A former Queens University dormitory is being torn down to make way for a new development.
Charlotte developer Jim Gross bought the five-story building at 1333 Queens Road for $4.2 million earlier this year. Now, RCI Demolition has been hired to tear down the building. Signs and fencing have gone up and heavy work is set to begin Monday. RCI Demolition will also excavate and grade the site.
Including asbestos abatement, the demolition should take two to three months, an RCI representative said.
The site totals just under 3/4 of an acre, next to the Myers Park Branch Library at the intersection of Queens and Providence roads.
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Gross, developer of the pink Arlington building in South End, hasn’t detailed his plans for the former Queens dorm site, which housed about 70 students. Preliminary plans filed with the city of Charlotte show the development, called Opus Myers Park, could include 24 condominium units.