American Legion Post 6 Mulls Relocation, Property Sale

By Danny Hooley Posted August 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

American Legion Post 6 of Chapel Hill is considering a change of location after more than a half-century at its Legion Road address.

Post Commander Lee Heavlin recently announced that a September 18 Special General Membership Meeting will include a discussion and vote on authorization to evaluate five options for 1714 Legion Road.

The five options include:

• continuing to operate the post, but without a physical home;
• selling the property but retaining four acres to build a new post;
• selling the property and relocating the post;
• doing nothing, or
• spending an estimated $500,000 on needed upgrades and repairs to the building.

Post 6 built its current 8,378-square-foot home on 35 acres when it moved from its original building on Rosemary Street.

According to Orange County records, Post 6 purchased the Legion Road property in January of 1961.

The total value of the property is now at $2.4 million, according to a 2013 estimate.

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