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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

SURVEY COMMITTEE MEETING

September 18,  2013

Location: HLC Office, 2100 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, N. C.

Time: 8:30 a.m. 9:35 p.m.

Present:

Jill Walker, Committee Chair

Louis Asbury,  IV

Richard Mattson

Len Norman

Mike Rogers

Dan Morrill, HLC Consulting Director

Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner

Mary Dominick, HLC Consultant

Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant

Visitors:

Dixie Cochrane Hapgood. Prosperity Presbyterian Church

Van Lynn, Prosperity Presbyterian Church

Vicki Rollins, Prosperity Presbyterian Church

AGENDA

1.  Welcome:  Ms.  Walker

         Ms. Walker welcomed everyone to the meeting

2.  Director's Report:  Dr. Morrill

        Dr. Morrill explained the function of the Survey Committee and presented the general context of the agenda items.  Dr. Morrill expressed gratitude to Mr. Norman for his work on the East Charlotte Study.

3.  Survey of Potential Historic Landmarks and Preservation Areas in East Charlotte:  .Len Norman

      Dr. Morrill explained that Mr. John Autrey, City Council representative for District 5, asked that the Commission prepare a list of potential historic landmarks and preservation areas in his district.  Mr.  Norman volunteered to produce the report, which has already been shown to Mr. Autrey and to Mr. John Howard, Administrative Director of the Charlotte Historic Districts Commission.

       Mr. Norman proceeded to present his findings.  They are:

Potential Historic Landmarks:

1)  Memorial to Mecklenburg County World War II Dead, 4426 Central Avenue, 1949

2) Potter Road, Evergreen Nature Preserve near Tarrington Drive (just over footbridge to Sheffield Park)

3) Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church, 6740 Albemarle Road, 1968-1976

4)  1808 Marlwood Circle, 1959

5)  Delta Air Base (fka Grove Airport), 7705 East WT Harris Boulevard

6)  6631 Williams Road, 1960

7) 4415 Monroe Road, 1926

8) 4919 Monroe Road, 1936

9) 4929 Monroe Road, 1936

10) Studio East Building, 5457 Monroe Road, 1965

11)  5601 Riviere Drive, 1961

12)  1141 Lynbrook Drive, 1960

13) 7212 Benita Drive, 1964

14) 1200 Burtonwood Circle, 1960

Potential Historic Preservation Areas:

1) Oakhurst Community

2) Hickory Grove Community

3) J H Gunn Community:

DR. MATTSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ASBURY THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE SURVEY OF POTENTIAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND PRESERVATION AREAS IN EAST CHARLOTTE PREPARED BY MR. NORMAN BE ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION AS ITS OFFICIAL LIST OF POTENTIAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION AREAS FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5.  THE COMMITTEE  APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. NORMAN ABSTAINING FROM THE VOTE.

4. Study List Applications

A.  Mitchum House, 7212 Benita Drive, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Dr. Morrill reported that the owner has stated support for designation of the property, which is identified in the Survey of Potential Historic Landmarks and Preservation Areas in East Charlotte.

 

DR. MATTSON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE MITCHUM HOUSE, 7212 BENITA DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE PLACED ON THE HLC'S STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS. THE COMMITTEE  APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. NORMAN ABSTAINING FROM THE VOTE.

 

B.  Styles House, 1808 Marlwood Circle, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Dr. Morrill reported that the owner has stated support for designation of the property, which is identified in the Survey of Potential Historic Landmarks and Preservation Areas in East Charlotte.

 

MR. ROGERS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ASBURY THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE STYLES HOUSE, 1808 MARLWOOD CIRCLE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE PLACED ON THE HLC'S STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS. THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MOTION WITH MR. NORMAN ABSTAINING FROM THE VOTE.

 

C.  Prosperity Church Cemetery, 15533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Dr. Morrill distributed an email from the Rev. Berry Stubbs, pastor of Prosperity Presbyterian Church, in which he requested a delay of consideration of this issue until the next meeting of the Survey Committee, so Church officials could have more time to consider the issue.  Ms. Dixie Hapgood stated her support for the designation in view of the developmental pressures that are occurring in the area.

 

MR. ASBURY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE PROSPERITY CHURCH CEMETERY, 15333 PROSPERITY CHURCH ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE PLACED ON THE HLC'S  LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS.

 

Mr. Norman and Dr. Mattson stated that they supported the requested delay.  Mr. Asbury withdrew his motion with Mr. Rogers's consent.

 

MR. NORMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY DR. MATTSON T0 RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT CONSIDERATION  OF THE PLACEMENT OF THE PROSPERITY CHURCH CEMETERY, 15333 PROSPERITY CHURCH ROAD, CHARLOTTE, N.C., ON THE HLC'S STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS BE DELAYED UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING OF THE SURVEY COMMITTEE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

Dr. Morrill stated that he would  contact the Rev. Berry Stubbs, Pastor of Prosperity Presbyterian Church, and urge him to attend the HLC meeting on October 14th.

 

5.  Old Business.  No old business was presented.

 

6.  New Business.  No new business was presented.

 

The Committee adjourned at 9:35 a.m.