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Documentation 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.                          

1)      The Charlotte Civic Center was designed by A. G. Odell, Jr., an architect of seminal importance in the evolution of the built environment of Charlotte.

2)      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.                    


 b.  Integrity 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 criterion.