Historic Preservation Commission

Purpose 

As public stewards of the Davidson Historic District, the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has several powers and responsibilities. These include recommending to the Board of Commissioners the designation, or the removal, of historic district overlay zoning; granting requests for proposed changes within the historic district that are congruous with state, federal, and local governments in pursuance of its responsibilities; and conducting meetings or hearings necessary to carry out these roles.  


Meetings

  • The HPC meets the third Wednesday of each month, immediately following the 6:30 p.m. Design Review Board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
  • Davidson Town Hall Board Room
         216 S. Main Street
         Davidson, NC 28036
  • Town Staff Liaison: Lindsay Laird, Planner (llaird@townofdavidson.org) 

Agenda

The Historic Preservation Commission will hold their next regularly scheduled monthly meeting on July 15, 2020, beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. The meeting will also be live-streamed on the Town of Davidson YouTube Channel

Meeting agendas may be found on the Board of Commissioners & Advisory Board Meeting webpage. Agendas are posted one week prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Please refer to our Development Projects page for major projects.

Meeting agendas prior to October 2019 may be found on NOVUS Agenda.


Upcoming COA Cases

At their July 15, 2020 meeting, the HPC will hear the following COA cases:

  • Accessory Structure at 525 N. Main Street - The applicant proposes a new accessory structure at 525 N. Main Street (Parcel ID 00326203). The proposed accessory structure will be located in the rear yard at 525 N. Main Street. This property is located in the North Main Street Extension of the Local Historic District. Project plans may be found here. Additional information, including a staff analysis, will be posted with the HPC meeting agenda on the Board of Commissioner & Advisory Board Meeting webpage one week prior to the meeting.
  • Facade Redesign at 120 S. Main Street - The applicant proposes an update to the building façade at 120 South Main Street (Parcel ID 00325828). The building is currently being used for bank and CPA offices. The applicant also plans to create two new retail spaces adjacent to Fifth Third’s office.Project plans may be found here. Additional information, including a staff analysis, will be posted with the HPC meeting agenda on the Board of Commissioner & Advisory Board Meeting webpage one week prior to the meeting. 

If you have questions or comments related to an upcoming COA case, please email Historic Preservation Commission liaison, Lindsay Laird, at llaird@townofdavidson.org prior to the scheduled meeting date. 

Applications

Application Deadlines

  • Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for new major projects must be received at least four weeks prior to the meeting date of the HPC. An FYI review is encouraged for all larger projects.
  • All required materials, drawings and documents for cases that are continued from previous meetings or presented to the HPC for verification of conditions must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date.
  • Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for signs in the local historic district, minor renovations, consent items and informational review only items must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date.

Historic Preservation Commission Fees

Please contact Town staff to verify fees. The Town of Davidson Fee Schedule is located on the Finance and Budget webpage.

Membership

The Historic Preservation Commission, as appointed by the Board of Commissioners, are residents who have had special training or experience in a design field, such as architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, planning, historic preservation or a closely related field. Please contact Town Staff if you are interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission (llaird@townofdavidson.org).  


Preservation Resources

Davidson Historic District Guidelines

Key Steps in the COA Process

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

Preservation North Carolina