Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


Walnut Avenue Project



Bobby Drakeford has submitted a zoning application to build townhouses in the Wesley Heights Historic District.  He will be approaching the Historic Landmarks Commission to be a partner in this project.  I believe the project could demonstrate how historic preservation and new construction can be compatible. Obviously, the project must be economically viable.  The regular routine due diligence will have to be followed.  

The concept is to have the Historic Landmarks Commission purchase the two residences at the front of the lot and for Bobby Drakeford to build the townhouses on the rear of the lot.  The Commission would sell the two residences with preservation covenants in the deed to assure the preservation of the residences in perpetuity.

The Projects Committee will be meeting with Bobby Drakeford on October 2nd at 8 a.m. to discuss this project.

Walnut Avenue Site Plan

All Commissioners are welcome to come to the Projects Committee Meeting.

VanLandingham Estate

The Historic Landmarks Commission continues to work on a preservation strategy for the VanLandingham Estate in Plaza Midwood.  It too is a challenge.  The fundamental issue is how to make saving the estate economically viable.

Wadsworth House

The Commission is working to devise a preservation solution for the Wadsworth House in the Wesley Heights Neighborhood.  It is a historic landmark, so no immediate threat to the house exists.  However, there is a likelihood that the property will be placed on the market in the near future.  The Commission understands that whatever happens to the property is vitally important for the character of Wesley Heights.