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File #: 15-14802    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 1/4/2021 Final action:
Title: Decision on the Dowd House Historic Landmark Designation
Attachments: 1. Dowd Amendment Ordinance, 2. Dowd Addendum Information Sheet, 3. Dowd Addendum Designation Report, 4. Dowd HLC Vote, 5. Dowd Summary of Department Review, 6. Dowd SHPO Letter, 7. Dowd HLC Response to SHPO Letter


Decision on the Dowd House Historic Landmark Designation




Adopt an ordinance with an effective date of January 4, 2021, amending the existing historic landmark designation ordinance for the property known as the “Dowd House” (Parcel Identification Numbers 067-061-05 and 067-061-06). 



Staff Resource(s):

Taiwo Jaiyeoba, City Manager’s Office

David Pettine; Planning, Design, and Development



§                     The city has received a recommendation from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) to amend the existing designation ordinance for the Dowd House.

§                     On December 14, 2020, a public hearing was conducted on amending the historic landmark designation for the property known as the Dowd House. No public comments were received.

§                     The Dowd House is located at 2216 Monument Street in Council District 3.

§                     Amending the designation ordinance could significantly contribute to the long-term preservation of the Dowd House.

§                     The Dowd House is listed under Parcel Identification Number (PID) 067-061-05, and the ordinance would be amended to clarify that the interior of the house and the land associated with the tax parcel are included in the designation. The amendment would also add .1916 acres of land historically associated with the house (a portion of Tax parcel 067-06-106) to the designation.

§                     The properties are both zoned MUDD-O mixed use development.

§                     The properties are owned by Mecklenburg County.

§                     The property is currently exempt from property taxes. Based on the current value, if the ordinance were amended the potential amount of deferrable taxes would increase approximately $41 for the City of Charlotte taxes and $73 for Mecklenburg County taxes.





Information Sheet

Designation Report

Record of the vote of the HLC

Summary of Department Review

State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Comment Letter

HLC’s Response to SHPO Letter