Guilford County began the process of selling the former Monticello Community Center’s land and structures at 5009 NC 150 East in the summer of 2022.

There was a lot of interest in the property, but it’s only now, nearly two years later, that the county is finally selling it after a continuous series of upset bids drove the price up.

Greensboro Batting Center Inc., which initially offered Guilford County $100,000 for the former community center and the land it sits on, will end up paying $269,000.

At a Board of Commissioners meeting in 2022, county commissioners expressed their opinion that county staff hadn’t publicized the sale enough to really have the opportunity for upset bids. They proved to be right in their assessment and a series of bids drove the $100,000 price up.

The property, about 6.5 acres, includes a gym, a baseball field and a gravel parking lot. County staff told the commissioners two years ago that the gym needed a lot of work and the county really didn’t have a good use for the dilapidated former community center.

County staff had conducted a “best use analysis” of the property and the facilities and found that Guilford County’s Parks Department’s didn’t need it, nor did any other branch of the county’s government.

On January 19, 2023, the Board of Commissioners voted to accept the highest offer of $260,000 from the Greensboro Batting Center.  Since then, the center has been in a very long investigative period.

The Board of Commissioners is scheduled to accept the offer officially at the board’s Thursday, March 21 meeting.

Greensboro Batting Center has until Monday, May 20, to deliver the signed contract or the sale will automatically terminate.