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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Minutes

December 11, 2000

 

Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.

Present:

Ms. Ava Autrey,/County, Design Review Committee Chr.

Ms. Tattie Bos/Mayor, Design Review Committee V. Chr.

Mr. Jeff Bradsher/County, HLC Chairman

Ms. Deborah Cox/City, HLC V. Chr., Survey Committee Chr.

Mr. Bernard Felder/City

Mr. Scott Hirsch/City, HLC Treas.

Mr. D. Grier Martin, III/City, Education Com. V. Chr.

Mr. John Misenheimer/County, Education Com. Chr.

Mr. John J. Parker, III/Mayor, Projects Com. Chr.

Mr. Michael Sullivan/County

Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director

Mr. Bryan Turner, HLC/County Engineering Projects Manager

Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant

Absent:

Ms. Phiderika Foust/County, Projects Committee V. Chr.

Ms. Ross Richardson/County, Survey Com. V. Chr.

Mr. David Ritch, MHA President (ex-officio)

Guest:

Mr. Terry Dalton, Highland Mill #3

Mr. Eric DeNeve, Highland Mill #3

 

Item #1 - Approval of Minutes

MS. COX PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. FELDER THAT THE MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 13, 2000, BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

Item #2 - Chairmanís Report: Mr. Bradsher

Mr. Bradsher welcomed everyone to the meeting. He encouraged everyone to attend the public hearing with City Council on December 18th at 6:00 p.m. and the dedication of the W. T. Alexander Slave Cemetery on January 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Bradsher congratulated Mr. Ritch on being elected President of the MHA (Mecklenburg Historical Association).

Mr. Bradsher said that an HLC representative is needed for the 2010 Plan. Ms. Cox was selected to represent the HLC in this organization. Mr. Bradsher said that an HLC representative is needed for the Consortium. Ms. Bos was selected to represent the HLC in this organization. Dues for the Consortium are $25.00 yearly. Mr. Bradsher said that Ms. Cox paid the dues for the HLC last year.

MR. PARKER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. AUTREY THAT THE HLC REFUND MS. COX $25.00 FOR PAYMENT OF THE HLCíS DUES LAST YEAR FOR CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. PARKER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MISENHEIMER THAT THE HLC PAY $25.00 DUES FOR CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP FOR THE COMING YEAR. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Mr. Bradsher said that he would like to have the HLC meet every two or three months with other local historic organizations. A liaison committee composed of Mr. Bradsher, Ms. Cox and Mr. Felder will be HLC representatives and make contacts and arrangements.

 

Item #3 - Directorís Report: Dr. Morrill

A copy of the Directorís Report is attached.

MR. FELDER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MISENHEIMER THAT THE HLC BE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT $45,000 FROM HISTORIC CHARLOTTE, INC., WHICH WILL BE USED TO ASSIST IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BATHROOM/ASSEMBLY ROOM FACILITY FOR THE ONE-ROOM DAVIDSON SCHOOLHOUSE AT RURAL HILL PLANTATION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Mr. Turner told about the HLCís projects which are underway.

Mr. Bradsher asked that the Commissioners proceed with Item #5 at this point.

 

Item #5 - Projects Committee Report: Mr. Parker

MR. BRADSHER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. FELDER THAT THE HLC CONVENE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. MARTIN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SULLIVAN THAT THE HLC RECONVENE IN ITS REGULAR SESSION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Mr. Parker reported that the Historic Landmarks Commission voted in Executive Session to proceed with negotiations with Historic Charlotte, Inc., to purchase 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.

Mr. Bradsher asked that the Commissioners return to Item #4 on the Agenda.

Mr. Parker and Mr. Hirsch left the meeting at this point - 7:29 p.m.

 

Item #4 - Design Review Committee Report: Ms. Autrey

Ms. Autrey reported that the Design Review Committee met November 20, 2000. Minutes are on file at the HLC office along with Applications for Certificates of Appropriateness and copies of issued Certificates of Appropriateness.

Mr. DeNeve and Mr. Dalton were present in support of the Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Highland Park Manufacturing Company Mill #3, 2901 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, N. C. Design plans were shown to the Commissioners.

Ms. Bos left the meeting at this point - 7:31 p.m.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTED SECONDED MOTIONS FOR HIGHLAND PARK MANUFACTURING COMPANY MILL #3, 2901 N. DAVIDSON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N. C., AS FOLLOW: 1) THAT THE TEXTURE AND PALETTE OF THE PAVING MATERIALS FOR THE URBAN SPACE BE ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED 2) TO APPROVE THE PLANS FOR THE EASTERN ENTRANCE ON THE SOUTHWESTERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING SIX AS PRESENTED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT BRICK, SETBACK FROM THE FACADE, SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO THE FULL HEIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL OPENING 3) TO APPROVE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AD-HOC SUBCOMMITTEE, COMPOSED OF DEBORAH COX, JOHN MISENHEIMER, AND DON YELVERTON, TO REVIEW AND APPROVE THE GLAZING MATERIAL, MULLION MATERIAL AND CANOPY MATERIAL (INCLUDING COLORS) FOR THE TWO ENTRANCES ON THE SOUTHWESTERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING SIX AND THE ENTRANCE LOBBY AT THE JUNCTION OF BUILDING THREE AND BUILDING FOUR 4) THAT THE PLANS FOR THE WESTERN ENTRANCE ON THE SOUTHWESTERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING SIX BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED 5) THAT THE NICHE WALL ON THE SOUTHWESTERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING SIX BE SHEATHED IN WOOD THAT MATCHES THE ORIGINAL 6) THAT THE PLANS FOR THE ENTRANCE LOBBY AT THE JUNCTION OF BUILDING THREE AND BUILDING FOUR BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED IN THE APPLICATION 7) THAT THE FENESTRATION DESIGN FOR ALL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, OTHER THAN IN BUILDING SIX AND EIGHT, BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED IN THE APPLICATION 8) THAT THE PLANS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS SIXTEEN, EIGHTEEN AND NINETEEN BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED IN THE APPLICATION 9) THAT THE PLACEMENT OF A SINGLE LIGHT IN THE LOWER SASH OF THE EXTENDED WINDOWS ON THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE NORTHERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING FOUR BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED IN THE APPLICATION 10) THAT ONCE BUILDINGS SIXTEEN, EIGHTEEN AND NINETEEN ARE DESTROYED, THE APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT A PROPOSAL AS TO HOW THE TOWER OR A SUGGESTION THEREOF SHALL BE CONSTRUCTED ALONG THE NORTHERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING FOUR AND OBTAIN HLC APPROVAL FOR A DESIGN FOR THE TOWER OR THE SUGGESTION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE HLC APPROVE THE PLANS FOR THE NEW WINDOWS IN THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE NORTHERN ELEVATION OF BUILDING FOUR AS PRESENTED IN THE APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE HIGHLAND PARK MANUFACTURING COMPANY MILL NO. 3, 2901 N. DAVIDSON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N. C. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Ms. Autrey reported that the monthly Design Review Committee meeting will be held seventeen days after the monthly HLC meeting beginning January 2001.

 

Item #6 - Education Committee Report: Mr. Misenheimer

Mr. Misenheimer reported that the Education Committee will hold a special ceremony January 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., to dedicate the W. T. Alexander Slave Cemetery on W. Mallard Creek Church Road. HLC members are invited and encoraged to invite friends to attend this important HLC sponsored event.

 

Item #7 - Survey Committee Report: Ms. Cox

Ms. Cox reported that the Survey Committee met December 7, 2000. Minutes are on file at the HLC office.

MS. COX PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MARTIN THAT THE POST WORLD WAR II SURVEY (STRUCTURES & NEIGHBORHOOD 1945-1965 IN CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG) WHICH WAS PRESENTED AT THE SURVEY COMMITTEE MEETING ON DECEMBER 7, 2000, BE RECEIVED AS INFORMATION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE EDWARD AND MARY ROZZELLE HOUSE ON THE OLD ROZZELLE FERRY ROAD IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY BE PLACED ON THE HLCíS STUDY LIST. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORTS ON THE CHARLOTTE COLISEUM AND OVENS AUDITORIUM, 2700 E. INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE UPDATED AND THAT THE PROPERTIES BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC DESIGNATION. THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FUND SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORTS FOR THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES:

A. MECKLENBURG COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 700 E. TRADE STREET

B. MALLARD CREEK SCHOOL, MALLARD CREEK ROAD

C. FORMER TABERNACLE ARP CHURCH, 926 ELIZABETH AVE.

D. BRYANT PARK, 2000 BLOCK OF W. MOREHEAD STREET

E. ST. MARKíS EPISCOPAL CHURCH RECTORY, MT. HOLLY-HUNTERSVILLE RD.

F. ELMWOOD CEMETERY, CHARLOTTE, N. C.

THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE PRESENTED A MOTION THAT THE SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT ON THE GRIER-REA HOUSE ON REA ROAD BE UPDATED AND THAT THE PROPERTY BE PROCESSED FOR HISTORIC DESIGNATION. THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH OPPOSITION FROM MS. AUTREY.

MR. MARTIN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. FELDER THAT THE

EPHRAIM ALEXANDER McAULEY HOUSE, 10900 ALEXANDERANA ROAD, IN THE LONG CREEK COMMUNITY OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD MOTION, BE APPROVED BY THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FOR SUBMISSION TO THE NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, AND THAT THE COMMISSION SCHEDULE A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE APPROPRIATE GOVERNING BODY UPON RECEIPT OF A FAVORABLE COMMENT FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY. THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH THE FOLLOWING VOTE: ABSTAIN: NONE OPPOSE: NONE FAVOR: AUTREY, BRADSHER, COX, FELDER, MARTIN, MISENHEIMER, PARKER.

 

Item #8 - Treasurerís Report: Scott Hirsch

Copies of the current budget for the Revolving Fund and HLC were distributed.

 

Item #9 - Old Business

No motions were presented.

 

Item #10 - New Business

No motions were presented. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

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