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Featuring Live & Online Simulcast Bidding
– $100,000 Opening Bid –
Arranged for 3 Apartments & Detached Garage
– Zoned VC – Village Center –
11020 & 11024
HESSONG BRIDGE ROAD
a/k/a 11020 C Hessong Bridge Road
Thurmont, Frederick County, MD 21788
Online Bidding Opens
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022
Live Onsite Auction
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022
AT 11:00 A.M.
NOTE: The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation. Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property.
11020 & 11024 Hessong Bridge Road is located in the Lewistown area of northern Frederick County, and within the Thurmont postal district. The town of Thurmont is 7 miles north, and the City of Frederick is approximately 9 miles south. The area is largely rural, comprised of a collection of farms, small villages and neighborhoods. An expansive collection of State Parks and recreation areas fills out the surrounding area, including Gambrill State Park, Frederick Municipal Forest, Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain National Park.
Lewistown itself is a small community dating back to the mid 1800s. The property is located in the center of town within the “Village Center” zoning district. Situated a very short distance off US-15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway), the location offers good access throughout the area, including employment centers around Mt. St. Mary’s University, Fort Detrick, Hood College and the City of Frederick commercial district. Surrounding properties include office, retail, automotive, religious, educational and municipal uses.
The auction provides an opportunity to purchase a property with historic charm, an array of prospective uses and a convenient location, all within a pastoral village setting.
For more information about the area, please visit:
Frederick County Government – frederickcountymd.gov
Discover Frederick Maryland – www.discoverfrederickmd.com
Frederick County Public Schools – www.fcps.org
Lot size – 0.42 acre, more or less, according to tax records.
The lot is mostly level with some mature trees and shrubs. It fronts approximately 140′ along Hessong Bridge Road, with depths of approximately 190′.
Serviced by well (believed to have been installed over the past 5 years), and community and/or private septic. 3 electric meters on the home, and one electric meter on the garage.
Two story traditional building and detached automotive garage with office, as further described below.
Traditional building arranged for three dwelling units – containing 4,368 square feet, according to public tax records. Tax records indicate that ths structure was built in 1930, but based on construction style and prior listing information, is believed to be significantly older. The building features aluminum roof, covered porchfront, timber joists, partial log construction and three electric meters. Arranged for three dwelling units with a variety of layouts, and walk-up attic with flooring. The structure needs renovation.
Masonry block two bay garage and office area – Containing 1,268 square feet, according to public tax records. Features include hydraulic lift, air compressor, oil heater, upgraded power and separate meter. The building is arranged for two bays, storage and shell office area needing build out.
VC – Village Center District
According to the Frederick County Zoning code, “The Village Center District (VC) is intended to reinforce and enhance the historically mixed-use areas within rural communities and designated growth areas. The district provides for the location of a variety of limited commercial uses and a range of housing types while maintaining the compatibility of new development with existing development through design standards. A mix of uses is encouraged in the village center either within a single structure or as separate uses located throughout the district.”
Also according to the code, duplex and two-family dwellings are permitted as of right, subject to design regulations. Multifamily dwellings and group developments are a “Principal permitted use subject to site development plan approval.”
An array of commercial uses, including those indicated below, are also a principal permitted use as described above.
Automobile repair or service shop is a principal permitted use as a special exception with site development plan approval based on the zoning code, and subject to wellhead protection designation.
Please see link below or contact Frederick County about existing and potential uses of the property.
In fee simple; sold free and clear of liens.
Published annual real estate taxes are $2,444.03, based on a full value assessment of $162,800. A small portion of the property has a separate tax record and its published annual real estate taxes are $5.86, based on a full value assessment of $500. The tax record reflects a lower amount due from the current owner based on homeowner tax credits.
SUMMARY TERMS OF SALE:
Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.
Live Auction Bidders – a $15,000 deposit, payable by cashier’s check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price by 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Auctioneer’s office (a personal check for the additional deposit will be accepted at the auction or wire transfer instructions will be provided).
Online Auction Bidders – a 10% deposit, payable by cashier’s check or wire transfer, will be required of the purchaser by 4:00 P.M. on the day of auction, at the Auctioneer’s office.
Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days. If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the Purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, ground rent and all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward. The purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint, as provided under current Federal and State law. The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the Purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the Purchaser except where otherwise mandated by local, State or Federal law. Time is of the essence.
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