Molly McConnell is one of the longest-tenured residents of Glen Lennox, having first lived there in the 1970s. She moved back in 2002 and has been a loyal tenant ever since.
The former special education teacher and child advocate said she was “shaking in my boots” when talk of redevelopment began about 15 years ago, fearing she would be evicted from the home and neighborhood she loves.
She had never heard of Grubb Properties, which was based in Charlotte but had a long history of interest in Glen Lennox since founder Robert Lay Grubb once lived there. His son, Clay Grubb, was spearheading the project since his company purchased the entire property in the 1980s.