Historic Preservation Awards
Legacy: The Myers Park Story begins with the following: “The Myers Park story is far larger than Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a seminal story of the early craft of town and landscape planning in America… In the mid 1800s ‘park’ was a new word for Americans.” Wide streets, parks and broad front yards guaranteed the permanence of the open spaces in Myers Park. Preserving the original intent of this vision is as critical to Myers Park today as it was when it was first conceived. To that end, yearly, the MPHA recognizes homeowners who make improvements to existing homes that keep within the original vision for the neighborhood. These homeowner renovate or make additions to their homes in a way that honors the original intent of the planners and maintains a scale appropriate to the homes around them. By doing this, they preserve the green space that gives Myers Park its “park-like” feel.
Each year the Myers Park Homeowners Association presents Preservation Awards to recognize outstanding renovations or additions to existing homes. These awards are designed to encourage the preservation of existing homes and to maintain the character and scale of the Myers Park neighborhood.
Awards are given for outstanding renovations of existing homes or additions to existing homes that have been completed since January 2004, that have met all applicable deed restrictions, and that have enriched the neighborhood by the preservation of an existing home or an addition that is sensitive in scale and appearance. These homeowner renovate their homes in a way that honors the original intent of the planners and the green space that gives Myers Park its “park-like” feel.
You may nominate your own home, or a friend or neighbor’s home that you have admired.
To nominate a home for Awards Click Here.
To download the nomination form Click Here.