HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
December 16, 2008
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Matt Benson, Committee Chair
Richard Mattson, Committee V. Chair
Dan Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Mary Dominick, HLC Consultant
Vicki Saville, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Manos Kesavan, Adams Group Architects
Graham Adams, Adams Group Architects
Carl Harris, CMS/Bovis
1. Chairmanís Report: Matt Benson
Mr. Benson welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2. Directorís Report: Dan Morrill
Dr. Morrill reviewed the issues to be considered at todayís
meeting and explained how the Secretary of the Interiorís Guidelines
apply. Dr. Morrill reminded everyone that additions and infill buildings
regarding historic property are to be compatible but differentiated. The
Historic Landmarks Commission understands the fact that change to historic
fabric is to be managed, not necessarily to be prevented, with the
understanding that change is often necessary to keep a property viable.
3. Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness
A. Dr. Elmer H. Garinger High School, 1100 Eastway
Drive, Charlotte, N. C.
The proposed two story building will be an infill building
immediately north of the cafeteria. All of the land in the tax parcel is
designated historic. Garinger High School was built in 1959 and designed by
A. G. Odell, Jr.
Mr. Shurley recused himself from any votes that might occur
on this issue because of a potential conflict of interest since he is doing
other work for the applicant.
Two proposed designs were presented at the meeting. Concern
was expressed that the cafeteria building, designated historic, not be
visually blocked from the adjoining courtyard by the proposed structure.
Further concern was expressed about the compatibility of the design of the
front facade of the proposed infill building and the facade of the
cafeteria. After a lengthy discussion the Committee agreed that a site visit
is warranted by Committee members in order to understand better the issues
involved. It should be understood that one half million dollars would be the
approximate cost for changing electrical infrastructure that is in place.
Mr. Benson said that a time can be set for future meetings
after calendars are checked. Further evaluations and discussions are needed
so final recommendations can be made to the HLC.
The meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.