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In 2021, the City of Kannapolis expects to see a continued trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments, along with a strong regional economy. Numerous subdivisions, apartment and townhome communities and commercial and industrial projects have been approved or are in the process of being approved. Kannapolis is the 20th largest city in North Carolina ...

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After months of planning and construction, the Cabarrus Center has opened in downtown Concord in the former Cabarrus Saving Bank Building with a ribbon cutting held on March 2nd in partnership with the Cabarrus Chamber. Flywheel, a leader in creating coworking communities committed to growing businesses, has designed and is now managing this historic space. "Cabarrus County has embraced this project beyond our wildest expectations, and we are sincerely grateful to the Cannon Foundation for...

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The Kannapolis City Council’s goal to attract private investment in the downtown continues to progress with the sale of two more parcels of property. At their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the City Council approved the sale of 230, 234, 242, 246 and 250 Oak Avenue (Block 7) to Oak Avenue Partners, LLC. The properties currently have two tenants, including Pizza Hut, and is suitable for office and commercial space. The property, which is 0.56 acres and approximately 11,000 squar...

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Kannapolis, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments. From 2017 to 2019 permits for new single-family homes were around 300 annually. The majority of residential growth occurring during this time period is in the multifamily market with several apartment and townhome projects receiving permits....

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The Kannapolis City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Block Two properties on Monday night. Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties. Block Two includes eight buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located around the corner from the Gem Theatre, near Atrium Health Ballpark, and a block north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. By partnering with a developer experienc...

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The Beverage Co-Packing Company Will Invest $68 million in Kannapolis, NC. Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County by establishing its first manufacturing operation in an existing speculative building located at 1858 Kannapolis Parkway in Kannapolis. Both Kannapolis City Council and Cabarrus County Commissioners approved five-year performance-based economic develo...

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The City of Kannapolis is in the final stages of the sale of the downtown properties known as Block One Phase One to the Lansing Melbourne Group. LMG has purchased the property for $450,000 and will invest an additional $2.6 million to renovate the properties. “We are excited to welcome four new businesses to downtown and wish them much success. The sale of this block moves us one more step closer to fully activating our downtown spaces. It has been amazing to see how much pedestrian tr...

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Today, Novant Health, Inc., a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina, announced the launch of America’s first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response. The launch was made possible through a partnership with Zipline, the world’s only national scale, on-demand logistics service, which will provide drone flight services. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Novant Health a Part 107 waiver to b...

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VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021. VIDA is a stimulus for additional private investment on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG)  is investing $61 million to construct 286 apartments, 18,000 square feet of new retail and renovating 36,000 square feet of historic retail space. The City’s investment will include a 400-space public...

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With a grateful nod to the past and a bright eye on the future, the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) officially opened its expanded space Wednesday on the North Carolina Research Campus. Duke doubled its presence on the campus to 10,100 square feet, all of it home to the Translational Population Health Research Center, or “TransPop.” “As we enter the second decade of our foundational MURDOCK Study, we have doubled our TransPop office...

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