Landmarks Commission will meet next on April 14, 2003 in the Ratcliffe
Otterbourg House at 2100 Randolph Road in Charlotte, N.C. The meeting
shall commence at 6 p.m.
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of Minutes. Click here for draft of
Director's Report. Click here for
Committee Items. Click here for
minutes. Click here for April
A. May 1st Event. The Historic
Landmarks Commission will be sponsoring an event on May 1st to make public
officials more aware of the activities of the Historic Landmarks Commission.
The Education Committee is asking the Commission to pay up to $500 for the
printing and mailing of invitations.
MR. SULLIVAN MOVED AND MS. RICHARDSON SECONDED A
MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT AUTHORIZE
THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $500 TO PRINT AND MAIL INVITATIONS TO THE EVENT
FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS ON MAY FIRST. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE
Staff Recommendation: Approve the motion
Committee Items. Click here for
Highland Park Manufacturing Company Mill No. 3. Winter Properties
has a contract on the Highland Manufacturing Company Mill No. 3 and is
seeking the assistance of the Historic Landmarks Commission to allow the
project to move forward.
MR. KLUTTZ PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR.
MISENHEIMER TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT DR.
MORRILL AND ATTORNEY PATRICIA NYSTROM INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE
HLC’S POSSIBLE FINANCIAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE HIGHLAND MILL #3 PROJECT AND TO
MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE AT ITS MAY MEETING. THE
COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION AS FOLLOWS: ABSTAIN: MS. JOHNSON-GESS, MR.
NORMAN (BOTH RECUSED THEMSELVES FROM THE VOTE) OPPOSE: NONE FAVOR: MR.
PARKER, MS. BOS, MS. COX, MR. GEER, JR. KLUTTZ, MS. LEWIS, MR. MISENHEIMER.
Approve the motion as presented.
B. Yandell House. The
Executive Committee approved the submission of a contingency contract to
purchase the Yandell House in Pineville, N.C. The owner has signed the
contract. The Projects Committee is recommending that the HLC move
forward with the purchase. This will require that the Commission go
into executive session.
MR. MISENHEIMER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR.
PARKER TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE HLC
PURCHASE THE YANDELL HOUSE ON MAIN STREET IN PINEVILLE, N. C. SUBJECT TO DUE
DILIGENCE AND APPRAISAL AND APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Approve the motion as presented.
C. Transfer Of Ownership
Of Streetcar 85. The Commission voted at its March meeting to have
Patricia Nystrom prepare a contract with appropriate safeguards to the end
that ownership of Streetcar 85 can be transferred to Charlotte Trolley, Inc.
The Projects Committee discussed this matter and agreed that among the items
for the Commission to consider are CATS'S attitudes about the issue of
ownership if CATS spends money to restore Streetcar 85.
Here is the motion approved by the
HLC at its March Meeting.
THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTED A
SECONDED MOTION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION SELL TROLLEY #85 TO
CHARLOTTE TROLLEY, INC., CONTINGENT UPON THE HLC’S APPROVING AN ACCEPTABLE
CONTRACT, WHICH WILL BE PREPARED BY ATTORNEY PATRICIA NYSTROM, FOR THE
PROPOSED SALE. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Staff has discussed this issue with Ron Tober. He is asking that the
Commission not take final action on this issue until it becomes certain
whether or not Federal money is going to be used to restore Streetcar 85 to
full running order. Federal regulations require that CATS retain
continuous control of the asset if Federal funds are used. Staff
recommends that the Commission delay action until the outstanding issue of
Federal funds becomes resolved.
5. Survey Committee items.
A. Consideration of the
Survey and Research Report on the South 21 Curb-side Restaurant. The
owners of the subject property have expressed concern about the prospective
designation of the property as a historic landmark. The Commission
voted to delay its consideration of this matter until the April meeting, so
that the owners could have an opportunity to appear before the Commission.
The owners have been notified. No change in the owner's attitude has
surfaced. Click here for Survey and
Staff Recommendation: Hear
update on owner's attitude and take appropriate action.
B. Washam Farm. The Commission has
been working with the owners of the property to get their support for the
designation of a portion of the property as a historic landmark. Joe
Kluttz has been meeting with the attorney for the owners and has a proposal to present.
Click here to read owners' proposal
(attached sketch is not included). Click
here to read Survey and Research Report.
to see staff proposal for the amount of land to be included with the
Review owner's latest proposal and take appropriate
Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on the Ada Manufacturing
Company. Click here to read Survey and
Research Report. At its March meeting, the HLC delayed its
consideration of the subject property so the owner would have adequate time
to respond to the prospect for designation. The owner has been
notified about this meeting and has made no statements with regard to the
prospect of designation.
Staff Recommendation: Hear statement of
owner's attitude and take appropriate action.
D. Consideration of Status of East Trade St.
Buildings at the Site of the New Uptown Arena. The City of
Charlotte Engineering Department continues to gather information about the
feasibility of saving all or some portion of the affected buildings.
Click here to read Commission's study of the
Staff Recommendation: Await information for
City Engineering Department.
E. Update on the designation of the Carolina
Theater as a Historic Landmark.
Click here to read the Survey and Research Report. The Historic
Landmarks Commission has been pursuing historic designation of the main
portion of the Carolina Theater for months. The City owns the building
and advised the Commission that designation of the property at this time is
premature. We were advised to meet with officials of the Arts and
Science Council. Ms. Cox and I did last fall and were advised that a
study would be forthcoming this year on additional cultural facilities in
Charlotte-Mecklenburg and that any action on designation should await the
completion of that study. According to the newspaper, the consultant
will advise that the Carolina Theater is outdated as a cultural facility and
should not be used as such. There are groups and individuals in the
community who are dedicated to the preservation of the Carolina Theater.
Recommendation: Direct staff to establish dialogue with the Arts and
Science Council about the status of the building.