Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Design Review

November 20, 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.  Frank R. McNinch House, 2401 Sharon Lane, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is seeking conceptual approval of an infill development plan. 

McNinch House

McNinch House

*See Video on the Property Below

Proposed Plans

Street View of the Property

Polaris Map of the Property

5.  Johnston Building, 212 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is applying for a Certificate of Appropriateness for proposed interior alterations to the lobby area.

Proposed Plans

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

The applicant is proposing to revise the approved rehabilitation plan to include a garage on the rear addition.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Previously Approved Plans

Proposed Plans

Additional Photographs

Street View of the Property

Polaris Map of the Property

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business


The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is defined as the act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alterations, and additions while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values.

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.


Frank R. McNinch House, 2401 Sharon Lane, Charlotte, N.C.

 


October 30, 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.  Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Charles E. Barnhardt House

In August 2019 the HLC approved the following motion giving the owner approval of a Conceptual Plan.

MS. ALTHOUSE PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. BERRY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE FOLLOWING AT THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE STIPULATION THAT FINAL ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL: A TALL ADDITION ON THE REAR OF THE HOUSE OF THE GENERAL DIMENSIONS SHOWN ON THE PRESENTED PLANS, A SWIMMING POOL BE ALLOWED TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE REAR TERRACE, THE CONCEPTUAL INTERIOR ALTERATIONS AS SHOWN ON THE PRESENTED PLANS, AND THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GLASS BLOCK WINDOW AT THE STAIRWELL WITH A CLEAR-GLASS WINDOW OF THE SAME DESIGN. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Proposed Plans for the House

Specification and Material Selections

Additional Photographs

The applicant is proposing a renovation of the house. 

5.  Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Edgewood Farm

Site Plan

Site Plan with Survey

Additional Photographs

Street View I

Street View II

Street View III

The applicant is seeking conceptual approval of an infill development plan. 

6.  Delburg Cotton Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Delburg Cotton Mill House

Additional Photographs

The applicant is requesting a revision to the approved plan for the chimney.

7.  Davidson Cotton Mill, 209 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Davidson Cotton Mill

Davidson Cotton Mill

Proposed Plans for the Elevator Tower Addition

Proposed Plan and Existing

The applicant is proposing the addition of an elevator tower and a covered parking structure. 

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


September 25, 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.  Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Wadsworth House

Wadsworth Staircase

Proposed Plans for the House

Description of Rehabilitation Work

Additional Photographs of the House

The applicant is proposing a renovation of the house.

5.  Hennigan Place, 3603 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews, N.C.

Hennigan Place

Hennigan Place

Hennigan Place

Elevations of the House

The applicant is proposing to replace the existing shake roofing with metal roofing. 

6.  Former Standard Oil Company Service Station, 1010 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Former Standard Oil Company Service Station

The applicant is requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the building.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business



August 28, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Garrett Nelson

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

a.  I recommend that hereafter when the effective date of a Certificate of Appropriateness is delayed that the Historic Landmarks Commission inform the applicant of how he/she/it/they might contact agencies such as the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation North Carolina, and Preserve Mecklenburg to investigate alternatives to demolition. 

3.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

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

Additional Photographs of the Estate House

Proposed Renovations of the Estate House 

VanLandingham Estate

The applicant is proposing a renovation and addition to the house.

Staff Recommendation
2. 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.
5. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property shall be preserved.
9. 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.
10. 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.

5.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Victor Shaw House

Photographs of the Shaw House Property

Concept Plan for Shaw House Property

The applicant is proposing infill development on the property.

Background:  The owner has received a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the Shaw House.  The effective date is December 17, 2019.  In May 2019, Preservation Mecklenburg (PMI) signed an Option To Purchase the Shaw House Property.  The Option To Purchase is exclusive and assignable and expires on December 1st.  If the Option is not assigned, the owner intends to demolish the house and allow the new owner to erect the number of houses permitted by existing zoning.  In short, in-fill development will occur regardless.

Importantly, if Preserve Mecklenburg assigns its Option To Purchase, it will place preservation easements on the property to assure that the historic house is preserved in perpetuity.

Staff Recommendation
2. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.

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

American Legion Memorial Stadium

Note: The detail of the reconstructed rock walls has been approved on a Staff level.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business