Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart

March 27, 2020

The Catawba Lands Conservancy recently announced that it has placed a land conservation easement on Bradford Farm, a designated historic landmark located at 15908 Davidson Concord Road, Davidson, N.C. The conservation easement ensures that “the Bradford Farm property will remain undeveloped in perpetuity.” 

To read more about the Bradford Farm property and the conservation easement, see the full article here: “Piece of historic Bradford family tract placed in conservancy” 

March 27, 2020

Designated historic landmark, Torrence Lytle School, and the nearby “Dellwood Center” are in varying stages of rehabilitation “with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC), a Mecklenburg County agency, playing an active role in both.” In the article below, Jack Thomson, HLC Executive Director, and Stewart Gray, HLC Senior Preservation Planner, detail the role the HLC is playing in the preservation of these historic properties. 

For more: “Landmark decisions: Development plan, protection possible for Huntersville historic properties


March 27, 2020

Charlotte City Council will soon vote whether to designate Oaklawn Park in Charlotte’s West End as Charlotte’s newest local historic district. The neighborhood has its supporters who “hope [becoming a local historic district] will prevent the construction of ultra-modern, high-priced homes that would overpower the area’s mid-century charm” and its opponents who are concerned “that a historical designation will increase the costs residents pay to renovate their homes.”   

For more about this ongoing debate: “Oaklawn Park pins hope on ‘historic’ status to protect against gentrification

March 27, 2020

The Town of Davidson is exploring the implications of expanding its current Local Historic District. As the article below states, “The trend of historic property demolitions to make room for new houses [in Davidson] spurred the conversations” to investigate the procedure for extending the current local historic district. 

The full article can be found here: “Davidson historic district expansion would preserve ‘fabric of what we are’

Note: This meeting has been cancelled. Please call the HLC office at 980-314-7660 with any questions or concerns.

Draft Agenda
March 18, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  Update on the Beatties Ford Road Corridor Study

5.  Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report

Ashford House

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business