Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Design Review Committee Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC
November 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.


Present:
Mr. Louis Asbury
Mr. Matthew Benson
Ms. Joy Bunch
Ms. Jennifer Coots
Mr. Joe Elliott
Mr. David Gieser
Ms. Laura Hoover
Mr. Victor Jones
Mr. Len Norman, HLC Chair
Mr. Kenneth Pursley, Design Review Com. Chair
Mr. Michael Rogers
Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Ms. Mary Dominick, HLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant

Absent:
Mr. Louis Asbury
Mr. John Shurley

Visitors:
Mr. Lynn Darnau, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Jim Voelzke, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Robert Horsley, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Steve Teets, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Peter Wasmer, Holly Bend & Second Ward Gymnasium
Mr. Luke Volkmar, Second Ward Gymnasium

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 of historic landmarks.

Preservation Planner’s Report:  Stewart Gray

Mr. Gray had no report.

Consideration of an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Holly Bend or the Robert Davidson House Historic Landmark, 3701 Neck Road, Huntersville, N.C.

The applicant is seeking approval for modifications to the house, to the kitchen , and construction of a  connector structure between the house and the kitchen, and construction of a new kitchen and restroom building on the grounds. The Committee gave conceptual approval for the plan at an earlier meeting.

The Committee discussed the proposed plan at length. 

MR. BENSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. GIESER THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR HOLLY BEND OR THE ROBERT DAVIDSON HOUSE HISTORIC LANDMARK, 3701 NECK ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS: 1) THAT A NOTE BE PLACED ON THE PLANS STATING THAT AN EXSITING WALKWAY EXTENDS TO THE FRONT STEPS OF THE HOUSE, 2) THAT THE NEW SIDEWALK EXTENDING FROM THE REAR YARD TO THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE  HAVE A RECTANGULAR TERMINUS, 3) THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE MORE DETAILED DRAWINGS OF THE COLUMNS ON THE FRONT PORCH OF THE HOUSE AND PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE COLUMNS ON OTHER HOUSES THAT WERE USED FOR REFERENCE, 4) THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION AND APPEARANCE OF THE HVAC UNITS,  AND 5) THAT THE HLC AND THE COUNTY STAFF JOINTLY AGREE ON THE USE OF THE COLORS USED FOR PAINT ON THE EXTERIORS OF ALL BUILDINGS ON THE SITE.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Consideration of an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Parks Cramer Company Building Historic Landmark, 2000 South Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is seeking approval for the design of a new in-fill building which is partially located on the historic landmark.  The Committee gave conceptual approval for the design at an earlier meeting.

The Committee discussed the plan.

MR.  ROGERS  PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. COOTS THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE PARKS CRAMER COMPANY BUILDING HISTORIC LANDMARK, 2000 SOUTH BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATION: 1) THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION MUST APPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE WINDOWS, WHICH MUST BE TRUE OR SIMULATED DIVIDED LIGHT.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Consideration of an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Second Ward High School Gymnasium, 710 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is seeking approval for the renovation of the Second Ward High School Gymnasium, which shall include new windows and exterior doors, a new interior patition to create a gallery space adjacent to the current basketball court, the removal of the wall currently blocking the stage, installation of HVAC and the addition of a bathroom wing at the rear of the building. Staff stated that it judged that the proposed plan did satisfy the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. 

MR. ELLIOTT PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. GIESER THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR THE SECOND WARD HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM, 710 EAST MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATION:  1) THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE PLANS SHOWING THE APPEARANCE AND LOCATION OF HVAC UNITS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Old Business. There was no old business.

New Business.  There was no new business.

The Committee adjourned at 9:30 a.m.