Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

Draft Agenda
1.  Consideration of Minutes — Click Here for January 8th Minutes
2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman
3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill
4.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott
5.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons
6.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark
7.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller
8.  Old Business
9.  New Business

 

 


HLC Agenda – January 8, 2018

Agenda

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

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  HLC 2017 Annual Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here for Annual Report

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

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott

a. COA Application for Myers Park Streetcar Waiting Station, located at the intersection of East 4th Street and Queens Road, Charlotte, N.C. Click Here for a Map  Click Here for S&R Report

 

The applicant proposes to remove approximately 5’ of the curving stone wall that attaches to the shelter, and rebuild or move the existing stone pier to the terminus of the shortened wall.

The project conflicts with the Sec. of the Interior’s Standards 2 and 5.

The Commission could approve the application, deny it, approve it with conditions, or defer, or table the issue.  We must give them a decision within 180 days of the application, which was around December 10th. They can appeal to the zoning board of adjustments.

Here is the law:  (e) An appeal may be taken to the Board of Adjustment from the commission’s action in granting or denying any certificate, which appeals (i) may be taken by any aggrieved party, (ii) shall be taken within times prescribed by the preservation commission by general rule, and (iii) shall be in the nature of certiorari. Any appeal from the Board of Adjustment’s decision in any such case shall be heard by the superior court of the county in which the municipality is located.

Click Here for Plans

b. Roof Repairs to the Charles E. Barnhardt House

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

Consideration that the HLC recommend to the Matthews Board of Commissioners that the Freeman House, 201 South Ames Street, be designated as a local historic landmark.  Click Here for S&R Report

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark

Because of the recent “ransomware” incident, the County cannot produce a financial report.  It will be distributed by email when available. 

8.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business

 

 


Draft Agenda

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for November 13th 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  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a. COA Application for Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Click Here for Map of Property

 

The applicant proposes to demolish the existing outbuilding and construct a new garage building. For a fuller description of the deliberation concerning this project, please see the Design Review Committee minutes linked above.
Garage Plan and Garage Plan with Metal Siding

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLANS AS SHOWN WITH ALTERNATES, THAT THE APPLICANT HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO REMOVE THE CHIMNEY, AND THAT THE DESIGN OF THE GARAGE DOOR AND THE FENCE BE SUBMITTED FOR STAFF APPROVAL. 

5.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

6.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark

7.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller
Consideration of a back-up offer for the Edward M. Rozzel Farm, 11601 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.

8.  New Business

9.  Old Business


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for October 9th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

a. Training for New Commission Members

b. Updates to HLC Policy Manual  Click Here for HLC Policy Manual – Revised November 2017

c. Committee Meetings Attendance

d. The HLC Holiday Party is on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. Please check your email for the invitation and RSVP to Elizabeth Stuart by December 6th. 

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Director’s Report

4.  Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

a. Attendance Policy Update  Click Here to Check Attendance

Effective Immediately: Mecklenburg County’s attendance policy requires HLC Commissioners to attend 65% of all regular Commission meetings from the time one’s term begins until the end of that calendar year and each subsequent calendar year thereafter. The inclusion of special and assigned subcommittee meetings is no longer applicable. HLC Commissioners must be present for 50% of a meeting in order to be counted present at that meeting.

Effective January 1, 2018: members cannot miss three consecutive regular Commission meetings.

The City of Charlotte’s attendance policy remains the same as last year.  The City Council’s attendance policy requires HLC Commissioners to attend 65% of all regular Historic Landmarks Commission meetings, special meetings, and assigned subcommittee meetings from the time one’s term begins until the end of that calendar year and each subsequent calendar year thereafter; and you may not miss three consecutive regular meetings of this board. HLC Commissioners must be present for 50% of a meeting in order to be counted present at that meeting.

Please note: There are no excused absences for sickness, business, or personal matters of any kind.

b. HLC Staff is maintaining the website calendar. If you have questions concerning the times and dates for Commission and Committee meetings, you may refer to the calendar.

c. HLC Staff would also like feedback regarding the usability of the website. If you have any recommendations, please let us know.

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott

a. COA application for the demolition of the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

Click Here for Map of Property

VanLandingham Estate

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

A Quorum was not present for the Survey Committee’s November Meeting.  Consequently, seconded motions could not be passed.  Each item at this meeting will require a motion with a second for approval or disapproval.

a. Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on the Wilmore Elementary School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.
Click Here for S&R Report 

Wilmore Elementary School

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should process the Wilmore Elementary School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation and that such designation should include the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, and the entire tax parcel upon which the Wilmore Elementary School is located.

b. Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C.
Click Here for S&R Report  Click Here for Map of Property

Highland Park Mill #1

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should process the Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation and that such designation should include the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, and the entire tax parcel upon which the Highland Park Mill #1 is located.

c. The Town of Matthews is seeking to preserve the house at 201 South Ames Street, Matthews, N.C. The house is owned by Matthews Presbyterian Church, which intends to demolish the house unless it is relocated.  The Town will pay for the preparation of a Survey and Research Report to demonstrate that the house has special significance.  Click Here for Map of Property

201 South Ames Street

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize the Town of Matthews to prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Ames Street House, 201 South Ames Street, Matthews, N.C., for presentation to the Historic Landmarks Commission at its December meeting.

d. Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the Caldwell Berry Farm, 7231 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property  Click Here for Proposal and Additional Photographs

Caldwell Berry Farm

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission fund a Survey and Research Report on the Caldwell Berry Farm upon the Staff’s receipt of a report of acceptable progress of the owner’s renovation of the property.

e. Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on Charlotte Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property   Click Here for S&R Approval Form

Charlotte Fire Station #8

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize the HLC Consulting Director to prepare a Survey and Research Report on Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C., for presentation at the HLC’s January meeting.

f. Consideration of placement of the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks and funding of the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House. Click Here for Bonnie Cone House Proposal  Click Here for Map of Property

Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize Bill Jeffers to prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

g. Consideration of placement of the William Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Click Here for Map of Property

William Peeps House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should place the William H. Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List.

h. Consideration of placement of the Harkey House, 2601 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Click Here for Map of Property

Harkey House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should place the Harkey House, 2601 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List.

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. Restoration Plan For The Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C. 
Click Here for Map of Property

Charles E. Barnhardt House

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ESTABLISH AN AD HOC COMMITTEE, COMPOSED OF TOM EGAN, LAURA HOOVER, AND GARRETT NELSON, TO INTERACT WITH PETER WASMER, PROJECT MANAGER OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, REGARDING ITEMS IN THE APPROVED SCHEDULE OF IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTHORIZE THE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO APPROVE EXPENDITURES WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE ESTABLISHED BUDGET. 

b. Status Report On The Edward M. Rozzel Farm, 11601 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.
Click Here for Map of Property

Edward M. Rozzel Farm

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT PROVIDED BY THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS AS ADEQUATE PROOF THAT THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS HAVE THE FINANCIAL CAPACITY TO PURCHASE THE EDWARD M. ROZZEL FARM PROPERTY. 

c. Status Report On The Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property

Torrence Lytle School


THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MICHAEL SULLIVAN OF THE NICHOLS COMPANY UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS SET FORTH IN MR. SULLIVAN’S LETTER TO MR. MARK MILLER, DATED OCTOBER 31, 2017, TO MARKET THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL FOR SALE. 

9.  Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Larken Egleston — 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 Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.

 

 

 


HLC Agenda – October 9, 2017

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

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  Executive Committee Report — Len Norman  Click Here for Executive Committee Minutes

Proposal from Bowers Media Group
*See below for examples from Bowers Media Group

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $4,000 FOR BOWERS MEDIA GROUP, INC. TO PRODUCE A VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PROMISE OF THE HLC REVOLVING FUND, WHICH WILL BE NO LESS THAN FOUR MINUTES IN LENGTH, AND WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE HLC CONSULTING DIRECTOR WILL HAVE CREATIVE CONTROL AND THAT THE HLC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  WILL HAVE TO APPROVE WHATEVER ADDITIONAL CHARGES MIGHT BE SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT.

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

5.  Public Hearing for Star St. Matthews Lodge, 124 Morris Road, Matthews — Stewart Gray – S&R Report

Click Here to View the Comment Letter from the SHPO

Star St. Matthews Lodge

 

Map Depicting Location of Star St. Matthews Lodge

 

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

a. Hennigan Place, 3603 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews – S&R Report

Hennigan Place


The applicant proposes to add an addition to the rear of the Hennigan Place.  Changes to the interior of the house would be limited to converting the existing kitchen into a dining room, and the conversion of the keeping room into a bathroom and a laundry.

Click Here to View Revised Plans

Click Here to View the Plans Presented at the August Design Review Committee Meeting

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE COA APPLICATION AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS TO THE HENNIGAN PLACE, 3603 TILLEY MORRIS ROAD, MATTHEWS, N.C., BE APPROVED.

b. Rural Hill Plantation, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville – S&R Report

Rural Hill Plantation


The applicant proposes to build a dog-trot log house on the property.  A house was proposed at the same location in a master plan for the historic property in 2001, and the master plan was approved by the HLC.  A log house was proposed for a nearby location in a 2011 master plan.

Click Here to View Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE COA APPLICATION AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS TO RURAL HILL PLANTATION, 4431 NECK ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., BE APPROVED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE FINAL DESIGN WILL INCLUDE INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE IDENTIFYING THE BUILDING AS A REPLICA BUILDING, AND THAT THE METAL ROOF FINISH AND THE DESIGN AND MATERIALS OF THE BRICK CHIMNEYS WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY HLC STAFF IN COORDINATION WITH THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR.

7.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

a. Presentation of the S&R Report on Rudisill Gold Mine, 317 West Summit Avenue, Charlotte – S&R Report 

A Stamp Mill Building Erected In The 1930s At The Rudisill Hill Gold Mine


STAFF RECOMMENDATION:  STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION SUSPEND THE PROCESSING OF THE PUMP SHAFT HEAD OF THE RUDISILL GOLD MINE FOR PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION  AND NOTIFY THE CHARLOTTE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION OF THE SPECIAL HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND REQUEST THAT THE CHARLOTTE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  NOTIFY THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION IF AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE MATERIAL ALTERATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE CHARLOTTE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION.

b. Authorization for Dr. Dan Morrill to Prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Wilmore School.  In keeping with HLC approved arrangements, the HLC Consulting Director would receive a stipend of $2000 for the preparation of the report. 

Wilmore School

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools has stated it will not oppose historic landmark designation for the property.  The property has been declared as surplus property, and the City is considering acquisition.

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

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

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT LIST THE TORRENCE-LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., IF THE OCTOBER 11TH CLOSING DATE IS NOT ACTED UPON. 

Torrence-Lytle School

 

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business

Appraisal of Rozzel Farm

Conceptual Site Plan of Rozzel Farm

Offer for Rozzel Farm from Jennifer and Edwin Godsey



*Samples from Bowers Media Group

Without Perfect Answers
www.withoutperfectanswers.com

 

The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road
http://www.blueridgedocumentary.com/



​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.