Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Author: Elizabeth Stuart

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for October 9th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

a. Training for New Commission Members

b. Updates to HLC Policy Manual  Click Here for HLC Policy Manual – Revised November 2017

c. Committee Meetings Attendance

d. The HLC Holiday Party is on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. Please check your email for the invitation and RSVP to Elizabeth Stuart by December 6th. 

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Director’s Report

4.  Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

a. Attendance Policy Update  Click Here to Check Attendance

Effective Immediately: Mecklenburg County’s attendance policy requires HLC Commissioners to attend 65% of all regular Commission meetings from the time one’s term begins until the end of that calendar year and each subsequent calendar year thereafter. The inclusion of special and assigned subcommittee meetings is no longer applicable. HLC Commissioners must be present for 50% of a meeting in order to be counted present at that meeting.

Effective January 1, 2018: members cannot miss three consecutive regular Commission meetings.

The City of Charlotte’s attendance policy remains the same as last year.  The City Council’s attendance policy requires HLC Commissioners to attend 65% of all regular Historic Landmarks Commission meetings, special meetings, and assigned subcommittee meetings from the time one’s term begins until the end of that calendar year and each subsequent calendar year thereafter; and you may not miss three consecutive regular meetings of this board. HLC Commissioners must be present for 50% of a meeting in order to be counted present at that meeting.

Please note: There are no excused absences for sickness, business, or personal matters of any kind.

b. HLC Staff is maintaining the website calendar. If you have questions concerning the times and dates for Commission and Committee meetings, you may refer to the calendar.

c. HLC Staff would also like feedback regarding the usability of the website. If you have any recommendations, please let us know.

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott

a. COA application for the demolition of the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

Click Here for Map of Property

VanLandingham Estate

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

A Quorum was not present for the Survey Committee’s November Meeting.  Consequently, seconded motions could not be passed.  Each item at this meeting will require a motion with a second for approval or disapproval.

a. Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on the Wilmore Elementary School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.
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Wilmore Elementary School

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should process the Wilmore Elementary School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation and that such designation should include the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, and the entire tax parcel upon which the Wilmore Elementary School is located.

b. Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C.
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Highland Park Mill #1

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should process the Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation and that such designation should include the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, and the entire tax parcel upon which the Highland Park Mill #1 is located.

c. The Town of Matthews is seeking to preserve the house at 201 South Ames Street, Matthews, N.C. The house is owned by Matthews Presbyterian Church, which intends to demolish the house unless it is relocated.  The Town will pay for the preparation of a Survey and Research Report to demonstrate that the house has special significance.  Click Here for Map of Property

201 South Ames Street

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize the Town of Matthews to prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Ames Street House, 201 South Ames Street, Matthews, N.C., for presentation to the Historic Landmarks Commission at its December meeting.

d. Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the Caldwell Berry Farm, 7231 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property  Click Here for Proposal and Additional Photographs

Caldwell Berry Farm

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission fund a Survey and Research Report on the Caldwell Berry Farm upon the Staff’s receipt of a report of acceptable progress of the owner’s renovation of the property.

e. Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on Charlotte Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property   Click Here for S&R Approval Form

Charlotte Fire Station #8

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize the HLC Consulting Director to prepare a Survey and Research Report on Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C., for presentation at the HLC’s January meeting.

f. Consideration of placement of the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks and funding of the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House. Click Here for Bonnie Cone House Proposal  Click Here for Map of Property

Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize Bill Jeffers to prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

g. Consideration of placement of the William Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Click Here for Map of Property

William Peeps House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should place the William H. Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List.

h. Consideration of placement of the Harkey House, 2601 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Click Here for Map of Property

Harkey House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should place the Harkey House, 2601 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List.

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

8.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a. Restoration Plan For The Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C. 
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Charles E. Barnhardt House

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ESTABLISH AN AD HOC COMMITTEE, COMPOSED OF TOM EGAN, LAURA HOOVER, AND GARRETT NELSON, TO INTERACT WITH PETER WASMER, PROJECT MANAGER OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, REGARDING ITEMS IN THE APPROVED SCHEDULE OF IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTHORIZE THE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO APPROVE EXPENDITURES WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE ESTABLISHED BUDGET. 

b. Status Report On The Edward M. Rozzel Farm, 11601 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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Edward M. Rozzel Farm

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT PROVIDED BY THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS AS ADEQUATE PROOF THAT THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS HAVE THE FINANCIAL CAPACITY TO PURCHASE THE EDWARD M. ROZZEL FARM PROPERTY. 

c. Status Report On The Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property

Torrence Lytle School


THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MICHAEL SULLIVAN OF THE NICHOLS COMPANY UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS SET FORTH IN MR. SULLIVAN’S LETTER TO MR. MARK MILLER, DATED OCTOBER 31, 2017, TO MARKET THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL FOR SALE. 

9.  Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Larken Egleston — Len Norman

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business

 


​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission ADA Statement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program, meeting, or service, participants are encouraged to notify us at (704) 376-9115 or by email, stewart.gray@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 2100 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.

 

 

 


1.  Charles Barnhardt House  — Charlotte.  The owner has informed the HLC Staff that the map and plat of the property will be filed this week.  City Council will vote on the prospective designation on October 16th.  Soon thereafter, the Commission will close on the property.

Charles Barnhardt House

 

2.  Alexander Farm — Huntersville.  The Commission continues to discuss preservation strategies with the Town of Huntersville.

3.  Torrence Lytle School — Huntersville.  The prospective buyer has until October 11th to close on the property.  The prospective buyer has requested an extension.  After October 11, the Commission could place the property back on the market for sale.

Torrence Lytle School

4.  Former Fire Station Number 10 and the James C. Dowd House — Charlotte.  The County has acquired an appraisal on the property.  Stewart Gray is awaiting the completion of the environmental cleanup of the Fire Station, so he can complete the physical description of the property.  Staff anticipates that the County will want to hold meetings to discuss preservation strategies.

 

Fire Station #10

James C. Dowd House

5.  Edward M. Rozzel Farm — Charlotte.  Eric Gamble, realtor, has listed the house in MLS and is receiving many inquiries.  An offer has been received.  HLC will consider it under New Business.

 

Edward M. Rozzel Farm

6.  Star St. Matthews Lodge — Matthews.  The public hearing of the Matthews Town Board on the prospective historic landmark designation of the property will occur on October 23rd.

 

Star St. Matthews Lodge

7.  Huntersville & Huntersville ETJ Survey — Huntersville.  As directed by the Commission, Staff contacted the Town of Huntersville about the prospect of participating financially in the project.  Huntersville declined.  Staff consulted with HLC Chair and is moving ahead with the survey.

8.  Pump Shaft Head of the Rudisill Gold Mine — Charlotte.  Staff has received word that the owner of the property on which the Pump Shaft Head of the Rudisill Gold Mine objects to historic landmark designation of the property.  Legally, owner consent is not required.

Rudisill Hill Gold Mine

9.  Congratulations to Larken Egleston for his election as the District One representative on the Charlotte City Council.  Unfortunately, Larken will have to resign from the HLC in December.  The Commission must name a new Vice Chair.

10.  Walters’s Barbershop — Huntersville.  WBTV has requested that all HLC public documents, including emails, related to the purchase and sale of the Walters’s Barbershop be submitted to WBTV.  HLC attorney Sandy Carnegie has advised the HLC Staff to comply.

 

 

Walters’s Barbershop

11.  Work has begun on the adaptive reuse of Former Charlotte Fire Station #4 on West 5th Street.  Here is another example of excellent adaptive reuse.

Former Charlotte Fire Station #4

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dan L. Morrill



1. Chair’s Report:  Mark Miller

2. Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3. Update on the Rozzel Farm:  Dan Morrill and Eric Gamble

The prospective buyer has withdrawn the letter of intent. Eric Gamble, realtor, will be exposing the property for MLS listing. HLC Staff will meet with Brian Jenest to consider development options for the property.


4. Update on Possible Participation in the Preservation of Houses
in Wesley Heights: Dan Morrill and Bobby Drakeford

Description of Wesley Heights Project – Walnut Avenue

Bobby Drakeford, the developer, will be submitting a rezoning application for the properties at 817-819 and 821 Walnut Avenue. Mr. Drakeford is seeking HLC participation in the improvement of the property. Specifically, he proposes that the HLC purchase, preserve, and sell the existing house and duplex. Mr. Drakeford would subdivide the property, purchase the rear portion, and construct townhouses. HLC Staff understands that this proposal would have to go through the standard due diligence process. Staff is enthusiastic about possible HLC involvement because the project would demonstrate how preservation can be compatible with new construction. 

5. Update on Status of the Charles E. Barnhardt House:  Dan Morrill, Stewart Gray, Jay Rhodes

Due Diligence and Appraisal
Request for Board Action
Barnhardt Comps from August 31, 2016
Comparable Listings from the Past Year and Comparative Market Analysis

Jay Rhodes, of the County Asset and Facility Management department, has informed HLC Staff that Peter Wasmer, Project Manager for the Barnhardt project, is on leave until October 22nd. In view of this fact, the County will need to have the HLC hire and pay a Project Manager to assume all or some part of the management of the upfit of the house and grounds. This will add some costs to the project.


6. Update on Status of the Torrence Lytle School:  Dan Morrill and Sandy Carnegie

If the prospective buyer does not close on the property, the HLC has decided to expose the property to the market for a period of one year. The Commission will need to select a realtor to market the property.


7. Old Business

The County has obtained its appraisal of the James C. Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station Number 10.  Stewart Gray will complete the physical description of the interior of Former Fire Station Number 10 when the County completes the environmental cleanup of the building.  The County will be holding discussions with the HLC Staff about preservation strategies for the properties.

8. New Business