Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – HLC Meeting

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for October 9th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

a. Training for New Commission Members

b. Updates to HLC Policy Manual  Click Here for HLC Policy Manual – Revised November 2017

c. Committee Meetings Attendance

d. The HLC Holiday Party is on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. Please check your email for the invitation and RSVP to Elizabeth Stuart by December 6th. 

3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Director’s Report

4.  Preservation Planner’s Report — Stewart Gray

a. Attendance Policy Update  Click Here to Check Attendance

Effective Immediately: Mecklenburg County’s attendance policy requires HLC Commissioners to attend 65% of all regular Commission meetings from the time one’s term begins until the end of that calendar year and each subsequent calendar year thereafter. The inclusion of special and assigned subcommittee meetings is no longer applicable. HLC Commissioners must be present for 50% of a meeting in order to be counted present at that meeting.

Effective January 1, 2018: members cannot miss three consecutive regular Commission meetings.

The City of Charlotte’s attendance policy remains the same as last year.  The City Council’s attendance policy requires HLC Commissioners to attend 65% of all regular Historic Landmarks Commission meetings, special meetings, and assigned subcommittee meetings from the time one’s term begins until the end of that calendar year and each subsequent calendar year thereafter; and you may not miss three consecutive regular meetings of this board. HLC Commissioners must be present for 50% of a meeting in order to be counted present at that meeting.

Please note: There are no excused absences for sickness, business, or personal matters of any kind.

b. HLC Staff is maintaining the website calendar. If you have questions concerning the times and dates for Commission and Committee meetings, you may refer to the calendar.

c. HLC Staff would also like feedback regarding the usability of the website. If you have any recommendations, please let us know.

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott

a. COA application for the demolition of the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

Click Here for Map of Property

VanLandingham Estate

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

A Quorum was not present for the Survey Committee’s November Meeting.  Consequently, seconded motions could not be passed.  Each item at this meeting will require a motion with a second for approval or disapproval.

a. Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on the Wilmore Elementary School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.
Click Here for S&R Report 

Wilmore Elementary School

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should process the Wilmore Elementary School, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation and that such designation should include the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, and the entire tax parcel upon which the Wilmore Elementary School is located.

b. Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C.
Click Here for S&R Report  Click Here for Map of Property

Highland Park Mill #1

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should process the Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte, N.C., for historic landmark designation and that such designation should include the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, and the entire tax parcel upon which the Highland Park Mill #1 is located.

c. The Town of Matthews is seeking to preserve the house at 201 South Ames Street, Matthews, N.C. The house is owned by Matthews Presbyterian Church, which intends to demolish the house unless it is relocated.  The Town will pay for the preparation of a Survey and Research Report to demonstrate that the house has special significance.  Click Here for Map of Property

201 South Ames Street

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize the Town of Matthews to prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Ames Street House, 201 South Ames Street, Matthews, N.C., for presentation to the Historic Landmarks Commission at its December meeting.

d. Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the Caldwell Berry Farm, 7231 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property  Click Here for Proposal and Additional Photographs

Caldwell Berry Farm

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission fund a Survey and Research Report on the Caldwell Berry Farm upon the Staff’s receipt of a report of acceptable progress of the owner’s renovation of the property.

e. Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on Charlotte Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property   Click Here for S&R Approval Form

Charlotte Fire Station #8

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize the HLC Consulting Director to prepare a Survey and Research Report on Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C., for presentation at the HLC’s January meeting.

f. Consideration of placement of the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks and funding of the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House. Click Here for Bonnie Cone House Proposal  Click Here for Map of Property

Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should authorize Bill Jeffers to prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

g. Consideration of placement of the William Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Click Here for Map of Property

William Peeps House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should place the William H. Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List.

h. Consideration of placement of the Harkey House, 2601 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Click Here for Map of Property

Harkey House

The Survey Committee reached a consensus that the Historic Landmarks Commission should place the Harkey House, 2601 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List.

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

8.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

a. Restoration Plan For The Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C. 
Click Here for Map of Property

Charles E. Barnhardt House

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ESTABLISH AN AD HOC COMMITTEE, COMPOSED OF TOM EGAN, LAURA HOOVER, AND GARRETT NELSON, TO INTERACT WITH PETER WASMER, PROJECT MANAGER OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, REGARDING ITEMS IN THE APPROVED SCHEDULE OF IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTHORIZE THE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO APPROVE EXPENDITURES WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE ESTABLISHED BUDGET. 

b. Status Report On The Edward M. Rozzel Farm, 11601 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.
Click Here for Map of Property

Edward M. Rozzel Farm

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT PROVIDED BY THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS AS ADEQUATE PROOF THAT THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS HAVE THE FINANCIAL CAPACITY TO PURCHASE THE EDWARD M. ROZZEL FARM PROPERTY. 

c. Status Report On The Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Click Here for Map of Property

Torrence Lytle School


THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MICHAEL SULLIVAN OF THE NICHOLS COMPANY UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS SET FORTH IN MR. SULLIVAN’S LETTER TO MR. MARK MILLER, DATED OCTOBER 31, 2017, TO MARKET THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL FOR SALE. 

9.  Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Larken Egleston — Len Norman

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business

 


​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission ADA Statement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program, meeting, or service, participants are encouraged to notify us at (704) 376-9115 or by email, stewart.gray@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 2100 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.

 

 

 


HLC Agenda – October 9, 2017

1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for September 11th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  Executive Committee Report — Len Norman  Click Here for Executive Committee Minutes

Proposal from Bowers Media Group
*See below for examples from Bowers Media Group

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $4,000 FOR BOWERS MEDIA GROUP, INC. TO PRODUCE A VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PROMISE OF THE HLC REVOLVING FUND, WHICH WILL BE NO LESS THAN FOUR MINUTES IN LENGTH, AND WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE HLC CONSULTING DIRECTOR WILL HAVE CREATIVE CONTROL AND THAT THE HLC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  WILL HAVE TO APPROVE WHATEVER ADDITIONAL CHARGES MIGHT BE SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT.

4.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

5.  Public Hearing for Star St. Matthews Lodge, 124 Morris Road, Matthews — Stewart Gray – S&R Report

Click Here to View the Comment Letter from the SHPO

Star St. Matthews Lodge

 

Map Depicting Location of Star St. Matthews Lodge

 

6.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a. Hennigan Place, 3603 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews – S&R Report

Hennigan Place


The applicant proposes to add an addition to the rear of the Hennigan Place.  Changes to the interior of the house would be limited to converting the existing kitchen into a dining room, and the conversion of the keeping room into a bathroom and a laundry.

Click Here to View Revised Plans

Click Here to View the Plans Presented at the August Design Review Committee Meeting

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE COA APPLICATION AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS TO THE HENNIGAN PLACE, 3603 TILLEY MORRIS ROAD, MATTHEWS, N.C., BE APPROVED.

b. Rural Hill Plantation, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville – S&R Report

Rural Hill Plantation


The applicant proposes to build a dog-trot log house on the property.  A house was proposed at the same location in a master plan for the historic property in 2001, and the master plan was approved by the HLC.  A log house was proposed for a nearby location in a 2011 master plan.

Click Here to View Plans

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE COA APPLICATION AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS TO RURAL HILL PLANTATION, 4431 NECK ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., BE APPROVED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE FINAL DESIGN WILL INCLUDE INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE IDENTIFYING THE BUILDING AS A REPLICA BUILDING, AND THAT THE METAL ROOF FINISH AND THE DESIGN AND MATERIALS OF THE BRICK CHIMNEYS WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY HLC STAFF IN COORDINATION WITH THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIR.

7.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons

a. Presentation of the S&R Report on Rudisill Gold Mine, 317 West Summit Avenue, Charlotte – S&R Report 

A Stamp Mill Building Erected In The 1930s At The Rudisill Hill Gold Mine


STAFF RECOMMENDATION:  STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION SUSPEND THE PROCESSING OF THE PUMP SHAFT HEAD OF THE RUDISILL GOLD MINE FOR PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION  AND NOTIFY THE CHARLOTTE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION OF THE SPECIAL HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND REQUEST THAT THE CHARLOTTE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  NOTIFY THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION IF AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE MATERIAL ALTERATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE CHARLOTTE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION.

b. Authorization for Dr. Dan Morrill to Prepare a Survey and Research Report on the Wilmore School.  In keeping with HLC approved arrangements, the HLC Consulting Director would receive a stipend of $2000 for the preparation of the report. 

Wilmore School

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools has stated it will not oppose historic landmark designation for the property.  The property has been declared as surplus property, and the City is considering acquisition.

8.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

9.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller  Click Here for Projects Committee Minutes

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT LIST THE TORRENCE-LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., IF THE OCTOBER 11TH CLOSING DATE IS NOT ACTED UPON. 

Torrence-Lytle School

 

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business

Appraisal of Rozzel Farm

Conceptual Site Plan of Rozzel Farm

Offer for Rozzel Farm from Jennifer and Edwin Godsey



*Samples from Bowers Media Group

Without Perfect Answers
www.withoutperfectanswers.com

 

The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road
http://www.blueridgedocumentary.com/



​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission ADA Statement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program, meeting, or service, participants are encouraged to notify us at (704) 376-9115 or by email, stewart.gray@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 2100 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.

 

 


1.  Consideration of Minutes  Click Here for August 14th Minutes

2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman

3.  Executive Committee Report — Len Norman  Click Here for Executive Committee Minutes

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNDS BE AS FOLLOWS: PREPARATION OF SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORTS – $20,000; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – $5,000; EDUCATION – $4,000; SURVEY OF HUNTERSVILLE AND ITS EXTRATERRITORIAL  JURISDICTION – $8,500 WITH THE PROVISION THAT STAFF SEEK APPROVAL OF THE TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE TO PAY UP TO 50% OF PROJECT COSTS; RESERVE – $2,500. 

4.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here for Director’s Report

5.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott  Click Here for Design Review Committee Minutes

a. COA application for the demolition of the Query Spivey McGee Building, 600 S. College St, Charlotte

The applicant proposed to demolish the building, and install a plaque detailing the history of the building, similar to the example shown below. Photo documentation of the exterior and interior of the building will also be provided by the owner.

Click here to view a map of the property

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE COA APPLICATION FOR DEMOLITION OF THE QUERY-SPIVEY-MCGEE BUILDING, 600 S. COLLEGE STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE APPROVED WITH THE CONTINGENCY THAT A PLAQUE DETAILING THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING BE INSTALLED AND PHOTO DOCUMENTATION OF THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING BE PROVIDED TO THE COMMISSION.

6.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons  Click Here for Survey Committee Minutes

a. Presentation of the S&R Report on Former Charlotte Fire Station Number Ten, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte — S&R Report

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION (HLC) THAT THE HLC RECOMMEND TO THE CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL THAT IT DESIGNATE THE FORMER CHARLOTTE FIRE STATION NUMBER 10, 2136 REMOUNT ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK. THE LANDMARK SHALL INCLUDE THE INTERIOR OF THE BUILDING, THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING, AND THE ENTIRE TAX PARCEL ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

b. Consideration of Future Areas of Concentration for Preparing Survey and Research Reports

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION (HLC) THAT THE HLC FUND A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT ON THE RUDISIL GOLD MINE, WEST SUMMIT AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

7.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Click Here for the Revolving Fund Statement

8.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller

9.  Old Business

10.  New Business 

 


​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission ADA Statement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program, meeting, or service, participants are encouraged to notify us at (704) 376-9115 or by email, stewart.gray@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 2100 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.

 


 
1.  Consideration of Minutes — Click Here For June 12th Minutes
2.  Chair’s Report — Len Norman
​3.  Director’s Report — Dan Morrill  Click Here For Director’s Report
4.  Design Review Committee Report — Joe Elliott  Click Here For Design Review Minutes
A. Johnston Building, 212 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte — S&R Report
The applicant proposes to replace an existing non-original ATM near the front entrance with a new metal doorway.  The existing awning over the entrance would be removed and two smaller awnings would be installed on the adjacent bays. Two new doorways would be cut into the south side elevation, and a wooden wall feature and deck would be installed in the alley.  Two new interior frameless-glass storefronts would be installed in the lobby area to define a new restaurant space.  A back-of-house staircase would be constructed connecting the new restaurant space with the basement.
There was no quorum at the Design Review Committee. The Committee unanimously voted to recommend that the plans as presented be conceptually approved, with the exception of the proposed exterior wood cladding that would surround the new side entrance. The applicant has revised the plans and now seeks approval for a COA for the project.
 B. Phillips House and Morris Barn, 131 W. Charles Street, Matthews — S&R Report
The applicant proposes to add a large rear dormer, reconfigure the kitchen and rear bathroom, demolish the existing CMU garage, and construct a new garage.There was no quorum at the Design Review Committee. The Committee requested that the applicant produce additional plans reflecting more a more differentiated rear addition, and produce a site plan showing the location of the proposed garage and fence. The Committee voted unanimously that the plans could be presented directly to the HLC at their August meeting.  Staff and Committee members have reviewed the revised plans and there is a consensus that the revised plans are appropriate.
C. Delburg Cotton Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, DavidsonS&R Report
The applicant proposes to add an addition to the rear of the house and reconfigure the original rear rooms. The Design Review Committee requested that the applicant reduce the height of the proposed rear addition.  Below are two sets of plans.  The first set shows the addition as first proposed. Staff believes that both options meet the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation, and that both are appropriate. The applicant prefers the taller addition.  The second set shows the addition with a reduced height and a comparison of the two plans.
5.  Survey Committee Report — Jeff Parsons
6.  Treasurer’s Report — Nathan Clark  Revolving Fund Statement
7.  Projects Committee Report — Mark Miller  Click Here For Projects Minutes
Click here to view a spreadsheet on current HLC projects
8.  Old Business
9.  New Business 

 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission ADA Statement


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program, meeting, or service, participants are encouraged to notify us at (704) 376-9115 or by email, stewart.gray@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 2100 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 at least one week prior to commencement.