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                                                                   Design Review Committee

                                                                   May 28, 2014 - 8:00 a.m.


1.  Design Review Chair's Report -- John Shurley

2.  Consulting Director's Report -- Dan Morrill

3.  Preservation Planner's Report -- Stewart Gray

4. Conceptual approval of alterations to the American Legion Memorial Stadium

The applicant is proposing to reconfigure some of the on-grade seating to accommodate a larger playing field.

Click here to review plans

5. Old Business

6. New Business


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission uses the "The Secretary Of The Interior's Standards For Rehabilitation" to judge the appropriateness of proposed projects.  Below are listed those guiding standards.

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.