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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College held the official ribbon-cutting Tuesday evening for its new Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which prepares students for competitive, high-skilled technological jobs. The College also celebrated its award-winning partnership with the City of Kannapolis and Castle & Cooke North Carolina and honored Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Dr. Carol S. Spalding as the 2019 N.C. Community College President of the Year. “For more than 10 years, Dr...

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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a project that would bring approximately 128 townhomes to downtown Kannapolis. The City of Kannapolis owns nine acres of property on a portion of the former Cannon Mills Plant 4 site, located between Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, West F St. and S. Main Street. The site is ideally suited for this type of development and is part of the Downtown Revitalization Project which calls for residential projects to establish a concentration of people living ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. The Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties and they have announced their first tenant, the Hollywood Burger Restaurant, which will be located in the former Restaurant 46 space. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are ...

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The Kannapolis City Council will consider a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. Phase One of Block One includes eleven 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, across from the entrance to the Sports and Entertainment Venue, and two blocks north of the VIDA Mixed Use District. The buildings have prime commercial footage an...

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The Kannapolis City Council will vote Monday night on a project that would bring approximately 128 townhomes to downtown Kannapolis. The City of Kannapolis own nine acres of property on a portion of the former Cannon Mills Plant 4 site, located between Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, West F St. and S. Main Street. The site is ideally suited for this type of development and is part of the Downtown Revitalization Project which calls for residential projects to establish a concentration of people li...

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KANNAPOLIS, N. C. — The NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) officially launches on Thursday, November 14, 2019 with a ribbon cutting, facility tour and open house celebration. NCFIL is a 16,000 sq. ft. plant-based food processing and product development facility located on the 350-acre NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. This pilot-scale facility, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, will serve as a catalyst for plant-based food research and food manufacturing. NC Agriculture Commis...

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The Interstate 85 widening project in Rowan County has reached a significant as the highway opened to four lanes in each direction. The new Exit 65 (I-85 and Old Beatty Ford Road) is also now open. This exit will improve connectivity to the cities of Landis, China Grove, and Kannapolis. Kannapolis Crossing, a new mixed use development of commercial and residential property, will be located at this exit. This marks substantial completion of the larger project to widen 8 miles of I-85 i...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved incentives to the Charlotte-based, United States Performance Center (USPC) which could lead to the location of athletic training and research facilities on the North Carolina Research Campus. The USPC has approached the City of Kannapolis and officials at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), regarding the possibility of collaborating on a project which would partner athletes and researchers together to prepare athletes for the rigors of Olympic a...

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The City of Kannapolis has joined Cabarrus County and the City of Concord to make the process of submitting permits easier – both for residents and developers. We are now using an online system called Accela to process all plans. You can go online and submit all the paperwork we need for your project. You send us the information and both the City and County staff can access it simultaneously and begin the plan review process. It’s a one stop shop for the permitting process. It eli...

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Duke CTSI announces that TransPop will double its space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. We're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study! “The MURDOCK Study is our foundational study and has paved the way for TransPop’s growing clinical research presence in Kannapolis,” said Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study and director for Translational Population Health Research (TransPop). “The value of the MURDOCK Study is...

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