Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

Projects Committee Meeting
February 6, 2017
6:00 pm

Draft Agenda

1.  Report of the Projects Committee Chair -- John Shurley

2.  Report of the HLC Chair -- Len Norman 

3.  Report of the Consulting Director -- Dan Morrill   Click On Project Status Report

4.  Update on the Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C. The HLC and the owner have signed a contract. The Commission has adopted criteria for property acquisitions.   Click Here To Read. 

a.  Explanation of Due Diligence Process.  Key Dates:  February 6 -- Projects Committee reviews Due Diligence and formulates recommendation for presentation to the HLC.  February 13 -- HLC receives Projects Committee recommendation and votes on whether to proceed with purchase.  February 21 -- Board of County Commission votes to recognize funds to purchase.  March 20 -- Charlotte City Council votes on designating the property a historic landmark.

b.  Report of Projected Expenses from Due Diligence:  Peter Wasmer.  Click Here For Due Diligence Report

c.  Recommendaton of the Projects Committee regarding pursuing purchase of the Charles E. Barnhardt House.

​5.  Update on Prospective Sale of the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.  The prospective buyer of the Delburg Mill House has completed his due diligence.  He is requesting an adjustment of contract terms in view of his findings.  The choices before the Commission are:  1) accept the revised terms, 2) counter the offer, and 3) refuse the offer and expose the house to the market.   Click here to read letter from prospective buyer.
Click here for letter from Eric Gamble

6.  Update on Phillips House and Morris Barn, 131 West Charles Street, Matthews, N.C.  Staff reported the findings of the design workshops to the Matthews Town Board in January.  Brian Jenest will attend the Board meeting on February 13th when citizens will be given an opportunity to speak on the issue of development options for the property.  At that meeting the Board will give guidance to the Commission about development parameters for the property.  Thereafter, if necessary, the Commission will initiate the rezoning process.

7.  Discussion of the Use of Options to Purchase.  Staff recommends that the HLC consider including within its property acquistion tools options to purchase and contract.  By negotiating options with the owners of historic landmarks or contributing properties in local historic districts, the Commission will be able to increase the impact of its revolving fund.  Staff is requesting authorization to investigate this issue for a future presentation to the Projects Committee.

8.  Discussion of Marketing Proposal for the Edward M. Rozzel Farm, 11647 Rozzelles Ferry Rd., Charlotte, N.C.  Staff has met with Brian Jenest of Cole Jenest & Stone.  Brian has submitted a proposal for developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for the property. The property has been listed with Eric Gamble of HM Properties.  Active marketing is awaiting action regarding the proposed marketing strategy.   Click Here For Marketing Proposal .

9.  Update on the Torrence Lytle School.  302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.  Environmental Cleanup of the property has begun.  Prospective buyers are under contract to acquire the property.

10.  Update on General Motors New Look BusLakewood Trolley continues to express an interest in using the bus, as does the North Carolina Transportation Museum.  Staff will be contacting CATS to attempt to expedite an agreement for storage and maintenance.

11.  Update on Streetcar 85.  Staff awaits the request from the North Carolina Transportation Museum regarding payment for a generator and cart.

12.  Update on Trolley No 1.  Charlotte Trolley will be vacating the Trolley Museum Building on Camden Road.  Staff will be discussing the logistics of the distrubution of Charlotte Trolley's assets, including Trolley Number 1.  Staff will be meeting with the County Manager to discuss issues related to the Trolley Museum Building.

13.  Update on the Morgan School, 500 South Torrence St., Charlotte, N.C.  The Historic Landmarks Commission has submitted an offer to purchase the Morgan School.  Members of the Board of the Community School of Davidson met with staff to discuss the possibility of the school's acquiring the charter of the school that currently occupies the building.  The City has ordered an appraisal on the property, which should be completed by early March.  The Cherry Neighborhood Association wants the school preserved but used for affordable housing.  Once the appraisal is completed, the City will open discussions with the Commission concerning strategies for assuring the long-term preservation of the building.  Staff anticipates that the Commission might well not have to commit funds to the project.   Click Here For Photographs Of The Morgan School.

14.  Old Business

15.  New Business

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