Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

Director's Report-May 2016

 
 
 
1. Edward Rozzel House. 11647 Old Rozzels Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.  A prospective buyer is scheduled to present an offer to the Commission by May 15th.  Staff and the prospective buyer have met with members of the Planning Staff to determine what zoning changes will be necessary.  The Federal Government is prepairing the documentation necessary to allow the HLC to purchase the property adjoining the Rozzel House.
 
2.  Delburg Cotton Mill House. 303 Delburg St., Davidson, N.C.   The Assets and Facilities Management Department is preparing the documents for putting the project out to bid.
 
3.  Torrence-Lytle School.  302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Staff  is moving forward with the approved environmental cleanup of all buildings owned by the HLC and with stabilizing the original school building.  The prospective buyer has contacted Staff and has stated that an offer to purchase and contract will be forthcoming.  Then negotiations will begin.  
  
4.  General Motors New Style Bus 1074.   Clarke Power Co. has completed the mechanical restoration of the bus.  It is now in the CATS garage and will be used in the May Bus "Roadeo."  Thereafter, the bus will be driven to Mooresville for the installation of air conditioning.  Click here for a video on the Charlotte GM New Look Bus.
 
 
5.  Outen Pottery, 403 Jefferson St., Matthews, N.C.  Improvements to the property continue.  Peter Wasmer has been the Project Manager of  physical changes to the property.  The Outen Pottery Task Force continues to meet, and Staff has developed a video explaining the significance of the site. Click For Photos of Cleanup.    Click here for a video highlighting the Outen Pottery.
 
 
6.  Phillips House and Morris Barn,131 West Charles Street, Matthews, N.C.  The Town of Matthews and the Assets and Facilities Management Department are assembling the materials necessary for moving ahead with the study of future development of the property.  The Historic Landmarks Commission will be the client and will be heavily involved in the project.

7.  William Grier House.  Douglas International Airport owns this house.  Staff  has met with Airport officials and will consider perservation strategies.  There have been no developments since the last meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission.
 
  
8.  Thrift Piedmont and Northern Depot.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation has moved the depot to land purchased by NCDOT.  The State continues to refurbish the building.  Click Here For Photos.
   
9.  Dicussions are occurring regularly with County officials about project management.  

10.  Walter's Barbershop, 114 Main Street, Huntersville, N.C.  Staff is processing the property for historic landmark designation.  A public hearing has occurred.  The Town is prepared to vote before the Commission closes on the property.

11.  Streetcar 85.  The Streetcar was moved on March 9th to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C.  The Commission will be responsible for securing a generator and a cart to power the Streetcar.   Click Here For Photos.

12.  Atherton Cotton Mill House.  2005 Cleveland Ave., Charlotte, N.C.  The Commission is performing due diligence on the property.  The Commission must vote in June concerning whether it intends to close on the property.

13.  Staff will await the presentation of the County Manager's Budget recommendation to determine whether replenishment money for the HLC's revolving fund is included.

 
Respectfully submitted
 
 
 
 
Dan L. Morrill