Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Design Review

June 26, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray 

4.  Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.  

Ingleside

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The applicant is proposing to renovate the house.

Staff believes that the proposed renovation meets the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines, and recommends that the plan be approved as shown with the condition that the balustrade on the front porch match the existing in design, and that the proposed new intermediate pilasters on the rear porch should be better differentiated from the old by scale or by design, while still compatible with the historic elements of the rear elevation. Staff believes that the proposed infill development meets the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines.  

5.  Johnston Mill, 3315 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Johnston Mill

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The applicant is proposing to demolish the Machine Storage Building located on the site and will present plans for infill development.

Staff recommends that a COA for demolition be delayed for 365 days. Staff believes that the subject building is a contributing element to the historic significance of the complex and its destruction does not meet the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines.  

6.  Highland Park Mill #1, 340 E. 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Highland Park Mill No. 1

Highland Park Mill No. 1 Smokestack

The applicant is proposing to install new signage on the smokestack on the property.

Staff recommends that the painted letters not be allowed, but that a reversible option that replicates painted letters may be appropriate, and that flat removable letters may also be appropriate. Staff believes that the proposed signage does not meet the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines.  

7.  VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

VanLandingham Estate

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The applicant is proposing infill development on the property.

Staff recommends that the topiary building be pushed towards the rear of the property as much as possible, perhaps with single-loaded parking to the rear of the building, and that the parking be limited to the minimum number of spaces required by zoning, and that the driveways and parking not be constructed of asphalt or concrete, and that the driveways and parking areas be constructed with materials that are compatible with the historic character of the property. Staff believes that the proposed infill development meets the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines.  

 

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


May 29, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

American Legion Memorial Stadium

Design Update for American Legion Memorial Stadium

The applicant is proposing a significant renovation of the property.

Staff recommends that the proposed ticketing buildings replicate the exteriors of the originals in terms of dimensions and wall texture. And that photographic documentation of the existing architecture and landscape features be supplied to the HLC before the COA is issued.

5.  Violet W. Currie House, 525 N. Main Street, Davidson, N.C.  

Violet W. Currie House

Renovation Proposal for Currie House

Street Views of the Proposed Addition

The applicant is proposing an addition to the house.

Staff recommends:

1.That the front porch and steps be preserved or rebuilt to match the original.

2. That the proposed garden wall on the south side of the house be minimized to reduce its impact on the historic character of the property.

3. That the fenestration of the front elevation of the proposed addition be more compatible with the historic character of the house. 

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business 


April 24, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

American Legion Memorial Stadium

Design Update for American Legion Memorial Stadium

The applicant is presenting an update on the proposed renovation of the stadium.

Below is the motion that was passed by the Historic Landmarks Commission at its December 2018 meeting: 

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLAN FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL STADIUM, 1300 BLOCK OF CHARLOTTETOWNE AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1) ARTIFICIAL STONE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD-LEVEL WALL; 2) THE FIELD-LEVEL WALL WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN A CURVILINEAR FASHION; 3) FINAL DESIGN FOR ALL ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR REVIEW BY THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE; 4) THE TICKET BOOTH ROOFS WILL REPLICATE THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS.

MS. HOOVER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NORMAN THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AMEND THE MOTION FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL STADIUM, 1300 BLOCK OF CHARLOTTETOWNE AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., TO STIPULATE THAT THE ENTIRE FIELD-LEVEL WALL BE BUILT OF STONE. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE AMENDMENT.

THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE SECONDED MOTION AS AMENDED.

Staff recommends that the proposed new windows in the ticket booths not be allowed. This is based on Standard #3.

5.  First National Bank Building, 110 and 112 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

First National Bank Building

Revised Window Elevations

The applicant is presenting revised plans for new windows opening onto Polk Place Park.

Below is the motion that was passed by the Historic Landmarks Commission at its April 2019 meeting: 

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE GLAZED OPENINGS ALONG THE WALL FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, 110 AND 112 SOUTH TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE CONDITION THAT REFINED PLANS WILL BE RESUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER REVIEW. THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. EGAN VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

Staff recommends that the proposed new windows and sills should  match the existing windows on the north elevation. This is based on Standard #9.

6.  George Stephens House, 821 Harvard Place, Charlotte, N.C. 

George Stephens House

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The applicant is proposing a deck addition on the rear of the house.

Staff recommends that the proposed deck addition should step-back from the side elevation and that the pergola should not project past the side elevation. This is based on Standard #9.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business


Standards for Rehabilitation

The Standards will be applied taking into consideration the economic and technical feasibility of each project.

  1. A property will be used as it was historically or be given a new use that requires minimal change to its distinctive materials, features, spaces and spatial relationships.
  2. The historic character of a property will be retained and preserved. The removal of distinctive materials or alteration of features, spaces and spatial relationships that characterize a property will be avoided.
  3. Each property will be recognized as a physical record of its time, place and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or elements from other historic properties, will not be undertaken.
  4. Changes to a property that have acquired historic significance in their own right will be retained and preserved.
  5. Distinctive materials, features, finishes and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property will be preserved.
  6. Deteriorated historic features will be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature will match the old in design, color, texture and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features will be substantiated by documentary and physical evidence.
  7. Chemical or physical treatments, if appropriate, will be undertaken using the gentlest means possible. Treatments that cause damage to historic materials will not be used.
  8. Archaeological resources will be protected and preserved in place. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures will be undertaken.
  9. New additions, exterior alterations or related new construction will not destroy historic materials, features and spatial relationships that characterize the property. The new work will be differentiated from the old and will be compatible with the historic materials, features, size, scale and proportion, and massing to protect the integrity of the property and its environment.
  10. New additions and adjacent or related new construction will be undertaken in such a manner that, if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic property and its environment would be unimpaired.

March 27, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  Revisions to COA 17-59 for the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C. 

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House Garage

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The applicant is requesting a revision of the existing COA involving a design change to the garage.

Staff recommends that the plan be approved as shown.

5.  COA Application for the Lambeth-Gossett House, 923 Granville Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Lambeth-Gossett House

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The applicant is proposing to install rear porch additions.

Staff recommends that the plan be approved as shown.

6.  COA Application for the First National Bank Building, 110 and 112 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

First National Bank Building

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The applicant is proposing changes to the north elevation of the building.

Staff recommends that the plan be approved as shown with the condition that signage be installed in a manner that does not damage the stonework on the front elevation.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business

 


February 27, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  COA Application for the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Delburg Mill House

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Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

Delburg Mill House

The owner of the Delburg Mill House is requesting that the approved plan for the garage be modified to include windows set into the front gable.

Staff recommends that the proposed changes are not appropriate and do not meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation number 2, which states that the historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved, and number 9, which states that the new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale, and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the property and its environment.

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business