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Undisclosed buyer bids for Queens University dorm

An undisclosed buyer is looking to purchase a Queens University of Charlotte property that is currently houses students.
An undisclosed buyer is looking to purchase a Queens University of Charlotte property that is currently houses students. WWW.MICZEKPHOTO.COM

An undisclosed buyer is looking to purchase a Queens University of Charlotte property that is currently used to house students.

Queens declined to reveal the party but said in a statement that it has been approached by an “unsolicited potential buyer” for the building at 1333 Queens Road. The Myers Park site is located near the intersection of Providence and Queens roads, behind the Myers Park public library branch.

“Like any organization would do, we are reviewing the proposal in good faith,” the university said. “As of right now, the potential buyer has requested confidentiality in order to conduct due diligence.”

The current building at the location – North Residence Hall – was opened in 2008 after the university bought a five story apartment building, Providence Place Apartments, and converted it into student housing. It now provides 28 apartment homes for upperclassmen and houses approximately 70 students, according to the university’s web site.

The Myers Park Homeowners Association has previously filed lawsuits over development on the campus. In 2014, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the MPHA in a fight against the city of Charlotte and the University over a parking deck. Previously, the MPHA has submitted rezoning requests to reduce the number of residential units per acre, in an effort to limit construction of tall condos in the affluent and historic neighborhood.

Pamela May, president of the association, said in a statement that one of the organization’s primary objectives is to “preserve the beauty and character of the Myers Park neighborhood in a way that honors the unique original design of renowned landscape architect John Nolen.”

May added: “When our opinion is sought, we encourage all parties to consider the many benefits of preserving the park-like and understated feel of this lovely 100+-year-old neighborhood, and we’re glad to participate in that way.”

The move comes amid other residential development in Myers Park. This April, buildings on the site at corner of Selwyn Avenue and Croydon Road were demolished to begin construction on a boutique condominium project.

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