The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet
next on June 9th, 2008, 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.
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1. Consideration of Minutes.
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2. Director's Report.
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3. Projects Committee Matters.
a. Charlotte Fire Station No. 4, 420
West 5th St., Charlotte
Two prospective buyers of Charlotte Fire
Station No. 4 have met with Staff and members of the Commission to discuss
their plans for the development of the property. These parties
have been invited to discuss the concepts with the Commission.
4. Design Review Matters.
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a. Application for a Certificate
of Appropriateness For the Charlotte Water Works - Vest Station.
The City of Charlotte is
1. Install new insulated
windows that would include a ventilation system along the bottom of
the window openings
2. Install a new EPDM
3. Repair and replace
damaged parapet caps and coping
4. Repair to the concrete
surface of the building and repainting
5. Add new roof
ventilators and exhaust fans
6. Install two new 42"
square exhaust fan louvers on the rear of the North building in
original window openings.
7. Install four new 42"
square exhaust fan louvers in the existing window openings in the
clerestory of the South building.
The Design Review Committee passed the
following motion regarding this matter.
MR. JONES PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SHURLEY TO
RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICATION FOR A
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE CHARLOTTE WATER WORKS/VEST STATION,
CORNER OF BEATTIES FORD ROAD AND PATTON AVE., CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE APPROVED
AS PRESENTED WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS: 1) VENTILATOR SYSTEM
AS PRESENTED IS NOT APPROVED BUT HLC STAFF WILL WORK WITH THE APPLICANT TO
CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR PRESENTATION TO THE HLC ON JUNE 9, 2008 2) WINDOW
GLAZING WILL BE CLEAR AND THE LOW E LIGHTS ARE TO HAVE A PROFILE CONSISTENT
WITH THE HISTORIC APPEARANCE OF THE STRUCTURE 3) WINDOW FRAME MAY BE CLAD
ALUMINUM WITH SIMULATED DIVIDE LIGHT AND HLC STAFF WILL CONSULT WITH THE N.
C. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ABOUT SPECIFICS 4) THE APPLICANT WILL
DOCUMENT WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEASURED DRAWINGS ALL EXISTING WINDOW TYPES.
THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
b. The following applications were
submitted under express review, meaning that the Design Review Committee has
not considered these matters.
1) McAuley House, 14033 Huntersville-Concord
The applicant is proposing to set the house
on a new foundation, re-build the roof, chimney tops, and front porch, and
remove the existing aluminum siding. This is a proposed partial
restoration to make the house marketable.
Staff recommendation: Approve the
application as submitted.
2) Charlotte Cotton Mills, 500 West Fifth
applicant proposes to make changes to the building that abuts Graham Street.
The proposal would involve the replacement of three direct-glazed windows
with operable windows. These window openings are a recent alteration
to the building.
The proposal also included the removal of recently
installed partition walls and ceiling, and the addition of new restrooms and
Staff recommendation: Approve the
application once the window design is submitted and approved by the Staff
and the Design Review Chairman.
3) Coffee Cup Soda Grill, Clark Street
intends to demolish the building.
Staff recommendation: Submit the
Application as required by State Statute but delay its effective date for
The Commission is required by law to hold
public hearings on prospective historic landmarks. The Commission has
already voted to recommend processing the following properties for
designation but is to take into consideration comments from the public
before reaffirming its support or non-support for historic landmark
designation for these properties.
a. Second Ward High School Gymnasium,
800 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte.
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read the comment letter from the Division of Archives and History
b. Bishop John C. Kilgo House, 2100 The
Click here for Survey and Research Report.
Click here to read the
comment letter from the Division of Archives and History
c. The Big Rock Rock Shelter, 6500
Elmstone Drive, Charlotte. Click
here for Survey and Research Report.
here to read the comment letter from the Division of Archives and History