Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

HLC Agenda – May 8, 2023

The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet on Monday, May 8 at 6 pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to access the meeting remotely. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 pm on May 8 by emailing

1.  Adoption of the Consent Agenda

a.  Approval of April HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

An Offer to Purchase the Torrence-Lytle School will be considered by the Projects Committee at a meeting tentatively scheduled for May 23 at 6:30pm. 

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Review of the Rules of Procedure  

5.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a.  John Douglas House, 7601 Christie Lane, CharlotteDeferred 

b.  Dr. Walter Pharr Craven House, 7648 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte  

Staff Report

6.  Abernethy House, 7040 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte: Tommy Warlick

Designation Report

Staff recommends that the Historic Landmarks Commission consider recommending to the Charlotte City Council that the Abernethy House be designated as a historic landmark. 

Abernethy House

7.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

8.  HLC Staff Report

a.  Excelsior Club Update, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte  

b.  Mt. Carmel Church Project Update, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte

c.  Stafford Cabin Project Update  

d.  Franks House Marker

e.  Holly Bend Park and Rec Event – July 15

f.  HLC 50th Anniversary  

g.  Adventure Club Recap – Steele Creek Cemetery Preservation Event

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business