Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

The February 13 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.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 pm on February 13 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov.

Instructions and Access to Meeting


DRAFT AGENDA

1.  Consideration of January HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  HLC Closed Session to Discuss a Legal Matter

5.  HLC Staff Updates: Leslie Johnson

6.  Public Hearing for the Renfrow Commercial Properties, Matthews

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the exteriors of the ca. 1900 frame building, the ca. 1920 gin operator’s house, and the ca. 1950 brick commercial building and the associated tax parcels.

7.  Appointment of Secretary to Sign Written Decisions from Quasi-Judicial Hearings

Chair Hughes has given the responsibility of signing written decisions from quasi-judicial hearings to the position of the Secretary, currently held by Commissioner Robert Barfield.

8.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a.  Charles and Laura Alexander House, 203 S. Church Street, Huntersville

Staff Report

b.  Deferred – Charlotte Fire Station #2, 1212 South Boulevard, Charlotte

9.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

10.  HLC Staff Report

a.  BOCC Annual Report Presentation 

Staff, Chair Hughes, and Vice Chair Clarke will present the HLC Annual Report to the BOCC on February 21. The final presentation will be included at the HLC’s March 13 meeting.

b.  Adventure Club February Outing

A reminder that the Adventure Club is heading to the Charlotte Coliseum on Saturday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m. for a tour of the Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium. Thanks to those who have RSVP’d. 

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business

a.  Commissioner Ford has asked to discuss the HLC’s approach to handling public comments on social media. 

 


The January 9 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.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 pm on January 9 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov.


1.  Consideration of December HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

5.  Consideration of Right of First Refusal for the McQuay House, 3200 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte   

Notice of Bona Fide Offer to Purchase Property

      • The Buyers are Emily Craft and Justin Lukas.
      • They have been provided a copy of the restrictions for the property.
      • They have reached out to Staff and are aware of the need for a COA for changes to the property, and that there is an easement prohibiting demolition.
      • The seller will require them to sign a survey affidavit acknowledging they are aware the home is a designated historic landmark and is protected by an easement prohibiting demolition.

6.   Reaffirmation of the Recommendation of Landmark Designation for the Renfrow Commercial Properties: Tommy Warlick

Amended Designation Report 

7.  Consideration of Updates to the HLC Rules of Procedure: Stewart Gray 

HLC Rules of Procedure

THE HLC STANDARDS

8.  HLC Staff Report

A.  Deputy County Manager Leslie Johnson will update the Commission at the February 13 meeting on the process of hiring a new Director for the HLC. 

B.  HLC 2022 End of Year Review

C.  HLC Ongoing Projects and Initiatives 

D.  Adventure Club February Outing

The Adventure Club will be heading to the Charlotte Coliseum on February 18 at 2:30 p.m. for a tour of the Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium before the Charlotte Checkers Hockey Club hits the ice!

Charlotte Coliseum

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


The December 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.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 pm on December 12 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov.


1.  Consideration of Minutes

A.  October 27 Special Meeting

B.  November 14 Meeting

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Financial Report: Jack Thomson

5.  Consent Agenda for the Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte

Staff Report

6.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

Survey Committee Minutes

The Survey Committee Report items are for informational purposes and do not need further action: 

A.  HLC staff is proceeding with the funding of designation reports for the following properties:

I.  801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

HLC staff is under contract with MdM Historical Consultants to produce a designation report on the house.

801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

II.  Rogers-McConnell House, 119 Gilead Rd, Huntersville     

HLC staff is seeking a consultant to produce a designation report on the house.

Rogers-McConnell House

III.  Conner-Falls House, 122 Mock Road, Davidson

HLC staff is seeking a consultant to produce designation report on the house. (The Town of Davidson will match the funding for this project.)

Conner-Falls House

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

I.  Rogers-McConnell House, 119 Gilead Rd, Huntersville

More Information on the Property

Rogers-McConnell House

II.  Camp Greene Memorial, Corner of Wilkinson Blvd and Monument Street

More Information on the Property

Camp Greene Memorial

III.  James K. Polk Birthplace Marker, 12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville

More Information on the Property

James K. Polk Birthplace Marker

IV.  Oehler Rustic Revival House, 4301 Ridge Road, Charlotte

Additional Photographs

Oehler Rustic Revival House

7.  Potential Changes to the HLC Rules of Procedure 

8.  HLC Staff Report

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


The Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a special meeting on October 27 at 12 pm. This meeting will be virtual. 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.  To Consider an Offer to Purchase for the Albert Wallace Log House, located at 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte.


The October 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.

For those interested in speaking at the meeting, please register by 4 p.m. on October 10 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov.


1.  Consideration of September HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period (Up to 3 Minutes Per Person)

4.  Financial Report: Jack Thomson

5.  Quasi-Judicial Hearing for the Charlotte Quartermaster Depot, 701 Keswick Avenue, Charlotte 

APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

6.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

Survey Committee Minutes

A.  Renfrow Commercial Properties, Matthews

The Survey Committee presents a seconded motion to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it process the Renfrow Commercial Properties for historic landmark designation including the exteriors of the ca. 1900 frame building, the ca. 1920 gin operator’s house, and the ca. 1950 brick commercial building and the associated tax parcels. The Committee unanimously approved the motion.

The following item is for informational purposes and does not need further action: 

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

1.  Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery

2.  Mint Hill VFW Post Building

Additional Images

VFW Post Website

Mint Hill VFW Post Building

3.  Sadler Houses, River District

4814 Sadler Road

4.  Dam, River District

River District Dam

5.  Original Bojangles Building, 2316 Lasalle Street, Charlotte

Original Bojangles Building

6.  5439 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews

Video of 5439 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews

5439 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews

7.  1727 E. 7th Street, Charlotte

1910 Crampton-Sloop House, 1727 E. 7th Street

8.  1733 E. 7th Street, Charlotte

1917 E. P. Coles House, 1733 E. 7th Street

9.  620 W. 28th Street, Charlotte

Fire Station No. 11 (1959), 620 W. 28th Street

10.  215 Providence Road, Charlotte

Phil Aull Studio, 215 Providence Road

11.  204 Phil Aull Place, Charlotte

204 Phil Aull Place

7.  HLC Staff Report

A.  Status of New Landmarks

B.  Preservation North Carolina 2022 Annual Conference: October 26-28 

Schedule & Register: https://www.presnc.org/preservation-nc-2022-conference-schedule/

C.  Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Cleanup: October 29 from 9 – 11 am

Register: https://meck.co/3MfoTo8

D.  Lingle Hut Dedication

E.  HLC on Mecklenburg County’s Instagramand Here Too!

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business