BOONE — After months of work and years of dreaming, the High Country Association of Realtors will soon move into the Mutton Crossing space at 4469 Bamboo Road, leaving its current home at 2349 N.C. 105.
“The plan is to move in late May, early June,” said Bill Aceto, spokesperson for the High Country Association of Realtors.
The High Country Association of Realtors bought the nearly eight-acre space in December 2017, including the entire 11,652-square-foot building, for $1,197,500, according to Watauga County property records. The purchase comes after years of saving up funds and looking for a space to suit the association’s growth.
“It’s a dream come true,” said High Country Association of Realtors Executive Officer Laurie Phillips.
Along with offices, a meeting area located in the building can accommodate up to 300 people, Phillips said. The plan is to make the building a space where regional groups can hold meetings and events.
The property goes behind the building up the ridgeline. The back lot behind Mutton Creek will be used for gravel-lot parking and outdoor events.
The HCAOR will have office space on the top floor, ground-level accessible from the Bamboo Road front on the building. The N.C. Driver’s License office, located downstairs, will remain in its current space, Phillips said. High Country Christian Church is planning on moving into the building, Phillips added, and other spaces are available for rent.
A grand opening for the space will be held at a later date, Phillips said.