Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Projects Committee

February 5, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

 

1.  Chair’s Report:  Mark Miller

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

Options For Project Management

Click For List Of Endangered Landmarks

3.  Update On Charles E. Barnhardt House:  Dan Morrill and Peter Wasmer

Charles E. Barnhardt House – 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte

Peter Wasmer is meeting regularly with the Barnhardt Ad Hoc Committee to discuss progress on the house.  Cleanup of the site and tarping of the roof have begun.  The Ad Hoc Committee is recommending that a tile roof be placed on the house, which will require asking the Board of County Commissioners for additional money.  

HLC Staff has scheduled a meeting with Leslie Johnson, Assistant City Manager, to discuss possible ways to secure additional project manager support for the HLC.  

      Eric Gamble, realtor, will attend the meeting.

4.  Update On Torrence Lytle School:  Dan Morrill

Torrence Lytle School – 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville

Michael Sullivan of the Norris Company is marketing the property for sale.  He has shown the property to prospective buyers but nobody has come forward with an offer.  Mr. Sullivan,  realtor, will attend the meeting.

5.  Update On Charlotte Streetcar 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

In December 2016 the Commission voted to spend funds to secure a generator to power Streetcar 85.  The streetcar is now on a 5-year lease to the North Carolina Transportation Museum.  The Museum has informed me that additional money will be needed beyond that approved by the HLC.  Staff will be preparing a Request For Board Action for submission to the County for the approval of final amount of funds approved by the HLC.

Lakewood Trolley, a not-for-profit organization, is working to establish a vintage trolley line in West Charlotte.  The hope is that Streetcar 85 will return to Charlotte when Lakewood Trolley can demonstrate that it has the ability to operate the streetcar.

Click Here To See Video Of Streetcar Being Moved From Cats Garage

6.  Update On Former Fire Station Number 10 & Dowd House

Dowd House – 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10 – 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte

Things are beginning to come to a head on this issue.  Money has been pledged by prospective buyers of the two buildings.  The County Attorney is considering the most appropriate ways the purchase money or some portion thereof might be earmarked for the HLC’s revolving fund.  Staff continues to participate in discussions.

7.  Update On The Walnut Avenue Project

Walnut Avenue Project – 817-19 and 821 Walnut Avenue, Charlotte

The Drakeford Company has decided that it will place preservation covenants in the deed to assure preservation.  Staff has put Bobby Drakeford in touch with Preservation North Carolina to discuss details.  The Drakeford Company is still seeking rezoning for the property. 

8.  Update On Holly Bend Project

Holly Bend – 3701 Neck Road, Huntersville

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has decided to retain ownership of Holly Bend.  The HLC’s involvement in the project will be design review.

9.  Update On Edward Rozzel Farm

Edward Rozzel Farm – 11601 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte

The sale of the Edward Rozzel Farm has closed.  The photograph shows the buyers repairing the gutters on the Rozzel House.

10.  Old Business

11.  New Business


November 1, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Jeffrey Parsons

2.  Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

a.  Review of Funding for Survey and Research Reports.  Click for Budget

b.  Reginald Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte. Dr. Tom Hanchett has produced a historical essay on the home of Dr. Reginald Hawkins, a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the mid-twentieth century.  The Survey and Research Report will be considered by the Survey Committee at its January meeting.  Click Here for Map of Property

 

c.  Pineville Library, 202 Main Street, Pineville.  The owner has requested that the Commission fund a Survey and Research Report on the property.  Staff plans to contact the Town Council to judge its interest in support of historic landmark designation.  Click Here for Map of Property

 

 

3.  Status of Processing Properties for Historic Landmark Designation:  Dan Morrill

a.  Parkwood A. R. P. Church, 1017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte  Click Here for S&R Report

 

b.  Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 10, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte  Click Here for S&R Report

 

c.  Historic Charlotte Fire Equipment  Click Here for S&R Report

 

d.  Rudisill Hill Gold Mine, 317 West Summit Avenue, Charlotte  Click Here for S&R Report


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


5.  Consideration of the Survey and Research Report on Highland Park Mill #1, 340 East 16th Street, Charlotte.  The owner supports historic landmark designation.
Click Here for S&R Report  Click Here for Map of Property

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  The Town of Matthews is seeking to preserve the house at 201 South Ames Street.  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 

 

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

 

8.  Recommend that the HLC fund the preparation of a Survey and Research Report on Charlotte Fire Station Number Eight, 1201 The Plaza, Charlotte.  The report would be prepared by the HLC Consulting Director for the established fee.  Click Here for Map of Property

 

9.  Consideration of placement of the Dr. Bonnie E. Cone House, 9234 Sandburg Avenue, Charlotte, 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.  The owner supports historic landmark designation.  The report would be prepared by Bill Jeffers as set forth in his proposal.
Click Here for Bonnie Cone House Proposal  Click Here for Map of Property


10.  Consideration of placement of the William Peeps House, 831 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  William H. Peeps was a leading architect of Charlotte in the first half of the twentieth century.  He designed this house as his residence.  It is located in the Dilworth Historic District.  Click Here for Map of Property


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


12.  Staff Recommendation For Survey and Research Reports

The preparation of Survey and Research Reports is a fundamental function of the Historic Landmarks Commission.  Staff has developed a tentative list of properties it recommends for processing for historic landmark designation during this period.  The owners of these properties will have to be contacted to determine whether they support designation.

a.  Derita School Gymnasium, 6115 Rumple Road, Charlotte  Click Here for Map of Property


b.  Cornelius School Agricultural Building, 21126 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius
Click Here for Map of Property


c.  Alexander Farm (Cornelius), 8315 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius  Click Here for Map of Property


13.  Old Business

14.  New Business

 


November 2, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Mark Miller

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

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

Sandy Carnegie is overseeing the process of closing on the property, which should occur by November 13th.

Staff will be moving ahead with cleaning up the property and acquiring the statuary which was removed from the property by the previous owner.

Peter Wasmer, Project Manager, will be developing a Request For Qualifications which will form the basis of the bid process.  Staff will limit consideration of bids from parties who had demonstrated experience with working on historic structures.

 

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

The property is under contract.  The Due Diligence period will end in December.  Two issues have arisen:

Furniture was removed from White Oak when the property was sold.  It is stored in the c. 1950 house on the Rozzel Farm.  The prospective buyer has expressed interest in the furniture.  Staff believes that the best use of the furniture would be to have it used as part of the improvement of the Rozzel Farm.  There would also be expense in moving the furniture elsewhere.  Therefore, Staff recommends that the furniture be conveyed to the prospective buyer if they close on the property.  

Trash has been illegally dumped on the property.  Peter Wasmer will be overseeing its removal and will attempt to ascertain who was responsible. 


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


The Commission has approved placing the entire property on the market.  If the property does not sell within a reasonable period, six months to one year, the Commission will consider demolishing all but the original school building and placing the property on the market again.

The Commission needs to select a realtor.

Staff has advised the Commission that water is penetrating the roofs of the buildings.  Repairs are needed.

The County continues to upfit the school’s gymnasium as a community recreation center.


6.  Status Report On The Walnut Avenue Project, 817-19 and 821 Walnut Avenue, Charlotte.  Click Here for Map of Property

Bobby Drakeford has applied for rezoning of the property.  He has informed Staff that he anticipates approaching the Commission in February with a specific proposal of how the Commission might be involved in the project.


7.  Status Report On The Wadsworth House Project, 400 South Summit Avenue, Charlotte.
Click Here for Map of Property  

The Consulting Director and Mark Miller met with Pat Mills, realtor, and Shirley Fulton, owner of the property.  The Wadsworth House will be actively marketed.  Staff believes that the private market should be given the opportunity to purchase and preserve the house.

The owner is not interested in placing preservation covenants on the house. 


8.  Status Report On The VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte.  Click Here for Map of Property  


9.  Status Report On Former Fire Station Number Ten, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte.  Click Here for Map of Property

Staff is scheduled to meet on November 13th with County officials to discuss preservation strategies for Former Fire Station Number 10 and the adjoining Dowd House.


10.  Paying Owners For Preservation Deed Covenants

11.  Old Business

12.  New Business

 

 


1. Chair’s Report:  Mark Miller

2. Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

3. Update on the Rozzel Farm:  Dan Morrill and Eric Gamble

The prospective buyer has withdrawn the letter of intent. Eric Gamble, realtor, will be exposing the property for MLS listing. HLC Staff will meet with Brian Jenest to consider development options for the property.


4. Update on Possible Participation in the Preservation of Houses
in Wesley Heights: Dan Morrill and Bobby Drakeford

Description of Wesley Heights Project – Walnut Avenue

Bobby Drakeford, the developer, will be submitting a rezoning application for the properties at 817-819 and 821 Walnut Avenue. Mr. Drakeford is seeking HLC participation in the improvement of the property. Specifically, he proposes that the HLC purchase, preserve, and sell the existing house and duplex. Mr. Drakeford would subdivide the property, purchase the rear portion, and construct townhouses. HLC Staff understands that this proposal would have to go through the standard due diligence process. Staff is enthusiastic about possible HLC involvement because the project would demonstrate how preservation can be compatible with new construction. 

5. Update on Status of the Charles E. Barnhardt House:  Dan Morrill, Stewart Gray, Jay Rhodes

Due Diligence and Appraisal
Request for Board Action
Barnhardt Comps from August 31, 2016
Comparable Listings from the Past Year and Comparative Market Analysis

Jay Rhodes, of the County Asset and Facility Management department, has informed HLC Staff that Peter Wasmer, Project Manager for the Barnhardt project, is on leave until October 22nd. In view of this fact, the County will need to have the HLC hire and pay a Project Manager to assume all or some part of the management of the upfit of the house and grounds. This will add some costs to the project.


6. Update on Status of the Torrence Lytle School:  Dan Morrill and Sandy Carnegie

If the prospective buyer does not close on the property, the HLC has decided to expose the property to the market for a period of one year. The Commission will need to select a realtor to market the property.


7. Old Business

The County has obtained its appraisal of the James C. Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station Number 10.  Stewart Gray will complete the physical description of the interior of Former Fire Station Number 10 when the County completes the environmental cleanup of the building.  The County will be holding discussions with the HLC Staff about preservation strategies for the properties.

8. New Business

 


  1. Chair’s Report:  Mark Miller

  2. Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

  3. Consideration of the Prospective Sale Of The Rozzel Farm

  4. Consideration of Involvement in the Preservation of Houses in Wesley Heights

  5. Consideration of Involvement in the Preservation of the VanLandingham Estate

  6. Update on Status of the Charles E. Barnhardt House

  7. Update on Status of the Torrence Lytle School

  8. Consideration of Involvement in the Preservation of the Wadsworth House

  9. Old Business

  10. New Business