Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

Historic Landmarks Commission Annual Report

The Director is obligated to prepare an annual report of the accomplishments of the Commission during the previous year.  This report is a result of that obligation.

A few basic facts:

1.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission has the largest publicly funded local historic preservation revolving fund in the United States.  It may purchase a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing building in a local historic district.
2.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission was created by joint resolution of the Charlotte City Council and the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners in July 1973.

3.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission operates under an interlocal agreement which empowers it to serve as the historic landmarks commission for Charlotte, Pineville, Huntersville, Matthews, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mecklenburg County.

4.  The Historic Landmarks Commission derives its powers from North Carolina General Statute N.C.G.S. 160A-400.  Historic landmarks must possess special significance.

5.  The three essential functions of the Historic Landmarks Commission are;

a.  acquire and sell historic landmarks or contributing buildings in local historic districts. (Projects Committee).

b.  process Certificates of Appropriateness for proposed material alterations to historic landmarks. (Design Review Committee).

c.  recommend the designation of properties as historic landmarks.  (Survey Committee).

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