The August 9 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 June HLC Minutes
2. Chair’s Report: William Hughes
3. Public Comment Period
4. Treasurer’s Report: Edwin Wilson
5. Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke Survey Committee Minutes
The following items are for informational purposes:
a. The Survey Committee voted unanimously to place the following properties on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks: Johnston Farm, 8520 Dixie River Road, Charlotte and WBT Transmission Facility, 9201 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte
b. Update on Beatties Ford Road Corridor Study
6. Projects Committee Report: Jeff Parsons Projects Committee Minutes
a. Update on Streetcar #85 Lease
THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ENTER INTO LEASE NEGOTIATIONS WITH BELMONT TROLLEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING STREETCAR #85 BY LEASE WITH THE INTENT TO MAKE IT OPERATIONAL WITHIN THE TOWN OF BELMONT. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
7. Design Review
The owners of the Red Front Department Store are planning a rehabilitation of the building to prepare it for market as a commercial property. Staff has reviewed the project and consulted with HLC Secretary Robert Barfield on the COA application and has approved the project as a Minor Works COA. This is a significant project, but it preserves or replicates nearly all of the surviving historic materials, and does not involve any significant changes to the building’s architecture. Having adopted a quasi-judicial review for Major Works COAs, Staff and the HLC Secretary are endeavoring to process projects as Minor Works if the projects have little negative impact on the historic character of the property.
8. Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray
a. Update on the Addendum for the Designation Report for Edgewood Farmhouse Addressing the History of Slavery Associated with the Property
b. Update on Upcoming Designations
c. Update on Rules of Procedure
d. Update on CLG Training Requirements
To maintain its CLG status, the HLC is required to have at least two Commissioners view and email a brief synopsis to three or more training videos by September 30. We encourage all Commissioners to participate.
e. Feedback on Facebook/Social Media
9. Old Business
10. New Business