Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Design Review Committee Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC
October 26,2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:05 a.m.


Present:
Mr. Louis Asbury
Mr. Matthew Benson
Ms. Jennifer Coots
Mr. Joe Elliott
Ms. Laura Hoover
Mr. Victor Jones
Mr. Len Norman, HLC Chair
Mr. Kenneth Pursley, Design Review Com. Chair
Mr. John Shurley
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:
Ms. Joy Bunch
Mr. David Gieser
Mr. Michael Rogers

Visitors:
Mr. Lynn Darnau, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Jim Voeleke, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Bob Horsley, Parks-Cramer
Mr. Steve Teets, Parks-Cramer

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.

Preservation Planner’s Report:  Stewart Gray

Mr. Gray had no report.

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

The applicant is seeking conceptual approval for an infill building on the southern edge of the historic landmark.  The new building will be approximately 85 feet south of the existing Parks-Cramer Building.  The principal issue is whether the proposed infill building is compatible with other buildings and spaces in the historic landmark.  Staff stated that it judged that the proposed plan did satisfy the Secretary of Interior’s Standards 2, 5, 9, and 10.

The Committee discussed the proposed plan at length.  Several suggestions were made for inclusion in the final plan of the façade facing the Parks-Cramer Building.  These included a more articulated treatment of the first floor elevation.  Members also stated that they would scrutinize the landscaping that will be included in the final plan.

Dr. Morrill stated that he intended to contact Preservation North Carolina about obtaining a Preservation Covenant for the remaining portions of the historic landmark.

MR. ASBURY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ELLIOTT THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE CONCEPTUALLY THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE PARKS CRAMER COMPANY BUILDING HISTORIC LANDMARK, 2000 SOUTH BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Consideration of an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness for the John B. Ross Mill, 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C.

The applicant is seeking approval for a free-standing screen located at the southwest corner of the building, a screen surrounding an electrical box at the center of the west façade of the building, a metal awning over the main entrance, and an attached screen extending from the north elevation of the building.  Staff stated that it judged that the proposed plan did not satisfy the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards 2 and 3.

Mr. Shurley presented the plan and responded to questions from members of the Committee.  There was a general consensus that the proposed changes did satisfy the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and did not adversely affect the historic character of the historic landmark.

MR. JONES PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. BENSON THAT THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE PLANS AS PRESENTED FOR MATERIAL ALTERATIONS TO THE JOHN B. ROSS MILL, 1000 NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC FACTORY BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.  THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. SHURLEY RECUSING HIMSELF FROM THE VOTE.

Old Business. There was no old business.

New Business.  There was no new business.

The Committee adjourned at 9:05 a.m.