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Kannapolis council to hear report on downtown property Monday

KANNAPOLIS — City Council will hear findings from a downtown market analysis during its work session 6 p.m. Monday at the Public Works Operations Center, 1401 Bethpage Road.

The Development Finance Initiative (DFI), which is leading the city’s redevelopment of recently purchased downtown property, will present findings on a preliminary mix of downtown uses, an analysis of possible game-changing projects and case study community comparisons.

DFI’s analysis of the mix of downtown uses is based on projections from historic trends for retail, office, hospitality and residential uses.  This program focuses on what the city could expect downtown “without transformative investments,” according to the council agenda.

The discussion of potential game changers will look at three options for a major downtown anchor — a baseball stadium, a performing arts center and a children’s museum — and what impact such projects have had in other communities.

A list of case study communities and their relevance to the redevelopment of downtown Kannapolis will also be discussed.

In other business, staff will present options, ideas and recommendations for naming the meeting space in the new town hall and police department now under construction.

The council will discuss a policy for use and rental of city facilities, presented by City Manager Mike Legg; and a special events policy, presented by Deputy City Manager Eddie Smith.

Action on the policies is expected at the council’s Oct. 26 meeting.

 

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