Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are moving out of a Bank of America-owned building on East Seventh Street, according to Charlotte City Council’s agenda for next week.
CMPD’s Central Division is housed in a building it leases at the corner of Seventh and College streets. That’s part of a 1.27-acre site owned by Bank of America, most of which is occupied by parking.
A Bank of America spokesperson said the bank doesn’t have any plans to sell the site, which is part of the Sixth and Tryon area targeted for a major redevelopment.
“We’re not selling any part of that parcel,” Jennifer Darwin said Friday morning. CMPD’s current lease runs through July 31, 2018.
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CMPD will move to a site nearby, at 700 West Fifth Street. Staff will ask City Council to approve condemnation for the 0.17-acre parcel on that site, which property records show is owned by Sinko Faith et al and has a tax value of just under $700,000. The city already owns the surrounding crescent of land.