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The City of Kannapolis, North Carolina is seeking Qualification Statements from experienced consultants (individual firms or teams of consultants) to complete a comprehensive update of the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (“UDO”). The City is interested in firms capable of providing professional services including, research, analysis, stakeholder engagement, drafting of UDO text, graphics and final document preparation.

The City of Kannapolis NC, incorporated in 1984, is located within the Charlotte metropolitan region, in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, approximately 25 northeast of the City of Charlotte. The US Census 2017 population estimate for Kannapolis is 48,806, making it the 21th largest municipality in North Carolina. Located within the “Piedmont” region of the state, Kannapolis measures approximately 32 square miles (including three lakes and a public reservoir), with an additional 33 square miles potentially available for annexation. The City also exercises extra-territorial (ETJ) planning and zoning jurisdiction for approximately 5 square miles in Rowan County.

The City adopted its first zoning ordinance in 1988, followed by adoption of the current UDO in 2000. Significant changes in the City’s population, land development pattern and economy, along with legislative and land use changes since that time have highlighted the need for a comprehensive rewrite of the UDO.

In 2018, the Kannapolis City Council adopted the Move Kannapolis Forward 2030 Comprehensive Plan. This plan provides the vision and framework for future development of the City through 2030. The primary objective of the UDO update is to implement the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, through regulations that will guide land use development within the City’s corporate limits and ETJ.

Qualification Statements are due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018

Questions regarding the RFQ should be directed to:
Zachary D. Gordon, AICP
Planning Director
City of Kannapolis
(704) 920-4325

To review the RFQ document, click here.