shop, 21324 and 21328 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius
THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE POTTS BARBER SHOP, 21324 AND 21328 CATAWBA AVENUE, CORNELIUS, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION AND THAT THIS DESIGNATION INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING AND THE PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TAX PARCEL. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
c. Consideration of Amending the Designation Ordinance for Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte
The HLC approved the subdivision of the property in November 2019 through the COA process. The link for the approved plan is shown below.
Staff proposes that the Commission recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Edgewood Farm ordinance be amended to reduce the amount of land included in the designation so that the amended ordinance only includes the area shown in green in the plan below.
Designation Amendment Site Plan
d. Consideration of the Final Plan for the Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte
Conceptual Plan for the Shaw House Property
In December 2019, the Commission approved the de-designation of the property associated with the Victor Shaw House with the exception of the lot containing the historic house and the adjoining two lots that front on Mecklenburg Avenue.
Staff is updating the Commission on the final plan for the lots, which varies slightly from those presented in 2019. Staff believes the revised plan is appropriate and, if the Commission agrees, no action is required.
The following items (e.) and (f.) are for informational purposes and do not need further action from the Commission:
e. Funding of Designation Report for the Pentes Log House, 6510 Sharon Hills Road, Charlotte
The Committee unanimously voted in support of funding a designation report.
f. Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks
The Survey Committee added the following properties to the HLC’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks:
i. 3112 Parkway Avenue, Charlotte
ii. Big ‘M’ Stables, 900 Holland Avenue, Charlotte
6. Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson
7. Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray
8. Old Business
9. New Business