Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mr. Richard Alsop, III/Mayor - Survey Committee Vice-Chairman
Mr. Matthew Benson/Mayor - Design Review Committee Vice-Chairman
Ms. Amy Hockett/City - Design Review Committee Chairman
Ms. Yolanda Johnson/City - Projects Committee Vice-Chairman
Mr. Joseph B. C. Kluttz/County - Projects Committee Chairman
Ms. Yolanda Law/County - Education Committee Vice-Chairman
Ms. Valerie Lewis/City - Education Committee Chairman, HLC Secretary
Mr. Gray Newman/County
Mr. Len Norman/County - Survey Committee Chairman, HLC Vice-Chairman
Ms. Laura C. Smith/City - HLC Treasurer, Finance Committee Chairman
Mr. Michael C. Sullivan/County - HLC Chairman
Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Assistant Consulting Director
Mr. Bryan Turner, HLC Projects Manager
Ms. Patricia Nystrom, HLC Attorney
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Dr. Richard Mattson/County
Ms. Abby Claar - Morningside Apartments
Mr. Carl Martin, Grand Theater, 333 Beatties Ford Rd.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Cleary (Joy) - Oehler House
Ms. Kathryn Finger - Morningside Apartments
Mr. Ronald J. Payne - Morningside Apartments
Mr. Kent Jones - Attorney for owner of Morningside Apartments
Mr. John Nichols - Morningside Apartments
Mr. Tim Mills - Grace AME Zion Church
Mr. Rob Pressley - Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA (Graham Develop.)
MS. SMITH PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. JOHNSON THAT THE MINUTES FOR
FEBRUARY 13, 2006, OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION BE APPROVED AS
DISTRIBUTED. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MS. SMITH PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NEWMAN THAT THE EXECUTIVE
SESSION MINUTES OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION DATED FEBRUARY 13,
2006, BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE
Item #2 - Chairmanís Report: Mr. Sullivan
Mr. Sullivan welcomed everyone to the meeting. He said that the HLC will
hold its next meeting April 10, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Sullivan said that he
is sorry that Dr. Morrill is not present this evening as he is still
contagious with the Type A flu. He said it is the first meeting Dr. Morrill
has missed since October 1974.
Mr. Sullivan asked the Commissioners to look at the attendance reports
and the calendar for March at their seats. He said that the Nominating
Committee will present a slate for HLC officers for next year at the May
meeting and that the election for officers will be held at the June HLC
meeting. Mr. Sullivan said that he will name a Nominating Committee Chairman
and two committee members at the April meeting. He reminded the
Commissioners that the HLC does not hold meetings in July.
Mr. Sullivan said that his six-year HLC term ends this summer and that he
is not eligible for reappointment. He said that Ms. Johnsonís, Ms. Lawís and
Ms. Smithís terms also expire but that they are eligible for reappointments.
Item #3 - Directorís Report: Mr. Gray, Assistant Director
Mr. Gray said that Dr. Morrill asked him to present his Directorís
Report. The information is as follows:
1. Jason Nichols, a student intern, has begun identifying the contents of
the N. S. Alexander House, 4601 Shamrock Drive. When he completes that task,
staff will sit down with the Alexander family to determine what items the
family wants to retain.
2. A joint public hearing to consider the change of boundaries for the
Neel House will occur with the Charlotte City Council on April 17th. Staff
will provide an approximate time when it becomes available.
3. It is expected that two joint public hearings- the McAuley Road
Farmland and the Bradford Store - will be held with the Town of Huntersville
4. Two joint public hearings with the Charlotte City Council will occur
in June - the Siloam School and the Dilworth City House.
5. Discussions are ongoing with the planning Department in Huntersville
regarding the prospective designation of the Mecklenburg II Prison. The Town
of Huntersville is interested in the designation, and staff will be
submitting the Survey and Research Report to the Survey Committee for its
6. The Huntersville Town Attorney has completed the amendments to the
ordinance for the Torrence Lytle School. The ordinance will be filed with
the Register of Deeds Office.
7. Mr. Gray and Ms. Hope Murphy are scheduled to present Survey and
Research Reports on the buildings on the South side of Main Street to the
Historic Landmarks Commission at its April meeting.
8. Considerable HLC Staff time was spent last month investigating the
comparative historic significance of the Morningside Apartments.
9. County Staff is working on a proposed operational budget for the
Historic Landmarks Commission. This budget will be brought before the HLC
for its consideration at the April meeting.
10. HLC Staff visited with City officials with respect to the prospective
development of the property at the Mecklenburg Mill and the Johnston Mill in
North Charlotte. The City will be sending out a Request for Proposals and
wanted to gain a greater understanding of the design review standards of the
Item #4 - Survey Committee Report: Mr. Norman
Mr. Norman reported that the Survey Committee met February 28, 2006, at
the HLC office. Minutes are on file at the HLC office and can also be found
on the HLCís website - www.cmhpf.org.
Mr. Norman reported that HLC Staff has met with Pineville officials and
that the Town of Pineville is very interested in preserving the remains of
its town streetscape. Pineville is willing to contribute $15,000 for survey
work. Mr. Gray showed pictures of the proposed properties.
THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE FOLLOWING
PROPERTIES IN PINEVILLE, N. C., BE PLACED ON THE HLCíS STUDY LIST: 319 MAIN
STREET, 321 MAIN STREET, 325 MAIN STREET, 327 MAIN STREET, 331 MAIN STREET,
312 MAIN STREET, 314 MAIN STREET, 316 MAIN STREET, 318 MAIN STREET, 322 MAIN
STREET. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Mr. Norman reported that the Survey Committee directed HLC Staff to
prepare a report on the relative significance of the Morningside Apartments
within the context of other projects of its type in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Mr. Gray presented the report. Those in opposition of processing the
property for historic designation were given the opportunity to speak to
everyone present and those in favor of continuing to process the property
for historic designation were given the opportunity to speak to everyone
Before the HLC voted, a letter from Ms. Abigail J. Claar, a resident of
Morningside, was distributed asking for the HLC to support historic
designation. Ms. Claar spoke and showed photographs of Morningside
Apartments. Mr. Jones, attorney for the owners, said that the owners of the
Morningside Apartments do not seek nor desire historic designation. Each HLC
member stated the reason for her/his vote.
THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE MORNINGSIDE
APARTMENTS NOT BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS DESIGNATION. THE
COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH THE FOLLOWING VOTE: FAVOR: BENSON,
HOCKETT, JOHNSON, KLUTTZ, LAW, LEWIS, NORMAN, SMITH, SULLIVAN OPPOSE: ALSOP,
NEWMAN ABSTAIN: NONE.
Item #5 - Projects Committee Report: Mr. Kluttz
Mr. Kluttz reported that the business of the Projects Committee will need
to be considered in Executive Session.
MS. SMITH PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. KLUTTZ THAT THE HLC CONVENE
IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MS. SMITH PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NORMAN THAT THE HLC
RE-CONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE
Note: During Executive Session the HLC considered a proposal for the
purchase of the Oehler house, 14401 Huntersville-Concord Rd. and the
stipulations in the proposed contract for the purchase of Grace AME Zion,
219 S. Brevard Street.
Item #6 - Design Review Committee Report: Ms. Hockett
The Design Review Committee will meet Tuesday, March 29, 2006, at 8:00
Item #7 - Education committee Report: Ms. Lewis
Committee members will be notified when a meeting is scheduled.
Item #8 - Treasurerís Report: Ms. Smith
Ms. Smith presented the current financial report which is on file.
Item #9 - Old Business
No old business was considered.
Item #10 - New Business
MS. JOHNSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. LAW THAT DR. MORRILL
PREPARE AN UPDATE ON THE CURRENT WORK OF THE HLC FOR DISTRIBUTION TO COUNTY
OFFICIALS. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MR. KLUTTZ PRESENTED A MOTION SECONED BY MR. NORMAN THAT HLC STAFF BE
AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND TO REPORT
AT THE APRIL HLC MEETING. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:00 p.m.