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Abandoned Charlotte houses (pictures, history)

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In the next couple posts I will be including pictures of abandoned houses and give an approximate address. If anyone has any helpful information on the history of these properties please post it.

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Hmm. I think I went to a party in that Steele Creek house in my younger days. Don't remember much about it however. :blush:

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Maybe there should be more Charlotte Fire Deartment training sessions, because this house seems awfully close to an "abandoned house fire" that broke out on Steele Creek Rd. on Monday between Brown Grier and Westinghouse. There are a lot of abandoned houses in this area that encourage arson.

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Houses tend to fall in disrepair when the old owners die, and the children can't decide what to do with it... or if it gets bought by speculators. The specs want the freedom to sell it at a moment's notice to developers... they aren't interested in rent and want the convenience of "no tenants to bother with".

Also, here is another possibility (the example is Philadelphia, hopefully a rare thing here)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...&refer=home

Investors that bought up tax liens at discount, waiting to sell them off to someone else. And don't give a rats a$$ about the collateral.

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Houses tend to fall in disrepair when the old owners die, and the children can't decide what to do with it... or if it gets bought by speculators. The specs want the freedom to sell it at a moment's notice to developers... they aren't interested in rent and want the convenience of "no tenants to bother with".

Also, here is another possibility (the example is Philadelphia, hopefully a rare thing here)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...&refer=home

Investors that bought up tax liens at discount, waiting to sell them off to someone else. And don't give a rats a$$ about the collateral.

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That's parcel 14112125. Purchased for $413,000 by the city of Charlotte since 7/23/2002 on deed 13829-630 from the previous owners. It doesn't look like condemnation, just a sale. Maybe the city plans to extend Bynum drive, to the west through there.

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That's parcel 14112125. Purchased for $413,000 by the city of Charlotte since 7/23/2002 on deed 13829-630 from the previous owners. It doesn't look like condemnation, just a sale. Maybe the city plans to extend Bynum drive, to the west through there.

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That's parcel 14112125. Purchased for $413,000 by the city of Charlotte since 7/23/2002 on deed 13829-630 from the previous owners. It doesn't look like condemnation, just a sale. Maybe the city plans to extend Bynum drive, to the west through there.

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That is exactly what the city is doing. Starting this summer they are going to relocate West Blvd...and extend Bynum Drive to the 485 Interchange. Eventually this will be a 4 lane road, but in the begining it will be built as a 2 lane road. This is all being done in correlation with the new 3rd Parallel runway at the airport. Jerry Orr spoke about this at the City Council meeting on 11/27/2006.

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There are no long term plans for a 5th Runway. They won't have room for another parallel without crossing 485 and that would be super expensive. They could probably squeze in a perpendiclar or some other runway that is not parallel.

When Charlotte finishes it's 3rd parallel runway it will be one of only about 5 airports in the country that can land 3 airplanes simultaniously in rainy/foggy weather.

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That is exactly what the city is doing. Starting this summer they are going to relocate West Blvd...and extend Bynum Drive to the 485 Interchange. Eventually this will be a 4 lane road, but in the begining it will be built as a 2 lane road. This is all being done in correlation with the new 3rd Parallel runway at the airport. Jerry Orr spoke about this at the City Council meeting on 11/27/2006.

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Sorry, missed that meeting with Jerry Orr. :huh: Why not just build 4 lanes to begin with if they expect Charlotte to grow? Sounds like the 485 plan, "Hey let's just build 4 lanes." 10 years later they want to make it 8 lanes.

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