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Entries for January 2018

If you have visited Downtown Kannapolis you have probably noticed that the first phase of the Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Project, the streetscape and infrastructure improvements, are now underway. In February you will see the following take place: Install of new underground electrical ductwork on Oak Avenue.  PSNC begins construction of the new gas line at the intersection of Chestnut and Laureate Way. Removal of asphalt and concrete curb and gutter from streets ...

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Tuesday evening, the City of Kannapolis and Carolinas Healthcare System honored the 2017 Run Kannapolis participants during a special ceremony. The event also honored Loop the Loop participants. This year 32 people completed all eight of the 5K Run Kannapolis events and over 400 people participated in this year’s first ever Loop the Loop Challenge. Congratulations to Linda Bohrer, Linda Craver, Keith Eagle, Bryan Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Brandon Farabee, Tucker Farabee, Carla Gallenbe...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Board of Adjustment, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Community Development Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Downtown Kannapolis, Inc. Commission. In order to serve you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City...

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Vance Ave and a portion of Oak Ave will be closed for the construction of downtown infrastructure beginning this Friday, January 26 and lasting until June 2018. West Avenue and portions of A Street and Oak Avenue will remain closed. B Street will be open to provide access from Main Street to Oak Ave Mall, Pizza Hut, Wells Fargo, Lee Warehouse, and Village Grill. 1st St/Laureate Way and D Street will remain open as well. D Street will be open as a detour between Main Street and Dale Earnh...

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On Monday, January 22, the Kannapolis City Council unanimously voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Corporate Realty, Inc. The firm has said they would like to invest approximately $300 million in new construction and redevelopment of properties in downtown Kannapolis. The purpose of the non-binding MOU is to begin the process of a formal partnership with Corporate Realty and the first step in the development of the properties. Over the next several months, the City and Cor...

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New Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Coming to the Kannapolis North Carolina Research Campus in 2019. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has officially broken ground on a new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis on January 22 with the site of the new Advanced Technology Center in the background. The groundbreaking event included remarks from the College’s partners in this significant effort including Board Chair Carl Short, Jr., Cabarr...

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On Tuesday January 16th the Kannapolis Fire Department welcomed 12 new firefighters to its ranks. The new recruits completed four months of fire, rescue and medical training prior to officially joining the department. A badge pinning ceremony was conducted at Kannapolis City Hall recognizing their achievement. During the ceremony family members pinned their badge on for the first time, signifying the transition from “Recruit” to “Firefighter”. At the close of the ...

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On Monday, January 22, the Kannapolis City Council will hear a proposal from Corporate Realty, Inc., a firm who would like to invest approximately $300 million in new construction and redevelopment of properties in downtown Kannapolis. Corporate Realty, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is proposing four development projects that would bring apartments, retail and restaurant, corporate offices and more to the downtown. Corporate Realty has experience in developing office, corporate, medical...

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - January 18 We have a new schedule for collecting garbage/recycling routes that were missed this week due to the bad weather. We will collect Wednesday’s garbage/recycling route TOMORROW – Friday. We will collect Thursday’s garbage/recycling route this Saturday. We will collect Friday’s garbage/recycling route this Sunday. We will collect yard waste debris on a regular schedule. Friday’s route will be collected tomorrow and we will run a...

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4: 30 p.m., January 18: Mother Nature is helping us get the roads cleared this afternoon. Once the temperatures rose, the salt activated, and melting began. Public Work crews are plowing the resulting slush. Most major roadways are clear and numerous secondary roads are beginning to melt. Please be very careful overnight and in the morning as shady areas and other spots that did not clear today will freeze as the temperatures drop tonight. We will pickup Friday's garbage/ recycling rout...

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