Charlotte City Council to vote on historic mills property Monday

Charlotte City Council to vote on historic mills property Monday

Charlotte City Council to vote on historic mills property Monday

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte City Council will consider a request on Monday to chip in more than 2 million dollars to fix two old mills in the NoDa area.

Back in 2006, The Historic Johnston and Mecklenburg Mills were deemed “unlivable” because of termite damage.
   
Recently a Boston-based non-profit called “Community Builders” bought the buildings with a plan to fix it up  and create affordable housing.
   
Community Builders now claim they found "unexpected" damage and now need help paying for the project.
   
City Councilman Michael Barnes tells NewsChannel 36, he's against the idea.

“There was no doubt that when they bought the property that it was in bad condition.  That was never a secret to anybody.  And there's an issue of fundamental fairness here because there were a lot of people who would have bid differently had they known that we would give them twice their money back in order to get the deal done" said Barnes.
   

 

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