Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

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

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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

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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


The January 11 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  December 14th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse

4.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson

a.  Ziem House, 1812 East 8th Street, Charlotte

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

The applicant is proposing to remodel the rear porch and to construct a rear patio addition.

Staff recommends the following motion: To approve a COA for the proposed project for the Ziem House, 1812 East 8th Street, Charlotte, as presented.

Ziem House

5.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke  Survey Committee Minutes

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

Polaris Map of Property

Historic Information

Designation Report

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE PEEPS HOUSE, 831 E. WORTHINGTON AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION AND THAT THIS DESIGNATION INCLUDE THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE LAND ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOUSE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION. 

Peeps House

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

Polaris Map of Property

Designation Report

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE ERVIN BUILDING, 4037 E. INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION AND THAT THIS DESIGNATION INCLUDE THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING AND THE LAND ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUILDING. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Ervin Building

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

c.  Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

The Survey Committee added the following properties to the HLC’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks and instructed HLC Staff to contact owners to gauge interest in historic landmark designation: 1100, 1218, 1404, 1415, 1500, 1930, and 2023 Beatties Ford Road; 2128 and 2140 Senior Drive; 2319 Lasalle Street; and 2515 Booker Avenue.
These properties can be viewed on the Beatties Ford Road Corridor Survey

The Committee also added the Blythe House, 121 Gilead Road, Huntersville, to the Study List. 

d.  Funding of Designation Report for McDonald’s Cafeteria

Staff proposed funding from departmental budget for a designation report for McDonald’s Cafeteria, a resource included in the BFR study, and sought input from Survey Committee. Committee unanimously voted in support of the staff initiative.

6.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville

Polaris Map of Property

Torrence Lytle School

7.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


The December 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 Minutes  November 9th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse

4.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  Projects Committee Minutes

a.  Consider Waiver of Right of First Refusal on Charlotte Fire Station #4 (Closed Session)

b.  Consider Letter of Intent for Torrence Lytle School

c.  White Oak, 7729 Hood Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT EXTEND THE CURRENT FINANCIAL AGREEMENT FOR WHITE OAK, 7729 HOOD ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR SIX MONTHS WITH THE CONDITION THAT ALL LEGAL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CREATION OF THE EXTENSION BE COVERED BY BRIAN SHARPE, THE OWNER OF WHITE OAK. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

White Oak

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

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

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE VICTOR SHAW HOUSE, 2400 MECKLENBURG AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE THE RIDGE HEIGHTS OF THE SHAW HOUSE AND THE INFILL BUILDINGS AND A SITE DRAWING DEPICTING THE INFILL DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPECTIVE LANDSCAPING, AND BEFORE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS IS ISSUED THAT THE APPLICANT WORK WITH HLC STAFF TO PRESENT A LANDSCAPE PLAN TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR COMMENT. THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. PURSLEY VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

Victor Shaw House

b.  Garinger High School, 1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans for Building #300

Proposed Plans for New Building

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR GARINGER HIGH SCHOOL, 1100 EASTWAY DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE VERTICAL MULLION DIVISIONS MATCH THE EXISTING CONDITION AND THAT CLEAR GLASS BE USED FOR THE WINDOWS. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO-STORY CLASSROOM BUILDING AT GARINGER HIGH SCHOOL, 1100 EASTWAY DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. BENSON VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

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

Polaris Map of Property

Landscape Plan

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE DESIGN OF THE REAR DRIVEWAY GATE BE 4’6” MINIMUM HEIGHT AND PREDOMINANTLY OPAQUE AND THAT CONSTRUCTION DETAILS BE APPROVED BY THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIR AND HLC STAFF. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

6.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 16. 

7.  Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business