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The City of Kannapolis is seeking redevelopment proposals for the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium property located off Lane Street. The city owned property is located on Stadium Drive, at Exit 63, between I-85 to the east and Lake Fisher to the west. The location is beautiful with an established tree canopy and lake views. The 55.46-acre site includes a 4,700-seat baseball stadium on the northern portion of the site that was home to the former Kannapolis Intimidators. The stadium, ...

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N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are actively working on every section of N.C. 3 from Kannapolis Parkway to Loop Road as work continues to widen the existing road to a four-lane divided roadway. Current operations include: • Soil cement stabilization • Fine grading in multiple areas • Earthmoving work (taking material out of some areas to place for embankment fills) • Storm drain installation • Water line installation • Work on d...

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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 City of Kannapolis has awarded $57,500 in federally funded grants to 14 non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation that is received from Housing and Urban Development.  The grants were awarded to: •Academic Learning Center - $5,000 for teacher stipends and instructional materials for the afterschool program. •AYA House, Inc. -...

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The Run Kannapolis Fall/Winter series is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Four runs were scheduled for later this year. They were the Hole In Run, Strides for Stroke 5K/10K, the Duke Dash and the Frostbite. Participants who have paid in advance will receive refunds. Each year thousands of people participate in the Run Kannapolis Series, hosted by the City of Kannapolis, Atrium Health Cabarrus and various non-profits in Cabarrus County. Runners who would like to still enter an event ...

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Traffic Alert: West 22nd Street is closed between Jack Street and Running Brook Drive for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary while crews work on the water main and roadway. Please avoid this area while we make the necessary repairs. Thank you!

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July 28, 2020 With actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning to have impact, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 153, stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries at 11 pm. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed. This order will take effect Friday, July 31. The order will not apply to grocery stores, convenience stores or other entities permitted to sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. Local governmen...

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Funding is now available to help North Carolinians in crisis pay cooling or heating bills or secure cooling or heating resources. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance to qualified, low-income households who are experiencing a cooling related crisis (or heating related crisis in the winter). “We know many families are currently facing additional financial hardships due to COVID-19, and this program is ...

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Join Legal Aid of North Carolina and local government staff representatives for a free webinar on fair housing laws and tenant’s rights on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. While the webinar is free, advanced registration is required. Participants can register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7145122845004282383 Presenters include: Jeff Dillman, Fair Housing Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina Heather Seals Blankert, Legal Aid Concord Of...

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The City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County Communications Departments were among 21 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 2020 North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The City of Kannapolis won two second place awards in the categories for Branding/Logo for the West Avenue Streetscape, and Print Poster/Flyer or Card for the Downtown Revitalization Block Map. Cabarrus County won first place awards for their Digital Emplo...

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