September 29, 2022

SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday signed off on the set up of brick walkways and a patio at the Napolean Bonaparte McCanless household as component of the home’s gradual transformation to a marriage ceremony and occasions venue.

The dwelling, positioned at 619 South Key St., was bought final year by Charlotte-based actual estate developer Sandra Toscano, who has options with her fiancé, C.P. Edgar, to transform the place. The couple also system to designate a portion of the 3rd floor as their retirement home as perfectly.

The property was developed in the 1890s by a notable Rowan County resident named just after one of France’s most historical figures and has been owned by multiple entities over the many years. In 2019, the Historic Salisbury Foundation procured it from Livingstone University, which procured it from a personal owner in 2011 with ideas for a hospitality place that hardly ever came to fruition.

The certificate of appropriateness ask for on Thursday was for the installation of a brick walkway major up to the front of the making, as properly as a semi-circle-formed and circular-shaped brick-paved place powering the home for long term patio place. At some point, the kitchen, which is not related to the main residence, will be turned into a tavern.

The commission also accepted a request to set up lights consistent with people discovered together the adjacent Army Avenue. The two gentle poles on the house will be scaled-down in scale to accommodate foot site visitors rather of vehicular visitors.

The applicant said there will be more certification of appropriateness requests that occur prior to the commission in the foreseeable future. Commission Chair Andrew Walker called it a “marvelous undertaking.”

Also at the assembly:

• The commission permitted the set up of six LED lights on top of the entry cover of Backcountry & Further than, positioned at 322 South Principal St. The mild fixtures will not be noticeable from the community right-of-way. However, the fee tabled a staff advice for owner Jeff Moose to take out the present window tint on the front center windows of the retail store in get to further investigate previous programs on the surrounding windows, which are all tinted. Moose described that the windows ended up tinted when he opened his enterprise and he mounted removable sun security lamination in the middle windows to match the bordering tint.

• The fee authorized the set up of a chain hyperlink fence and artwork at The Pedal Factory, a nonprofit bicycle fix store found at 311 East Council Avenue. When the commission does not typically make it possible for chain hyperlink fences, they can do so beneath mitigating instances. In this circumstance, the spot is industrial and the fence will not be seen to the community. The applicant, operator Mary Rosser, stated it will be all around the open up house area behind the creating and is becoming erected for protection functions. The foliage involving the rear of the home and the adjacent parking large amount enable for additional vagrancy, and the room is utilized by kids for camps and bicycle take a look at drives. It will measure six toes significant and include vinyl parts to make it far more beautiful. The artwork will be mounted on the rear wall experiencing within.