Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
November 15, 2010
Location: 2100 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, N. C.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Louis Asbury, Committee Chair
Bill Hobbs, HLC Chair
Mark H. Miller
Dan Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Bryan Turner, HLC Projects Manager
Pat Nystrom, HLC Attorney
Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Rec. Cons.
Mary Dominick, HLC Consultant
Donna Ward, Student Intern
Greg Pappanastos, Charlotte Trolley, Inc.
Andra D. Feay, Charlotte Trolley, Inc.
Mr. Asbury welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Dr. Morrill distributed and reviewed The
Guiding Principles of the Historic Landmarks Commission regarding HLC
projects. The principles can be found under PROJECTS on the HLC’s website –
Review of Projects:
Dr. Morrill, Mr. Turner, Mr. Gray, Ms. Nystrom
White Oak Plantation,
7729 Hood Road, Charlotte, N. C.
The HLC has had development scenarios
produced that would be allowed under current zoning, and could be used to
market the property to developers. Sewer is now available for the
property. Currently the property is being well maintained by tenants. In
consideration of the current economic conditions, staff recommends that the
property be kept off the market, until a future time when development might
be more feasible.
The Committee members discussed the current
situation. The property remains for sale.
DR. WEIS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR.
HOBBS TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE HLC
CONTINUE TO MARKET WHITE OAK PLANTATION, 7729 HOOD ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N. C.,
ON THE HLC’S WEBSITE –
AND THAT A STATEMENT BE MADE ON THE WEBSITE THAT THE PROPERTY MAY BE
SUBDIVIDED. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
of the P & N Railroad Company, 8030 Old Mount Holly Road., Charlotte, N. C.
HLC Staff continues to discuss the future of
the property with the owner. Several options for preserving the property
could be pursued if the owner is willing to sell or give the HLC a portion
of the property. It is not likely that moving the building would be
economically feasible unless a reasonable new building site were donated to
the HLC. Dr. Morrill said that at some point in the future, in order to
save the building from demolition, the structure will need to be moved to a
new site or dismantled, stored and reconstructed. He said that the City
will allow a one year demolition delay, as it does for all historic
properties when the HLC so recommends, if the owner applies for a
Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the building. Dr. Morrill
continues dialogue with CSX officials about possibilities for the structure
such as donation of the depot to a suitable party. Mr. Pappanastos,
President of Charlotte Trolley, Inc., spoke about the development of a
track line from Cedar Street to the Savona Mill on which Charlotte Trolley
#85 could operate. He said a “soft” commitment from the North Carolina
Department of Transportation is in place for land that would be suitable for
the relocation of the P & N station. Mr. Turner said that he has identified
a County storage space for storing the old P & N building if dismantling is
necessary to save the building. He said the building, which opened in 1912,
is primarily composed of brick, tile, and heavy timbers.
MR. HOBBS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR.
ERDMAN TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT HLC STAFF BE
AUTHORIZED TO INVESTIGATE RELOCATING THE THRIFT DEPOT OF THE P & N RAILROAD
COMPANY, 8030 OLD MOUNT HOLLY ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N. C. AND TO WRITE IN
CONJUNCTION WITH CHARLOTTE TROLLEY TO THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ASKING THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT BY THE NORTH CAROLINA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE STATION. THE
COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N. C.
Mr. Turner presented cost estimates for
securing and stabilizing the property totaling over $600,000. The property
was donated to the HLC by Mecklenburg County. The Committee discussed the
situation. Mr. Turner said that the most pressing problem is water
infiltration. Mr. Bragg reported that shortly before the downturn in the
economy approximately three years ago, he had interacted with two developers
interested in purchasing the property.
MR. ERDMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY
MS. LESTER TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE TORRENCE-LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS ROAD,
HUNTERSVILLE, N. C., BE TABLED UNTIL THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE MEETS AGAIN.
THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. BRAGG AND DR. WEIS CASTING
VOTES OF OPPOSITION.
Note: Ms. Lester left the meeting at this
point: 11:08 a.m.
S. W. & C. S. Davis
General Store, NC Highway 115,
Charlotte, N. C.
Dr. Morrill has spoken with Neighborhood
Code Enforcement Officials concerning how historic properties should be
viewed when enforcing Neighborhood code standards. Staff will continue
dialogue with City officials. The store is in operation.
6701 Providence Road, Charlotte, N. C.
HLC Staff recommends that the property be
rezoned to allow for certain commercial uses. Issues such as parking and
the need for additional buildings would need to be researched. The HLC has
already paid for a rezoning application for a low impact office.
MR. HOBBS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS.
LESTER TO RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE REZONING
APPLICATION BE REACTIVATED FOR THE GRIER-REA HOUSE, 6701 PROVIDENCE ROAD,
CHARLOTTE, N. C. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
Edward M. Rozzell House,
11647 Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N. C.
HLC Staff recommends that a new realtor be
retained for the property.
DR. WEIS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. HOBBS TO RECOMMEND TO THE
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT A NEW REALTOR BE OBTAINED FOR THE EDWARD
M. ROZZEL HOUSE, 11647 ROZZELLES FERRY ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C. THE
COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
The Ephraim Aklexander
McAuley House, 14335
Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville, N. C.
Dr. Morrill reported that the house is
currently without wiring, plumbing, water or
a sewage system. HLC Staff will work to
obtain estimates for these costs. The Committee concurred with this action.
Younts General Store
and Blankenship Oil and Fuel Store,
316 and 330 Main St., Pineville, N. C.
Dr. Morrill showed photographs of a new
parking lot going in behind these Main St. stores. HLC Staff recommends
that the roofs and HVAC systems for the buildings be inspected. The
Committee concurred with this action.
George E. Davis House,
301 Campus Street, Charlotte, N. C.
Dr. Morrill said that he has not heard from
Johnson C. Smith University, the owner of the property, about a need for the
HLC to become involved in the renovation of the house.
No old or new business was presented and the
meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.