Help Save the Leeper-Wyatt Building

Friends! We have petitioned the city to re-zone our property in Dilworth (the former Bonterra space) in order to save the historic Leeper Wyatt Building on South Blvd by moving it to our parking lot. The Leeper Wyatt structure was built in 1903 and is the oldest standing commercial brick building in Southend. It was designated as an historic landmark and it is slated to be torn down as part of a development project. 

  • Learn more about the building history here.
  • Learn more about the Leeper Wyatt project here.

We would greatly appreciate letters in support of this unique project! Below is a sample letter – please feel free to modify as you wish. The list of council members’ emails are below too—a single email to all council members works perfectly.

THANK YOU! Our voices—across the city of Charlotte—need to be heard if we want to save this building. Key dates: our hearing was on September 18th, and the Council vote is on October 17th. We will keep you posted.

Jamie & Jeff

Sample Letter:

Dear Council Members, Mayor Lyles and Mayor Pro Tem Winston,

In response to the City Council meeting on Monday September 18th, I am voicing my support to save the historic Leeper Wyatt building in the Dilworth/Southend neighborhoods.

As a Charlotte resident, I’m hopeful our leaders will be good stewards of this city to be mindful of our growth and allow historic charm and architecture to endure. Please support the re-zone of the property so the Leeper Wyatt structure can be moved to its new home on Cleveland Avenue and be enjoyed for many generations to come. 

Thank you for your consideration,



Email Addresses of Council (including our email addresses for our team):