Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
PROJECTS COMMITTEE MEETING
March 22, 2001
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
John Parker, Committee Chair
Phiderika Foust, Committee V. Chr.
Jeff Bradsher, HLC Chairman
Bryan Turner, HLC Projects Manager
Dan Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
1. MS. FOUST PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. FELDER THAT THE
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION NOT PURSUE THE PURCHASE OF THE NEWELL
SCHOOLHOUSE, 8409 OLD CONCORD ROAD. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE
2. MR. BRADSHER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. FOUST TO RECOMMEND
TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT A SUBCOMMITTEE BE APPOINTED
COMPOSED OF HLC MEMBERS TO DISCUSS CHARLOTTE TROLLEY’S NEEDS FOR A
PERMANENT HOME FOR A TROLLEY BARN AND MUSEUM. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED THE MOTION. (See attached letter from Jeff Davis - Attachment
1. Chairman’s Report: John Parker
Mr. Parker welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2. Director’s Report: Dan Morrill
Dr. Morrill discussed the material distributed at each seat. (See
Attachment #2 - Guidelines for Revolving Fund Projects.)
3. Projects Manager’s Report: Bryan Turner
a. Revolving Fund Balances : (See Attachment #3.)
b. Newell Rosenwald School: Mr. Turner reported that if the HLC
assumes ownership of the property, renovation will need to be in
accordance with the building code. The committee agreed that the HLC needs
to know what financial obligations the Silver Set Lodge is willing to
assume before commitments can be made. Mr. Parker said that a subcommittee
composed of Ms. Gray as Chair, Mr. Walden, Mr. Bradsher, Mr. Martin and
Dr. Morrill will interact with the Silver Set Lodge, owners of the School,
to determine a suitable direction for all parties concerned. (See
c. Charlotte Cotton Mills: Mr. Turner reported that the
architect is completing plans for demolition of non historic parts of the
Charlotte Cotton Mills interior and will be receiving bids in accordance
with County procedures.
d. George and Marie Davis House: Dr. Morrill reported that he
has been unable to contact Dr. Dorothy Yancey, President of JCSU, owners
of the property, to find out what the JCSU Board of Trustees decided
regarding the HLC’s assuming ownership of the house, restoring and
reselling the property.
e. W. T. Alexander House: Mr. Turner reported that work
continues on schedule, and that Attorney Patricia Nystrom continues to
work on the easement. Mr. Turner explained that Don Yelverton and Brian
Jenest wished to meet with the Projects Committee to receive input on the
schematic master plan for the renovation of all existing buildings and the
placement of new structures on the property. It was agreed that a
subcommittee composed of Mr. Hirsch, Ms. Baeszler, and Mr. Parker would
assume this responsibility rather than calling a special meeting of the
f. Oehler House and McAuley House: Mr. Turner showed the site plans
of the 135 acre site to the Committee which was purchased by Mecklenburg
County with Land Bank Bonds. The HLC will buy approximately 10 acres on
which the Oehler House is located and to which the McAuley House will be
moved. The Committee expressed no opposition to the site plans.
g. Rozzell House: The HLC has voted to buy the property subject
h. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church: The HLC has voted to pursue
purchase of this designated historic landmark. An appraisal has been
4. Old Business
No motions were presented.
5. New Business
Mr. Turner announced that a committee will be named to interview
architects for HLC projects and that Paul Fomberg of the Division of
Archives and History has agreed to serve on the committee.
The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.