Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Project

February Update

Work continues in Kannapolis on the first phase of the Downtown Revitalization Project – the streetscape and infrastructure and construction of the Sports & Entertainment Venue. Work is happening on Vance Avenue, Oak Avenue, West Avenue, West B Street and West A Street. The unique streetscape will serve as an urban linear park with many green spaces for activities such as concerts, arts, recreation activities, outdoor dining and more. The infrastructure project includes replacing aging and undersized utilities such as water, sewer, storm water and electricity. Street closures continue in the downtown. 

The Sports & Entertainment Venue will be home to the Kannapolis Intimidators Minor League Baseball Team and accommodate other events such as concerts. The venue will have conference and meeting space, a playground and more. The SEV will open in April 2020.

VIDA- the Mixed Use District of apartments, a parking deck, office and restaurant space begins construction this month.


Note street closures and detours are in place - please follow the signage. The Gem Theatre and Restaurant 46 are open for business. 

Work taking place in February (weather permitting):
•Vance Avenue - install of sidewalks and fire hydrants.
•Oak Avenue (Vance to West B) work will include curb and gutters, sidewalk pavers, retaining walls for raised planters.
•West B (Oak to Chestnut) construction includes completing stormwater and completing retaining walls, fine grading, layout of curb and gutters and asphalt stone base for the street.
•West B (Oak to West) – fine grading begins on the street, layout of curbs and asphalt stone base installation.
•West Avenue South (West B-Vance) – masonry for the raised planters and seat walls will be underway, curb and gutter installation, and concrete bands around parking areas will be added.
•West Avenue North (West B- West 1st) – sewer and stormwater lines will be completed, curb and gutters will be finished, and asphalt stone installed. 
•Sports and Entertainment Venue construction is underway. Buildings located on the site are being removed. Underground plumbing work, baseball walls and retaining walls are being constructed.
•VIDA Mixed Use District – Site preparation begins with buildings being removed.

Downtown Revitalization Timeline