Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Projects Committee



August 9, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

a.  Update on Siloam School

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

June-July 2018 Project Budget

FY 19 HLC Operational Budget

a.  Staff will be working with the Projects Committee to determine how and when Trolley Number One might be moved from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to Charlotte for operation on the Lakewood Trolley line.


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

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Eric Gamble, HLC Realtor, continues to market the property. The HLC has received an offer to purchase the property. Eric Gamble will explain the terms under which the prospective buyer desires to move forward. The Executive Committee approved the following motion at its July meeting:

THAT THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND CONTRACT FOR THE BARNHARDT HOUSE, 3217 MAYMONT PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE REVISED BY SANDY CARNEGIE, HLC ATTORNEY, TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: PURCHASE PRICE – $1,122,500; EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT – $10,000; DUE DILIGENCE FEE – $2,500; DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD – 60 DAYS; CLOSING – 90 DAYS AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF OFFER TO PURCHASE AND CONTRACT; SELLER WILL PAY UP TO $5,000 OF BUYER’S CLOSING COST; ROOF REPAIR MUST COMMENCE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF CLOSING. ADDITIONALLY, IF THE POTENTIAL BUYERS COUNTER THE HLC OFFER WITH A CONTRACT PREREQUISITE OF SELLING THEIR CURRENT PROPERTY, THEN THE HLC REAL ESTATE AGENT IS AUTHORIZED TO PRESENT THE ATTACHED ADDENDUM TO THE BUYERS.

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4.  Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437-1439 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Pecan Avenue Duplex

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Pecan Avenue Duplex Video

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The owner of the property has received a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the building. He is interested in discussing the possibility of the HLC purchasing the property. He is willing to sell the property for $300,000. Dr. Morrill has met with the owner and has negotiated the terms of an option to purchase the property. The issue before the Committee is whether to approve, amend, or disapprove the option agreement. 

5.  Update on Projects

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

The prospective buyer continues to perform due diligence. Closing must occur by the end of November. The prospective buyer has made initial earnest money deposit.


b. Streetcar 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

The move of Streetcar 85 from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to the Cumberland Avenue Storage Building occurred on August 1, 2018.

Video of Streetcar 85 Move


c. Charlotte “New Look” GM Bus 

Charlotte New Look Bus

The New Look Bus was moved from the CATS Garage to the Chamberlain Avenue Storage Building on July 31st. Sandy Carnegie prepared a legal agreement covering the bus, which has been signed by Staff and by Argos Realty.  It will be presented to the HLC for its consideration on August 13th.

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d. Former Fire Station #10, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10

Staff continues to pursue negotiations with the County about the prospect of the County’s conveying the property to the Historic Landmarks Commission.

 

e. Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Ingleside

Staff continues to consider the prospect of doing a careful study of the potentials for Ingleside as an adaptive reuse. Stewart Gray is meeting with various stakeholders in North Mecklenburg. Closing on the property is scheduled for late August or early September. 


f. Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace Log House

Staff is processing the Wallace House for prospective designation as a historic landmark. The vote of City Council on designation is scheduled for mid-October. Closing on the property will occur shortly thereafter. The Executive Committee has recommended that the lease of the property to the present owners be approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission with the inclusion of language allowing for termination with 45 days notice. This recommendation will be presented to the HLC at its August 13 meeting. 


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

Excelsior Club

The Commission has received the appraised price of the parcel. It is awaiting an estimate of the cost of restoring the building. Staff plans to meet with the owner to discuss the possibility of an option to purchase.

 

h.  McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Martin Marietta, the owner of the McConnell House, has received a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the home.  Staff is meeting with the owner in attempts to devise a preservation solution.

Martin Marietta has stated that it will not provide property to which the house can be moved, and it will not allow the property to remain at its present site. The owner will donate the house to the HLC or to another entity that will move the house to a new location.

 

6.  Former Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Former Mount Carmel Baptist Church

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The City of Charlotte has notified Johnson C. Smith University, the owner of the property, that they must repair or demolish the church by October 10, 2018. Preservation North Carolina holds preservation covenants on the property that prohibit demolition. Staff has notified the University that it has not applied for the necessary Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition. Staff has contacted the University and is working to develop a preservation strategy. The University says that it does not wish to demolish the building.

 

7.  Old Business

On November 14, 2016, the Historic Landmarks Commission presented an offer to purchase the Morgan School in the Cherry Neighborhood.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School has not responded to that offer.

 

8.  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, elizabeth.stuart@mecklenburgcountync.gov, or at 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28207, at least one week prior to commencement.


June 4, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

1. Chair’s Report: Len Norman (Interim)

2. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3. Update on Torrence Lytle, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Torrence Lytle SchoolCli

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Michael Sullivan, realtor, advises that the prospective buyer of the Torrence Lytle School does not intend to move forward.  The immediate issue facing the Commission is the condition of the leaking roofs, especially on the wing buildings added to the original building in the mid-twentieth century.  Michael Sullivan will attend the meeting to discuss marketing strategies.  Peter Wasmer will update the Committee on the physical status of the property.

4. Update on Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Wadsworth House

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Staff has talked with officials of South State Bank about the HLC’s commitment to assisting in the preservation of the house.  Also, as directed by the HLC, I have sent a letter to the Bank stating that the HLC will support any offer which preserves the house and the grounds of the property.  The HLC is awaiting developments.

5. Update on Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace Log House

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I have met with the owners of the property.  They have signed a document agreeing to extend the due diligence period until October 26th.  The HLC has voted to recommend the designation of the property as a historic landmark.  Necessary documentation has been sent to the Division of Archives and History.  A public hearing with City Council will be scheduled for September, and the designation of the property should occur in October.

Dixie and William Kelly, the owners of the property, would like to remain in the house for a period after the HLC acquires the property.  This would be advantageous to the HLC, as we prepare the property for active marketing in Spring 2019.  Sandy Carnegie has prepared a draft lease which has been sent to the owners for comment.

a. Discussion of Draft Lease  Click Here for Draft of the Lease

6. Update on Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Ingleside

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a. Discussion of Amended Purchase Price

The Historic Landmarks Commission passed a motion at its May meeting setting the top price the Commission will pay for the property.  Sandy Carnegie, HLC Attorney, advises that the price will have to be adjusted upward.  He will explain.

Staff has secured County approval of funds to cover cleanup and maintenance costs at Ingleside.

b. Discussion of Settlement with Bank and Owner

Sandy Carnegie, HLC Attorney, will explain the current legal status of the property.

7. Update on Charlotte Streetcar 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

Staff has secured County funding for moving Streetcar 85 from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to the Lakewood Trolley Storage Building in Charlotte. 

Greg Pappanastos, president of Lakewood Trolley, has been asked to attend the meeting to discuss the status of Lakewood Trolley’s lease of Streetcar 85 from the HLC.

Staff is working out the details to encumber the money owed to the North Carolina Transportation Museum due to early termination of the lease of Streetcar 85 to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. 

8. Discussion of Status of Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Excelsior Club

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The owner of the Excelsior Club has submitted an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the Excelsior Club.  The owner has agreed to enter into an exclusive, assignable option with the HLC to purchase the property.  However, the owner has established a price far above the amount established by an appraisal in April 2017.  Staff will recommend to the HLC that it delay the effective date of the COA for 365 days from the date of issuance.  This will allow time to investigate preservation strategies.

9. Update on Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymount Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

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Realtor Eric Gamble will be present to update the Committee on marketing of the property.

At its May meeting, the HLC voted to place an architectural shingle roof on the house if such was necessary to protect the building.  Fred Caligiuri, the developer of the Cramer’s Pond Neighborhood, has not approved the roof.  He wants a slate or tile roof placed on the house.

10. Update on Potential Demolition of the William and Laura McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.

McConnell House

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11. Old Business

12. 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 Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28207, at least one week prior to commencement.


May 8, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

1. Chair’s Report: Len Norman (Interim)

2. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3. Update on Charlotte Streetcar 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

a.  Draft of Lease Agreement with Lakewood Trolley
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b.  Draft of Termination Agreement with North Carolina Transportation Museum
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4. Update on Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville
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Torrence Lytle School

The Commission has voted to accept an offer to purchase the Torrence Lytle School.  Len Norman has been meeting with the realtor to discuss minor revisions.

5. Update on the Wadsworth House, 400 South Summit Avenue, Charlotte
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Wadsworth House

The Commission has obtained an appraisal for the property.  The issue before the Committee is the formulation of a recommendation regarding the prospective purchase of the property by the HLC.

Records show that South State Bank has foreclosed on the property and is now the owner.  A private party is pursuing purchase of the property.  As a general rule, the Commission does not pursue purchase of a property when it will be preserved by another buyer.

6. Update on Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte
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Charles E. Barnhardt House

The property is being actively marketed.  There is no viable offer on the table.  

The Commission is required by contract to make improvements to the house, including repainting the exterior, glazing broken windows, demolishing the carport, and putting a roof on the house.  Staff has requested that recommendations for a roof be put before the HLC at its May 14th meeting.

7. Update on Albert Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte
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Wallace Log House

8. Consideration of the Status of Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville

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Ingleside

Ingleside is the best ante-bellum Italianate style structure in Mecklenburg County.  The owner has submitted a deed in lieu of foreclosure to Sun Trust Bank.  The Historic Landmarks Commission purchased Ingleside over twenty years ago, placed preservation covenants in the deed, and sold Ingleside.  Therefore, the Commission has a first right of refusal to purchase Ingleside.  Staff believes that the Commission should approach Sun Trust Bank about the prospect of purchasing Ingleside.  If the property is placed under contract, closing would be dependent upon the County’s standard due diligence procedures.

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.