Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

The June 14 meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission 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.


1.  Consideration of May HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Public Comment Period

4.  Treasurer’s Report: Jack Thomson on behalf of Treasurer

5.  Public Hearing for the Following Five Properties: Jeff Parsons

a.  William H. Peeps House, 831 E. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the interior and exterior of the house and the land associated with the tax parcel.

b.  Edgewood Plantation, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte

Site Plan

Amended Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

The area of land associated with the landmark in tax parcel numbers 02761104 and 02761105 would be reduced to approximately 2 acres as shown on the site plan.

c.  Ervin Building, 4037 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the interior and exterior of the building, and the land listed under Tax Parcel Numbers 13111110 and 13111114.

d.  Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant, 451 Jordan Place, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the interior and exterior of the mill building and boiler house, the smokestack, and the land listed under Tax Parcel Number 08306707.

e.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte

Site Plan

Amended Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

The ordinance designating the Victor Shaw House as a historic landmark would be amended to de-designate all of the land associated with the historic landmark with the exception of the three lots bordering Mecklenburg Avenue, consisting of the lot that contains the historic house and the two adjacent lots lying immediately to the east and west of the historic house. 

6.  Staff recommends that the Commission adopt the following motions to reaffirm its earlier decisions:

a.  To recommend that the Charlotte City Council designate the Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant a local historic landmark including the interior and exterior of the mill building and boiler house, the smokestack, and the land listed under Tax Parcel Number 08306707.

b.  To recommend that the Charlotte City Council designate the Ervin Building a local historic landmark including the interior and exterior of the building, and the land listed under Tax Parcel Numbers 13111110 and 13111114.

c.  To recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the ordinance for the Victor Shaw House be amended to de-designate all of the land associated with the historic landmark with the exception of the three lots bordering Mecklenburg Avenue, consisting of the lot that contains the historic house and the two adjacent lots lying immediately to the east and west of the historic house.  Site Plan

7.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  McNinch House, 2401 Sharon Lane, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Development Site Plan

At its April meeting, the Commission voted to approve the development plans for the McNinch House with the condition that lots 3 and 4 not be approved with the understanding that the design of lots 3 and 4 and the landscape plan would be reviewed at a later date. In accordance with this motion, the applicant has submitted architectural plans for the two houses that face Sharon Lane. 

Elevations

Marked Up Elevations

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT LOTS THREE AND FOUR FACING SHARON LANE AND LOTS ONE AND SIX FACING THE MCNINCH HOUSE, 2401 SHARON LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE REVISED TO ADDRESS THE STREET EDGE MORE SENSITIVELY AND THAT THE SUBMITTAL OF THE LANDSCAPE PLAN BE REVIEWED BY STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIRPERSON. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

b.  VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

In 2015, the HLC approved a development plan for the VanLandingham Estate that included 18 townhomes and a community pool and pool house.  The development plan was never executed and no COA was issued.

The Historic District Commission has approved the presented plan. 

Current Development Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE DEVELOPMENT PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE VANLANDINGHAM ESTATE, 2010 THE PLAZA, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: THAT THE LANDSCAPE PLAN AND PLANTING OF NATIVE SPECIES BE BLENDED INTO THE EXISTING FABRIC OF THE PROPERTY AND SUBMITTED TO STAFF FOR APPROVAL, AND THAT WALKS AND DRIVEWAYS BE EITHER LOOSE PEA GRAVEL TO MATCH EXISTING DRIVES OR EXPOSED AGGREGATE GRAVEL THAT MATCHES IN COLOR OR TEXTURE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

8.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 23. 

9.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson

a.  Charlotte Streetcar #85

b.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte

c.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville

10.  Nominating Committee Report: Laura Hoover   

The Commission will vote on a slate of officers for FY 2021/2022.

Officer Nominations Slate

11.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

Dendrochronology Project Update

12.  Old Business

13.  New Business


The May 10 meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes

a. Consideration of April HLC Minutes

b. Consideration of April Closed Session HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Public Comment Period

4.  Treasurer’s Report: Jack Thomson on behalf of Treasurer

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson

Staff recommends that the Commission adopt Proposed Limited Design Review Recommendations for the HLC for Single-Family Home Additions and Infill Development

Staff believes that the adoption of the recommendations would provide the Commission, property owners, and developers a good starting point for discussing home additions and infill development. 

6.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke  Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Stafford Properties  

Designation Report

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE STAFFORD PROPERTY FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION, INCLUDING THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE, THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE LOG SLAVE QUARTER-TENANT HOUSE AND THE OUTBUILDINGS, AND THE ASSOCIATED SITE AS SHOWN ON THE BOUNDARY MAP IN THE DESIGNATION REPORT. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Technical difficulties at the April Survey Meeting made it difficult for the owner to clearly relay her concerns to the Committee. The following substitute motion is recommended by Staff and reflects the wishes of the property owner:

A MOTION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION PROCESS THE STAFFORD PROPERTY FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION, INCLUDING THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE, THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE LOG SLAVE QUARTER-TENANT HOUSE AND THE APPROXIMATELY 27.780 ACRES OF LAND ASSOCIATED WITH TAX PARCEL 10521107.

b.  Kimberlee Apartments  

Designation Report

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE KIMBERLEE APARTMENTS FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION, INCLUDING THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDINGS AS WELL AS THE ASSOCIATED AUXILIARY STRUCTURES, THE LAND, AND THE LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE ELEMENTS ON THE APPROXIMATELY 4.61-ACRE PARCEL AS SHOWN ON THE BOUNDARY MAP IN THE DESIGNATION REPORT. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

The following item is for informational purposes:

c.  Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte

At its April 21st meeting, the Survey Committee reached a consensus to recommend to the owners of Camp North End to proceed with a designation report for portions of the property as shown on the attached plan.  The ongoing development of the property includes recent and ongoing rehabilitation of some buildings, infill development outside of the proposed landmark boundary, and the demolition of portions of some buildings proposed for landmark designation.  

Development Site Plan

7.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  Projects Committee Minutes

8.  Nominating Committee Report: Laura Hoover   

9.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

a.  CLG Training Update  Current Virtual Training Opportunities

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


The April 12 meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes

a.  Consideration of March HLC Minutes  

b.  Consideration of March Closed Session HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Jack Thomson on behalf of Treasurer

4.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Long Creek Mill Ruin, located approximately 1,000 feet southeast of the intersection of Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road and Beatties Ford Road

Polaris Map of Property

Long Creek Mill Ruin Site Plan

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE LONG CREEK MILL RUIN. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Long Creek Mill Ruin

b.  McNinch House, 2401 Sharon Lane, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Previously Approved Site Plan

Infill Development Presentation

Architectural Drawings – Infill House Plan

Architectural Drawings – Alternative Infill House Plan

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE MCNINCH HOUSE, 2401 SHARON LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE CONDITION THAT LOTS 3 AND 4 AS SHOWN ON THE PRESENTED PLANS NOT BE APPROVED AND WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE DESIGN OF LOTS 3 AND 4 SHOULD ADDRESS SHARON LANE AND THAT LOTS 3 AND 4 AND THE LANDSCAPE PLAN FOR THE PROPERTY WILL BE REVIEWED AT A LATER DATE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

McNinch House

c.  Proposed Limited Design Review Recommendations for the HLC for Single-Family Home Additions and Infill Development

5.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

a.  Consideration of Amending the Designation Ordinance for Edgewood Plantation, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Map of Current Designation

The HLC approved the subdivision of the property in November 2019 through the COA process. The link for the approved plan is shown below.

Site Plan

At its March 8th meeting, the HLC made the following motion: MS. ALTHOUSE PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. BARFIELD THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO THE CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE ORDINANCE FOR EDGEWOOD FARM, 11132 EASTFIELD ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE AMENDED TO REDUCE THE LAND INCLUDED IN THE DESIGNATION SO THAT THE AMENDED ORDINANCE INCLUDE ONLY THE AREA SHOWN IN GREEN IN THE PRESENTED PLAN. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

During the preparation of the addendum to the designation report for the property it was discovered that the property was subdivided in the 1980s and that the owner of a portion of the designated land associated with the Edgewood Plantation was not notified of the March 8th HLC meeting where amending the ordinance for the property was considered. The additional owner has been notified of this meeting and Staff recommends that the earlier motion be retracted and that the HLC vote to: Recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Edgewood Plantation ordinance be amended to include the interior and exterior of the Plantation House, the interior and exterior of the original log house, and all of the land associated with tax parcel 02761106 and only the portions of tax parcels 02761105 and 02761104 as shown in green in the plan below.

Designation Amendment Site Plan

Please Note: The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 21.

6.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson

7.  Closed Session to Review a Legal Matter and a Staffing Matter

8.  Appointment of Nominating Committee   

9.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


The March 24 special called meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission 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.


1.  The Commission will enter closed session to discuss potential legal matters with the HLC attorney.


The March 8 meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes  January 11 Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Jack Thomson on behalf of Treasurer

4.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Site Plan

Landscape Images

The applicant is proposing a new landscape plan for the Wadsworth House. This plan has been reviewed and approved by the Charlotte Historic District Commission. 

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE LANDSCAPE PLAN AS SHOWN FOR THE WADSWORTH HOUSE, 400 S. SUMMIT AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Wadsworth House

b.  Carolina Theatre, 220 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Previously Approved Plans

Proposed Plans

The Commission will consider a request to approve changes to the approved renovation plan for the Carolina Theatre. The proposed hotel tower to be built above the theater building has been delayed. The plans linked above show revisions to the theater renovation and lobby addition that would allow for the theater phase of the project to be completed without the tower.

The project has been reviewed by HLC Staff and the Design Review Committee Chairperson, Garrett Nelson. They have reached a consensus that the plan is appropriate. HLC Staff recommends that the Commission approve the plan as presented.

Carolina Theatre

5.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke  Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Consideration of the Designation Report for the Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant, 451 Jordan Place, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE LARKWOOD-CHADBOURN HOSIERY MILL PLANT, 451 JORDAN PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION AND THAT THIS DESIGNATION INCLUDE THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDINGS AND THE LAND PARCEL AS SHOWN, SUBJECT TO THE RECEIPT OF AN ADDENDUM ON ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill

b.  Consideration of the Designation Report for the Potts Barber Shop, 21324 and 21328 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius

Polaris Map of Property

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE POTTS BARBER SHOP, 21324 AND 21328 CATAWBA AVENUE, CORNELIUS, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION AND THAT THIS DESIGNATION INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING AND THE PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TAX PARCEL. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Potts Barber Shop

c.  Consideration of Amending the Designation Ordinance for Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

The HLC approved the subdivision of the property in November 2019 through the COA process. The link for the approved plan is shown below.

Site Plan

Staff proposes that the Commission recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Edgewood Farm ordinance be amended to reduce the amount of land included in the designation so that the amended ordinance only includes the area shown in green in the plan below.

Designation Amendment Site Plan

d.  Consideration of the Final Plan for the Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Conceptual Plan for the Shaw House Property

Final Plan

In December 2019, the Commission approved the de-designation of the property associated with the Victor Shaw House with the exception of the lot containing the historic house and the adjoining two lots that front on Mecklenburg Avenue.

Staff is updating the Commission on the final plan for the lots, which varies slightly from those presented in 2019.  Staff believes the revised plan is appropriate and, if the Commission agrees, no action is required.

The following items (e.) and (f.) are for informational purposes and do not need further action from the Commission:

e.  Funding of Designation Report for the Pentes Log House, 6510 Sharon Hills Road, Charlotte 

The Committee unanimously voted in support of funding a designation report.

Pentes Log House

f.  Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

The Survey Committee added the following properties to the HLC’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks: 

i.  3112 Parkway Avenue, Charlotte

3112 Parkway Avenue

ii.  Big ‘M’ Stables, 900 Holland Avenue, Charlotte

Big ‘M’ Stables

6.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson

7.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business