Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Design Review

The Design Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2020, will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.

Instructions and Access to Meeting


Draft Agenda
September 30, 2020 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

3.  Davidson School, 251 South Street, Davidson, N.C.

The Committee will review a revision to an approved plan with a substitution of new ceiling materials for the principal building. 

Reflected Ceiling Plan

Previously Approved Plans

Davidson School

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

The applicant is proposing a renovation of the historic mill building and infill development.   

Construction Documents

Building Elevations

Description of Rehabilitation Work

Johnston Mill

5.  James C. Dowd House, 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is seeking conceptual approval for a renovation of the house and site development.

Proposed Plans

James C. Dowd House

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business


The Design Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020, will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


August 26, 2020 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray  

3.  Ranson House, 412 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, N.C.

The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for road widening along Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road (SR2004) for a new roundabout for the Town of Huntersville’s Main Street Upgrades Project and addition of a lane and sidewalk.

Documents for the Road Widening

Photographs of the Road Widening

Owner Comments on Project

 

Ranson House

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Meets

    1. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property shall be preserved.
    2. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials that characterize the property. 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.
    3. New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall 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.

Consider

    1. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.

4.  Freeman House, 201 S. Ames Street, Matthews, N.C.

From the applicant:
The historic house currently sits on property owned by Matthews Presbyterian Church. The church wants to utilize the land for possible expansion and plans to tear down the house if no one will move it. My wife and I own the lot next door and we want to move the house to that lot and then renovate and restore it. We plan to add additional square footage at the back of the house to make it usable for our family. Although this application is just for the move, we want to get feedback from the commission to insure that our vision for the future of the house would meet the appropriateness standards. Our plan involves, 1. tearing down the existing structure on our lot (not historically significant), 2.,rebuilding the barn that straddles our property line so that it is sound and totally on our property, 3, moving Freeman House onto our lot and 4. adding additional living space to rear of historic house. The church is supportive of these plans and has given us until the end of year to have the house moved. They may extend that if necessary due to the pandemic but there is no guarantee.

Polaris Map of the Current Location of the House

Documents for the Proposed Move

Freeman House

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Meets

    1. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.
    2. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property shall be preserved.
    3. New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall 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

Consider

    1. Each property shall 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 architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.
    2. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials that characterize the property. 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.  Charlotte Fire Station #10, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is seeking conceptual approval for exterior designation repairs and replacements only. Front entry requires accessible parking spaces proposed to go in the location of the existing gas tanks that are to be removed. Existing windows to be repaired or replaced as feasible. General repairs to exterior required from years of vacancy and vandalism. Owner is seeking conceptual approval prior to closing on the property. 

Proposed Plans

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Meets

    1. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.
    2. Each property shall 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 architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.
    3. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property shall be preserved.

Consider

    1. Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical, or pictorial evidence.

6.  Update on Rezoning of the Shaw Property, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  

Shaw House Rezoning Plans

Victor Shaw House

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business



The Design Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2020, will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


July 22, 2020 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

3.  Davidson School, 251 South Street, Davidson, N.C.

The applicant is proposing to rehabilitate and adaptively reuse the building.

Davidson School Presentation

Davidson School

4.  Reginald Armistice Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is proposing to make changes to the design of the roof. 

Proposed Plans

Reginald Armistice Hawkins House

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business


The Design Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2020, will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.


June 24, 2020 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

3.  Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant has withdrawn the request for review of this property.

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

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Guest House Heights and Perspective

Violet W. Currie House

Violet W. Currie House

The applicant is resubmitting a proposal to build a guest house on the property.

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business