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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

PROJECTS COMMITTEE MEETING

October 9, 2013

 

Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Present:

Paula Lester, Projects Committee Chair

Diane Althouse

Louis Asbury

David Erdman

Mark H. Miller

Stefan Pienkny

Lynn Weis, HLC Chair (ex-officio)

Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner

Bryan Turner, HLC Projects Manager

Pat Nystrom, HLC Attorney

Dan L. Morrill, HLC Director

Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Rec. Cons.

Mary Dominick, HLC Cons.

Absent:

Bill Hobbs II

Visitors:

David Casstevens

Alana Blot

Eric Gamble

AGENDA

1. Chair’s Report: Ms. Lester

 

 Ms. Lester welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

2. Director’s Report: Dr. Morrill

 

Dr. Morrill reported on the following matters.

 

A. Funderburk-Plaxco House, 316 E. Matthews Street, Matthews. N. C.

The house has been sold with restrictive covenants in the deed to assure the preservation of the house in perpetuity.

B.  Park Avenue Mill House, Park Avenue, Pineville, N.C.

The house has been sold with restrictive covenants in the deed to assure the preservation of the house in perpetuity.

The owner is restoring the house.

 

C.  Ephraim Alexander McAuley House, 14335 Huntersville-Concord Rd.

 

The house has been sold with restrictive covenants in the deed to assure the preservation of the house in perpetuity. 

 

D.  Dr. George E. and Marie Davis House, 301 Campus St ., Charlotte, N.C.

 

The Commission has ownership of the house and is joining with Johnson C. Smith University to restore it.  When completed, Johnson C. Smith will reimburse the HLC for its expenses within 5 years and will then acquire ownership of the house.

 

E.  G. G. Galloway House, 602 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C.

 

The Commission did consider the prospect of purchasing the property.   It is under contract to a party who intends to preserve the house.

 

F.  Violet W. Currie House, 232 North Main St., Davidson, N.C.

 

The Commission considered purchasing the property.  It is under contract to a party who intends to preserve the house.

 

G.  Former Younts General Store (316 Main St.) and Former Blankenship Oil and Feed Store (330 Main St.), Pineville, N.C.

 

The Commission has the properties listed for sale and has renewed the leases to the current tenants on a month-to-month basis.

 

H.    White Oak, 7729 Hood Road, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Staff has asked Mr. Eric Gamble, the realtor, to estimate the price the Commission might ask for the property on the east side of Hood Rd. and the lot the HLC owns immediately south of the main tract.  The Commission is also considering the prospect of leasing the property to a resident who would take advantage of the open land.  Of course, the property continues to be offered for sale.

 

The Committee reached the conclusion that the entire property should continue to be marketed as one piece, that publicity should be sought for the property, and that staff should continue to work with HLC Attorney Pat Nystrom to explore uses permitted on the property.

 

 

3.  Action Items.

 

A.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville, N.C.

 

Staff reported that In August 2012,  the Commission approved a Request For Proposals to be advertised for the Torrence Lytle property.  The Commission delayed the distribution of the RFP because it believed it might have a prospective buyer.  That buyer has not performed.  Therefore Staff is requesting that the Committee recommend to the Commission that it move ahead with advertising the RFP.  Staff would oversee this process, and an ad hoc committee would be appointed to review the proposals submitted and formulate a recommendation to the HLC. 

 

MR. ERDMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MILLER  THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION ADVERTISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH COUNTY POLICY THE HLC'S APPROVED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OF THE TORRENCE LYTLE SCHOOL, 302 HOLBROOKS RD., HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. AND THAT THE CHAIR OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION APPOINT AN AD-HOC COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ALL PROPOSALS RECEIVED AND TO FORMULATE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

B.  Grier-Rea House, 6701 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Staff reported that a prospective buyer of the Grier-Rea House withdrew his offer to purchase and contract.  Staff reported that the realtor of the property has suggested actions which might enhance the marketability of the property.

 

MS. ALTHOUSE PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MILLER THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FUND THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS AT THE GRIER-REA HOUSE IN HOPES OF INCREASING THE MARKETABILITY OF THE PROPERTY:  1) ERECT A WHITE WOODEN FENCE AT THE ENTRANCE DRIVEWAY AND FOR A SHORT DISTANCE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE DRIVEWAY, 2) CREATE TWO SMALL FLOWER BEDS ON THE PROPERTY,  3) REPAINT AND REPAIR THE HOUSE WHERE NECESSARY, 4) REMOVE DEAD VEGETATION AND CLEANUP YARD, ESPECIALLY WOODED AREA, 5) PLACE NEW GRAVEL ON GRAVEL PORTION OF THE DRIVEWAY, AND 6) STAGE AND PAINT FRONT PARLOR. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

MR. ERDMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. ALTHOUSE THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION FUND, IF NECESSARY, THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS AT THE GRIER-REA HOUSE IN HOPES OF INCREASING THE MARKETABILITY OF THE PROPERTY: 1) PLACE NIGHT LIGHTING AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE AND  2) PLACE A LARGE SIGN ON SITE ADVERTISING THE PROPERTY AS A SPECIAL HISTORIC PROPERTY WITH A MAP OF THE PROPERTY AND ILLUSTRATION OF THE HOUSE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

MR. ERDMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PIENKNY TO CONVENE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

Note:  In Executive Session the Committee approved an asking price for the Grier-Rea House to be recommended to the Historic Landmarks Commission.

 

C.  Edward M. Rozzell House, 11647 Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Note:  In Executive Session the Committee approved an asking price for the Grier-Rea House to be recommended to the Historic Landmarks Commission.

 

MR. MILLER PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. ALTHOUSE THAT THE COMMITTEE RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

Staff reported that it had selected Gina Harris to be the realtor for the property.

 

4.  Old Business.

A. Piedmont and Northern Thrift Depot, 8030 Old Mt. Holly Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Craig Newton, Project Manager for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, has informed Staff that the environmental study and the updated appraisal have been completed.  NCDOT will be purchasing the parcel to which the station will be moved and construction should begin in March or April 2014..

5. New Business.

 

There was no new business.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m.