Preview – 2010
1. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission identifies and
advances the preservation of properties, real and personal, of special
historic significance in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Matthews, Pineville,
Huntersville, and Davidson. Mint Hill has yet to sign an interlocal
agreement authorizing the Commission to function on its behalf. Cornelius
has its own preservation commission.
2. The Commission was established in 1973 and has processed over 300
properties for historic landmark designation. Landmark designation gives
the HLC design review authority over material alterations to the property,
allows the Commission to delay the demolition of the property for up to 365
days, allows the Commission to purchase the fee simple or any lesser
included interest in the property, empowers the Commission to recommend to
the appropriate local governing board that the local government acquire by
eminent domain any property which is scheduled for demolition, and allows
the property owner to apply for an automatic deferral of 50 percent of the
property taxes on the property.
3. The Commission administers the largest local, publicly funded historic
preservation revolving fund in the country. The fund currently has a $4
million balance. The fund is used to purchase endangered historic landmarks
or endangered properties in local historic districts. All properties are
eventually sold with preservation deed covenants to assure their
preservation in perpetuity.
The Commission currently owns the following properties.
FOR SALE, 11647 Rozzelles Ferry Road,
Richard Rozzel House.
Located on Old Rozzelles
Ferry Road, this late 19th century farmhouse is an investment
opportunity. Approximately 5 acres of land with two houses.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
FOR SALE, 7729 Hood Road, Charlotte, N.C.-
White Oak Plantation For Sale. Located
on Hood Road in eastern Mecklenburg County, White Oak Plantation
is a magnificent 18th century
plantation estate, which includes two log cabins and 18 acres of land. It is
ready to occupy. Currently owned by the Historic Landmarks
Commission, the property is a local designated historic landmark and is
listed in the National Register of Historic
FOR SALE, 6701 Providence Road, Charlotte,
6701 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
The Grier-Rea house
was built in the early 1800s, during the U.S. Presidential term of
Thomas Jefferson. This locally designated historic landmark is
owned by the Historic Landmarks Commission and is for sale.
FOR SALE, 14335 Huntersville-Concord Road,
N.C.- Historic Property
Ephraim Alexander McAuley House. The
property is located
14335 Huntersville-Concord Road in Mecklenburg County.
The McAuley Farm
House was built in 1881 and represents the
development of a typical Mecklenburg
County farmstead in the
19th and early 20th centuries.
316 Main Street, Pineville, N.C.-
Former Younts' General Store
316 Main Street, Pineville. Located
in the center of the
Pineville Commercial Block, at 316 Main, the
represents the distinctive type of small-town
architecture that was once prevalent throughout Mecklenburg
County, and thus
serves as a physical reminder of county's
historic development patterns. This
space would be an ideal
location for a cafe or restaurant.
FOR SALE, 330 Main Street, Pineville, N.C.-
Former Blankenship Feed and Oil Store
330 Main Street, Pineville. Located
in the center of the
Pineville Commercial Block, at 330 Main, the
Feed and Oil Store
represents the distinctive type of
small-town architecture that was once prevalent throughout
Mecklenburg County, and thus
serves as a physical reminder
of the county's historic development patterns.
School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.
|Former African American High School
for northern Mecklenburg County. The property was conveyed for no cost
to the HLC by Mecklenburg Count y. Determination of rehabilitation
costs is now being made.
4. The Commission exercises design review through the issuance of
Certificates of Appropriateness. The HLC uses the Secretary of the
Interior's Guidelines to determine the appropriateness of proposed material
alterations. Minor works COAs are handled administratively by staff
consulting with the Chair of the Design Review Committee. Full COAs
are issued upon the recommendation of the Design Review Committee.
5. The Commission staff works with the Survey Committee to prepare a Study
List of prospective historic landmarks. The Survey Committee
recommends to the Commission what properties it believes are worthy of
extensive study. A Survey and Research Report is prepared for each
prospective historic landmark brought before the Commission for final
review. The Commission determines whether the property meets the
standard of special significance. Approved properties are sent to the
North Carolina Division of Archives and History for comment and then send to
the appropriate local governing board.
The Commission educates the public about the local historic built
environment. It primarily fulfills this function through its website
-- landmarkscommission.org and cmhpf.org.