Applications Videos

Historic Properties

Properties For Sale

About the Commission

Browse By Topic

Local History

Links

Home

 

The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet next on January 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 Draft Of Minutes.

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

3.  Projects Committee Items.  Click Here For Projects Minutes.

A.  Torrence Lytle School.  Mecklenburg County owns the Torrence Lytle School in Huntersville, which has been designated as a Historic Landmark.  The County has ended its use of the building.  The County is receptive to the idea of transferring the property to the Historic Landmarks Commission with the understanding that the Commission will distribute Requests For Proposals to developers for adaptive reuse of the building and the land.

The following motion was approved:

MR. KLUTTZ PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. HOBBS TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION REQUESTING THAT THE COUNTY CONVEY THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL AND APPROXIMATELY 3.3 ACRES OF LAND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FOR ESSENTIALLY NO COST SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF DUE DILIGENCE BY THE HLC WHICH WOULD INCLUDE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $7500 FOR AN APPRAISAL, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE ITEMS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

B.  N. S. Alexander House.  The Commission is performing emergency repairs on the N. S. Alexander House and has placed a rezoning request for the property on indefinite hold.  The two issues before the Commission is whether it wishes to maintain the current status of the rezoning petition and whether it will pay to replace the damaged siding and windows on the N. S. Alexander House.

 

The following motions were approved:

MS. JOHNSON PRESENTED SECONDED BY MS LAW TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE REZONING APPLICATION FOR THE N. S. ALEXANDER HOUSE REMAIN ON INDEFINITE HOLD.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. HOBBS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. LAW TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT SPEND UP TO $10,000 TO REPAIR AND RESTORE THE WINDOWS AND SIDING DAMAGED BY WATER PENETRATION INTO THE N. S. ALEXANDER HOUSE.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

C.  White Oak Plantation.  The Committee discussed the current status of White Oak Plantation and raised the question of whether the Commission should move ahead aggressively with marketing the property.  The consensus reached was that the Commission should await the arrival of sewer service.

D.  The Grand Theater.  Offers to purchase the Grand Theater have been received.  They will have to be discussed in executive session.

 

E.  The Charlotte Cotton Mills.  An offer to purchase portions of the Charlotte Cotton Mills has been received.   This will have to be discussed in executive session.

4.  Design Review Committee Items.

A. COA for the Rural Hill Plantation

The Catawba Valley Scottish Society has applied for a COA for a project that would involve the construction of five auxiliary structures around the site's existing log house.  These building were included in a master plan that was previously reviewed by the Commission's Design Review Committee.  These additional buildings should enhance the site's ability to educate the public in terms of Mecklenburg County's agricultural history.  The proposed buildings are accurate reproductions of 19th-century agricultural building.  In the future, these buildings could be removed without damaging the current historical integrity of the property.  The design, but not the location, for the outhouse was approved under COA 05-01.

 

Root Cellar and Corn Crib

Livestock Barn

12' X 16' Blacksmith Shop

Staff recommends that the Commission issue a COA  for this project.