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The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet next on March 9, 2009, in its offices in the Ratcliffe-Otterbourg House at 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N.C.  The meeting shall commence at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone needing assistance should contact the Historic Landmarks Commission beforehand at 704-376-9115.

 

1.  Consideration of Minutes.  Click Here For Minutes.

2.  Chairman's Report

3.  Director's Report.  Click Here For Director's Report

4.  Design Review Committee Report.  Click Here For Minutes.

Applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness

A.  Ziem House, located at 1812 East 8th Street, Charlotte, N.C. 

The applicant proposed making changes to the front porch but withdrew the original plan.  No motion therefore was made by the Design Review Committee.  A revised plan has been submitted.  Click here to view plans.

Staff judges that the revised house and landscape plan adequately addresses the concerns raised at the Design Review Committee meeting and therefore recommends approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness, pending the submission and approval of an appropriate site plan.

B.  Charlotte Fire Station #2, located at 1212 South Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.

The owner is proposing to install new signage to the building, and make changes to the interior of the property.

No motion was made by the Design Review Committee.  Staff has met with the applicant to determine the physical integrity of the interior of the building and discussed possible alterations to the proposed plan.

Staff supports the approval of the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness subject to the requirements set forth in the Staff recommendation for the property.  Click here for the Staff Recommendation.

C.  Major Alexander L. James House, located at 260 Cherokee Road

The Design Review Committee unanimously approved a seconded motion that contains the following provisions.

In order to receive a Certificate of Appropriateness that would approve changes that have been made to the property the applicant must:

1. Restore fireplaces and fireplace surrounds that have been removed or damaged.

2. Restore Dining Room built-in cabinet and door.

3. Restore flooring and built-in cabinets in rear downstairs room.

4. Restore original exterior kitchen door and hood.

5. Restore original window/vent in kitchen gable.

6. Rebuild front and rear walls of kitchen to design approved under COA 07-23, it may also be acceptable to restore elements of the original rear wall so that the original design of the room and elements of the exterior wall would be preserved.

7. Restore all doorways and trim in second-story hallway.  If doorways are no longer needed then original doors can be fixed in-place. 

8. Restore all doorways and trim in second-story bedrooms.  If doorways are no longer needed then original doors can be fixed in-place.

9. Restore original wall around third-story stair opening.

10. That owner work with HLC staff to determine what elements on the third floor contributed to integrity of the property, so that further recommendations similar to those made for the second story can be made. 

11. Restore ceiling in existing gabled porch.

12. Restore metal roof over bowed bay on rear elevation.

5.  Survey Committee Report.

6.  Projects Committee Report.

A.  Consideration of Expenditure of Additional Funds for the rehabilitation of the McAuley House.  Stewart Gray, Project Manager, is having the realtor advise as to what improvements might be made to the interior of the house to enhance its marketability.  Staff hopes to have a dollar amount to bring to the Commission.

B.  Consideration of Expenditure of Additional Funds for the rehabilitation of the Grier-Rea House.  Stewart Gray, Project Manager, is having the realtor advise as to what improvements might be made to the interior of the house to enhance its marketability.  Staff hopes to have a dollar amount to bring to the Commission.

C.  Consideration of Auctioning the Rozzel House and approximately one-acre of land.  The Commission has been marketing this property for two years with no success.  Staff believes that the house and approximately one-acre of land should be separated from the remainder of the land and sold most likely at auction.    The Commission would retain the remainder of the land in hopes that improvements in market conditions would enhance the value.

 

D.  Consideration of Lease of White Oak Plantation.

E.  Consideration of Alternative Exit Strategies for the McQuay House.  Staff believes that the house and the house lot should be separated from the remainder of the land and sold at a bargain price or at auction.    The Commission would retain the remainder of the land in hopes that improvements in market conditions would enhance the value.

F.  Consideration of approval or rejection of a contingency contract for the purchase of the buildings at 316 Main St. and 330 Main St. in Pineville, N.C.  Contracts have been signed contingent upon approval by the Historic Landmarks Commission.  This matter will have to be considered in Executive Session.

7.  Treasurer's Report

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business