April 12, 2010
1. Dr. George E.
Davis House, 301 Campus St., Charlotte, N.C. Johnson C. Smith
University's Board of Trustees will be voting this month as to whether the
University would like to move forward with the preservation of the Davis
House. If so, the University and the HLC will have to enter into an
agreement to undertake this project. This matter will be brought
before the Projects Committee.
Application. The Grant Application to assist with
funding a National Register Nomination for Pineville has been modified at
the request of the Division of Archives and History to include the historic
business district on Main St. Staff is awaiting word on whether the
grant has been awarded.
3. S. B. Alexander
House, Queens Terrace Apartments, Thrift Piedmont and Northern Railroad
Depot, Tuckaseegee Ford, and Hangar at Douglas International Airport. Stewart
Gray and I did meet with the Economic Development Committee of City Council
on March 11th to
explain the processing of properties for historic landmark designation.
Staff submitted a letter to the Committee which will be sent to the County
Commission hereafter stating the amount of deferred County property taxes
for historic landmarks considered for designation by the City Council.
The Committee did approve moving ahead with scheduling public hearings on
the prospective historic landmark designation of the Tuckaseegee Ford, the
W.P.A. Hangar at Douglas Airport, and the Thrift Piedmont and Northern
Depot. The processing of the S. B. Alexander House and the Queens
Terrace Apartments was delayed so that Councilperson Kinsey could have
additional questions addressed by the Committee.
4. Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 2. The owner
did not accept the offer made by the Commission to purchase the property.
The effective date of the Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition is
May 12, 2010. There have been no significant developments since the
last meeting of the HLC. Staff has developed an online video on the
building. You can see it by clicking on Video on
5. Grier-Rea House. Staff has agreed to list the house
with a realtor and negotiations over the specifics of the listing contract
continue. Additional expenditures on the property are also being
Click here for photographs.
6. Torrence Lytle School. Work continues on the
rehabilitation and stabilization plan. The Projects Committee will
make a recommendation regarding this matter later in the meeting.
7. Rozzel House and McAuley House.
Marketing of both properties continues.
8. 316 and 330 E. Main St. Pineville.
The tenants are paying their rent, and the properties continue to be
9. White Oak Plantation. Bryan Turner has obtained a bid
from a landscape firm to devise a conceptual plan
for the property. The Projects Committee will make a recommendation
regarding this matter later in the meeting.
10. American Legion Memorial Stadium.
Central Piedmont Community College has had to make changes to the site
plan originally approved by the HLC. These changes require the
submission of a new Certificate of Appropriateness Application. This
is being considered under Express Review, meaning that the Design Review
Committee has not considered this matter. This matter will be
considered later in the meeting.
11. County Budget. Staff
continues to await word on the County Manger's recommendations regarding the
2010-2111 Budget. Although no official budget recommendation has been
made, the County has informed the Commission that it will most likely
receive no County tax dollars for HLC operations next year. This means
that the Commission's annual budget will have to come from Demolition Permit
Fees and from the HLC's Revolving Fund. The exact amounts depend upon
several variables. Staff will keep the Commission advised.
12. Johnston Mill and Mecklenburg Mill.
City Council is considering what to do with the buildings now that
prospective development plans are not going to occur. The City might
want to consult with the HLC regarding this matter. Staff will keep
the Commission advised.