Saw this in a neighborhood email
Dear Engine Company 12 Neighbors,
As part of our ongoing efforts to communicate with our neighbors and friends as to the status of this historic neighborhood landmark, we're going to start producing some short newsletters to let all of you know the status of Engine Company 12's major redevelopment into a restaurant and destination in the North Capital area.
NC Firehouse, LLC. is proud to announce that we have just achieved a significant milestone in the redevelopment of Engine Company 12. We have just received the officially signed and executed contract for the purchase and redevelopment of EC12 from the city.
What does this mean?
Now that we have a signed contract, we can begin the work of renovating this old building into the beautiful landmark it deserves to be. We understand the visual blight an abandoned building brings to the neighborhood and we will work to reduce that as much as possible.
As part of our contract, the city has agreed to cooperate with us in expediting the permit process which can be very lengthy. Settlement of all fees and title transfer is keyed upon issuance of the permits or end of fiscal year, whichever is sooner. Construction drawings have to be completed and approved before we can apply for permits.
We’ve already done some cleanup on the outside of the property, and we would like to press on to some cosmetics for the building as well. While this is only a short term situation, at the moment we cannot do anything that requires permits. We also can’t make substantial improvements to a building that doesn’t yet officially belong to us.
While we continue working on basic cleanup, we will also be working with the architects and engineers to turn our conceptual drawings into construction plans. When these plans are complete, we can apply for permits from the city and then the construction side of the project can begin.
We are extremely proud and excited to have been selected as the developer for such an important project and we wish to thank the city, Ward 5 Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., and of course the neighbors of EC12 for the amazing support and cooperation we have received so far.
We look forward to working with you to rebuild and preserve this beautiful old building and create a place that we will all be proud of when it is done.
Thanks for reading this newsletter and we'll keep you in the loop as we proceed.
NC Firehouse, LLC