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File #: 15-19743    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/10/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 3/13/2023 Final action: 3/13/2023
Title: Land Acquisition for Charlotte Fire Department
Attachments: 1. Map_Land Acquisition for Charlotte Fire Department.pdf


Land Acquisition for Charlotte Fire Department




A.                     Approve the purchase of up to 7 acres of property located on Dixie River Road (a portion of parcel identification number 141-281-01) in an amount not to exceed $275,000 from Crescent River District LLC, for the River District Firehouse, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute any documents necessary to complete this transaction.



Staff Resource(s):

Phil Reiger, General Services

Gregory Crawford, General Services

Reginald Johnson, Fire



§                     In October 2019, Charlotte Fire established a Facilities Master Plan, prioritizing capital improvements for the next two years and outlining facility goals through 2029. The River District Station was identified as a need in this plan. 

§                     The property is zoned MUDD-O (mixed use development, optional) and is located on the eastern side of Dixie River Road (a portion of parcel identification number 141-281-01) in the City of Charlotte’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. Once annexed, it will be incorporated into City Council District 3. 

§                     On February 21, 2023, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission recommended approval for the City to purchase the land through the mandatory referral process.

§                     The terms of the transaction are:

                     Purchase Price: $50,000/acre up to 5.5 acres, exact acreage contingent upon final North Carolina Department of Transportation ROW alignment of Dixie River Road.

                     Any acreage greater than 5.5 will be at no cost to the city. 

                     Earnest Money Deposit: $5,000

                     Due Diligence: 90 days

                     Closing: 30 days from the end of the Due Diligence period

§                     This transaction is consistent with City Council’s adopted City-Owned Real Estate and Facilities Policy.


Fiscal Note

Funding:  General Capital Investment Plan