City Hall has moved from its headquarters of 40 years to its temporary home for the next 15 to 18 months -- 9511 Manchester Road, just east of Farotto's.
The city is due to complete the sale of the former city hall property to Novus Companies on Sept. 9. The sale price is $3.67 million. Novus is expected to raze the building and include the property in its Market at McKnight development.
Aldermen anticipate that Novus, much in the news of late with its proposed development project in Sunset Hills, will appear at Tuesday's board meeting to announce tenants for the Market at McKnight.
City Administrator Don Carey said he is not worried about financial problems in Sunset Hills spilling over to Rock Hill.
"Novus has invested $5 million so far," he said. "They are waiting on the largest retailer with 36,000 square feet, who has signed a letter of intent. They just haven't signed the lease yet. But they are spending money on the development, and don't feel comfortable giving names until this retailer has signed on the dotted line."
After Novus failed to appear at the last board meeting, Mayor Julie Morgan and Board Member Sheri McCann met with Joe Walsh, Novus counsel, who assured them that they would be at the Sept. 6 meeting to announce retailers. Novus did not return repeated phone calls from the Times.