HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
May 28, 2008
Location: 2100 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, N. C.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Matthew Benson, Committee Chairman
Richard Mattson, Committee Vice-Chairman
Dan Morrill, HLC Director
Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Mary Dominick, HLC Consultant
Louis Asbury, IV
Kent Lackey, Black & Veatch
Tom Howard, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities
Ron Weather, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities
Fredericka Bryant, Water Works Neighborhood
1. Chairmanís Report: Mr. Benson
Mr. Benson welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2. Directorís Report: Dr. Morrill
Dr. Morrill briefly told about the history of the Charlotte
Water Works/Vest Station, still in operation.
3. Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness: Mr.
A. Charlotte Water Works/Vest Station, corner
of Beatties Ford Rd., and Patton Ave., Charlotte, N. C.
The City of Charlotte is proposing to:
- Install new insulated windows that would include a
ventilation system along the bottom of the current window openings.
- Install new EPDM roofing system.
- Repair and replace damaged parapet caps and coping.
- Repair the concrete surface of the building and repaint.
- Add new roof ventilators and exhaust fans
- Install two new 42" square exhaust fan louvers on the rear
of the North building in original window openings.
- Install four new 42" square exhaust fan louvers in the
existing window openings in the clerestory of the South building.
The Committee discussed the Application. Concerns were
addressed regarding the presented plans. Mr. Lackey explained that better
ventilation is needed for the structure as water is falling from the ceiling
like rain and birds can presently enter through open windows and fly around
in the building.
MR. JONES PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SHURLEY TO
RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICATION FOR A
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE CHARLOTTE WATER WORKS/VEST STATION,
CORNER OF BEATTIES FORD ROAD AND PATTON AVE., CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE APPROVED
AS PRESENTED WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS: 1) VENTILATOR SYSTEM
AS PRESENTED IS NOT APPROVED BUT HLC STAFF WILL WORK WITH THE APPLICANT TO
CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR PRESENTATION TO THE HLC ON JUNE 9, 2008 2) WINDOW
GLAZING WILL BE CLEAR AND THE LOW E LIGHTS ARE TO HAVE A PROFILE CONSISTENT
WITH THE HISTORIC APPEARANCE OF THE STRUCTURE 3) WINDOW FRAME MAY BE CLAD
ALUMINUM WITH SIMULATED DIVIDE LIGHT AND HLC STAFF WILL CONSULT WITH THE N.
C. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ABOUT SPECIFICS 4) THE APPLICANT WILL
DOCUMENT WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEASURED DRAWINGS ALL EXISTING WINDOW TYPES.
THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.