County looks to seal the deal on old hospital property
A local company has sixty days to decide whether or not it wants to purchase the old hospital property in Brunswick County.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Leaders in Brunswick County
are one step closer to handing off the old hospital to a local company.
County commissioners voted to approve a contract with East
Coast Lands One, LLC on Monday night.
The company is based out of Wilmington and is offering $1,750,000
for the old hospital.
According to Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing, East
Coast has sixty days to do its due diligence and check out the property. They
can inspect the building and review paperwork in order to satisfy themselves
before making the purchase.
According to Lawing, if they find something they don't like
they can withdrawal their bid.
Once the sixty day period is over, the county and the
company will close on the contract. Lawing said the contract states both
parties will have to close no later than Feb. 15, 2013.
East Coast Lands One, LLC has not stated what they want to
do with the building if they purchase it.
The county will pay about $20,000 to $30,000 per month in
energy and utility costs until the property is sold.
The county is waiting to receive a deposit of $87,600 before
it enters into the upset bid process. Once the county receives the deposit, the
bid process will be posted in local newspapers. County leaders expect that to
happen sometime next week.