Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

                                                                     Design Review Agenda
                                                                                August 31, 2016

1.  Design Review Chair's Report -- Ken Pursley
2.  Consulting Director's Report -- Dan Morrill

3.  Preservation Planner's Report -- Stewart Gray

4.  Conceptual plan for development of a portion of Beaver Dam, Davidson.  The applicant is proposing residential development to a portion of the designated land.   Click here to see site proposed for development.   Click here to see plans.   
Click here to see updated plans.

Staff recomends that a significant natural barrier be installed screening the new development on the adjacent non-designated property, and that new development be kept as far as possible from the Beaver Dam house. 

5.  COA application for the Craig House, 900 Ardsley Road, Charlotte.  The applicant is proposing interior modifications and to add a dormer to the rear of the existing detached garage.   Click here to see plans.

Staff recomends that the plans be approved as presented.

6.  Information item on the Highland Mill, 2909 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte.  Presentation on the status of architectural plans for the proposed townhome development on property included in the Highland Mill historic designation.

7.  Consideration of the development planning for the Phillips House by the Adams Group.

8.  Old Business.

9.  New Business.

The Secretary Of The Interior's Standards For Rehabilitation
1. A property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building and its site and environment.

2. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.

3. Each property shall be recognized as a physical record of its time, place, and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.

4. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.

5. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a historic property shall be reserved.

6. Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical, or pictorial evidence.

7. Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used. The surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible.

8. Significant archeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.

9. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials that characterize the property. The new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale, and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the property and its environment.

10. New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall be undertaken in such a manner that if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic property and its environment would be unimpaired.