Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

  
  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Design Review Committee Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC
May 31, 2017
Time: 8:00-8:52 a.m.



Present:
Mr. Louis Asbury
Ms. Joy Bunch
Ms. Jennifer Coots
Mr. Joe Elliott
Ms. Laura Hoover
Mr. Victor Jones
Mr. Stefan Pienkny
Mr. Kenneth Pursley, Design Review Com. Chair
Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Ms. Elizabeth Stuart, HLC Administrative Assistant

Absent:
Mr. Matthew Benson
Mr. David Gieser
Mr. Michael Rogers
Mr. John Shurley

Visitors:
Mr. Michael Standley, Jennie Alexander Duplex
Mr. Patrick Gaither, Jennie Alexander Duplex
Ms. Abby Brant, Kilgo House
Mr. Don Duffy, Kilgo House
Mr. Welch Liles, Nebel Mill

Chair’s Report: Ken Pursley

Mr. Pursley welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the members for their service on the Committee.

Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

Dr. Morrill expressed his appreciation for each member’s service on the Committee. He stated that the Commission uses the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines to determine the appropriateness or inappropriateness of proposed alterations to historic landmarks.

Preservation Planner’s Report: Stewart Gray

Mr. Gray had no report.

1. Consideration of an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness 17-27 for material alterations to the Jennie Alexander Duplex, 1801-1803 East 8th St, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff explained that the applicant is proposing to make alterations to the interior of the building that would include the demolition of portions of existing walls, a new kitchen, a new half-bath, and the expansion of an existing bathroom as presented.

MR. ELLIOTT PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. HOOVER THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS OF JENNIE ALEXANDER DUPLEX, 1801-1803 EAST 8TH ST, CHARLOTTE, N.C. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

2. Consideration of an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness 17-28 for material alterations to the Bishop John C. Kilgo House, 2100 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff explained that the applicant is proposing to make changes to two upstairs bedrooms and two upstairs bathrooms. Proposed changes include new doorways, demolition of the existing bathrooms, conversion of a portion of a bedroom into a closet, and the demolition of some existing walls. Staff explained that the demolition of the northmost wall would not meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation numbers 2, 5, and 9.

MR. ASBURY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. COOTS THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS OF BISHOP JOHN C. KILGO HOUSE, 2100 THE PLAZA, CHARLOTTE N.C. THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MS. BUNCH VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

3. Consideration of a revision to Certificate of Appropriateness 17-11 for material alterations to the Nebel Knitting Mill, 101 West Worthington Ave, Charlotte, N.C.

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

MR. JONES PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. HOOVER THAT THE COMMITTEE  RECOMMEND  TO  THE  HISTORIC  LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE A REVISION OF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS 17- 11 AS PRESENTED FOR THE NEBEL KNITTING MILL, 101 WEST WORTHINGTON AVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Old Business. There was no old business.

New Business. There was no new business.

The Committee adjourned at 8:52 a.m.