Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Project

September Update

Work continues in Kannapolis on the Downtown Revitalization Project – the streetscape/linear park, infrastructure, construction of the Sports & Entertainment Venue and VIDA, the parking deck and apartments. 

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 - please follow the detour signs. The streetscape and linear park will open Fall 2019.

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.


The Gem Theatre is open for business. The Old Armor Beer Company is working on interior renovations to their location on West Avenue  and expects to open this Fall. 


Streetscape/Infrastructure work taking place in September(weather permitting):
•Vance Avenue - final construction for this street are underway.
•Oak Avenue -  install of irrigation and landscaping is nearing completion.
•West A & B - landscaping and irrigation work will be underway. 
•West Avenue – work on the pump house/restrooms is underway. Work on the roundabouts and the fountains continues. Duke Energy will replace transformers and do additional electric work. Irrigation, landscaping, pavers will be installed.

Sports and Entertainment Venue construction is underway. Underground plumbing work, baseball walls and retaining walls are being constructed. The steel construction is complete and the concrete work is the next step. This building will house suites, meeting/conference space and concession kitchens. Light structures are going up. Seating areas are under construction.

VIDA Mixed Use District – Steel and concrete structures for the multistory project is now occurring.



Here are two videos with City Manager Mike Legg and Cabarrus County Chair Steve Morris, describing the project:
March 22, 2018
September 5, 2019



Downtown Revitalization Timeline