Decline Right of First Refusal to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Property - Ada Jenkins Center
Decline the County's statutory right of first refusal on Tax Parcel #003-233-25 (+/- 4.35 acres) that is owned by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education to permit a sale of the property to Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center, Inc.
Staff Contact: Jacqueline McNeil, Asset and Facility Management
At its December 8, 2015 meeting, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education declared its intent to sell Tax Parcel 003-233-25 (+/- 4.35 acres), known as the Ada Jenkins Center, located at 212 Gamble Street in Davidson. By state statute, the County must decline its right of first refusal to any properties the Board of Education intends to dispose of prior to it moving forward with conveyance to another entity. The Board of Education has been offered a purchase price of $710,000 by the Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center, Inc for the property. The Ada Jenkins Center has agreed to placement of certain covenants in the deed pertaining to historic preservation, use, and maintenance of the property. CMBE will maintain the right and option to have simple title to the property revert back to CMBE should the Ada Jenkins Center violate the covenants.
The property is currently leased from CMBE by the Town of Davidson and is operated by Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center, Inc. which offers medical, dental, community nursing, human service, and education services to residents of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and south Iredell County. The building on the property originally opened for the 1937-38 school year as the Davidson Colored School and was renamed the Ada Jenkins School in 1955 after the teacher who was instrumental in raising funds to build the school.