Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

Draft Agenda

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for June 11th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Tom Egan

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill 

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Garrett Nelson

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark

8.  Executive Committee Report — Tom Egan and Len Norman

Click Here for June Executive Committee Minutes

Click Here for July Executive Committee Minutes

a.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace Log House

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE ENTERING INTO A LEASE AS PRESENTED OF THE WALLACE HOUSE, 9425 ROBINSON CHURCH ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE OWNERS, SUBJECT TO THE INCLUSION OF LANGUAGE STATING THAT THE HLC CAN TERMINATE THE LEASE WITH 45 DAYS NOTICE.

b.  Charlotte New Look Bus

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE IN PRINCIPLE THE TRANSFER OF TITLE OF THE GENERAL MOTORS NEW LOOK BUS IN “AS IS” CONDITION TO ARGOS REALTY ESTATE ADVISORS, INC., SUBJECT TO HLC APPROVAL OF A WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH ARGOS SETTING FORTH THE TERMS OF THE TRANSFER. 

c.  Update on Prospective Sale of Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

The Executive Committee was authorized to consider an offer to purchase the Barnhardt House. The Committee unanimously approved the following motion:

THAT THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND CONTRACT FOR THE BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE REVISED BY SANDY CARNEGIE, HLC ATTORNEY, TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: PURCHASE PRICE – $1,122,500; EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT – $10,000; DUE DILIGENCE FEE – $2,500; DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD – 60 DAYS; CLOSING – 90 DAYS AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF OFFER TO PURCHASE AND CONTRACT; SELLER WILL PAY UP TO $5,000 OF BUYER’S CLOSING COST; ROOF REPAIR MUST COMMENCE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF CLOSING. ADDITIONALLY IF THE POTENTIAL BUYERS COUNTER THE HLC OFFER WITH A CONTRACT PREREQUISITE OF SELLING THEIR CURRENT PROPERTY, THEN THE HLC REAL ESTATE AGENT IS AUTHORIZED TO PRESENT THE ATTACHED ADDENDUM TO THE BUYERS.

9.  Projects Committee Report — Len Norman

10.  Old Business

11.  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.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for May 14th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report 

a. Revolving Fund Video.  This training video describes the projects the HLC has undertaken since 1991.

 

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

5.  Consideration of Adopting Revisions to the HLC Policy Manual

Click Here for Policy Manual

6.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  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 effective date for up to 365 days from the date of issuance.

The Committee reached a consensus to recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it delay the effective date of the Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition of the McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C., for 365 days from the date of issuance. 

Staff will meet with the owner to explore preservation strategies.

b.  COA Application for the Demolition of the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Excelsior Club

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The applicant proposes to demolish the Excelsior Club.  This was a major social center for African Americans during the era of racial segregation.  The owner is willing to enter into an option to allow the Historic Landmarks Commission to purchase the property at considerably above the most recent appraised value.  State Enabling Legislation does not empower the HLC to deny an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition.  It may only delay the effective date of the COA for up to 365 days from the date of issuance.

The Committee reached a consensus to recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it delay the effective date of the Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition of the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C., for 365 days from the date of issuance. 

Staff will meet with the owner to explore preservation strategies.

7.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Hennigan Place, 3503 Tilley Morris Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Hennigan Place

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The property owner is requesting that a portion of the Hennigan Place have its historic landmark designation removed.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT RECOMMEND TO THE CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL THE REMOVAL OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION OF ALL PORTIONS EXCEPT LOT 1A, AS DEPICTED ON THE PRELIMINARY PLAT PLAN, OF THE HENNIGAN PLACE, 3503 TILLEY MORRIS ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1) THAT THE APPLICANT PLACE PRESERVATION COVENANTS ON THE ENTIRETY OF LOT 1A, WHICH INCLUDES THE HISTORIC HOUSE AND OUTBUILDINGS, GUARANTEEING THE PRESERVATION OF THE AFORESAID LOT AND IMPROVEMENTS IN PERPETUITY; 2) THAT SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPE BUFFERS BE PLACED BETWEEN LOT 1A AND LOTS 2 AND 3, AND BETWEEN LOT 1A AND LOTS 1 AND 6 AS DEPICTED ON THE PRELIMINARY PLAT PLAN; 3) THAT DE-DESIGNATION NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL DOCUMENTS ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING PRESERVATION COVENANTS ON LOT 1A; 4) THAT THE DRIVEWAY BE REDESIGNED TO MOVE THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE DRIVEWAY AWAY FROM THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE HISTORIC HOUSE AND MITIGATE THE DRIVEWAY’S VISUAL IMPACT ON LOT 1A, AS DEPICTED ON THE PRELIMINARY PLAT PLAN; 5) THAT LOT 1A NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE CONTROL OF THE HOA; AND 6) THAT CONDITIONS #2 AND #4 BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR AND HLC STAFF.

b.  Huntersville Survey

Click Here for Survey
Click Here for List of 30 Notable Properties in Huntersville

c.  Park Terrace Theater

Park Terrace Theater

Councilperson Egleston has contacted Staff concerning the potential for designation of the Park Terrace Theater. HLC Staff has communicated with Edens, the owner of the property. The property owner is requesting that the HLC delay any consideration of the property until Edens can finalize arrangements with their new tenant, AMC Movie Theaters.

d.  Update on Post World War II Survey

Susan Mayer will consult on this project. The money to conduct the survey has been encumbered.

8.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark

9.  Projects Committee Report — Len Norman (Interim)  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Update on Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Torrence Lytle School

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THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE EXTENSION OF THE LISTING CONTRACT WITH THE NICHOLS COMPANY FOR SIX MONTHS.

b.  Discussion of Status of Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. This matter will be considered in closed session.

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Excelsior Club

c.  Update on Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C. This matter will be considered in closed session.

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Ingleside

10.  Nominating Committee Report/Election of Officers — Laura Hoover

Commission rules require a written secret ballot unless motions are made to accept nominees by acclamation.

11.  Old Business

12.  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.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for April 9th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

a.  Consideration of Changes to the HLC Policy Manual
Click Here for Summary of Proposed Changes to the HLC Policy Manual

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott

a.  FYI Presentation on Proposed Changes to the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

b. COA Application for Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymount Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Charles E. Barnhardt House

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Consideration of Survey and Research Report on the E. L. Baxter Davidson Historic Markers
Click Here for S&R Report

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE E.L. BAXTER DAVIDSON HISTORIC MARKERS FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION, INCLUDING: 1) THE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MARKERS, 2) THE MAJOR JOHN DAVIDSON DIRECTIONAL MARKER, 3) THE RURAL HILL FAMILY CEMETERY, 4) THE COWAN’S FORD-DAVIDSON COLLEGE DIRECTIONAL MARKER, AND 5) THE GENERAL WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON MARKER.

b.  Consideration of Survey and Research Report on the Albert Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.
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Click Here for S&R Report

Wallace House

The Historic Landmarks Commission is under contract to purchase the Albert Wallace Log House property.  In order to close, the Commission must secure City Council’s approval for designating the property as a historic landmark.  Staff judges that the property does possess the required special significance for historic landmark designation.  Staff recommends the passage of a motion to recommend to the Charlotte City Council that it designate the Albert Wallace Log House and the 10.39 surrounding acres of land as a historic landmark.  The Survey Committee has not reviewed the S&R Report due to the need to expedite prospective designation.

c. Consideration of Placement of the B.C. Deal House (1908), 107 N. Main Street, Davidson, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks  Click Here for Map of Property

B.C. Deal House (1908)

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PLACE THE B.C. DEAL HOUSE (1908), 107 N. MAIN STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS.

d. Consideration of Placement of the Lockwood Bungalow, 240 Sylvania Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks  Click Here for Map of Property

Lockwood Bungalow

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PLACE THE LOCKWOOD BUNGALOW, 240 SYLVANIA AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS.

e. Request for Removal of Historic Landmark Designation of a Portion of the Hennigan Place  Click Here for Map of Property

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT BEFORE ANY DECISION REGARDING THIS MATTER IS MADE THAT THE OWNER BE REQUIRED TO DO THE FOLLOWING: SECURE LEGAL SERVICES TO PREPARE THE LANGUAGE OF THE PROPOSED DEED COVENANTS, INCLUDING THE COVENANT FOR THE HISTORIC HOUSE, AND HAVE THE HLC ATTORNEY REVIEW THE LANGUAGE AND REPORT TO THE SURVEY COMMITTEE. 

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

8.  Projects Committee Report — Len Norman (Interim)  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Termination of the Lease with the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Click Here for Lease Termination Agreement

Charlotte Streetcar 85

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION APPROVE THE DRAFT TERMINATION AGREEMENT OF STREETCAR 85 WITH THE N.C. TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM, AND THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION GIVE THE HLC DIRECTOR AND THE HLC PROJECTS COMMITTEE CHAIR THE AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE THE FINAL LANGUAGE OF THE TERMINATION AGREEMENT.

For Informational Purposes, Click Here for Final Language of Approved Lease of Streetcar 85 to Lakewood Trolley

b.  Consideration of Revised Sales Contract for Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.
Click Here for Map of Property
Click Here for Offer to Purchase and Contract

Torrence Lytle School

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION APPROVE THE REVISED CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, AND THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION GIVE THE HLC DIRECTOR AND THE HLC PROJECTS COMMITTEE CHAIR THE AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE THE FINAL LANGUAGE OF THE SALES CONTRACT.

c.  Consideration of the Purchase of the Wadsworth House, 400 South Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
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This Matter Must Be Considered In Closed Session.

Wadsworth House

d.  Update on the Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymount Place, Charlotte, N.C.
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This Matter Must Be Considered In Closed Session.

Barnhardt House

e.  Consideration of the Purchase of the Dr. William Davidson and Mary Johnston Davidson House (Ingleside), 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.
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This Matter Must Be Considered In Closed Session.

Ingleside

Click Here for Photographs of Ingleside

9.  HLC Training Session

The video below describes the National Register of Historic Places


10.  Nominating Committee Report:  Laura Hoover

11.  Old Business

12.  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.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for March 12th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here For Director’s Report

4.  Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

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.
Click Here for Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE COA APPLICATION FOR CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, 2700 EAST INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED.

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

8.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes  

       a. Prospective Sale of Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville.

Torrence-Lytle School

The Commission has received an offer to purchase the Torrence Lytle School.  Sandy Carnegie edited the offer to put in a form consistent with HLC practice.  Click Here To View Offer To Purchase

 b.  Consideration of Adjustment of Sales Price for the Charles E. Barnhardt House and the Purchase of an Adjoining Lot.  

Charles E. Barnhardt House

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION INCREASE THE ASKING PRICE FOR THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE TO $1,495,000.

Commissioner Garrett Nelson has produced renderings of the Charles E. Barnhardt House that will assist in marketing the property.  Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner, has details.

c.  Consideration of Lease of Charlotte Streetcar 85.

Charlotte Streetcar 85

Lakewood Trolley has submitted a proposal to lease Streetcar 85 from the Historic Landmarks Commission.  The North Carolina Transportation currently leases Streetcar 85.  This matter must be considered in closed session.

d.  Consideration of Purchase of the Wadsworth House, 400 South Summit Avenue, Charlotte.  This item will be considered in closed session.

Wadsworth House

9.  HLC Training Session

The video below describes the structure and functions of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.

 

10.  Old Business

11.  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 Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207, at least one week prior to commencement.

 

 


HLC Agenda – March 12, 2018

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for February 12th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here For Director’s Report

4.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott

5.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3712 Monroe Road, Charlotte  Click Here for S&R Report

 

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

This property was put on the HLC’s Study List in 2015. Staff believes that the Survey and Research report successfully makes the case for special significance for this property.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, 3712 MONROE ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE TAX PARCEL UPON WHICH THE ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY IS LOCATED, AND THAT THE RECOMMENDATION BE CONSIDERED BY THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AT ITS MARCH 2018 MEETING SO THAT HLC STAFF CAN VISIT THE SITE. 

6.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

7.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Prospective Purchase Of The Wadsworth House, 400 South Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  Click Here for S&R Report

This matter will be considered in closed session.

Wadsworth House


b.  Prospective Purchase Of The Tena Wallace Cabin Property, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.  Click Here for More Information on Property

This matter will be considered in closed session.

Wallace Cabin


c.  Report On Charlotte Streetcar 85.  Click Here for S&R Report 

Charlotte Streetcar 85

The Committee reviewed the status of Charlotte Streetcar 85 and reached a consensus on the following matters:

1) The Committee believes that for now Streetcar 85 should remain at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

2) That Lakewood Trolley should develop a comprehensive list of assets it must have in place to operate a viable vintage streetcar line along the Stewart Creek Greenway.

3) That for now the HLC should not increase its financial commitment to the purchase of a cart and generator for Streetcar 85.

4) That the HLC become proactive in its advocacy for the return of Streetcar 85 to Charlotte.

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business