Relocation/Reuse of Structures
The ultimate waste reduction tactic might be to consider relocation of a structure rather than deconstruction or demolition. In certain cases, a building can be moved to a different location and reused for its original purpose or renovated for another purpose. A turn-of-the-century farmhouse could be moved and renovated for office space.
Many factors can play into this decision: the type and value of the structure, the cost and feasibility of having it moved, the availability of suitable land, the demand for continued use and the anticipated cost of renovation. It is important to note that cost is not always the determining factor. If historical or architectural factors exist, historic preservation experts should be contacted and may be of assistance to those interested in evaluating these options.
The following contacts and/or information may apply
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
2100 Randolph Road
International Association of Structural Movers
Before contracting with a company to move a structure, it is important to make sure they are licensed through the Department of Transportation's Oversize and Overweight Permitting Division. They can be reached at 919-733-4740.
Mecklenburg County requires permits for relocation of a structure. Call 704-336-3830 or visit www.meckpermit.com
for more information.
Local companies are listed in the Yellow Pages under "House & Building Moving, Leveling, & Raising"