Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Design Review


May 30, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Design Review Chairman’s Report: Joe Elliott

2.  Consulting Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  COA Application for the William and Laura McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

McConnell House

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The applicant proposes to demolish the house.  State Enabling Legislation does not allow the Commission to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition.  It can only delay its effect date for up to 365 days from the date of issuance.

Staff recommends that the Committee recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it delay the effective date of the Certificate of Appropriateness for 365 days from the date of issuance. Preservation North Carolina is working with the owner to determine if a preservation solution is feasible. 

5.  Discussion of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. 

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1. A property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building and its site and environment.

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.

3. 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.

4. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.

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

6. 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.

7. Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used. The surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible.

8. Significant archeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.

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.  Old Business

7.  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 Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28207, at least one week prior to commencement.


1. Design Review Chairman’s Report: Joe Elliott

2. Consulting Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3. Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4. COA Application for the Charlotte Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte

Charlotte Coliseum

The applicant is seeking approval for a two-story addition to the Coliseum that would connect to Ovens Auditorium.
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Staff recommends that the plan be approved as shown.

  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. 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.
  4. 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. Door Project for Latta Arcade, 316 South Tryon Street, Charlotte

Latta Arcade

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  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.

6. Old Business

7. New Business


January 31, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.
Draft Agenda

1.  Design Review Chairman’s Report: Joe Elliott

2.  Consulting Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  COA Application for Nebel Knitting Mill, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte

Nebel Knitting Mill

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The applicant proposes to convert a portion of the historic building for use as a restaurant.
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Staff does not believe that the proposed new entrance on West Worthington is appropriate and that that portion of the project conflicts with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards No. 2.

 


5.  COA Application for the Ranson House, 412 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville

Ranson House

Ranson House – Milk House

Ranson House Milk House

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The applicant proposes to demolish the milk house on the property. In the middle of the 20th century a porch (now enclosed) was added to the rear wind, and water running off the milk house is causing issues with the foundation of the rear wing.  Staff believes that the integrity of the milk house has been compromised, that the changed orientation of the house to the milk house negatively impacts the significance of the milk house, and that in light of the potential for continuing water damage, demolition of the milk house is appropriate.  Staff believes that the removal of the milk house meets Secretary of the Interior’s Standards No. 2.

6.  Review of a proposed project at 1708 Park Road, Charlotte

1708 Park Road

1708 Park Road is protected by historic covenants that require the HLC to approve any material alterations to the property.
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Staff believe that the proposed changes to the stairway door and doorway are not appropriate, and that the existing triple windows on the rear elevation should be left in place, and that those proposed changes conflict with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Numbers 2 and 9.

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business

 


November 29, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Design Review Chairman’s Report: Joe Elliott

2.  Consulting Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

4.  COA Application for Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson Click Here for Map of Property

Delburg Mill House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The applicant proposes to demolish the existing outbuilding and construct a new garage building.
Garage Plan

Staff believes that proposed new building is appropriate in scale and design and meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards numbers 2, 9 and 10. The applicant has requested approval for an alternate siding design (linked below).  Staff believes that the use of both horizontal lap siding on the principal section of the building is more appropriate.

Garage Plan With Metal Siding

5. Old Business

6. New Business

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

1. A property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building and its site and environment.

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.

3. 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.

4. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.

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

6. 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.

7. Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used. The surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible.

8. Significant archeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.

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.