Kannapolis City Council to look at voluntary annexation

Published 12:05 am Monday, July 9, 2018

By Andie Foley

The Kannapolis City Council will take its first look at a voluntary annexation of a property on Shiloh Church Road during its 6 p.m. Monday meeting.

Property owners Kenneth and Teresa Irvin submitted a petition for the voluntary annexation of the property, currently located in an unincorporated portion of Cabarrus County.

Located at 3821 Shiloh Church Road, the parcel is in an area identified as the “Western Planning Area” of Cabarrus County’s long-range plan. It is currently vacant and zoned countryside residential.

Annexation of the property will allow for it to be developed as part of a residential subdivision currently underway on an adjoining property that was also recently annexed.

If the property is annexed during Monday’s meeting, North Carolina General Statutes will require the Planning and Zoning Commission to apply an initial, city zoning designation within 60 days.

The commission has planned to review the request, included within a conditional rezoning for the developing subdivision, at its Aug. 8 meeting.

A public hearing regarding the annexation could be held on July 23.

In other business from Monday’s agenda:

  • The council will honor its water treatment plant and communications department.

Both departments received statewide awards this year. These include the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Program Award for the water treatment plant and five North Carolina City and County Excellence in Communications Awards for the communications department.

  • The council will evaluate a lease for 443 N. Cannon Blvd. in College Station.

The city recently purchased the shopping center to house the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College cosmetology facility.

With renovations in the anchor building nearly complete, the city is now pursuing tenants through a broker for remaining retail space.

Potential tenants Larissa Olivares, Leslie Olivares and Lizet Candiani are seeking to enter into a five-year lease of the property for an event and meeting space.

  • The council will look at appointing ten people to four local boards and commissions.

These include the Firemen’s Local Relief Fund Board of Trustees, the Board of Adjustment, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission.