Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

 
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
April 10, 2017
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
 
Closed Session

Present:

Ms. Joy E. Bunch/Mayor
Mr. Nathan Clark/County
Mr. Larken Egleston/City/HLC Secretary/Survey Com. Chair
Mr. Joe Elliott/City/ HLC Treasurer
Ms. Penny Higdon/County
Ms. Laura Hoover/County
Mr. Mark H. Miller/County
Mr. Len Norman/City, HLC Chair
Mr. Kenneth Pursley/County, Design Review Com. Chair
Mr. Jonathan Schulz/City
Mr. John Shurley/County, HLC Vice-Chair/Projects Com. Chair
​​Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Stewart Gray, Senior Preservation Planner
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Mr. Sandy Carnegie (by telephone)
​Mr. Peter Wasmer, Mecklenburg County AFM Department
Ms. Elizabeth Stuart, Administrative Assistant

Absent:  

Mr. Jeffrey Parsons/Mayor  

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. CLARK THAT THE COMMISSION CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION TO CONSIDER THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

A.  Prospective Purchase Of  The Parkwood Avenue A.R.P. Church, 2017 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The Commission discussed the prospective purchase of the property at length.  Among the principal issues raised were:

1.  State law provides that the Historic Landmarks Commission may delay the demolition of a property for up to 180 days that has been recommended by the Commission for historic landmark designation.

2.  The Historic Landmarks Commission must have produced a Survey and Research Report documenting the special significance of a property before it may recommend the designation of that property as a historic landmark.

3.  State law does not require the owner of a property to consent to the designation of that property as a historic landmark.

4.  The owner should be made fully aware of the powers of the Commission with respect to historic landmarks.

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SHURLEY TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO PREPARE A SURVEY AND RESEARCH REPORT ON THE PARKWOOD AVENUE A.R.P. CHURCH, 1017 PARKWOOD AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SHURLEY THAT THE COMMISSION APPROVE AN OFFER OF $760,000 TO PURCHASE THE FORMER PARKWOOD AVENUE ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1017 PARKWOOD AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS: 1)$50,000 EARNEST MONEY, 2) 180-DAY DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD, 3) CLOSING ON THE PROPERTY NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD, 4) RECOGNITION OF THE NECESSARY FUNDING BY THE MECKLENBURG COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, AND 5) DESIGNATION OF THE PROPERTY AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK BY THE CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL.  THE COMMISSION UANANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ELLIOTT THAT THE COMMISSION RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.


















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MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. CLARK THAT THE COMMISSION RECOVENE IN OPEN SESSION.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.