Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission


Design Review Agenda
May 31, 2017
​8:00 a.m.


1.  Design Review Chair's Report -- Ken Pursley

2.  Consulting Director's Report -- Dan Morrill

3.  Preservation Planner's Report -- Stewart Gray

4.  Jennie Alexander Duplex, 1801- 1803 East 8th Street, Charlotte

Applicant is applying for a COA for alterations to the interior of the building.


Staff believes that the project meets the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation numbers 2, 5 and 9, and recommends that the project be approved as shown, but that original millwork including original kitchen cabinets be labeled and stored on the property.

5.  Bishop John C. Kilgo House, 2100 The Plaza, Charlotte

Applicant is applying for a COA for alterations to the interior of the building.

Click here to view plans for the project

Staff believes that the proposed complete demolition of two interior walls in the rear bedroom would not meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation numbers 2, 5 and 9, and should not be allowed. If portions of the interior walls could be integrated into the proposed alterations, then staff believes that the plan would meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation numbers 2, 5 and 9.

6. Nebel Knitting Mill, 101 West Worthington Ave., Charlotte

The applicant is requesting that COA 17-11 be revised to include a neon sign on the exterior of the building.


Staff believes that the project meets the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation numbers 2, 5 and 9, and recommends that the project be approved as shown the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation numbers 9 and 10.

7.  Old Business.

8.  New Business.



The Secretary Of The Interior's Standards For Rehabilitation
1. A property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building and its site and environment.

2. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.
3. Each property shall be recognized as a physical record of its time, place, and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.
4. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.
5. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a historic property shall be preserved.
6. Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical, or pictorial evidence.
7. Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used. The surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible.
8. Significant archeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.
9. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials that characterize the property. The new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale, and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the property and its environment.
10. New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall be undertaken in such a manner that if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic property and its environment would be unimpaired.