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Entries for July 2016

The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved the Downtown Master Plan. The comprehensive plan is designed to guide the City’s revitalization efforts for 50 acres of downtown properties the City purchased last year. The plan provides direction for the redevelopment vision for the next 20 years. Preliminary estimates show that the City expects private investment in the downtown to be $374 million over the next two decades. The city would invest $113 million in infrastructure impr...

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The City of Kannapolis has approved an economic development incentive grant to ISE Enterprises, Inc. for investment in a 30,000 square foot facility at 840 Biscayne Drive, Kannapolis. The company has been in Kannapolis since 2004. “We congratulate ISE Enterprises, Inc. on their expansion. By investing in one of our existing industries we ensure that the firm remains here and local jobs are secure. We look forward to their continued success and employment growth in our City,” comme...

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The City of Kannapolis is helping construct a tiny house with Habitat for Humanity. This is the second tiny house project the two groups have collaborated on. The City is using federal HOME funds to aid in purchasing the land and construction costs for the house. Located at 606 East C Street, the 488 square foot house has a permanent foundation and will have one resident. The house is expected to be completed in October.

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This month, Ei, A Pharmaceutical Solutionworks™ begins moving a 24-person research and development team, which includes three PhDs and nine Masters level scientists, into a 10,000-square-foot laboratory with office space on the third floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NC Research Campus in eiKannapolis, NC. Ei’s research and development team is currently housed on Cannon Boulevard in Kannapolis in the company’s 140,000-square-foot semi-solids manuf...

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The City is seeking submittals from qualified planning professionals (individual firms or teams of consultants) for the preparation of a Comprehensive Plan. The City is interested in firms capable of providing professional services including, research, analysis, mapping, public engagement/visioning and document preparation. The Comprehensive Plan will be used by City staff, government agencies, economic development entities, elected officials, citizen appointed boards and commissions, devel...

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The second phase of a study on a downtown ballpark venue was presented to the Kannapolis City Council Monday night by Brailsford & Dunlavey Venues (B&D). Additionally, City Council heard a presentation on the economic development possibilities for the current Kannapolis Intimidators stadium property on Lane Street if the ballpark were to be moved downtown. The first phase was presented to council last year and demonstrated the Kannapolis Intimidators have the potential to attract sig...

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The Kannapolis City Council received exciting news Monday night. Two experienced development firms have submitted proposals to invest significantly in the Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project would be one of the first steps in revitalizing downtown and would include multi-story residential, retail and parking development between Main Street and West Avenue. This project is expected to generate momentum and enthusiasm in downtown Kannapolis. The City will make an investment in the ...

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