Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

 
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
October 10, 2016
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.
 
Minutes

Present:

Ms. Joy E. Bunch/ Mayor
Mr. Nathan Clark/ County
Mr. Larken Egleston/City/HLC Secretary/Survey Com. Chair
Mr. Joe Elliott/City/ HLC Treasurer
Ms. Penny Higdon/ County 
Mr. Len Norman/City, HLC Chair
Mr. Jeffrey Parsons/ Mayor 
Mr. Kenneth Pursley/ County, Design Review Com. Chair
Mr. John Shurley/ County, HLC Vice-Chair/Projects Com. Chair
Dr. 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
Mr. Peter Wasmer, County AFM Department
Mr. Sandy Carnegie (by telephone)

Absent:

Ms. Laura Hoover, County
Mr. Mark H. Miller/County

 Visitors:

Mr. Tyson Bates, Torrence Lytle School
Mr. Ted Alexander, Barnhardt House
Mr. Philip Hayes, Hennigan Place
Mr. Peter Harakes, Highland Park Manufacturing Company Plant No. 3
Mr. Tyson Bates, Torrence Lytle School
Ms. Regina Church-Bates, Torrence Lytle School
Mr. Terry Leonard, High Park Manufacturing Company Plant No. 3
Mr. Eric Gamble, Delburg Mill House and Barnhardt House
Mr. Peter Cook, Biddleville Cemetery
Ms. Paula Pridgen, Dilworth Airplane Bungalow
Ms. Laura Redwine, Jane Parks McDowell House
Ms. Kay Peninger, Charlotte Museum of History

 
1. Consideration of Minutes
 
MR. ELLIOTT PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. CLARK THAT THE MINUTES FOR THE  SEPTEMBER 12, 2016, MEETING OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED.  THE COMMISSION  UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION. 

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE CLOSED SESSION MINUTES FOR THE SEPTEMBER 12, 2016,  MEETING OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED.  THE COMMISSION UANANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
 
2. Chair’s Report:   Mr. Len Norman
 
Mr. Norman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Mr. Norman stated that Commissioners should keep a check on their attendance by reviewing the attendance sheet posted on the HLC's website.  The new website address is cmlandmarkscommission.org.

Mr. Norman reported that Sy'Donia Williams/City exceeded the number of allowed absences and is therefore no longer a member of the Historic Landmarks Commission.  The City Council will appoint her replacement on November 28, 2016.
  
3  .Director's Report:    Dr. Dan L. Morrill

Dr. Morrill stated that a prospective buyer of the Atherton Cotton Mill House, 2005 Cleveland Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.,  has requested to view the appraisal and other confidential information secured by the HLC when it was considering purchase of the property.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. EGLESTON TO ALLOW THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER OF THE ATHERTON COTTON MILL HOUSE, 2005 CLEVELAND AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., TO VIEW THE APPRAISAL AND OTHER CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION SECURED BY THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION WHEN IT WAS CONSIDERING PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION. 

Dr. Morrill stated that the Commission would be a co-sponsor for the 2017 Annual Convention of Preservation North Carolina, which will be held in Charlotte next fall.
 
Dr. Morrill reported the following information:   
 
1) Edward Rozzel House. 11647 Old Rozzels Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.  The closing on the property formerly owned by the F.A.A. has occurred.  Brian Jenest of Cole-Jenest-Stone is attempting to interest developers in the property.  Staff is working on a marketing package for the sale of the property.

2)   Delburg Cotton Mill House. 303 Delburg St., Davidson, N.C.   The Projects Commitee will be making a recommendation on a marketing strategy for the property.  Eric Gamble of HM Properties will be the realtor for the property.
 
3)   Torrence-Lytle School.  302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Staff  continues to meet and negotiate with prospective buyers of the property.  The bids have been opened for asbestos removal from the property.  The Projects Committee will have a recommendation regarding the prospective sale of the property.


4)   General Motors New Style Bus 1074.   Staff is negotiating with CATS about a service and storage arrangement.  Staff has secured an estimate for the installation of air conditioning for the bus.  The Projects Committee will be making a recommendation at an upcoming meeting. 
 
5)   Phillips House and Morris Barn,131 West Charles Street, Matthews, N.C.  Brian Jenest will be working with the Commission on conducting community workshops in Matthews to consider development options for the property.  Two meetings have been scheduled -- the first on October 20th and the second on November 17th.  Staff has produced introductory materials for the initial meeting.  


6)   The James C. Dowd House.  2216 Monument Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  Staff has met with County Park and Recreation officials to discuss possible methods for best assuring the long-term preservation of the property.  Negotiations continue.

7)   William Grier House.  Douglas International Airport owns this house.  Staff  has met with Airport officials and will consider preservation strategies if the property is deemed eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  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 and to seek a tenant.  


9)   There has been no contact from the County about the need for changes to the State Enabling Legislation to allow the Commission to meet in closed session when discussing the sale of property.  Staff awaits developments.


10)   Walters Barbershop, 112-114 Main Street, Huntersville, N.C.  The buyer is in his 60-day examination period.  Earnest money has been deposited.  Staff anticipates that the closing will occur as scheduled.


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.  Staff has contacted the Museum about the status of the streetcar.  

12)   Consideration of the Prospective Purchase of the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.  The property is being offered for sale.  The owner has not approached the Commission since the June meeting. 


13)   Morgan School.  Staff has contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools about the historic and cultural importance of the Morgan School and the need to search for preservation solutions.  The School system asked HLC Staff to submit a statement of its concerns.  Staff will attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the Planning Commission on October 18th.

14)   Consideration of the Prospective Purchase of the Charles Barnhardt House, 2377 County Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C.  Staff has submitted the offer to purchase approved by the Commission, and the owner has responded.  Staff has met with the owner of the property to discuss preservation strategies.  Staff has initiated due diligence, including obtaining estimates for the refurbishment of the house and grounds.  The Commission has received an appraisal of the property and an estimate of necessary repairs to make the house marketable.  The Projects Committee will submit a recommendation about the dispostion of the Barnhardt House later in the meeting.


15)   The Charlotte City Council will vote on the designation of three properties as historic landmarks in October.  They are:  Midwood School, Biddleville Cemetery, the Charles E. Barnhardt House and the Dilworth Airplane Bungalow.


4.  Design Review Committee Report:  Mr. Ken Pursley

a.  Proposed Plan For Development Of Highland Park Manufacturing Plant No. 3., 2901 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff and Mr. Pursley described the intention of the applicant to construct two sets of townhouses on the property.  The applicant responded to questions from Commissioners.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT APPROVE THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AS PRESENTED FOR THE HIGHLAND PARK MANUFACTURING COMPANY PLANT NO. 3 WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:  1)THAT THE HLC DIRECTOR AND PRESERVATION PLANNER AND CHAIR OF THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MUST APPROVE CHANGES TO THE REAR ELEVATION OF THE TOWNHOUSES FRONTING ON 33RD STREET THAT WILL MITIGATE THEIR MONOLITHIC APPEARANCE  THROUGH THE USE OF DIFFERENT COLORS, TEXTURES, OR MATERIALS, AND 2) THAT THE HLC DIRECTOR AND PRESERVATION PLANNER AND CHAIR OF THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MUST APPROVE A LANDSCAPE PLAN FOR THE REAR ELEVATION OF THE TOWNHOUSES FRONTING ON BREVARD STREET.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE HIGHLAND PARK MANUFACTURING PLANT NO 3., 2901 NORTH DAVIDSON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED WITH THE PROVISION THAT THE FINAL LANDSCAPING PLANS BE APPROVED BY STAFF AND THE DESIGN REVIEW CHAIRPERSON.   THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

b.  Presentation Of Proposal To Change Conditions Included In The Previously Issued Certificate Of Appropriateness For The Hennigan Place, 3503 Tilley Morris Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff explained that the applicant is requesting that the prohibition of the use of asphalt shingles on new construction be removed.  The applicant explained that this prohibition was making the marketing of the property to developers difficult.  Also, in his opinion, the use of asphalt shingles could satisfy the requirements of the Commission's design review guidelines.

THE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SECONDED MOTION TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT ASPHALT SHINGLES BE ALLOWED ON STRUCTURES ERECTED ON THE HENNIGAN PLACE HISTORIC LANDMARK WHEN THE ROOFING MATERIAL WAS APPROVED THROUGH THE MINOR WORKS CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS PROCESS.  THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. PURSLEY VOTING IN OPPOSITION.  

5.  Projects Committee Report:  John Shurley

MR. LARKEN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SHURLEY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATED TO THE RENOVATION AND ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

a.  Marketing Strategy For The Delburg Mill House.  303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

Note:  In Closed Session the Historic Landmarks Commission approved a marketing strategy for the Delburg Mill House.

b.  Prospective Purchase Of The Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 County Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C. 

 Note:  In Closed Session the Historic Landmarks Commission approved actions related to the prospective purchase of the Charles E. Barnhardt House.

MR. PARSONS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. SHURLEY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

c.  Prospective Sale Of The Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Mr. Shurley explained that there was no quorum present at the meeting of the Projects Committee.  Consequently, the Projects Committee could not pass motions.  Mr. Shurley stated that the Commission would have to approve a motion to accept the recommendation of the Projects Committee if it wanted to put it into effect.  The recommendation of the Projects Committee was:

THE MEMBERS OF THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE  REACHED A CONSENUS TO RECOMMEND THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION ACCEPT THE TERMS OF A LETTER OF INTENT TO SELL THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOK ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. TO REGINA CHURCH-BATES DOING BUSINESS AS SUCCESSFUL START LEARNING CENTER.

Several suggested revisions emerged from a discussion of the Letter of Intent.  These were incorporated in the final version.

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PURSLEY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION ACCEPT THE TERMS AS SET FORTH BELOW IN A LETTER OF INTENT TO SELL THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOK ROAD, HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.  TO REGINA CHURCH-BATES DOING BUSINESS AS SUCCESSFUL START LEARNING CENTER.  THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. SHURLEY ABSTAINING.


From:
Mr. Tyson Bates & Regina Church-Bates
Successful Start Learning Center
Owners & Operators
8011 Old Statesville Rd
Charlotte North Carolina

LETTER OF INTENT
Dear Historical Landmarks Commission:
This letter of intent, (“Letter”), confirms the mutual interest in the purchase and sale of
property described herein, (“Property”) between Tyson Bates and Regina Church-Bates d/b/a
Successful Start Learning Center, (“Buyer”), and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks
Commission, (“Seller") and further sets forth some of the terms and conditions to be included in an
Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Real Property, (“Purchase Agreement”) to be negotiated between
the parties. The following numbered paragraphs of this Letter (collectively, “Nonbinding Provisions”)
reflect our mutual understanding of the matters described in them, but each party acknowledges that
the Nonbinding Provisions are not intended to create or constitute any legally binding obligation
between Buyer and Seller, and neither Buyer nor Seller shall have any liability to the other party with
respect to the Nonbinding Provisions. Only when a fully integrated Purchase Agreement and other
related documents, are prepared, authorized, executed and delivered by and between all parties, would
there be a binding agreement. If the Purchase Agreement is not prepared, authorized, executed or
delivered for any reason, no party to this Letter shall have any liability to any other party to this Letter
based upon, arising from, or relating to the Nonbinding Provisions.

1. Acquisition. The transaction currently under negotiations is the purchase and sale of the
property located on Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC and identified as Lot 1B, (“Property”), on that
map recorded in Map Book 51, Page 936 in the Mecklenburg County Public Registry. This acquisition
would anticipate the Seller completing current structural and environmental stabilization.

2. Consideration. Should a final Purchase Agreement be entered into, the purchase price
for the Property shall be, One Hundred Forty Thousand, Seven Hundred Ninety Four and No/100ths
Dollars plus any and all costs expended by Seller on the Property.

3. Documents and Information.
Buyers shall provide to the Seller the following items prior to the Purchase Agreement being
executed and no later than Fourteen (14) days from the date of this Letter. Failure to provide any or all
of the following listed information on or before the end of the fourteen (14) day period shall render this
Letter and its contents null and void ab initio.

a. A list, with names and addresses, of all persons who will be involved in the
operation, development and ownership of this facility; and,

b. A list of all investors in this facility and the role each will play in this facility;
and,

c. A copy of the business pro forma with projected cash flows, net revenues and
taxes including financial statements to demonstrate the company's financial viability for the facility
over the next 3 years; and,

d. It is the understanding of the Seller that the Buyer will utilize the Property as an
educational school. Buyer shall provide a list of all prospective costs to prepare the Property for use as
a school; Buyer shall provide a preliminary schedule for completion of all construction and renovation
of the Property; Buyer shall provide information concerning source of funds for purchase, construction
and renovation of the Property; and,

e. Buyer shall provide CPA prepared P&L statements and whatever other financial
information requested, to Seller for the last three (3) years of their current educational business; and,

f. A copy of any schematic plans and drawings for the proposed educational school.

TIME IS FOR THE ESSENCE FOR EACH AND EVERY REQUIREMENT UNDER
THIS PARAGRAPH 3.

4. Feasibility Period. Property is being sold “AS IS” so there will be no Due Diligence
Period for inspections, be they mechanical, structural, electrical, environmental, pest or any other
inspection concerning the condition of the Property. Buyer shall have 120 days from the date the
Purchase Agreement is fully executed to investigate the feasibility of placing an educational facility in
the Property. Buyer will defend, indemnify and hold Seller and its members, and their respective
officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, harmless from any and all claims and demands,
liability, loss, expense, costs and obligations on account of, or arising out of or alleged to be arising
out of, Buyer’s, its agents and its consultants activities on the Property.

5. Liability. The Seller hereby acknowledges that there are no liabilities or debts
associated with the Property which would hinder the sale of the Property.

6. Expenses. Buyer and Seller will pay their respective expenses incident to this letter of
intent, and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

7. Broker's Fees. All parties have represented to each other that no brokers or finders
have been employed that would be entitled to a fee by reason of the transaction contemplated by this
letter of intent. In the event that any other claim for commission or finder's fee is brought by any
person or entity as a consequence of the transaction contemplated herein and as a result of any action
or omission of either Seller or Buyer, then Seller or Buyer (the party responsible for such action or
omission), as the case may be, shall hold harmless the other party against any loss, cost or expense
of any nature arising as a consequence of the claim for the commission or fee.

8. Deposit. Upon execution of the Purchase Agreement, Buyer shall provide a deposit of
$1,000. On or prior to the expiration of the Feasibility Period, Buyer shall provide a deposit of an
additional $4,000 that will be held in escrow until Closing as provided in the Purchase Agreement.

9. Closing. The Closing will be subject to the negotiation and execution of the Purchase
Agreement that will include, among other things, no representations, warranties, covenants, or
indemnities by the Seller, and historic restrictions that must be placed on the Property prior to
Closing. Buyer and Seller shall proceed to settlement and closing on the Property sixty (60) days
after the end of the Feasibility Period.

10. No Binding Obligation. THIS LETTER OF INTENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR
CREATE, AND SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE OR CREATE, ANY LEGALLY
BINDING OR ENFORCEABLE OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF EITHER PARTY TO THIS
LETTER OF INTENT. NO SUCH OBLIGATION SHALL BE CREATED, EXCEPT BY THE
EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT CONTAINING SUCH
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY AS SHALL BE AGREED
UPON BY THE PARTIES, AND THEN ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF SUCH PURCHASE AGREEMENT. PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF THE
PURCHASE AGREEMENT, THE SELLER IS FREE TO NEGOTIATE WITH ANY OTHER
THIRD PARTY FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY. THIS LETTER SHALL BE
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Educationally Yours,
Mr. Tyson Bates & Regina Church-Bates
Successful Start Learning Center
Owners & Operators
______________________________________(Seal)
Tyson Bates
______________________________________(Seal)
Regina Church-Bates
Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
By: ___________________________________________
Dan L. Morrill – Consulting Director

d.  Prospective Sales Strategy For the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.

MR. PURSLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECCONDED BY MR. SHURLEY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION BEGIN ACTIVELY MARKETING THE DELBURG MILL HOUSE, 303 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., AT A PRICE SET BY THE HLC STAFF IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CHAIR OF THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE AND THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $10,000 ON IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PROPERTY AS FOLLOWS:


REPAIR ROTTEN WOOD, BROKEN PLANKS, LOOSE BOARDS, HOLES
CLEAN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR; UNCOVER AND SAND WOOD FLOORS WHEREVER POSSIBLE
PAINT INSIDE AND OUT
FENCE BACK YARD WITH 6-8 FOOT PRIVACY FENCE
LANDSCAPE FRONT AND BACK YARDS
MARKETING WOULD INCLUDE ARCHITECTURAL SKETCHES/PLANS THE HLC ALREADY HAS IN POSSESSION.


THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

6.  Survey Committee Report:  Larken Egleston

The Commission must hold a public hearing to offer citizens the opportunity to speak on the prospect of properties being designated as historic landmarks.  The Commission has already voted to recommend the designation of the following properties as historic landmarks.

a.  Public Hearing On The Prospective Designation Of The Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C., as a historic landmark.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 2733 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Mr. Ted Alexander, Southwestern Regional Director of Preservation North Carolina, spoke in favor of the designation of the Charles E. Barnhardt House as a historic landmark.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CLOSE A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 2733 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.  

b.  Public Hearing On The Prospective Designation Of The Midwood School, 1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte, N.C., as a historic landmark.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE MIDWOOD SCHOOL, 1817 CENTRAL AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.  

Nobody spoke.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE MIDWOOD SCHOOL, 1817 CENTRAL AVENUE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.  

c.  Public Hearing On The Prospective Designation Of The Dilworth Airplane Bungalow, 2144 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C., as a historic landmark.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE DILWORTH AIRPLANE BUNGALOW, 2144 PARK ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.  

Paula Pridgen, owner of the Airplane Bungalow, spoke in favor of the designation of the Dilworth Airplane Bungalow as a historic landmark.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CLOSE A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE DILWORTH AIRPLANE BUNGALOW, 2144 PARK ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

d.  Public Hearing On The Prospective Designation Of The Biddleville Cemetery, Intersection of Cemetery and French Sts., Charlotte, N.C., as a historic landmark.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE BIDDLEVILLE CEMETERY, INTERSECTION OF CEMETERY AND FRENCH STREETS, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.  

Mr. Peter Cook of Park and Recreation explained the plans the County has to locate graves and improve the cemetery.

MR. SHURLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CLOSE A PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROSPECTIVE DESIGNATION OF THE BIDDLEVILLE CEMETERY, INTERSECTION OF CEMETERY AND FRENCH STREETS, CHARLOTTE, N.C., AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.  


Mr. Norman recognized Ms. Laura Redwine who explained efforts that are underway to attempt to preserve the Jane Parks McDowell House on South Tryon Street.  Stewart Gray will be visiting the property to assess the historic integrity of the house.

7.  Treasurer's Report:  Joe Elliott

Mr. Elliott and Staff presented and reviewed the Treasurer's Report.  Staff noted errors in the report.

8.  Old Business:  There was no old Business.

9.  New Business:  There was no new Business.

​The Meeting Adjourned at 8:05pm.