June 26, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COUNTY ISSUES STOP WORK ORDER FOR
EPICENTRE RESIDENTIAL TOWER
Charlotte, NC – Due to safety reasons, Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement has issued a Residential Stop Work order for the residential tower portion of the EpiCentre complex in downtown Charlotte.
The order will remain in place and decisions on the remaining issues have been deferred until September 15, 2008. The final Certificate of Occupancy (CO) will not be issued until the horizontal property line is extinguished (removed), or an amendment is approved by the North Carolina Building Code Council (BCC) that makes the property code compliant with the horizontal property line in place. The BCC may also overrule Code Enforcement's decision regarding the horizontal property line if the property owners appeal.
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement and the City of Charlotte - Fire Department have seen some evidence over the past 15 days that the owners of the property are considering taking steps to resolve their code issues; therefore, this decision allows the owners' teams to continue to work toward solving these issues.