Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

The August 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.

Instructions and Access to HLC Meeting


Draft Agenda

1.  Consideration of Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson

a.  Davidson School, 251 South Street, Davidson, N.C.

Davidson School Presentation

Davidson School

b.  Reginald Armistice Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Proposed Plans

Reginald Armistice Hawkins House

6.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson

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

Polaris Map of Property

Torrence Lytle School

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

Polaris Map of Property

Wallace House

7.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business



The July 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.


1.  Consideration of Minutes  June 8th Minutes and June 25th Special Meeting Minutes 

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse  June 2020 Project Budget Report 

4.  Fire Station #4, 420 W. 5th Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

The Commission will discuss its Right of First Refusal on the building, which is for sale. 

5.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

The Commission will discuss a proposed amendment to purchase agreement. 

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

a.  Violet W. Currie House, 525 N. Main Street, Davidson, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Guest House Heights and Perspective

Violet W. Currie House

Violet W. Currie House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE GUEST HOUSE AT THE VIOLET W. CURRIE HOUSE, 525 N. MAIN STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C. 

7.  Survey Committee Report: Len Norman  Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Ashford House, 241 Hoskins Avenue Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report

Polaris Map of Property

Ashford House

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT PROCESS THE ASHFORD HOUSE, 241 HOSKINS AVENUE DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., INCLUDING THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE LAND ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOUSE (TAX PARCELS 06306102 AND 06306103) FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION. 

8.  Staff Report – Project and Administrative Updates: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray

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

b.  Mount Carmel Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

c.  Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

d.  Office Scanning Project

e.  Certified Local Government Training

9.  Recognition of Outgoing Commissioners: Jeff Parsons

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


The June 25 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.

Instructions and Access to Virtual Meeting


1.  Consideration of Waiving a Right of First Refusal Held by the HLC on Two Local Landmarks: (1) Croft Schoolhouse and (2) Davis House and Outbuildings


The June 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  May 11th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

3.  Treasurer’s Report: Diane Althouse  June 2020 Project Budget Report

4.  Public Hearings for Historic Landmark Designation: Stewart Gray

a.  Butler House, 240 Sylvania Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report on the Butler House

Butler House HPO Letter and Staff Comments

Staff recommends that the Historic Landmarks Commission approve a motion to:

Recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Butler House (including the interior and the exterior of the house and the land listed under Tax Parcel Number 07910501) be designated as a local historic landmark.

b.  Derita High School Gymnasium, 6115 Rumple Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report on the Derita High School Gymnasium

Derita High School Gymnasium HPO Letter and Staff Comments

Staff recommends that the Historic Landmarks Commission approve a motion to:

Recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Derita High School Gymnasium (including the exterior of the gymnasium and the land listed under Tax Parcel Number 04704312) be designated as a local historic landmark.

c.  Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, 1774 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report on the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant HPO Letter and Designation Map and Staff Comments

Staff recommends that the Historic Landmarks Commission approve a motion to:

Recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant (including the interior and the exterior of the assembly building and the boiler house, the water tower, and 9.4 acres land as shown in the designation report, and listed under Tax Parcel Number 07903105) be designated as a local historic landmark.

d.  Nevin School, 3523 Nevin Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Designation Report on the Nevin School

Nevin School HPO Letter and Designation Map and Staff Comments

Staff recommends that the Historic Landmarks Commission approve a motion to:

Recommend to the Charlotte City Council that the Nevin School (including the exteriors of the 1923 school building and the 1940 auditorium, and .75 acres of land as shown in the designation report, and listed under Tax Parcel Numbers 04528106 and 04528111) be designated as a local historic landmark.

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

a.  James A. Blakeney House, 9118 Blakeney Heath Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Blakeney House

Blakeney Land

Polaris Map of Property

Original Designated Areas

Current Rezoning Sketch Plan

Proposal Details 

Photographs of Structures on Property

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE CONCEPTUAL PLAN FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE JAMES A. BLAKENEY HOUSE PROPERTY, 9118 BLAKENEY HEATH ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., NOT BE APPROVED. 

Per a request by the applicant, this agenda item has been deferred to a later date yet to be determined.

b.  Independence Park, 300 block of Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Renovation Plan

Demolition, Layout, and Materials Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE RENOVATION PLAN FOR INDEPENDENCE PARK, LOCATED AT THE 300 BLOCK OF HAWTHORNE LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED. 

c.  John Hunter House, 5607 Sardis Road, Charlotte, N.C.

John Hunter House

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS FOR THE JOHN HUNTER HOUSE, 5607 SARDIS ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED. 

d.  Violet W. Currie House, 525 N. Main Street, Davidson, N.C.

Violet W. Currie House

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE PLANS FOR THE GUEST HOUSE AT THE VIOLET W. CURRIE HOUSE, 525 N. MAIN STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., AS PRESENTED WITH THE STIPULATION THAT IF THERE ARE ZONING CHANGES THAT WILL ALTER THE LOCATION OR ARCHITECTURE OF THE GUEST HOUSE THAT THE PROJECT MUST BE RESUBMITTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FOR FURTHER REVIEW. 

6.  Nominating Committee Report: Len Norman

The Commission will vote on a slate of officers for FY 2020/2021.

7.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business