Castle & Cooke

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Kannapolis looking for more private industry partners as $100 million revitalization gets under way

April 10. The City of Kannapolis’ is looking for additional development partners for properties as the $100 million downtown revitalization gets under way in earnest. The city is specifically looking for a partner for the redevelopment of approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial buildings and property located at 109-123 N. Main Street in downtown Kannapolis, according […]


Dole planting 19 employees in 6,800 square feet in NCRC

Oct. 21. Dole Food Co wants to move its East Coast Fresh Fruit Sales Division to the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. City Council will consider offering Dole an incentive grant at the Monday council meeting. The sales division has 19 employees in administration, sales, marketing, nutrition and food safety. Annual salaries range from […]

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New downtown plan puts hotel at north end of Cannon Village

June 17. The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously endorsed the “North Option” for the redevelopment of downtown. It places a sports and entertainment complex in the north section of downtown, a hotel on Main Street, and a performing arts center on West Street. Residential development will be located in the historic district of the City […]

New business development director at NCRC

June 14. Chris Ervin is the new director of business development at  the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. He will work to bring research to market, invite new business to the NCRC and promote economic development. On the job since May 17, Ervin is meeting with campus leaders to identify the technologies best suited […]

Three Downtown Kannapolis master plan meetings in June

June 8. There are three informational meetings on the Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Master Plan planned in June. Two will be held from 6-7 pm on June 20 and June 29, at Kannapolis City Hall; a third will be during a meeting of Downtown Kannapolis Inc. June 16, also at City Hall. All three meetings are open to the […]

Kannapolis seeks RFPs for demonstration project

May 5. Kannapolis is asking would-be developers to submit proposals for the 200 West Avenue Demonstration Project by June 24. The downtown revitalization  project, in total, consists of 50 acres of land and buildings in the downtown core. The Demonstration Project is the first step in the master development plan and would include apartments, a parking deck, retail and […]

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg poses for a portrait on West Ave., in downtown Kannapolis, on Jan. 13.

Kannapolis a step closer to downtown makeover

April 26. The Kannapolis City Council lat night approved a revitalization project for 50 acres of downtown land and buildings purchased from David Murdock. Construction could be under way in spring of 2017. A master development plan, put together by the non-profit Development Finance Initiative, is expected to be ready in June. A “Demonstration Project” […]


Clyde Higgs leaving NCRC

Sept. 15. Clyde Higgs, executive vice president of operations and business development for the North Carolina Research Campus, will step down this month to become the chief executive officer of Atlanta Beltline, a multi-billion dollar economic development project in Georgia. In April he took over the campus leadership position from Lynne Scott Safrit, who also resigned. He […]


Kannapolis signs final purchase agreements for downtown real estate

June 28. Kannapolis City Council members have finalized the purchase agreements for properties located in the downtown area, including property controlled by David Murdock. The City has purchased land and buildings for $7,550,000 from Castle & Cooke and Atlantic American Properties Inc. The City is also purchasing K-Town Furniture from the Uwharrie Bank for $875,000 and […]


RCCC cosmetology program opens in downtown Kannapolis

June 22. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has opened its cosmetology program in 28,000 square feet in a former Belk store in downtown Kannapolis. The College’s cosmetology program is one of the largest and most successful in the state, and the College began looking for a larger space in response to its growth and success. In addition to the […]