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The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet next on October 8, 2007, 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.

AGENDA

1.  Consideration of Minutes:  Click Here For Minutes.

2.  Chairman's Report:  Len Norman, Chairman

3.  Director's Report:  Dan Morrill  Click Here For Director's Report

4.  Public Hearings To Consider Properties For Prospective Historic Landmark Designation.  Dan Morrill and Stewart Gray.

The Landmarks Commission is considering landmark designation for the:

A.  McAuley Road Farmland (Huntersville)

“McAuley Road Farmland” (Including the land listed under Tax Parcel Number 01128105, the land, historic farmhouse, barn, and outbuildings associated with the farmhouse listed under Tax Parcel Number 01128108, and a portion of the land associated with Tax Parcel Number 01113108 as shown on the attached exhibit “A”.  All tax parcels listed in the Mecklenburg County Tax Office, Charlotte, North Carolina as of September 1, 2007).  The property is owned by Phillips Bragg, Leslie Bragg, J. Frank Bragg, Katharine Bragg, Price Zimmermann, and Margaret Zimmermann and is located along McAuley Road in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina as shown on the attached exhibit “A.”

Note: Portion of Tax Parcel Number 01113108 included in the designation includes the area extending west 100 feet from the center of the road.

Click For Survey and Research Report

B.  Pineville Commercial Block, 312-330 Main St.  (Pineville)

The Landmarks Commission is considering landmark designation for the:

Pineville Commercial Block” (listed under Tax Parcel Numbers 20501301, 20501302, 20501303, 20501304, 20501305, 20501306, 20501307, 20501308, 20501309, and 20501310 as of September 1, 2007, and including the exterior of the buildings at 312, 314, 316, 318, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, and 330 Main Street in Pineville, the sidewalk in front of the buildings, and the parcels of land under the buildings listed under Tax Parcel Numbers 20501301, 20501302, 20501303, 20501304, 20501305, 20501306, 20501307, 20501308, 20501309, and 20501310 in the Mecklenburg County Tax Office, Charlotte, North Carolina as of September 1, 2007).  The property is owned by Persian Rug House of Pineville, W. A. Yandell Rental and Investment Co, Caps of Pineville LLC, Lewis Z Bailes Jr. and Peggy L. Bailes, Charles Bradford Smith and Tammy Nichols, J. A. Ardrey (Heirs), and Miller Family LPI.  The property is located at 312-330 Main Street, Pineville, North Carolina.

Click For Survey and Research Report

C.  1928 Yandell Building,  325-329 Main St. (Pineville)

The Landmarks Commission is considering landmark designation for the:

“1928 Yandell Building” (listed under Tax Parcel Number 22106102 as of September 1, 2007, and including the exterior of the building at 325-329 Main Street in Pineville, the sidewalk in front of the building, and the parcel of land under the building listed under Tax Parcel Number 22106102 in the Mecklenburg County Tax Office, Charlotte, North Carolina as of September 1, 2007).  The property is owned by the W. A. Yandell Rental and Investment Co. and is located at 325-329 Main Street, Pineville, North Carolina.

Click For Survey and Research Report

5.  Design Review Committee Matters.

Click Here For Design Review Minutes

A. Revision of the Certificate of Appropriateness Application for the Wadsworth House, Garage

A proposed project for the garage building was approved by the Commission.  Since that time, Charlotte zoning has requested that some changes be made in the plan.  Below are the revised plans and elevations.

Full-sized plans will be available to the Committee at the meeting.

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY DR. MATTSON TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT A REVISION FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS (07-01) FOR THE WADSWORTH HOUSE PROPERTY (GARAGE), 400 S. SUMMIT ST., CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

B. William Grier House and the Hayes-Byrum House Relocation

Moving the William Grier and the Hayes-Byrum houses was approved by the Commission.  The applicant has requested that a new location for the houses be approved.

New Location of the William Grier and the Hayes-Byrum houses
Previously approved move of the Hayes-Byrum House
Previously approved move of the William Grier House

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

DR. MATTSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ASBURY TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR RELOCATIONS OF THE WILLIAM GRIER HOUSE AND THE HAYES-BYRUM HOUSE, 8600 STEELE CREEK ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C. BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

C.   The W. T. Alexander House, Mallard Creek Church Road

Applicant is proposing to make significant changes to the garage associated with the W. T. Alexander House

 

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

 DR. MATTSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ALSOP TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE W. T. ALEXANDER HOUSE, MALLARD CREEK CHURCH ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE EXTERIOR OF THE STAIR TOWER BE SIMPLIFIED AS AGREED UPON AND THAT THE DOOR LIGHTS BE APPROVED BY HLC STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BEFORE INSTALLATION. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

D. Major Alexander James House

The owners of the Major Alexander James House are proposing to alter the existing one-story wing on the west side of the house

Existing Front Elevation

Proposed Front Elevation

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY DR. MATTSON TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE MAJOR ALEXANDER JAMES HOUSE, 260 CHEROKEE ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

6.  Survey Committee Report:  Richard Alsop III

Click Here For Survey Minutes

 

A. Consideration of Survey and Research Reports

I. First National Bank Building, 110-112 South Tryon, Charlotte

CLICK HERE TO VIEW REPORT

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. WEIS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY DR. MATTSON TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, 110-112 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N. C. (ENTIRE EXTERIOR, INTERIOR BOARD ROOM AND ELEVATOR LOBBIES), BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

II. Ranson House, 412 S. Old Statesville Road in Huntersville

CLICK HERE TO VIEW REPORT

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

DR. MATTSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. WEIS TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE RANSON HOUSE, 412 S. OLD STATESVILLE ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N. C., BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

III. Charlotte Fire Station Number 4, 420 West Fifth Street, Charlotte

CLICK HERE TO VIEW REPORT

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

DR. MATTSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. WEIS TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT CHARLOTTE FIRE STATION NUMBER 4 (EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR AND TAX PARCEL ON WHICH THE STRUCTURE SITS), 420 WEST FIFTH STREET, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION. THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. NORMAN ABSTAINING IN THE VOTE.

IV. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary,  248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte

CLICK HERE TO VIEW REPORT

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. NORMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. CAMPBELL TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE WING HAVEN GARDENS AND BIRD SANCTUARY, 248 RIDGEWOOD AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. (ENTIRE SITE), BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

B.  Consideration of potential historic landmarks

I. 1956 Solomon Levine House in the Cloisters, 2300 Cloister Drive

House was designed by local architect Jack Boyte

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. CAMPBELL PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NORMAN TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE SOLOMON LEVINE HOUSE, 2300 CLOISTER DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE PLACED ON THE HLC’S STUDY LIST AND THAT A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT BE PREPARED. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

II. Big Rock Historic Site

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. NORMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY DR. MATTSON TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE BIG ROCK HISTORIC SITE, OFF ELM LANE, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE PLACED ON THE HLC’S STUDY LIST AND THAT A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT BE FUNDED BY THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

III.   The S. B. Alexander House, 250 Cherokee Road

The following motion is presented as a seconded motion for action by the HLC.

MR. WEIS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NORMAN TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE S. B. ALEXANDER HOUSE, 250 CHEROKEE ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE PLACED ON THE HLC’S STUDY LIST AND THAT A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT BE PREPARED AT THE OWNER’SEXPENSE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

7.  Projects Committee Matters. Click Here For Projects Committee Minutes.

A.  Reports from Bryan Turner, Patricia Nystrom, Stewart Gray 

B.  Consideration of prospective purchase of the Thrift P&N Station. 

The Projects Committee discussed the prospect of submitting an offer to purchase the Thrift P&N Station but did not have the appraisal in hand at the time of the meeting.  The appraisal did arrive soon after the meeting, and Staff discussed with Gray Newman the prospect of bringing the matter before the Commission for consideration at its October 8th meeting.  Mr. Newman agreed that such action would be appropriate because the Committee viewed favorably the submitting of an offer on the property.  The Commission will have to move into executive session to discuss this matter.

8.  Treasurer's Report:  Yolanda Law

Click Here For Projects Financial Report.