of why and in what ways the Charlotte Civic Center meets the criteria for
designation set forth in N.C.G.S. 160A-400.5.
a. Special significance in
terms of its history, architecture, and/or cultural importance.
The Commission believes that the Charlotte Civic Center does possess special
historical significance for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. It
bases its judgment on the following considerations.
The Charlotte Civic Center was designed by A. G. Odell, Jr., an
architect of seminal importance in the evolution of the built environment
The Charlotte Civic Center was the centerpiece of a
comprehensive plan devised by A. G. Odell, Jr. for the revitalization of
Center City Charlotte.
3) The Charlotte Civic Center represented an
unprecedented commitment by the City of Charlotte to become a major center
for the convention trade.
of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.
The Commission judges that the description presented in the Center City
Survey demonstrates that the Charlotte Civic Center meets this