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Kannapolis, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis continues to see a trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments. From 2017 to 2019 permits for new single-family homes were around 300 annually. The majority of residential growth occurring during this time period is in the multifamily market with several apartment and townhome projects receiving permits....

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The Beverage Co-Packing Company Will Invest $68 million in Kannapolis, NC. Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County by establishing its first manufacturing operation in an existing speculative building located at 1858 Kannapolis Parkway in Kannapolis. Both Kannapolis City Council and Cabarrus County Commissioners approved five-year performance-based economic develo...

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The City of Kannapolis is in the final stages of the sale of the downtown properties known as Block One Phase One to the Lansing Melbourne Group. LMG has purchased the property for $450,000 and will invest an additional $2.6 million to renovate the properties. “We are excited to welcome four new businesses to downtown and wish them much success. The sale of this block moves us one more step closer to fully activating our downtown spaces. It has been amazing to see how much pedestrian tr...

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Today, Novant Health, Inc., a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina, announced the launch of America’s first emergency drone logistics operation by a hospital for its pandemic response. The launch was made possible through a partnership with Zipline, the world’s only national scale, on-demand logistics service, which will provide drone flight services. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Novant Health a Part 107 waiver to b...

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VIDA, a private public mixed-use district, which will include apartments, restaurants, and retail space in Kannapolis is on target to open in winter of 2020/2021. VIDA is a stimulus for additional private investment on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG)  is investing $61 million to construct 286 apartments, 18,000 square feet of new retail and renovating 36,000 square feet of historic retail space. The City’s investment will include a 400-space public...

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With a grateful nod to the past and a bright eye on the future, the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) officially opened its expanded space Wednesday on the North Carolina Research Campus. Duke doubled its presence on the campus to 10,100 square feet, all of it home to the Translational Population Health Research Center, or “TransPop.” “As we enter the second decade of our foundational MURDOCK Study, we have doubled our TransPop office...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking developers for an Active Adult Apartment development as part of the Downtown Revitalization project.  In September 2015 the City purchased 50 acres of land and buildings in the downtown core and adopted a downtown master development plan. The first three phases of the plan are: infrastructure and a linear park streetscape (opened October 2019); the VIDA Mixed Use District which includes a parking deck, restaurants, a brewery, apartments (opening early 20...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College held the official ribbon-cutting Tuesday evening for its new Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which prepares students for competitive, high-skilled technological jobs. The College also celebrated its award-winning partnership with the City of Kannapolis and Castle & Cooke North Carolina and honored Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Dr. Carol S. Spalding as the 2019 N.C. Community College President of the Year. “For more than 10 years, Dr...

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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a project that would bring approximately 128 townhomes to downtown Kannapolis. The City of Kannapolis owns nine acres of property on a portion of the former Cannon Mills Plant 4 site, located between Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, West F St. and S. Main Street. The site is ideally suited for this type of development and is part of the Downtown Revitalization Project which calls for residential projects to establish a concentration of people living ...

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The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal and the sale of the Downtown Phase One Block One properties on Monday night. The Lansing Melbourne Group will be the new owners of the properties and they have announced their first tenant, the Hollywood Burger Restaurant, which will be located in the former Restaurant 46 space. Phase One of Block One includes eleven buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are ...

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