Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

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


The May 11 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  March 9th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

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

4.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson

a.  Frank R. McNinch House, 2401 Sharon Lane, Charlotte, N.C.

McNinch House

McNinch House

The applicant is seeking approval of an infill development plan.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE FRANK R. MCNINCH HOUSE, 2401 SHARON LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

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

Blakeney House

Blakeney Land

The applicant is presenting a conceptual plan for residential development of the property.

Polaris Map of Property

Current Rezoning Sketch Plan

Proposal Details

Phase 1 Map

Photographs Submitted by Blakeney House Neighbor

This Rezoning Sketch Plan was presented to the Design Review Committee at its January 2020 meeting.

c.  Davidson Cotton Mill, 209 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Davidson Cotton Mill

The applicant is proposing the addition of an elevator tower on the south elevation of the building.

Polaris Map of Property

Additional Photographs

Proposed Plans

Previously Submitted Plan

d.  Shotgun House A and B, 711 and 715 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Shotgun House A and B

The applicant is proposing to renovate and move the houses to tax parcel 06511717, which is a lot on the 200 Block of Norwood Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property’s Current Location

Polaris Map of Property’s Proposed Location

Proposed Plans

e.  VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C. 

VanLandingham Estate

The applicant is proposing to construct an approximately 5,500 square-foot concrete patio adjacent to the south elevation of the historic house. 

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Current Approved Patio

Current Approved Conceptual Site Plan

5.  Nominating Committee Report: Len Norman

The Nominating Committee will present a recommended slate of officers for FY 2020/2021.

6.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business


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

6.  Survey Committee Report: Len Norman

7.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson

8.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business


HLC Agenda – March 9, 2020

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for February 10th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

a.  Upcoming Commission Vacancies

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

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

a.  Request for Additional Funds for an Expanded Survey and Research Report for the Stafford Property, 12215 Plaza Road Ext., Charlotte, N.C. 

Polaris Map of Property

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Atherton Cotton Mill, 2108 South Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Additional Photographs of the Smokestack

Proposed Plans

Atherton Cotton Mill

Atherton Cotton Mill Smokestack

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE SIGNAGE FOR THE SMOKESTACK AT THE ATHERTON COTTON MILL, 2108 SOUTH BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. 

b.  Mayes House, 435 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

John Mayes House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR DEMOLITION FOR THE MAYES HOUSE, 435 E. MOREHEAD STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR 365 DAYS. 

c.  Independence Park, 1400 and 1500 blocks of Park Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Independence Park Grandstand

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR INDEPENDENCE PARK, 1400 AND 1500 BLOCKS OF PARK DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., WITH THE STIPULATION THAT EXPANSION JOINT MATERIAL BE USED BETWEEN THE HISTORIC STONE WALL, THAT THE STONE WALL BE PROTECTED DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE CONCRETE, AND THAT THE STONE REMOVED FROM THE STONE WALL BE REUSED AT ANOTHER LOCATION IN INDEPENDENCE PARK. 

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

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Previously Approved Plans

Violet W. Currie House

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

e.  Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Plans

Previously Approved Plans

Charles E. Barnhardt House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PROPOSED PLANS FOR THE MASTER CLOSET FOR THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE SOUTH ELEVATION CONTAIN THE ORIGINAL WINDOWS THAT THE ADDITION WILL OBSCURE IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO PLANS FOR THE NEW REAR WING AS PRESENTED FOR THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS PRESENTED WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE BE PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING FOR REVIEW: 1) PLANS FOR LANDSCAPING; 2) PLANS FOR THE DRIVEWAY; AND 3) FINAL COLOR AND FINISH SELECTIONS FOR THE ADDITION. 

6.  Survey Committee Report: Len Norman

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 18.

7.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for January 13th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report: Jeff Parsons

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

4.  Senior Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

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

b.  Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition of the Machine Storage Building at the Johnston Mill, 3315 North Davidson Street, 401 E. 36th Street, 403 E. 36th Street, and 405 E. 36th Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Photographs of the Machine Storage Building

5.  Design Review Committee Report: Garrett Nelson  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a.  Hennigan Place, 3603 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Floor Plan

Additional Photographs of the Property

Hennigan Place

Hennigan Place

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PROPOSED PLANS FOR THE HENNIGAN PLACE, 3603 TILLEY MORRIS ROAD, MATTHEWS, N.C., AS PRESENTED WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1) THE STONE PIERS UNDER THE PORCH WILL BE VISIBLE FROM THE EXTERIOR, AND 2) THAT THE APPLICANT WILL PROVIDE DETAILS AND LOCATIONS FOR THE VENTS AND THE CONSTRUCTION DETAIL FOR THE NON-MASONRY PART OF THE UNDERPINNING TO HLC STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIR BEFORE THE FEBRUARY 10 MEETING OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION. 

b.  Frank R. McNinch House, 2401 Sharon Lane, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

Proposed Site Plan

McNinch House

McNinch House

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT CONCEPTUALLY APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE FRANK R. MCNINCH HOUSE, 2401 SHARON LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

6.  Survey Committee Report: Len Norman  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a.  Ca. 1936 YMCA Building, 416 E. 3rd Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Polaris Map of Property

YMCA Building

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT FUND A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT FOR THE CA. 1936 YMCA BUILDING, 416 E. 3RD STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

7.  Projects Committee Report: Edwin Wilson  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

BOCC Due Diligence Criteria

Due Diligence Report for the Barnhardt House

8.  Director’s Report: Jack Thomson

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business