August 16, 2018
Martin Marietta, the owner of the McConnell House at 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C., has applied to demolish the house. The Historic Landmarks Commission can only delay demolition of a historic landmark for up to one year, making it possible for Martin Marietta to demolish the house next year.
Martin Marietta has stated that it will donate the house to someone who will move it from its present location. It will have to be moved to a site close by; otherwise, it will be prohibitively expensive. The estimated cost of moving the house is approximately $100,000. The HLC is reaching out to nearby property owners to see if they would be interested in moving the house to their property.