Draft For Discussion
Strategic Planning Options
For 2018 - 2019

The Historic Landmarks Commssion shall complete existing projects:  Charles E. Barnhardt House, Torrence Lytle School, Streetcar 85, GM New Style Bus.

The Historic Landmarks Commission shall process properties for historic landmark designation that embody important elements of the cultural, social, or architectural history of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

The Historic Landmarks Commission shall secure the fee simple or any lesser included interest , e.g., options to purchase, preservation easements, in historic landmarks or contributing properties in local historic districts.

The following are representative examples of projects that the Commission might pursue if the properties are available for the purchase of fee simple (if economic viable) or any lesser included interest, including options and other appropriate preservation instruments.

1.  Standard Oil Service Station, 1010 North Tryon Street, Charlotte

2.  Whisnant Commercial Building, 21320 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius 

3.  McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

4.  Cooper Log House, 5621 Mt. Olive Church Road, Charlotte

5.  William Grier House, 8120 Robbie Circle, Charlotte

6.  Arthur Grier House, 421 Montrose Street, Charlotte

7.  Excelsior Club,  921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte

 8.  Mill Managers' Houses, 306 and 402 Dover Street, Pineville

9.  Morgan School, 500 Torrence Street, Charlotte

10.  Depot Street Building, 121 Depot Street, Davidson

The Historic Landmarks Commission shall seek to achieve secondary benefits, such as land conservancy, affordable housing, streetscape preservation, outlying town preservation, neighborhood revitalization, and economic development.

The Historic Landmarks Commission shall solicit the input of the cities and towns which it serves.

The Historic Landmarks shall be an advocate for the establishment of a vintage streetcar line in Charlotte and the return of Streetcar 85 to the City.

The Historic Landmarks Commission shall continue to fulfill its responsibility to educate the general public about the historic built environment of Charlotte-Mecklenburg through its website, social media, press releases, and videos.

This video explains the powers of local historic preservation commissions in North Carolina.

Dr. Dan L. Morrill
139 Middleton Drive
Charlotte, N.C. 28207
[email protected]
R. J. Reynolds High School - 1956
Wake Forest University - 1960 (B.A.)
Emory University -  1961 (M.A.)
Emory University - 1966  (Ph.D.)
Professor Emeritus of History UNCC
Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
                  Historic Landmarks