Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

Design Review Agenda
June 29, 2016

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

3.  Preservation Planner's Report -- Stewart Gray

4.  COA Applications

a.  Charlotte Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte.  The applicant is proposing the addition of a training room to the exterior of the coliseum building.   Click here to view plans.

Staff believes that the proposed work is appropriate.  The porposed project meets the  Secretary Of The Interior's Standards For Rehabilitation in that the proposed new additions does not destroy historic materials that characterizes the property, the proposed new work is differentiated from the old and would be compatible with the massing, size, scale, and existing architectural features, and if the new construction were removed in the future the essential form and integrity of the Coliseum and its environment would be largely unimpaired.

b.   Sloan-Porter House, 10124 Walkers Ferry Road, Charlotte.  The applicant is proposing to add an addition to the rear of the house.   Click here to view plans.

5.  Old Business.

6.  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.