Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Agenda – Projects Committee

March 25, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Brief Update on Projects: Dan Morrill and Peter Wasmer

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

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

c. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Barnhardt Budget

d.  Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.

e.  Former Standard Oil Company Service Station, 1010 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

f.  James C. Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station #10, 2216 Monument Avenue and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

g.  Streetcar #85

h.  Trolley Car #1

4.  Discussion of Ranking of Projects

February 2019 Project Budget

5.  The Committee will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11. 

6.  Old Business

7.  New Business

 


March 5, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

a.  Discussion with Realtors for the Standard Oil Company Service Station, 1010 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

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b.  Consideration of Payment for Electrical Service for Testing of Streetcar 85 for damage. (From Operational Budget)

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3.  Update on Projects

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

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The Historic Landmarks Commission is working with a prospective buyer of the property. Term sheet to be discussed.

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

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A prospective buyer is performing due diligence. Expected contract will be discussed.

c.  Dowd House and Former Fire Station No. 10, 2216 Monument Street and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Discussions with Mecklenburg County regarding the future of the property continue.

d.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Sandy Carnegie and Peter Wasmer continue to work on securing proposals for the environmental clean up of the property.  The owner is also seeking a remedy to the need for an environmental cleanup.

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

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Discussions of future preservation strategies continue. The owner has a Certificate of Appropriateness which will allow the structure to be demolished on or after June 12, 2019. The Historic Landmarks Commission might consider securing record photographs of the property. Historic Charlotte has nominated the Excelsior Club for listing by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of one of the country’s most endangered historic landmarks.  

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

Staff continues to move forward with the necessary repairs to the house. Stewart Gray is working to have electricity restored at the house, and Peter Wasmer will be moving ahead with additional repairs.  The owner has signed an Option held by Preservation North Carolina to purchase two adjoining lots.  

g.  Louise Mill Mill Houses, 1104 and 1108 Pamlico Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff has met with the owners of the houses.  The owners have agreed to sell the houses, which will have to be designated as historic landmarks before closing. Otherwise, the owner is not interested in historic landmark designation.

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

The owner has a Certificate of Appropriateness which will allow the demolition of the house to occur on or after June 12, 2019. The Ad Hoc Committee continues to search for a site to which it would be economically viable to move the house. The Historic Landmarks Commission might consider securing record photographs of the property. 

4.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11. 

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business


February 4, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report: Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report: Dan Morrill

3.  Update on Projects

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

The COA application for the demolition of the two wing buildings is in process. Peter Wasmer is gathering information about the cost of demolishing the wing buildings and determining if the demolition of the wing buildings will in any way potentially damage the original building.  Information should be available for the meeting.

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

The roof repair is in process and the prospective buyers continue to perform due diligence. Staff anticipates that an offer on the property will be forthcoming. 

c.  Dowd House and Former Fire Station No. 10, 2216 Monument Street and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Discussions with Mecklenburg County regarding the future of the property continue.

d.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Sandy Carnegie and Peter Wasmer continue to work on securing proposals for the environmental clean up of the property.

e.  Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff is meeting with the owner of Edgewood Farm to discuss the status of selling the property.

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

The owner of the Excelsior Club has yet to sign the memorandum agreement. Discussions of future preservation strategies continue.  Efforts will be made to secure an option to purchase, and Preservation North Carolina has agreed to hold the option.

g.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Eric Gamble and Edwin Wilson have each done a market analysis of the Victor Shaw House. The owner has requested a reduction of the delay of the effective date of the COA. The HLC will receive a recommendation from the Design Review Committee at its February meeting. 

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

Waiver of Liability – Individual

Waiver of Liability – Photographer

Staff continues to move forward with the necessary repairs to the house. Stewart Gray is working to have electricity restored at the house, and Peter Wasmer will be moving ahead with additional repairs.  The Permit has been issued for the installation of electric power, and the contractor plans to do the job on February 12th.

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

The City Housing Board has granted an extension of the hearing on the code violations that the Johnson C. Smith University has been ordered to make or to move forward with the demolition of the building.

4.  The Commission will consider several matters in closed session pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11. 

5.  Old Business

6.  New Business


January 7, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

a.  HLC Revolving Fund Budget Report

b.  Renewal of Listing with Eric Gamble of HM Properties for Charles E. Barnhardt House.

3.  Update on Projects

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

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Staff will report on the mold remediation status and bringing electrical service to the house.

b.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Staff will be gathering data on the cost and feasibility of demolishing the two wing buildings on the original building.

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

Ingleside

Stewart Gray will be working with the Town of Huntersville to consider possible text amendments to the zoning ordinance giving greater latitude for development of historic landmarks.

Staff continues to negotiate with a prospective buyer of the property.

d.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Wallace House

The due diligence period has been extended until May 1, 2019.  Staff is securing estimates for environmental cleanup.

e.  Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Staff is working with the City and Johnson C. Smith University to devise a preservation strategy for the property.

f.  Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 10, 2216 Monument Street and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

James C. Dowd House

 

Former Charlotte Fire Station #10

The County continues to consider qualifications of prospective buyers.

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

McConnell House

Staff continues to work with ad hoc Committee to consider possible locations to which the house can be moved.

h.  Charlotte Streetcar No. 85

Charlotte Streetcar 85

The technician to assess damage is scheduled to come to Charlotte on January 28th.

The following items will be considered in closed session.

4.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The Committee will consider prospective purchase of the property.

5.  Louise Cotton Mill Houses

The Committee will consider perspective purchase of two Louise Cotton Mill Houses.

6.  Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

A prospective assignee for the Option to Purchase has been identified.

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

Excelsior Club

Staff is awaiting the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by the owner.

8.  Old Business

9.  New Business


December 3, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

1.  Chair’s Report:  Len Norman

2.  Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

a.  HLC Revolving Fund Budget Report 

b.  HLC Operational Budget Report.  The only discretionary funds available in the Operational Budget are in Object Codes 5404 and 5309.  The amount of available funds until June 30, 2019 is listed below.  County approval is necessary for the transfer of funds between Object Codes.

1)  Object Code 5404:  $17,654 (Casual Labor Not Associated With a Project).

2) Object Code $5309:  $4,400 (Due Diligence For Prospective Real Estate Acquisitions).

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

Consideration of this item will begin in open session to hear from the public regarding views concerning the prospective preservation of the Excelsior Club.  There will be no exchange of questions and answers.  The purpose will be to receive information only.

The Committee will convene in closed session to discuss what actions it might take with regard to efforts to secure the preservation of the Excelsior Club.

Excelsior Club

As directed by the Historic Landmarks Commission, Staff contacted the owner of the Excelsior Club.  She has agreed to allow all three parcels to be included in a feasibility study.  Staff has already begun investigating ways to move forward with the feasibility study. 

The following motion was approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission at its meeting on November 5th.

THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT AUTHORIZE HLC STAFF TO 1) OBTAIN PROPOSALS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE EXCELSIOR CLUB, 921 BEATTIES FORD ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., TO INCLUDE ALL THREE LOTS BELONGING TO THE OWNER; STUDY TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT WHICH WILL PRESERVE THE EXISTING STRUCTURE; AND 2) CONTACT OWNER TO OBTAIN THEIR AGREEMENT TO HAVE ALL THREE PARCELS INCLUDED IN THE STUDY (NO COST TO OWNER); IF INCLUSION OF ALL THREE LOTS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE OWNER, NO FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL BE PURSUED. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

4.  Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

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Charles E. Barnhardt House

Repairs to the Barnhardt House continue in preparation for placing the property on the market. Prospective buyers have visited the property. Peter Wasmer will be present to discuss the status of repairs.  Eric Gamble, realtor, will also be present.

5.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Torrence Lytle School

Tyson and Regina Bates, prospective buyers, are gathering information in preparation for a meeting with Staff to discuss arrangements for the purchase of the property. Town officials of Huntersville will meet with Staff to discuss the current status of the property. Peter Wasmer will be present to discuss the present condition of the property.

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

Ingleside

An Open House in conjunction with Preservation North Carolina was held at Ingleside on December 2nd. On December 4th, a design workshop/open house will occur at Ingleside. The purpose of this meeting will be to solicit the attitudes of residents of the neighborhood and other interested parties regarding potential future uses for Ingleside.

7.  Dowd House and Former Charlotte Fire Station 10, 2216 Monument Street and 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Tom Egan and Stewart Gray continue to participate in a committee to determine the qualifications of prospective buyers of the property.

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

McConnell House

Staff has contacted officials of Martin Marietta, owner of the property, regarding its willingness to contribute funds towards the relocation of the house. Edwin Wilson continues to locate future sites to which the house can be moved.

9.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The owner of the Victor Shaw House has submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of the Shaw House. The HLC will consider this application at its meeting on December 10th. The owner has contacted Staff and has expressed an interest in discussing ways in which the house might be preserved.

10.  Patterson Grocery Store, 2515 Booker Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Patterson Grocery Store

Staff has contacted the owner of the Patterson Grocery Store on Booker Avenue and will seek to meet with the owner to learn more about his plans for the preservation of the property.

11.  Edgewood Farm, 11132 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Edgewood Plantation

The prospective buyer of the Edgewood Farm has requested that the HLC assist with the preservation of the property. It is currently for sale for $1.45 million. Staff, as directed by the Projects Chairman and the HLC Chairman, has responded that at this time, the HLC’s involvement with the Edgewood Farm property will be confined to design review of material alterations.

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

The owner of the VanLandingham Estate will legally be able to move ahead with demolition of the VanLandingham Estate at any time. However, a prospective buyer is performing due diligence for a prospective redevelopment of the house and the land immediately surrounding it.

13.  Former Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

This issue will be discussed in closed session.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

William Hughes and Dr. Morrill met with individuals who are interested in pursuing the possibility of restoring the Former Mt. Carmel Baptist Church as a community center and history educational facility.  Discussions continue as to how the Historic Landmarks Commission might assist in this endeavor.

14.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

This issue will be discussed in closed session.

The closing on the property has been delayed in order to mitigate environmental contamination.  

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15.  Streetcar No. 85

This issue will be discussed in closed session.

Charlotte Streetcar 85

At its meeting on October 30th, the Projects Committee authorized expenditures to bring a technician to Charlotte to assess the level of damage to Streetcar 85. Peter Wasmer, Project Manager, has determined that the cost will exceed the approved amount. Staff requests a motion from the Committee recommending approval of the increased amount.

16.  Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

This issue will be discussed in closed session.

The Historic Landmarks Commission has an exclusive, assignable option to purchase the property. The option expires February 17, 2019. Because of the length of time required for due diligence if the HLC seeks County approval for the purchase of the property, the HLC should decide whether it recommends HLC purchase if an assignee is not identified.

17.  Louise Cotton Mill Houses

This issue will be discussed in closed session.

1104 Pamlico Street

1108 Pamlico Street

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The Survey Committee has placed properties in the Louise Cotton Mill Village on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks. Staff has identified two mill houses, 1104 and 1108 Pamlico Street, which are available for purchase. Staff has communicated with the owner and has determined that she is willing to enter into negotiations. Staff requests guidance from the Projects Committee.

18.  Old Business

19.  New Business