Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Project

April Update

Work continues in Kannapolis on 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, a brewery, office and restaurant space is now under construction and will be finished in 2021.

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

Streetscape/Infrastructure work taking place in April (weather permitting):
•Vance Avenue - install of irrigation and landscaping.
•Oak Avenue (Vance to West B) install of irrigation and landscaping.
•West B (West to Main) construction includes completion 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) – work on the pump house/restrooms begins.Work on the roundabouts and the fountains will begin.
•West Avenue North (West B- West 1st) – masonry wall foundations, rough grading of street, stone base installation, raised planters and steps. Work on the roundabouts will begin.

Sports and Entertainment Venue construction is underway. Underground plumbing work, baseball walls and retaining walls are being constructed. A crane is up and will be used to put the steel in place for the building structure.

VIDA Mixed Use District – Site work for the parking deck is underway. 

Downtown Revitalization Timeline