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Status of Current Projects -- January 2001
Croft Schoolhouse.  The Commission has completed the restoration of the building and has it listed for sale with Percivials for $490,000 -- the approximate amount spent on the acquisition of the property and restoration of the building.  The property is zoned B1.  There have been no offers on the building since it was first offered for sale at the beginning of this year. It is located on Bob Beatty Road in the Huntersville vicinity.   The next step is to sell the property.
McAuley House.  Withrow Properties will donate the house and outbuildings to Mecklenburg County that will then transfer the house and outbuildings to the Historic Landmarks Commission.  The Commission will have to move the house and outbuildings to another location by March 15m 2001 or they will be demolished.  Two possible sites have been located. The house is located on Alexanderana Road in the Huntersville vicinity  The next step is to determine whether any or all of the structures can be moved.  
W. T. Alexander Plantation.  The Commission has an approved budget of $1.1 million for this project.  The Commission owns 4.63 acres and five structures -- house, barn, garage apartment, well house, and chicken house.  The barn, a massive structure, will be substantially demolished by the end of September.  Property is located on W. Mallard Creek Church Road.  Next steps:  Finalize design contracts.
Charlotte Cotton Mills.  The Commission has an approved budget of $4 million for this project.  Closing is scheduled for about November 1st.  The property is located on West 5th and North Graham St. in Uptown Charlotte.  Next steps:  Finalize design contracts.
Oehler Farm.  The Commission has submitted an offer to purchase the house and approximately 140 acres.  No response has been received from the owner.  The property is located on the Huntersville-Concord Road in the Huntersville vicinity.  Next Steps:  Await County Commission approval to purchase property with land bank bonds.
Ratcliffe-Otterbourg House.  The Commission has submitted and offer to purchase the house from Historic Charlotte, Inc.  The house is located at 2100 Randolph Road in Charlotte.  Next Steps:  Await a response from the owner and, if possible, move ahead with the acquisition of the property.
Gluyas House.  The Commission has agreed to pay up to $1500 to have the boundaries of the property changed to include the well.  The Commission has sold the property.  The property is located on the Mt. Holly - Huntersville Road in the northwestern Mecklenburg County.  Next Steps:  Await the completion of the survey and pay one-half of the bill up to $1500.  
Palmer School.  The County will be offering to transfer the Palmer Fire School on East Seventh Street to the Historic Landmarks Commission.  The Commission will be responsible for developing a preservation strategy for the property..  Next Steps:  Await the specific arrangements from the County.  

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