Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet on Monday, September 11 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to access the meeting remotely. 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 4pm on September 11 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.govNote: Registration in advance is required to make public comments. 


1.  Adoption of the Consent Agenda

a.  Approval of August HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

3.  Public Comment Period

Registration in advance is required to make public comments. Public comments can be up to 3 minutes per person and there will be no response from Commissioners.

4.  Proposed Modification to the Current Recommendation for the John Connelly and Nancy Blythe Abernethy House, 7040 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte  

Staff recommends that the HLC consider modifying their current recommendation to Charlotte City Council to reflect a 3.31 acre area around the house to be included in the designation. Staff believes that the 3.31 acres is appropriate and sufficient to preserve the historic setting of the house. The owner is supportive of landmark designation for the house and this proposed new site plan.  

Site Plan

Suggested Motion: Revise the HLC’s recommendation to Charlotte City Council to reflect a 3.31 acre parcel around the John Connelly and Nancy Blythe Abernethy House, located at 7040 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte, as presented at this meeting.   

5.  Public Hearing for the John Connelly and Nancy Blythe Abernethy House, 7040 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte

The notice for this public hearing advertised that the proposed 3.31 acres would be included in the designation. If the HLC chooses to alter the amount of land to be designated, then a new public hearing is required.  

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the exterior of the building and approximately 3.3 acres of the land listed under Parcel Identification Number 03309401. 

Abernethy House

6.  Establishment of Community Outreach Committee

7.  HLC 50th Anniversary Celebration: November 2    

8.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

9.  FY24 Virtual Attendance Policy

10.  Historic Landmarks Staff Report

a.  Proposed Resolution in Support of Rezoning Petition to Accommodate Relocation of Leeper-Wyatt Store  

b.  Relocation of the Siloam School to the Charlotte Museum of History

c.  Appointment of John Kincheloe as New Commissioner 

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business


The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet on Monday, August 14 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to access the meeting remotely. 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 4pm on August 14 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov. Note: Registration in advance is required to make public comments. 


1.  Adoption of the Consent Agenda

a.  Approval of July HLC Minutes

b.  Certificate of Appropriateness Application for Fire Station #4, 420 W. 5th Street, Charlotte

Staff Report

2.  Chair’s Report: William Hughes

3.  Public Comment Period

Registration in advance is required to make public comments. Public comments can be up to 3 minutes per person and there will be no response from Commissioners.

4.  Discussion of Habitat’s Rowland-Clay House Project, 606 E. Charles Street, Matthews: Jeffrey Elam, Senior Manager, Housing Programs for Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity

Designation Report

5.  Public Hearings

a.  Lambeth-Sullivan House, 435 Hermitage Road, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the exterior of the building and the associated tax parcel. 

Lambeth-Sullivan House

b.  John Connelly and Nancy Blythe Abernethy House, 7040 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte

Map of Property

Designation Report

SHPO Staff Comments

Designation would include the exterior of the building and the associated tax parcel. 

Abernethy House

6.  Quasi-Judicial Hearing for First Baptist Church/Spirit Square, 318 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte

Staff Report

7.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Savona Mill, 528 South Turner Avenue, Charlotte

Designation Report

Since the Survey Committee did not have a quorum, the Historic Landmarks Commission should make a motion regarding designating the Savona Mill as a historic landmark:

The Survey Committee reached a consensus to recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission that it process the Savona Mill, 528 South Turner Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation including the interior and exterior of the building and a rectangular portion of Tax Parcel Number 07111417 incorporating and immediately surrounding the entirety of the building’s overall principal structure, measuring as follows: from the front (or east) elevation of the building to the center line of South Turner Street; from the north elevation of the building to the center line of Savona Mill Lane; measuring a distance of 40 feet from the rear (or west) elevation of the building; and measuring a distance of 40 feet from the south elevation of the building. The remainder of the land comprising Tax Parcel Number 07111417 shall be excluded from the designation.

Savona Mill

8.  Election of Officers

The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate of officers for FY24:

Chair: Brian Clarke

Vice Chair: Nadine Ford

Secretary: Victoria Grey

Treasurer: Lesley Carroll

9.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

10.  HLC Staff Report

a.  Relocation of the Siloam School to the Charlotte Museum of History

b.  Preservation North Carolina 2023 Annual Conference: Oct. 4-6 in Durham

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business


The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet on Monday, July 10 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to access the meeting remotely. 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 4pm on July 10 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov. Note: Registration in advance is required to make public comments. 


1.  Adoption of the Consent Agenda

a.  Approval of June HLC Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

3.  Public Comment Period

Registration in advance is required to make public comments. Public comments can be up to 3 minutes per person and there will be no response from Commissioners.

4.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a.   Old Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte

Staff Report

b.  Atherton Mill House, 2005 Cleveland Avenue, Charlotte

Staff Report

c.  Nebel Knitting Mill Annex, 127 W. Worthington Avenue, CharlotteDEFERRED

5.  Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke

Survey Committee June Minutes

a.  Wyche-Dobson-McCoy House, 801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

Designation Report

Staff Presentation

The Survey Committee presents a unanimous seconded motion recommending that the Historic Landmarks Commission process the Wyche-Dobson-McCoy House, 801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation including the exterior of the house and associated tax parcel.

Wyche-Dobson-McCoy House

b.  Funderburk House, 201 W. Charles Street, Matthews

Proposed Addition of Interior Designation

Staff Presentation

The Survey Committee presents a unanimous seconded motion recommending that the Historic Landmarks Commission work with the Town of Matthews to amend the registered ordinance for the Funderburk House, 201 W. Charles Street, Matthews, N.C., to include the interior of the house. 

Funderburk House

c.  Tour of the Savona Mill, 528 South Turner Avenue, Charlotte

Designation Report

The next meeting of the Survey Committee will be held at the Savona Mill on July 26 at 6pm with a tour held prior at 5pm.

Savona Mill

d.  Update on Abernethy House, 7040 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte

Designation Report

Abernethy House

6.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

7.  Election of Officers  

8.  HLC Staff Report

a.  Certified Local Government Training in Waxhaw on Thursday, August 10

b.  Holly Bend Tours at 12pm and 1pm on Saturday, July 15

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business



The Historic Landmarks Commission will meet on Monday, June 12 at 6pm. This will be a hybrid meeting and visitors should plan to access the meeting remotely. 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 4pm on June 12 by emailing historiclandmarkscommission@mecknc.gov. Note: Registration in advance is required to make public comments. 


1.  Closed Session  

The Historic Landmarks Commission is consulting with Senior Deputy County Attorney Ed Yeager on processes for handling Certificate of Appropriateness applications at quasi-judicial hearings. 

Note: The regular HLC meeting will be called to order at the conclusion of the closed session period, which will be no earlier than 6pm. 


2.  Adoption of the Consent Agenda

a.  Approval of May HLC Minutes

3.  Chair’s Report: Edwin Wilson

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

5.  Quasi-Judicial Hearings

a.  John Douglas House, 7601 Christie Lane, Charlotte 

Staff Report

b.  R. F. Outen Pottery, 430 Jefferson Street, Matthews

Staff Report

c.  Cedar Grove, 8200 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Staff Report

d.  Siloam School, 10008 John Adams Road, Charlotte

Staff Report

6.  Design Review Workshop for Louise Cotton Mill

Site Plan

7.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  

Projects Committee Minutes

8.  Liz Morrell, Strategic Planning & Historic, Cultural and Community Resources Manager, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

Liz will speak on the work that Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is doing to identify, preserve, and interpret its historic resources.

9.  Financial Report: Stewart Gray

10.  HLC Staff Report

a.  Certified Local Government Training Requirements

Staff and at least two commission members need to:
1.  Attend at least one in person training session or
2. 
View at least three virtual trainings each and submit a brief synopsis.

b.  HLC 50th Anniversary Story Map

c.  Adventure Club Recap: Plaza Midwood Bike Tour

 

 

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business