Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Project

August 2021 Update

Work continues in Kannapolis on the Downtown Revitalization Project –

  • VIDA - The apartment complex is open and people are moving in. The parking deck is open to the public. Construction on 200 Main (VIDA II) - additional apartments - will begin this month. 
  • Blocks 4 and 5 - the City has reached an agreement with Right Field Development, LLC to develop these blocks in a misxed use district of offices, a restaurant, condos, and potentially a hotel. 
  • Phase One of the Gem Theatre Restoration Project is underway. The marquee restoration is complete.Work continues on the addition of handicapp accessible restrooms on the first floor. The HVAC system has been replaced.  The theatre has reopened.
  • The West Avenue Streetscape and Atrium Health Ballpark are now open. The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Season is underway.
  • Pennant Square Townhomes - grading on the site is underway and infrastructure installation should begin soon.
  • A number of businesses are now open on West Avenue including restaurants, a brewery, bontiques, a barber shop, hair salon, coffee shop, bakery and much more. 

Downtown Block Map - view this map which provides a snapshot of the downtown properties and their status. 



History of the Project:

Here are two videos with City Manager Mike Legg and Cabarrus County Chair Steve Morris providing updates on the project.
March 22, 2018
September 5, 2019



Downtown Revitalization Timeline