Durham Co. to sell former Liggett & Myers warehouse to Duke

From staff reportsJuly 25, 2011 

— The Durham County Board of Commissioners plans to vote tonight on a $6.8 million sale of a former tobacco warehouse to Duke University.

The vote is on the agenda for the commissioners' 7 p.m. meeting. The 114,226 square-foot building at 500 N. Duke St. was built in 1926 by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.

The county bought the Carmichael Building in 1996 for $4.3 million. It currently houses part of the county’s Department of Social Services employees and General Services’ surplus storage. The county will no longer need the building after it completes construction of its Human Services Complex on East Main Street.

Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2012. Until then, the county plans to lease the building from Duke.

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