City to sell historic mill properties

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte has put the historic Johnston and Mecklenburg Mills properties on the market and is seeking a purchaser to redevelop the mill into affordable housing.

The city purchased the properties in January 2006 after a long history of development investments and rehabilitation efforts.  A previous agreement to purchase the properties fell through in December 2008, when the contract obligations were not met.

The properties at 3315-3327 N. Davidson St. will be sold as one parcel through an upset bidder process, during which qualified developers will be given opportunities to increase their bid amounts until a final, highest bid is announced. The city council will approve the transaction.

All bidders must attend a mandatory pre-meeting and building walkthrough on Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Johnston YMCA located at 3025 North Davidson Street. Sealed bids will be due to the city on Jan. 28.

All bid documents and bid procedure details are available for viewing and downloading through the City’s website at http://mecklenburgmills.charlottenc.gov. Hard copies of the documents will be made available for pick up at the Neighborhood & Business Services offices at 600 E. Trade St.

For further information, please contact Peter Zeiler at 704-432-2989 or pzeiler@charlottenc.gov.

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