1. Consideration of Minutes Click Here for September 9th Minutes
a. Consideration of Closed Session Minutes
2. Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons
3. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill
a. By Statute the HLC does have an educational responsibility. HLC might consider developing a Photo Exhibit on African American Historic Landmarks in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, perhaps in cooperation with the Charlotte Museum of History.
N.C.G.S 160A-400.8 A preservation commission established pursuant to this Part may, within the zoning jurisdiction of the municipality:
(6) Conduct an educational program with respect to historic properties and districts within its jurisdiction;
b. Following is the language from State Enabling Legislation that describes the property acquisition and disposal powers of the Historic Landmarks Commission. It was this language that prompted me to advise the HLC to establish the revolving fund in 1991.
N.C.G.S. 160A-400.8 (3) Acquire by any lawful means the fee or any lesser included interest, including options to purchase, to properties within established districts or to any such properties designated as landmarks, to hold, manage, preserve, restore and improve the same, and to exchange or dispose of the property by public or private sale, lease or otherwise, subject to covenants or other legally binding restrictions which will secure appropriate rights of public access and promote the preservation of the property;
c. Continued Effectiveness of Options to Purchase
Examples: Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.; John Douglas House, 7601 Christie Lane, Charlotte, N.C.; and Former Wesley Heights Methodist Church, 205 Grandin Road, Charlotte, N.C.
d. Shaw House property should close by December 1st. Preserve Mecklenburg proposes that HLC hold and enforce preservation easements to prohibit destruction of the Victor Shaw House.
e. HLC might consider initiating efforts to acquire preservation easements, including preservation facade easements, on historic landmarks and contributing properties in local historic districts. An excellent opportunity are the historic landmark commercial buildings on the north side of Main Street in Pineville.
f. Reminder that Historic Landmarks must have individual special significance and physical integrity.
N.C.G.S. 160A-400.5. No property shall be recommended for designation as a historic landmark unless it is deemed and found by the preservation commission to be of special significance in terms of its historical, prehistorical, architectural, or cultural importance, and to possess integrity of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.
g. Reminder of visit by Amber Stimpson at December 9th meeting.
h. The closing has occurred on the Wallace Property, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.
i. Status of the Mayes House, 435 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, N.C.
The owner is obtaining an appraisal and will want to begin discussions thereafter about entering into an option to purchase the property.
j. Status of property at 311 East Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.
Staff continues to attempt to contact realtor.
k. Status of the Shotgun Houses, 404 N. Alexander Street, Charlotte, N.C.
Staff will continue to negotiate with the City about the eventual disposition of the houses.
l. Operation Budget Report
Object Code 5308 (Non Project Related Legal Fees): $15,000 Available
Object Code 5309 (Due Diligence For Projects): $44,000 Available
Object Code 5404 (Consultant Services): $38,971.73 Available
4. Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse Click Here for October 2019 Project Budget
5. Transition Committee Report: Diane Althouse
6. Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray
a. HLC Holiday Party Information
b. Update on Terms of Design Review Consultant
Staff recommends that the agreement with Stefan Pienkny to assist with design review be amended to allow Mr. Pienkny to bill at an hourly fee of $60 for the current fiscal year, with the understanding that Mr. Pienkny will not exceed the $2,400 in total billing previously approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.
c. Public Hearing for Historic Landmark Designation for the Freeman House, 201 S. Ames Street, Matthews, N.C.
d. Public Hearing for Historic Landmark Designation for the Hooks-McLaughlin House, 501 West John Street, Matthews, N.C.
7. Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes
a. Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE RENOVATION PLANS FOR THE WADSWORTH HOUSE, 400 S. SUMMIT AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED.
b. Hennigan Place, 3603 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews, N.C.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT WOOD SHAKE ROOFING BE RETAINED ON THE PRINCIPAL SECTION OF THE HOUSE AND THAT METAL ROOFING NOT BE APPROVED ON THE PRINCIPAL SECTION OF THE HENNIGAN PLACE, 3603 TILLEY MORRIS ROAD, MATTHEWS, N.C.
c. Former Standard Oil Company Service Station, 1010 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.
THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE FORMER STANDARD OIL COMPANY SERVICE STATION, 1010 N. TRYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE DELAYED FOR 365 DAYS.
8. Survey Committee Report: Len Norman Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes
a. Beatties Ford Road Corridor Study
The HLC has approved a study of the Beatties Ford Road corridor to identify significant historic resources. Staff recommends that the Survey Committee consider a first phase of the survey to include Washington Heights, University Park, and the buildings that front on Beatties Ford Road between Brookshire Blvd and Interstate 85.
The survey of Washington Heights would include an inventory of all pre-1945 buildings. The survey would also include any post-1945 architecturally or historically significant buildings.
An historic report on the University Park neighborhood would be produced with a general analysis of the housing stock, and would identify architecturally and historically significant properties.
The survey would also inventory all pre-1945 buildings that front Beatties Ford Road, and any post-1945 architecturally or historically significant buildings. The survey would also identify any extant Green Book properties.
Brandon Lunsford, University Archivist and Digital Manager at Johnson C. Smith University, has agreed to perform the work for $5,000.
The work product would be a spreadsheet with the data for Washington Heights and the Beatties Ford Road properties, and a report containing the historical research and the descriptions of individually significant properties.
THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ENGAGE BRANDON LUNSFORD TO PRODUCE THE BEATTIES FORD ROAD CORRIDOR SURVEY AS PRESENTED BY STAFF FOR A FEE OF $5,000.
b. Survey and Research Report for the Helper-Walley House, 603 North Main Street, Davidson, N.C.
THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE HELPER-WALLEY HOUSE, 603 NORTH MAIN STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION.
c. Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks
The Survey Committee added 17 properties to the HLC’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.
9. Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes
a. The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11.
10. Old Business
11. New Business